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The Book of Three book cover
Author:  Lloyd Alexander
Title:  The Book of Three ( the Chronicles of Prydain series )

Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.

 

The Illyrian Adventure book cover
Author:  Lloyd Alexander
Title:  The Illyrian Adventure

On a visit to a remote European kingdom in 1872, a fearless sixteen-year-old orphan and her guardian research an ancient legend and become enmeshed in a dangerous rebellion.

 

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles book cover
Author:  Julie Andrews
Title:  The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

With help from an eccentric professor in giving their imaginations special intensive training, three children succeed in locating the last of the great Whangdoodles and granting his heart's desire.

 

The Wizard of Oz book cover
Author:  L. Frank Baum
Title:  The Wizard of Oz

After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas.

 

Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism book cover
Author:  Georgia Byng
Title:  Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism

Unlucky and unloved, Molly Moon, living in a dreary orphanage in a small English town, discovers a hidden talent for hypnotism and hypnotizes her way to stardom in New York City.

 

Artemis Fowl book cover
Author:  Eoin Colfer
Title:  Artemis Fowl

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

 

Gregor the Overlander book cover
Author:  Suzanne Collins
Title:  Gregor the Overlander ( Underland Chronicles series)

When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

 

The Dark Is Rising book cover
Author:  Susan Cooper
Title:  The Dark Is Rising ( Dark Is Rising series )

On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.

 

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher book cover
Author:  Bruce Coville
Title:  Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Small for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon's egg.

 

How to Train Your Dragon book cover
Author:  Cressida Cowell
Title:  How to Train Your Dragon

Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.

 

The Egyptian Box book cover
Author:  Jane Louise Curry
Title:  The Egyptian Box

Tee is happy to find that the ancient Egyptian box she inherits holds a spirit who will serve her, until she notices changes in her servant's appearance and behavior.

 

The Witches book cover
Author:  Roald Dahl
Title:  The Witches

A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.

 

The Field Guide book cover
Author:  Tony DiTerlizzi
Title:  The Field Guide ( The Spiderwick Chronicles series )

When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.

 

The Conch Bearer book cover
Author:  Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Title:  The Conch Bearer

In India, a healer invites twelve-year-old Anand to join him on a quest to return a magical conch to its safe and rightful home, high in the Himalayan mountains.

 

So You Want to Be a Wizard book cover
Author:  Diane Duane
Title:  So You Want to Be a Wizard ( Young Wizards series )

Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies because she won't fight back, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension.

 

Half-Magic book cover
Author:  Edward Eager
Title:  Half Magic

Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.

 

Dragon Rider book cover
Author:  Cornelia Caroline Funke
Title:  Dragon Rider

After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find the legendary valley known as the Rim of Heaven, encountering friendly and unfriendly creatures along the way, and struggling to evade the relentless pursuit of an old enemy.

 

Inkheart book cover
Author:  Cornelia Caroline Funke
Title:  Inkheart

Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father Mo, a bookbinder, can "read" fictional characters to life when an evil ruler named Capricorn, freed from the novel "Inkheart" years earlier, tries to force Mo to release an immortal monster from the story.

 

Falcon and the Charles Street Witch book cover
Author:  Luli Gray
Title:  Falcon and the Charles Street Witch

Twelve-year-old Falcon must find the courage to save the day--and the dragon, Egg--after having a series of magical misadventures caused by her little brother, a distracted old dragon, and a bumbling witch.

 

Into the Wild book cover
Author:  Erin Hunter
Title:  Into the Wild ( Warriors series )

For generations, four clans of wild cats have shared the forest. When their warrior code is threatened by mysterious deaths, a house cat named Rusty may turn out to be the bravest warrior of all.

 

The Secret of Platform 13 book cover
Author:  Eva Ibbotson
Title:  The Secret of Platform 13

Odge Gribble, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission through a magical tunnel from their Island to London to rescue their King and Queen's son, who had been stolen as an infant.

