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|J Bab||Babbitt, Natalie - Tuck
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.
|T Bar||Barron, T. A. - The
Lost Years of Merlin
A young boy washes ashore on the coast of Wales with no memory of who he is. Through a series of adventures he discovers his true identity as a wizard.
Sequels: The Seven Songs of Merlin, The Fires of Merlin, The Mirror of Merlin, The Wings of Merlin
|J PAPER||Bellairs, John – The
House With a Clock in its Walls
A boy goes to live with his magician uncle in a mansion that has a clock hidden in the walls, which is ticking off the minutes until doomsday.
|T Cha||Charnas, Suzy McKee – The
When Valentine starts noticing odd things are vanishing from New York City, she unknowingly summons a wizard from Sorcery Hall. He enlists her help in fighting against the dreaded monster of Darkness
|J PAPER||Coville, Bruce – The
A brave squire, an earnest page and a strong-willed princess set out to slay the dragon created to carry out a witch’s revenge.
|T Cro||Crossley-Holland, Kevin - The
In late twelfth-century England, a thirteen-year-old boy named Arthur recounts how Merlin gives him a magical seeing stone which show him images of the legendary King Arthur, the events of whose life seem to have many parallels to his own.
|J Dah||Dahl, Roald - The
A boy and his grandmother thwart the plans of England’s witches to turn all children into mice.
|T Dra||Drake, Emily - The
Eleven-year-old Jason Adrian is spared a boring summer at his grandmother's house when his English teacher announces he has won the opportunity to attend Camp Ravenwyng, a haven for creative and imaginative youth, but he arrives to discover the camp is really a training ground for new magicians who are needed to carry on the battle against the Dark Hand of Brennard.
Sequel: The Curse Of Arkady
|T PAPER||Duane, Diane - So
You Want to be a Wizard
Thirteen-year-old Nita finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry and is guided into another dimension where she earns her degree in wizardry.
|J Eag||Eager, Edward - Half
Jane, Mark, Katharine and Martha find a coin that grants half of every wish they make.
Sequels:Knight’s Castle, Magic by the Lake, Magic or Not?
|T Had||Haddix, Margaret Peterson – Just
In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming’s proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.
|J Ibb||Ibbotson, Eva – Which
Deciding that he must sire a child to carry on his tradition of Loathing Light and Blighting the Beautiful, the Great Wizard Arriman announces a competition among the witches of Todcaster, one of whom will marry him.
|J Ibb||Ibbotson, Eva – The
Secret of Platform 13
Odge, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission through a magical tunnel to rescue their King’s son.
Jacques, Brian – Redwall
|T Jon||Jones, Diana Wynne - Howl’s
In the land of Ingary, such things as spells, invisible cloaks, and seven league boots are everyday things. Nothing is quite what it seems to be.
|T Jon||Jones, Diana Wynne – Charmed
After the mysterious Chrestomanci adopts Gwendolen Chant and her brother Cat, one of them uses witchcraft to change places with a 20th-century girl.
Sequels:The Lives of Christopher Chant, Witch Week, The Magicians of Caprona
|T L'En||L’Engle, Madeleine – A
Wrinkle in Time
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
|J Lev||Levine, Gail Carson – Ella
In this book based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
|J Lev||Levine, Gail Carson – The
Two Princesses of Bamarre
With her adventurous sister, Meryl, suffering from the Grey death, Meek and timid Princess Addie sets out to find a cure.
|J Lew||Lewis, C. S. – The
Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Four English school children find their way through the back of the wardrobe to the land of Narnia.
Sequels: Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Magician’s Nephew, The Last Battle
|T McK||McKinley, Robin – The
Hero and the Crown
With the guidance of the wizard, Luthe, and the help of the blue sword, Aerin wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian King and a witch of the demon-hunted North.
|J Nes||Nesbit, E. – The
While digging in a sandpit, children discover a Psammead – a creature with mysterious powers who lead the children into adventure and excitement.
Sequels:The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Story of the Amulet
|YA Nix||Nix, Garth – Sabriel
Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.
|T Osh||O’Shea, Pat -The
Hounds of the Morrigan
When a ten-year-old boy finds an old book of magic in an Irish
bookshop, the forces of good and evil gather to do battle over it.
|T Pie||Pierce, Tamora – Magic
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.
Sequels:Street magic, Cold fire
|T Pop||Pope, Elizabeth Marie – The
While imprisoned in a remote castle in 1588, a young girl become involved in a series of events that leads to an underground labyrinth people by the last practitioners of druid magic.
|T Pul||Pullman, Philip – The
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming gruesome experiments in the Far North.
Sequels:The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass
|J Sci||Scieszka, Jon – See
You Later, Gladiator
Joe, Fred, and Sam demonstrate some of their favorite professional wrestling moves, including the "Time Warp Trio Blind Ninja Smackdown," when they're transported to ancient Rome and forced to fight as gladiators in the Colosseum.
Sequels:Not-So-Jolly-Roger, It's All Greek to Me
|J Sni||Snicket, Lemony – The
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.
Sequels:The reptile room, The wide window, The miserable mill, The austere academy
The ersatz elevator, The vile village, The hostile hospital, The carnivorous carnival
|J PAPER||Stanton, Mary – The
Road to Balinor
When evil invades Balinor, the royal princess and her
majestic unicorn, Sunchaser, are sent to earth for safety.
Sequels: Sunchaser's quest, Valley of fear, By fire, by moonlight, Search for the star
Secrets of the scepter, Night of the shifter's moon
|YA Tol||Tolkien, J. R. R. – The
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to share in an adventure from which he may never return.
Sequels:The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King
|J Win||Winthrop Elizabeth – The
Castle in the Attic
Given a toy medieval castle as a gift, William is magically transported to another world of wizards and dragons.
Sequel:Battle for the Castle
|T Wre||Wrede, Patricia – Dealing
Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon become involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons’ kingdom.
Sequels:Searching for dragons
|T PAPER||Yep, Laurence – Dragon
of the Lost Sea
Shimmer, an exiled dragon princess must team up with a boy to try to restore her dragon clan’s lost home.
|J PAPER||Yolen, Jane – Wizard’s
A young apprentice wizard saves the wizard’s training a hall by trusting and believing in himself.