Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan.
The adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up. J-FAN BAR, J-PBK BAR
Barry, Dave. Peter & the Starcatchers.
Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island. J-FAN BAR
Blackwood, Sage. Jinx.
A young boy named Jinx enounters magic and danger as he grows up in the deep, dark forest known as the Urwald and discovers that the world beyond - and within - the Urwald is more complex than he could imagine. First in a series. J-FAN BLA
Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
When Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit-hole to find a White Rabbit she finds herself in Wonderland. She will experience extraordinary changes in size, swim in a pool of her own tears and attend the very maddest of tea parties. Wonderland is no ordinary place and the characters that populate it are quite unlike anybody young Alice has ever met before. J-FAN CAR, J-PBK CAR
Cooper, Susan. The Dark is Rising series
Five children join forces with heroes from the tales of King Arthur and other, even more ancient, legends to stand with the forces of the Light as they prepare for their final battle against the Dark. J-FAN COO, J-PBK COO
DiTerlizzi, Tony and Holly Black. Spiderwick Chronicles.
Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace and a strange old book enter into a world filled with elves, goblins, dwarves, trolls, and a fantastical menagerie of other creatures. The oddest part is in entering that world, they didn't leave this one! J-FAN DIT
Eager, Edward. Knight's Castle.
Four cousins have an extraordinary summer when, after an old toy soldier comes to life, they find themselves transported back to the days of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe. See also: Half Magic, Magic by the Lake, Seven Day Magicand The Time Garden. J-FAN EAG, J-PBK EAG
Flanagan, John. The Ruins of Gorlan.
When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger. First in a series. J-FAN FLA, J-PBK FLA
L'Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time.
When an atomic physicist disappears on a secret mission, his son, daughter and their friend search for him, going on an interplanetary journey through time and space. First in a series. J-SF LEN, J-PBK LEN, YA-PBK LEN
McDonald, George. The Light Princess.
C. S. Lewis admired the books of George MacDonald. In this story, a princess is born but an old witch places a spell on the princess so that she has no gravity. What can you do with a princess that floats to the ceiling? Also by the author: The Princess and the Goblin. J-FAN MCD
Meloy, Colin. Wildwood.
When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness - a dangerous and magical forest in the middle of Portland, Oregon - and soon finds herself invovlved in a war among the various inhabitants.
Nesbit, E. Five Children and It.
"It" is a Psammead, a sand fairy which gives the children a wish a day. And their wishes bring much excitement but often a lot of trouble too. Sequels: The Phoenix and the Carpet and The Story of the Amulet J-FAN NES
Nimmo, Jenny. Children of the Red King series
Charlie Bone discovers at the age of 10 that he has the power to read the thoughts of people in photographs. This special talent enables him to attend Bloor's Academy, a special boarding school for the magically gifted descendants of the mysterious Red King, where he is launched into a life of enchantment, adventure, and sometimes danger. J-FAN NIM
Nix, Garth. Keys to the Kingdom series.
Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. A boy is about to seek and discover many fantastical secrets of a very mysterious world. J-PBK NIX
Norton, Mary. Bed-knob and Broomstick.
An amateur witch joins forces with three British orphans to help save England form the Nazi invaders. J-PBK NOR, J-FAN NOR
Oliver, Lauren. The Spindlers.
Accompanied by an eccentric human-sized rat, Liza embarks on a perilous quest through an underground realm to save her brother Patrick, whose soul has been stolen by the evilest of creatures - the spider-like spindlers. J-FAN OLI
Stephens, John. The Emerald Atlas.
Kate, Michael, and Emma have passed from one orphanage to another in the ten years since their parents disappeared to protect them, but now they learn that they have special powers, a prophesied quest to find a magical book, and a fearsome enemy. Series. J-FAN STE
Sutherland, Tui T. The Dragonet Prophecy.
Seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient lost treasure. A secret movement is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of five dragonets who are raised in a hidden cave and enlisted against their will to end the terrible war. First in a series. J-FAN SUT
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit.
Tolkien (a close friend of C.S. Lewis) wrote this classic story of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins and his quest with twelve dwarves to reclaim their treasure from the dragon Smaug. J-FAN TOL, TOL, YA-PBK TOL
Travers, P.L. Mary Poppins.
Two English children's new nanny arrives on the East Wind, slides up the bannister, carries an empty carpet bag with all kinds of things in it, and introduces Jane and Michael to some delightful people and experiences. (Grades 4-6) J-FAN TRA, J-PBK TRA
White, T.H. The Sword In the Stone.
Under the wise guidance of Merlin, the all-powerful magician for whom life progresses backwards, the king-to-be is trained in the gusty pursuits of falconry, jousting, hunting and swordplay. He is even transformed by his remarkable old tutor into various animals, so that he may experience life from all points of view. (Grades 5+) For older readers: The Once and Future King. J-PBK WHI, WHI