 

Which Witch? book cover
Author:  Eva Ibbotson
Title:  Which Witch?

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.

 

The Dark Lord of Derkholm book cover
Author:  Diana Wynne Jones
Title:  Dark Lord of Derkholm

Derk, an unconventional wizard, and his magical family become involved in a plan to put a stop to the devastating tours of their world arranged by the tyrannical Mr. Chesney.

 

A Wizard of Earthsea book cover
Author:  Ursula K. LeGuinn
Title:  A Wizard of Earthsea ( Earthsea series )

A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the master wizard.

 

A Wrinkle in Time book cover
Author:  Madeleine L'Engle
Title:  A Wrinkle in Time

Meg 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.

 

You Wish book cover
Author:  Jason Lethcoe
Title:  You Wish ( The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff series )

When a miserable orphan unknowingly disrupts the balance of power between the magical realms of wishes and curses, he must join forces with the Wishworks Factory to reclaim his errant wish and set things right again.

 

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe book cover
Author:  C.S. Lewis
Title:  The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe ( Chronicles of Narnia series )

Four English school children enter the magic land of Narnia through the back of a wardrobe and assist Aslan, the golden lion, in defeating the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

 

The Merchant of Death book cover
Author:  D.J. MacHale
Title:  The Merchant of Death ( Pendragon series )

Bobby Pendragon is a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He has a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. But there is something very special about Bobby. He is going to save the world. ...Before he can object, he is swept off to an alternate dimension known as Denduron, a territory inhabited by strange beings, ruled by a magical tyrant, and plagued by dangerous revolution.

 

Tomorrow's Wizard book cover
Author:  Patricia Maclachlan
Title:  Tomorrow's Wizard

A wizard, his unorthodox apprentice, and a wise horse make five important wishes come true in ways that surprise the wishers.

 

The Stones are Hatching book cover
Author:  Geraldine McCaughrean
Title:  The Stones are Hatching

Eleven-year-old Phelim and his companions, a Maiden, a Fool, and a strange black Horse, journey to the Stoor Worm's lair to destroy the long-forgotten Worm and its Hatchlings, who have been roused from their slumber by the sounds of war.

 

The Hero and the Crown book cover
Author:  Robin McKinley
Title:  The Hero and the Crown

Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.

 

Breathe, A Ghost Story book cover
Author:  Cliff McNish
Title:  Breathe, A Ghost Story

When he and his mother move into an old farmhouse in the English countryside, asthmatic, twelve-year-old Jack discovers that he can communicate with the ghosts inhabiting the house and inadvertently establishes a relationship with a tormented, malevolent spirit that threatens to destroy both his mother and himself.

 

 
Author:  Jill Murphy
Title:  The Worst Witch

Mildred is always finding herself in trouble at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches until she finally surprises everyone and saves the school.

 

Midnight for Charlie Bone book cover
Author:  Jenny Nimmo
Title:  Midnight for Charlie Bone ( Children of the Red King series )

Charlie Bone's life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.

 

Mister Monday book cover
Author:  Garth Nix
Title:  Mister Monday ( Keys to the Kingdom series )

Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to die at a young age, but is saved by a key that is shaped like the minute hand of a clock. The key causes bizarre creatures to come from another realm, bringing with them a plague. A man named Mister Monday will stop at nothing to get the key back. Arthur goes to a mysterious house that only he can see, so that he can learn the truth about himself and the key.

 

Eragon book cover
Author:  Christopher Paolini
Title:  Eragon ( Inheritance series ) ( Young Adult )

In Alagaesia, 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.

 

Terrier book cover
Author:  Tamora Pierce
Title:  Terrier ( Beka Cooper series ) (Young Adult )

When sixteen-year-old Beka becomes "Puppy" to a pair of "Dogs," as the Provost's Guards are called, she uses her police training, natural abilities, and a touch of magic to help them solve the case of a murdered baby in Tortall's Lower City.

