Fantasy

2nd through 6th grades

J Urs

Breadcrumbs by Anna Ursu
Hazel and Jack are best friends until an accident with a magical mirror and a run-in with a villainous queen find Hazel on her own, entering an enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jack's life.

J Mul The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull
When four fifth-graders meet the owner of the new candy store in town and are given a magical candy that endows them with super powers, they find that along with its benefits there are also dangerous consequences.
J Win The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
William inherits a miniature but lifelike toy castle from his beloved nanny, but the castle is much more magic than toy, and soon enough William is off on an adventure within it.
J Lev Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Cinderella fans will love this retelling, in which the cause of all of Ella’s problems is the “obedience spell” a well-meaning fairy placed on her as a baby.
J Whi Flint Heart by John and Katherine Paterson
Long ago, a magic man created a charm that granted its possessor incredible power at the cost of the wearer's tenderness and compassion. When a kindly farmer discovers it thousands of years later and is transformed into a merciless brute, his children must set off into an enchanted world to restore their father’s true nature.
J Ban The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Omri’s brother forgot to give him a birthday present, and so he pretends his gift is an old medicine cabinet he found. What neither of them know is that this medicine cabinet actually has the magic to turn toys in to real miniature people.
J Gar Into the Woods by Lyn Gardner
Three sisters, who were abandoned by their father after their mother died, run away from home in an attempt to flee the evil Dr. DeWilde who is after their magical pipe.
J Lew The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Whoever thought that hiding in an old wardrobe could lead four siblings on the other-world adventure of a lifetime?
J Dah Matilda by Roald Dahl
Meet Matilda, a young girl with extraordinary abilities who learns to overcome her careless parents and horrid principal in order to find the happy life she deserves.
J Gan My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.
J Jus The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers cures his boredom.
J Sag Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage
Septimus Heap has extraordinary powers. But when he was born, he was stolen by the midwife who declared him dead. That night, his father finds a mysterious baby in the snow. From that point on, the two children’s fates are intertwined in a series of magical adventures.
J Buc The Sisters Grimm books by Michael Buckley
Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their grandmother, and soon find out that they are the descendants of the Brothers Grimm, which sets them up to be modern-day fairy tale crime solvers.
J Geo Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
Princess Celie lives with her parents and siblings at Castle Glower, which adds rooms, stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday. When the king and queen are ambushed, it is up to Celie, with her secret knowledge of the castle, to save their kingdom.
J Mel

Wildwood by Colin Meloy
When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, seventh-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness--a dangerous and magical forest in the middle of Portland, Oregon--and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants.

6th through 9th grade

T Hal Dormia by Jake Halpern
After learning of his ancestral ties to Dormia, a hidden kingdom in the Ural Mountains whose inhabitants possess the ancient power of "wakeful sleeping," twelve-year-old Alfonso sets out on a mission to save the kingdom from destruction, discovering secrets that lurk in his own sleep.
T Pao Eragon by Christopher Paolini
In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
T Car The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.
T Shu The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
Elizabeth loves her afterschool job at the New York Circulating Material Repository, a library for objects, including magical objects, like the kind in fairy tales. But when items go missing, Elizabeth and her friends must stop the thief before something goes terribly wrong.
T Jon Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
As the oldest of three girls, Sophie is doomed to a boring life by law- but when she crosses a witch and is turned in to an old lady, she joins forces with the wizard Howl and his moving castle in order to try and break the spell.
T Fun Inkheart by Cornelia Caroline Funke
This story within a story stars Mo, a man who can read aloud from books and bring the characters to life, and his daughter Meggie, who joins her father on a quest to save their mother from the world inside the stories.
T Bar The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
A young boy who has no identity nor memory of his past washes ashore on the coast of Wales and finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures.
T Pie Magic Steps by Tamora Pierce
When drawn into the investigation of murders perpetrated on a powerful family in Summersea, Sandy and her student Pasco undertake the dangerous mission of entrapping the invisible killers.
T Has The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell
Reveka, an herbalist's apprentice in the Middle Ages, tries to break the mysterious curse on the princesses of Sylvania and instead discovers a door to the Underworld. Based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
T Fla Ranger’s Apprentice Book 1: Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
When Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.
T Hor Raven’s Gate by Anthony Horowitz
Matt chooses to live with crazy Mrs. Deverill instead of go to jail for being present at an assault. Soon after he arrives, he comes to find that the village of Lesser Malling is a much worse place to end up than jail.
T Sta The Silver Bowl by Diane Stanley
From the age of seven when she became scullery maid in a castle, Molly has seen visions of the future which, years later, lead her and friend Tobias on an adventure to keep Alaric, the heir to the throne, safe from a curse.
T Vau Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
In a parallel world where humans and dragons live in a state of cold war, seventeen-year-old Kay and her dragon friend, Artegal, struggle to find a way to show that dragons and humans can co-exist.
T Abb Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott
Fourteen-year-old Abisina escapes the escalating violence, prejudice, and religious fervor of her home town, Vranille, and sets out with a dwarf, Haret, to seek the father she has never met in a place called Watersmeet.
T LEn A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
Meg and her brilliant young brother Charles Wallace get caught up in an adventure where they cross time and space to find their father.