Here is a sampling of fantasy fiction. Unless otherwise noted, books are arranged on the shelves by the author’s last name in the sections below.
Titles available in:
E = ebook
L = large print
A = audiobook
P = Playaway
Ea = e-audiobook
J FICTION (Grades 2 & 3)
The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet by Tony Abbott A
Eric, Julie and Neal discover a rainbow staircase into a magic world. The friends work together to save Droon from an evil Lord. 80 pgs. (This is the first book in the Secrets of Droon series.)
Ferno the Fire Dragon by Adam Blade
Tom goes on a quest to save his kingdom from a mysterious power that is drying up the rivers. Can he unlock the charmed collar from Ferno the Fire Dragon and set him free from the power of the Dark Wizard? 78 pgs. (Look for other titles in the Beast Quest series.)
Goblin Baby by Berlie Doherty
When Tam’s baby sister is stolen by fairies, they leave behind an ugly goblin baby. Determined to get his sister back, Tam enters the fairy land and has a journey filled with adventures. 120 pgs.
The Dragon Stone by Dian Curtis Regan E
Miggy lives in a prehistoric clan. After she finds a magic dragon stone, she has to decide whether or not to tell the others since the dragon stone only grants wishes if it is kept a secret. Will the stone be able to protect them from dinosaurs? 83 pgs.
J FICTION (Grades 3-6)
The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley A P
Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are two orphaned sisters whose grandmother comes to claim them. Their new home Ferryport Landing is populated with “Everafters” from fairy tales. The girls find themselves swept up in a mysterious adventure. 284 pgs. (This is the first book in the Sisters Grimm series.)
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville A
Twelve-year-old Jeremy unknowingly buys a dragon egg. After it hatches, only Jeremy and Mary Lou are able to see the dragon, leading to all sorts of amusing situations. 151 pgs. (This is the first book in the Magic Shop Book series.)
The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi L A Ea
When the three Grace children stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's old house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences. 107 pgs. (This is the first book in The Spiderwick Chronicles series.)
The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle
by Deva Fagan
Prunella is unable to be a proper bog-witch. When she joins a young thief on a quest, she finds that she is better at helping people than at casting spells. 263 pgs.
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman A Ea
Twelve-year-old Odd lives in a village in ancient Norway. He sets out on a journey with three mythical companions to save the city of Asjard, the city of the gods, from the Frost Giants. Will Odd be able to outwit the Frost Giants and end the long winter? 117 pgs.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe L A P
by C.S. Lewis
Four siblings find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and help Aslan, the golden lion, triumph over the White Witch who has cursed Narnia with eternal winter. 189 pgs. (This is the second book in the Chronicles of Narnia series.)
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin E A Ea
Minli lives with her family in the shadow of Fruitless Mountain. Determined to change her family’s fortune, she travels to find the Old Man of the Moon. During her adventures along the way, she is aided by a talking goldfish and a flightless dragon. 278 pgs.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien E L A Ea
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable hobbit, lives a comfortable life in his hobbit-hole until the day that Gandalf the wizard chooses him to share an incredible journey with a company of Dwarves. Will Bilbo ever return to his home in the Shire? 290 pgs
JH FICTION (Grades 6 – 8)
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer A P Ea
Twelve-year-old Artemis is a genius and a criminal mastermind. Determined to restore his family fortune, he comes up with a plan to kidnap a fairy and hold it for ransom. Things go awry when the fairy he captures turns out to be tougher than he thought. 277 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Artemis Fowl.)
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins A L
When eleven-year-old Gregor and his sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they are sent on a journey foretold by an ancient prophecy that triggers an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches and spiders. 311 pgs. (This is the first book in the Underland Chronicles series.)
Lionboy by Zizou Corder A P
Charlie Ashanti has the ability to speak with cats due to an incident that happened when he was a baby. His parents disappear from their home in Britain and Charlie suspects foul play. His journey to rescue his parents is a page-turning adventure across Europe. 275 pgs. (Sequels include: The Chase and The Truth.)
Falling In by Frances O’Roark Dowell A
Sixth-grader Isabelle doesn’t really fit in at school. On her way to the principal’s office, she falls into a fairy-tale world where she meets a mysterious woman that some say is a witch. 244 pgs.
The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer A P
After Jack is apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar the Boneless. In order to save Lucy, Jack must undertake a dangerous quest to the home of the trolls. 459 pgs. (Sequels: Land of the Silver Apples and Island of the Blessed.)
The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan A E
Fifteen-year-old orphan Will is small for his age. He wanted to become a knight, but is apprenticed instead to a mysterious Ranger. When the kingdom is attacked by evil beasts, Will helps to track down and defeat these foes.249 pgs. (This is the first book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series.)
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke L A P
For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Meggie and her father have been on the run. Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books, has a secret. He can "read" fictional characters out of books and into his world. 534 pgs. (Sequels include: Inkspell and Inkdeath.)
Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George L
Creel’s aunt wants to offer her orphaned niece to the local dragon in hopes that a wealthy knight will first rescue and then marry her. Instead, Creel befriends the dragon and is given a pair of blue slippers that tie her to larger forces in the kingdom. 324 pgs. (Sequels include: Dragon Flight and Dragon Spear.)
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale E A P
Crown princess Ani can talk with animals but doesn’t fit in with her royal family. When she is sent to marry a prince, trouble befalls her on the way and she disguises herself as a goose girl. Will Ani ever be able to return to her royal life? 383 pgs. (Look for other titles by this author.)
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull A
Kendra and Seth visit their grandfather’s Connecticut estate and discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures. When the children break the rules on Midsummer’s Eve, a battle between good and evil ensues. 359 pgs. (This is the first book in the Fablehaven series.)
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo A
Charlie Bone's life undergoes a change when he discovers that he has the magical ability to hear people in photographs talking. After being sent to an academy for gifted children, he is swept into a battle between the descendants of a powerful king.
401 pgs. (This is first book in the Children of the Red King series.)
Eragon by Christopher Paolini E A P Ea
Fifteen-year-old Eragon finds a blue stone that hatches into a dragon. He discovers that he is the last of the Dragon Riders and goes into battle with his dragon, Saphira, against the forces of the evil king. 509 pgs. (Look for other titles in the Inheritance series.)
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan E L A P Ea
Percy suffers from ADHD and seemingly very bad luck. After a teacher turns into a monster that tries to kill him, Percy learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. A mystery unfolds, and Percy and his friends set out on a quest. 377 pgs. (Look for other titles featuring Percy Jackson.)
Magyk by Angie Sage A P
After learning that she is really a princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety. Along the way, she is pursued by servants of the necromancer who killed her mother ten years earlier. 564 pgs. (This is the first book in the Septimus Heap series.)
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
by Michael Scott E L A P Ea
Fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, are working at summer jobs when an ancient, magical book is stolen. They are drawn into a deadly battle between two rival alchemists. Can Sophie and Josh help retrieve the book before its power is used to destroy the world? 375 pgs. (This is the first book in the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series.)
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu A Ea
Eleven-year-olds Hazel and Jack are best friends until one day Jack refuses to talk to Hazel. He then disappears with a woman made of ice and it is up to Hazel to save him. Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen, this is a modern version of a classic fairy tale. 312 pgs.