 

The Perilous Gard book cover
Author:  Elizabeth Marie Pope
Title:  The Perilous Gard

In 1558 while imprisoned in a remote castle, a young girl becomes involved in a series of events that leads to an underground labyrinth peopled by the last practitioners of druidic magic.

 

The Wee Free Men book cover
Author:  Terry Pratchett
Title:  The Wee Free Men

A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland.

 

The Golden Compass book cover
Author:  Philip Pullman
Title:  The Golden Compass ( His Dark Materials series ) ( Young Adult )

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

 

The Lightning Thief book cover
Author:  Rick Riordan
Title:  The Lightning Thief ( Percy Jackson & the Olympians series )

After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

 

Spellfall book cover
Author:  Katherine Roberts
Title:  Spellfall

After twelve-year-old Natalie, unaware of her own powers, is kidnapped by a wizard, she, her stepbrother, and their friends are caught up in the sorcerer's attempt to cross an invisible boundary in order to invade another world.

 

Magyk book cover
Author:  Angie Sage
Title:  Magyk ( Septimus Heap series )

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--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.

 

 
Author:  Sarah Sargent
Title:  Weird Henry Berg

Henry is determined to keep his unusual pet lizard despite his mother's objections and the claims of a strange lady that his pet is really a baby dragon.

 

Child of Faerie, Child of Earth book cover
Author:  Josepha Sherman
Title:  Child of Faerie, Child of Earth

Percinet, half-human son of a queen of Faerie, falls in love with a mortal, the daughter of a medieval count, and leaves his realm of magic to defend her against her cruel stepmother, a secret sorceress.

 

Below the Root book cover
Author:  Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Title:  Below the Root

Chosen to become one of a group of civil and religious leaders ruling the land of Green-Sky, thirteen-year-old Raamo's experiences make him question their teachings and lead him to uncover age-old deceptions.

 

Beyond the Deepwoods book cover
Author:  Paul Stewart
Title:  Beyond the Deepwoods ( The Edge Chronicles )

Thirteen-year-old Twig, having always looked and felt different from his woodtroll family, learns that he is adopted and travels out of his Deepwoods home to find the place where he belongs.

 

Muddle Earth book cover
Author:  Paul Stewart
Title:  Muddle Earth

When magic strikes and Joe Jefferson is transformed from an ordinary schoolboy into a powerful warrior, his simple life is greatly altered as dangerous tasks to slay ogres, wrestle dragons, and confront villains are bestowed upon him by the residents of Muddle Earth who are in desperate need of a hero such as he.

 

The Amulet of Samarkand book cover
Author:  Jonathan Stroud
Title:  The Amulet of Samarkand ( Bartimaeus Trilogy )

Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, becomes caught in a web of magical espionage, murder, and rebellion, after he summons the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Loveland.

 

The Hobbit book cover
Author:  J.R.R. Tolkien
Title:  The Hobbit

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, becomes a thief for a band of dwarves and soon finds himself in the midst of a war with the evil goblins and wargs, and forced to make a decision between the call of duty and the pull of the simple life.

 

Three Good Deeds book cover
Author:  Vivian Vande Velde
Title:  Three Good Deeds

Caught stealing some goose eggs from a witch, Howard is cursed for his heartlessness and turned into a goose himself, and he can only become human again by performing three good deeds.

 

Calling on Dragons book cover
Author:  Patricia C. Wrede
Title:  Calling on Dragons ( Enchanted Forest Chronicles )

Queen Cimorene turns to her friends Morwen, Telemain, and Kazul for help when troublesome wizards make their way back into the Enchanted Forest and begin to soak up its magic.

 

Dragon of the Lost Sea book cover
Author:  Laurence Yep
Title:  Dragon of the Lost Sea

Shimmer, a renegade dragon princess, tries to redeem herself by capturing a witch with the help of a human boy.

 
   
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