Fantasy/Sci-Fi

PURE FANTASY

  • Rabbi Rocketpower and the Mystery of the Missing Menorahs by Rabbi Susan Abramson (Rabbi Rocketpower Series, age 7-10)
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (age 7-12)
  • Flight of the Phoenix by R.L. LaFevers (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist Series, age 7+)
  • No Such Things As Dragons by Philip Reeve (age 8-12)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter Series, age 8+)
  • Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George (age 8-12)
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roals Dahl (age 8-12)
  • The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens (The Books of the Beginning Trilogy, age 8-12)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (age 8-12)
  • Fablehaven by Brandon Mull (Fablehaven Series, age 8-12)
  • The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, age 8-12)
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl (age 8-12)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (age 8-12)
  • Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins (Underland Chronicles, age 8-13)
  • The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic by Jennifer Trafton; illustrated by Brett Helquist (age 9-12)  
  • The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo (age 9-12) 
  • The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (Kane Chronicles, age 9-13)
  • Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brian Sanderson (Alcatraz Series, age 9-13)
  • A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull (Beyonders Series, age 9-13)
  • The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus Series, age 9-14)
  • Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner (Museum of Thieves Trilogy, age 10+)
  • The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester (age 10+)
  • The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (Books of Bayern Series, age 11+)  
  • The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh (Crowfield Curse Series, age 11+)
  • Un Lun Dun by China Mieville (age 11+)
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments Series, age 12+)
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (age 12+)
  • The Dark City by Catherine Fisher (Relic Masters Series, age 12+)
  • The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (Looking Glass Wars Trilogy, age 12+)
  • The Naming by Alison Croggon (Books of Pellinor Series, age 12+)
  • Abandon by Meg Cabot (Abandon Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely Series, age 13+)
  • The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (Darkest Powers Series, age 13+)
  • Soulbound by Heather Brewer (Legacy of Tril Trilogy, age 13+)
  • The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien (age 13+)
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (Fire and Thorns Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Series, age 13+, mature content) 
  • Fire by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Series, age 13+, mature content)
  • Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Series, age 13+, mature content)
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman (age 14+)

SCIENCE FICTION

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (A Wrinkle in Time Series, age 8-12)
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl Series, age 8-12)
  • The Call by Michael Grant (Magnificent 12 Series, age 9-12)
  • boom! by Mark Haddon (age 9-12)
  • The Invasion by K.A. Applegate (Animorphs Series, age 9-13)
  • Aliens on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith (Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast Series, age 9-13) 
  • First Light by Rebecca Stead (age 9-13)
  • The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer (age 11+)
  • Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card (Serpent World Series, age 12+)
  • The Dark City by Catherine Fisher (Relic Masters Series, age 12+)
  • Epic by Conor Kostick (Epic Trilogy, age 12+)
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson (Jenna Fox Series, age 12+)
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (Incarceron Series, age 12+)
  • Starters by Lissa Price (Starters Series, age 12+)
  • Ice by Sarah Beth Durst (age 12+)
  • Enclave by Ann Aguirre (Razorland Series, age 13+) 
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano (Chemical Garden Trilogy, age 13+)
  • X Isle by Steve Augarde (age 13+)
  • Flip by Martyn Bedford (age 13+)
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Saga, age 13+)
  • Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Saga, age 13+)
  • The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (Uglies Series, age 13+)
  • Firestorm by David Klass (The Caretaker Trilogy, age 14+, mature content)
  • Ashfall by Mike Mullin (Ashfall Trilogy, age 14+, mature content)
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth (Divergent Trilogy, age 14+)
  • Peeps by Scott Westerfeld (age 14+, mature content)

ALTERNATE REALITIES/OTHER DIMENSIONS

  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (age 7-12)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter Series, age 8+)
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials Trilogy, age 8+)
  • The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens (The Books of the Beginning Series, age 8-12)
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia, age 8-12)
  • A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull (Beyonders Series, age 9-13)
  • The Dragon’s Tooth by N. D. Wilson (Ashtown Burials Series, age 9-14)
  • 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson (100 Cupboards Trilogy, age 10+)
  • Un Lun Dun by China Mieville (age 11+)
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments Series, age 12+)
  • The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (Looking Glass Wars Trilogy, age 12+)
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (Incarceron Series, age 12+)
  • Faeire Wars by Hernie Brennan (The Faerie Wars Chronicles, age 12+)
  • Epic by Conor Kostick (Epic Trilogy, age 12+)
  • Search for Senna by K.A. Applegate (Everworld Series, age 12+)
  • The Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale (Pendragon Series, age 12+)
  • Gone by Michael Grant (Gone Series, age 12+)
  • Ice by Sarah Beth Durst (age 12+)
  • Abandon by Meg Cabot (Abandon Trilogy, age 13+)

TIME TRAVEL

REAL VAMPIRES DON’T SPARKLE

  • Vampire Island by Adele Griffin (age 8-12)
  • Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper (Vampirates Series, age 10+)
  • The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks (age 13+)
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy Series, age 13+)
  • Peeps by Scott Westerfeld (age 14+, mature content)

