Fantasy Fantasy

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Grades 1-2
The Great Fairy Race

Redbank, Tennant. The Great Fairy Race.
In the Great Fairy Race, no fairy can use her own wings or legs, so they compete on various animals and contraptions as each tries to prove she is fastest. All run into a mess of trouble, except Lily, who creeps along atop a snail.

The egg

Robertson, M.P. The egg.
George hatches a dragon from a strange egg that he finds and then faces the challenge of raising him properly.

Grades 3 - 4

Bateman, Teresa. The Merbaby.
When he and his brother Josh find a merbaby caught in their fishing net, Tarron, rejecting his brother’s plan to sell the baby and make a profit, discovers that there are greater treasures than gold.

the secret history of Tom Trueheart

Beck, Ian. The Secret history of Tom Trueheart.
When young Tom Trueheart’s seven older brothers all go missing during their adventures in the Land of Stories, he embarks on a perilous mission to save them and to capture the rogue storywriter who wants to do away with the heroes.

Thomas and the dragon queen

Crum, Shutta. Thomas and the Dragon Queen.
When the princess is kidnapped by a dragon queen, thirteen-year-old Thomas, a new, and very small, squire-in-training boldly sets out on a quest to rescue her.

nixies song

DiTerlizzi, Tony and Holly Black. The Nixie’s song.
A little Nixie has a giant problem of the huge, lumbering, fire-breathing variety. It’s up to twelve-year-old Nick, his stepsister and his big brother to figure out the best way to stop a host of rampaging giants before all of Florida goes up in smoke.

silver thread

Duey, Kathleen. The silver thread. (Unicorn secrets)
When her beloved Moonsilver, the unicorn, is nearly killed by hunter’s arrow, Heart sneaks back into her village to get help from the healer, Ruth Oakes.

hamster magic

Jonell, Lynne. Hamster Magic.
When the Willows move into a new house, Celia, the youngest of four children, traps an enchanted hamster, who reluctantly agrees to grant the children one wish in exchange for his freedom.

the man in the moon

Joyce, William. The man in the moon.
When a newly orphaned baby in the moon makes friends with the children of Earth, he begins to shine as brightly as possible to ward off their fears.

the dragon in the sock drawer

Klimo, Kate. The dragon in the sock drawer.
Cousins Jesse and Daisy are not prepared when the “thunder egg” Jesse has found turns out to be a dragon egg about to hatch.

fairy dust and the quest for the egg

Levine, Gail Carson. Fairy dust and the quest for the egg.
After a  hurricane injures Mother Dove, whose magical feathers and precious egg are of powerful importance to both fairies and Neverland itself, it falls to newcomer Prilla and two companions to set things right.

rowan of rin

Rodda, Emily. Rowan of Rin.
Because only he can read the magical map, young, weak and timid Rowan joins six other villagers to climb a mountain and try to restore their water supply, as fears of a dragon and other horrors threaten.

Grades 5 - 6
peter and the starcatchers

Barry, Dave and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatchers.
Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends Molly, a young starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust.

the looking glass wars

Beddor, Frank. The Looking glass wars.
When she is cast out of Wonderland by her evil Aunt Redd, young Alyss Heart finds herself living in Victorian Oxford as Alice Liddell and struggles to keep memories of her kingdom intact until she can return and claim her rightful throne.

gregor and the code of claw

Collins, Suzanne. Gregor and the code of claw. (Book #5 – Underland Chronicles)
When twelve-year-old Gregor finally learns the ancient prophecy which foretells his death, he must gather his courage to defend Regalia from the army of rats, take his mother and sister home safely, and fight his own dark side.

revenge of the witch

Delaney, Joseph. The last apprentice: revenge of the witch. (Book #1)
Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from "ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties."

the last dragon

DeMari, Silvana. The last dragon.
Struggling to survive in a post apocalyptic world after his village is destroyed, Yorsh, the earth’s last elf, must embark on a perilous quest to decipher a powerful prophecy and find the last dragon, who holds the key to saving the world from the Dark Age that has begun.

