Alexander, Lloyd. Chronicles of Prydain series.
A young pigkeeper has adventures far beyond his station: battling the Horned King, destroying the Black Cauldron and rescuing the Princess Eilonwy. Gr 5-8 J-FAN ALE
Barnhill, Kelly. The Girl Who Drank the Moon.
An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock her strong magic. J-FAN BAR
Black, Holly. The Iron Trial.
Although warned away from magic all of his life, Callum ia admitted to the Magisterium and forced to confront dark elements from his past. First in a series. J-FAN BLA
Blackwood, Sage. Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded.
Troublemaker Chantel enlists her friends to protect the kingdom when her teacher goes missing along with the city's protective magic. J-FAN BLA
Bond, Gwenda. The Lost Legacy.
Three kids. A hotel full of monsters. And a stolen magical artifact that could disrupt the balance between the humans and the supernatural. J-FAN BON
Byng, Georgia. 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. J BYN
Colfer, Chris. The Land of Stories series
Twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. J-FAN COL
Collins, Suzanne. Underland Chronicles
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, roaches and spiders on a quest foretold by prophecy. Gr. 5-7 J-FAN COL
Cooper, Susan. The Dark is Rising series.
Three children set out to find King Arthur's grail, touching off a struggle between the forces of good and evil, the Light and the Dark. Gr. 5-8 J-FAN COO
Coville, Bruce. The Dragonslayers.
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. Gr. 4-6 J-PBK COV
Dahl, Roald. Matilda.
Brilliant first-grader Matilda triumphs over her book-hating parents and Miss Trunchbull, the odious school principal. Gr. 3-7 J DAH, J-PBK DAH
Dahl, Roald. The Witches.
A boy and his grandmother thwart the plans of England's witches to turn all children into mice. Gr. 4-6 J-FAN DAH, J-PBK DAH
Downer, Ann. Hatching Magic.
When a thirteenth-century wizard confronts twenty-first century Boston while seeking his pet dragon, he is followed by a rival wizard and a very unhappy demon, but eleven year old Theodora Oglethorpe may hold the secret to setting everything right. Gr. 5-7 J-FAN DOW
Eager, Edward. Half Magic.
Jane, Mark, Katharine and Martha find a coin that grants half of every wish they make. Part of the Tales of Magic series Gr. 3-6 J-FAN EAG
Ende, Michael. The Neverending Story.
Bastian travels through the aptly named land of Fantastica in complete a noble quest. Gr. 6+ J-FAN END
Flanagan, John. The Brotherband Chronicles.
Skandian outcasts Hal, Stig, and others do battle at sea against the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race across icy waters where not everyone thinks of the competition as playing. J-FAN FLA
Funke, Cornelia. Inkheart.
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service. Gr. 6-9 YA-FANTASY FUN
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. Gr. 4-7. J-FAN IBB, YA-PBK IBB
Jones, Diana Wynne. A Tale of Time City.
Eleven year old Vivian is kidnapped by time travelers who mistake her for the Time Lady, plunging from 1939 London to Time City. Gr. 6-9. J-SF JON
Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth.
This bored, bored boy who can't see the point to anything is startled by the sudden and curious appearance of a tollbooth in his bedroom. What ensues is a journey of mythic proportions, anything but dull. Gr. 4-6 J-FAN JUS, J-PBK JUS
Kaaberbol, Lene. The Shamer Chronicles.
After her mother, a Shamer, is summoned to Dunark for a mission, ten year old Dina is forced to use her own special powers as she is caught up in an adventure of political intrigue and survival. Gr. 5-9 J-FAN KAA
Levine, Gail. Ella Enchanted.
In this unique version of the Cinderella story, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forcers her to obey any order given her. Gr. 4-6 J-FAN LEV, YA-PBK LEV
Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia
Tells the tales of Narnia, a magical, fantastic place where good and evil battle, children have adventures as kings and queens, and beats and creatures can talk. Gr. 3-6 J-FAN LEW, J-PBK LEW
McCaffrey, Anne. The Harper Hall Trilogy.
Forbidden by her father to indulge in music in any way, a girl on the planet Pern runs away, taking shelter with the planet's fire lizards who, along with her music, open a new life for her. Gr. 4-7 J-FAN MCC, SF MAC, YA-PBK MCC
McKinley, Robin. The Hero and the Crown.
Aerlin, with the help of the wizard Luth and a magic blue sword wins the birthright due her as the daughter of a King and a witch. Gr. 6-12 J-FAN MAC, J-PBK MCK, YA-FANTASY MAC
McMann, Lisa. The Unwanteds.
Labeled an "Unwanted" in a dystopian world, 13-year-old Alex is astonished when he is sent to a fantastical place and encouraged to develop magical abilities, an education that eventually pits him against his twin brother. J-FAN MCM
Mull, Brandon. Sky Raiders.
Whisked through a portal to The Outskirts, an in-between world, 6th grader Cole must rescue his friends and find his way home--before his existence is forgotten. J-FAN MUL
Nesbit, E. Five Children and It.
While digging in a sandpit, the children discover a Psammead - a creature with mysterious powers who leads the children into adventure and excitement. Gr. 5-7. Sequels: The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Story of the Amulet. J-FAN NES, J-PBK NES
Nielsen, Jennifer. The False Prince.
In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war. J-FAN NIE
Nimmo, Jenny. 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. Gr. 5-8 J-FAN NIM
Riordan, Rick. The Lightning Thief.
After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, 12-year-old Percy is sent to a camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods. Gr. 5-7 J-FAN RIO
Sage, Angie. Magyk.
Charms, potions, and a magykal ring entwine a princess, an evil hunter, a confused rat, and a host of others to uncover the mystery of Septimus Heap. J-FAN SAG
Winthrop, Elizabeth. The Castle in the Attic.
William is given a toy medieval castle as a gift, and is magically transported to another world of wizards and dragons. Here he must fight a battle between good and evil. Sequel: The Battle for the Castle. Gr. 4-6 J-FAN WIN, J-PBK WIN