JUST A TOUCH OF MAGIC

  • The Witches by Roald Dahl (age 8-12)
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl (age 8-12)
  • Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George (age 8-12)
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl Series, age 8-12)
  • The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens (The Books of the Beginning Trilogy, age 8-12)
  • So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane (Young Wizards Series, age 8-12)
  • The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo (age 9-12)
  • A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull (Beyonders Series, age 9-13)
  • The Dragon’s Tooth by N. D. Wilson (Ashtown Burials Series, age 9-14)
  • The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (Books of Bayern Series, age 11+)
  • The Naming by Alison Croggon (Books of Pellinor Series, age 12+)
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (age 12+)
  • Search for Senna by K.A. Applegate (Everworld Series, age 12+)
  • The Dark City by Catherine Fisher (Relic Masters Series, age 12+)
  • Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan (The Faerie Wars Chronicles, age 12+)
  • The Daykeeper’s Grimoire by Christy Raedeke (Prophecy of Days Trilogy, age 12+)
  • The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman (age 12+)
  • The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman (age 13+)
  • Soulbound by Heather Brewer (Legacy of Tril Trilogy, age 13+)
  • The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (Darkest Powers Series, age 13+)
  • Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely Series, age 13+)
  • Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Nightshade Trilogy, age 13+)

ROMANTIC FANTASY

  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (age 8-12)
  • The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (Books of Bayern Series, age 11+)
  • Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix (age 12+)
  • Beauty by Robin McKinley (age 12+)
  • East by Edith Pattou (age 12+)
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (age 12+)
  • Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley (age 12+)
  • Ice by Sarah Beth Durst (age 12+)
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (Fire and Thorns Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (His Fair Assassin Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Soulbound by Heather Brewer (Legacy of Tril Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Series, age 13+, mature content)
  • Fire by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Series, age 13+, mature content)
  • Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Series, age 13+, mature content) 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

  • Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck (Tiger Saga, age 12+)
  • The Candidates by Inara Scott (Delcroix Academy Series, age 12+)
  • Forgotten by Cat Patrick (age 12+)
  • Search for Senna by K.A. Applegate (Everworld Series, age 12+)
  • East by Edith Pattou (age 12+)
  • Ice by Sarah Beth Durst (age 12+)
  • Abandon by Meg Cabot (Abandon Series, age 13+)
  • The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (Darkest Powers Series, age 13+)
  • Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely Series, age 13+)
  • The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum (Hourglass Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Soulbound by Heather Brewer (Legacy of Tril Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Series, age 13+, mature content)
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Wolves of Mercy Falls, age 13+)
  • The Eternal Ones by Kristen Miller (Eternal Ones Series, age 13+)
  • Firelight by Sophie Jordan (Firelight Trilogy, age 13+)
  • Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Nightshade Trilogy, age 13+)

ZOMBIES, UNICORNS, AND FAIRIES…OH MY!

Zombies

  • My Rotten Life by David Lubar (Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie, age 8+)
  • You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay (Megan Berry Series, age 13+)
  • Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier (age 14+, mature content)

Unicorns

  • Rampant by Diana Peterfreund (Killer Unicorn Series, age 13+)
  • Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier (age 14+, mature content)

Fairies

  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl Series, age 8-12)
  • Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan (The Faerie Wars Chronicles, age 12+)
  • Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely Series, age 13+)
  • Need by Carrie Jones (Need Series, age 13+)

Dragons

  • No Such Things As Dragons by Philip Reeve (age 8-12)
  • How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, age 9-12)
  • Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, age 11+)

Werewolves

  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Wolves of Mercy Falls, age 13+)
  • Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Nightshade Trilogy, age 13+)
Aliens
  • boom! by Mark Haddon (age 9-12)
  • Aliens on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith (Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast Series, age 9-13)
  • The Invasion by K.A. Applegate (Animorphs Series, age 9-13)

ALL MANNER OF BEASTIES

  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials Trilogy, age 8+)
  • Fablehaven by Brandon Mull (Fablehaven Series, age 8-12)
  • The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Edwards Andrews (age 9+)
  • The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic by Jennifer Trafton; illustrated by Brett Helquist, age 9-12)
  • The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh (Crowfield Curse Series, age 11+)
  • The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (Darkest Powers Series, age 13+)

MYTHOLOGY

  • Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers (Adventures of Theodosia, age 8-12)
  • The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson & the Olympians Series, age 8-13)
  • The Pig Scrolls by Paul Shipton (age 9-12)
  • The Gods of Manhattan by Scott Mebus (Gods of Manhattan Series, age 9-12)
  • The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (Kane Chronicles, age 9-13)
  • The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus Series, age 9-14)
  • The Dragon’s Tooth by N. D. Wilson (Ashtown Burials Series, age 9-14)
  • Search for Senna by K.A. Applegate (Everworld Series, age 12+)
  • Abandon by Meg Cabot (Abandon Trilogy, age 13+)
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