riding the storm

Drake, Salamanda. Riding the storm.
Breena’s determination to secure a position with the guard flight by qualifying for the Island Championship pits her against her best friend Cara, and damages the Trustbond she has with her dragon, Moonflight.

dragon rider

Funke, Cornelia. Dragon rider.
After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and orphan boy in a quest to find a legendary valley.

out of the woods

Gardner, Lyn. Out of the woods.
The Eden sisters are lured to the fair by Belladonna, a witch, who wants Aurora’s heart and Stormy’s powerful musical pipe.

a tale dark and grimm

Gidwitz, Adam. A Tale dark and Grimm.
Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk.

the call

Grant, Michael. The call.
A seemingly average twelve-year-old learns that he is destined to gather a team of similarly gifted children to try to save the world from a nameless evil, which is threatening to reappear after having been imprisoned for three thousand years.

samuel blink and the forbidden forest

Haig, Matt. Samuel Blink and the forbidden forest.
Accompanied by his aunt's Norwegian elkhound, Ibsen, twelve-year-old Samuel ventures into a weird forest filled with strange and dangerous creatures to rescue his younger sister, Martha, who has been mute since their parents' recent death.


Halpern, Jake. Dormia.
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.

well witched

Hardinge, Frances. Well witched.
Three friends fall prey to the demands of the Well Witch when they trespass in her wishing well and steal some coins.

secret country

Johnson, Jane. The secret country.
Having learned from a talking cat that he and his sisters are the half-elfin royalty of a parallel world called Eidolon, twelve-year-old Ben Arnold attempts to stop his evil Uncle from smuggling magical creatures between the two worlds to sell on the black market.

emily windsnap and the monster from the deep

Kessler, Liz. Emily Windsnap and the monster from the deep.
Reunited with her merman father and now living on a island in the Bermuda Triangle, twelve-year-old Emily accidentally awakens the fearsome kraken and also faces a bully from her past.

lone wolf

Lasky, Kathryn. Lone Wolf.
Abandoned by his pack, a baby wolf with a mysterious mark on his deformed paw survives and embarks on a journey that will change the world of the wolves of the Beyond.


Meloy, Colin. Wildwood.
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.

beyonders: a world without heroes

Mull, Brandon. Beyonders: a world without heroes.
Thirteen-year-old Jason Walker is transported to a strange world called Lyrian, where he joins Rachel, who was also drawn there from our world, and a few rebels, to piece together the Word that can destroy the malicious wizard emperor, Surroth.

snow spider

Nimmo, Jenny. The snow spider.
Gifts from Gwyn’s grandmother on his ninth birthday open up a whole new world to him, as he discovers he has magical powers that help him heal the breach with his father that has existed ever since his sister’s mysterious disappearance four years before.


Paolini, Christopher. Eragon.
In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy 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.

magic thief

Prineas, Sarah. The Magic Thief.
A young thief is drawn into a life of magic and adventure after picking the pocket of the powerful wizard, who has returned from exile to attempt to reverse the troubling decline of magic in Wellmet City.


Roberts, Laura Peyton. Green.
Abducted by leprechauns on her thirteenth birthday, Lilybet Green learn that there is more to her family tree—and to her bond with her late grandmother—than she ever imagined.


Sage, Angie. Magyk.
After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412—while being pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.

bone quest for the spark

Sniegoski, Tim. Bone Quest for the Spark.
Twelve-year-old Roderick, Percival, Abbey and Barclay Bone, warrior-priest Randolf, and forest-woman Lorimar join in a quest to find the pieces of the Spark that can save Dreaming- and the Waking World- from a Darkness created by the Nacht.

the silver bowl

Stanley, Diane. The silver bowl.
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.

the emerald atlas

Stephens, John. The emerald atlas.
In order to protect them, Kate, Michael, and Emma have passed from one orphanage to another in the ten years since their parents disappeared. But now they learn that they have special powers, a prophecy quest to find a magical book, and a fearsome enemy.