Alexander, Lloyd. THE BOOK OF THREE. (1964) (5; High)
Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.
Alexander, Lloyd. Westmark. (1981) (3; High)
A boy falls in with a charlatan and an urchin girl, travels with them about the kingdom of Westmark, and arrives at the palace where the king is grieving over the loss of his daughter.
Barron, T.A. THE LOST YEARS OF MERLIN. 1996 (5; High)
A young boy who has no identity nor memory of his past, washes up on the coast of Wales and finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures.
Barron, T.A. Child of the Dark Prophecy. (2004) (3)
The fate of Avalon rests in the hands of three people: Tamwyn, Elli, and Scree, but one of them is the child of Dark Prophecy, the person chosen to destroy it.
Barry, Dave and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatchers (2003) (4)
Peter, an orphan boy, and his friend Molly fight off thieves and pirates in order to keep the secret safe away from the diabolical Black Stache and his evil associate Mister Grin.
Becker, Tom. Darkside (2008)(2)
Jonathan stumbles upon Darkside, a terrifying and hidden part of London ruled by the descendents of Jack the Ripper, where he is in mortal danger if he cannot find the way out.
Beddor, Frank. The Looking Glass Wars. (2006) (2)
When she is cast out of Wonderland , young Alyss struggles to keep memories of her kingdom intact until she can return and claim her rightful throne.
Bell, Ted. The Nick of Time (2008)
Nick McIver tries to help send vital information to England about imminent Nazi invasion, until he finds himself transported through time to help his ancestor stop a mutinous captain.
Benz, Derek. REVENGE OF THE SHADOW KING . (2006) (3)
When Max and his friends play a magical card game , they realize that they must prevent the creatures of the cards from destroying the world.
Byng, Georgia. Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2003) (4)
Molly Moon is unloved and unlovely. One day she finds a mysterious tome on hypnotism hidden in the stacks and discovers her real talent.
Card, Orson Scott. ENDER’S GAME (1999) (11; science fiction)
After the Earth is twice attacked by aliens, the world government begins breeding military geniuses, one of whom is Ender Wiggin.
Cashore, Kristin. Graceling (2009)
Katsa struggles for redemption from her skill of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
Chima, Cinda Williams. THE WARRIOR HEIR. (2006) (3)
After learning about his magical ancestry and his own warrior powers, sixteen-year-old Jack embarks on a training program to fight enemy wizards.
Collins, Suzanne. Gregor the Overlander. (2003) (5)
When Gregor and his sister are pulled into an underground world, they trigger an epic battle while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
Colfer, Eoin. ARTEMIS FOWL (2001) (6)
When an 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 nasty troll.
Coville, Bruce. THE MONSTER'S RING (1982)(5; reluctant readers)
A timid boy, eager to frighten the school bully on Halloween night, acquires a magic ring and the power to change himself into a hideous monster.
Crossley-Holland. The Seeing Stone (2001)(3)
In late twelfth-century England, Arthur recounts how Merlin gives him a magical stone which shows him images of the legendary King Arthur.
Deary, Terry. The Fire Thief (2005) (3— mythology)
Retelling of the tale of Prometheus, in which Prometheus becomes a time traveler in order to escape the wrath of the gods and befriends a Victorian orphan.
Delaney, Joseph. REVENGE OF THE WITCH. (2005) (6– High)
Tom starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from "ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties."
Duane, Diane. SO YOU WANT TO BE A WIZARD? (1983) (8)
Nita and her friend Kit find a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension.
DuPrau, Jeanne. The City of Ember. (2003)(4; Science Fiction)
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a messenger, to run to new places in her beloved but decaying city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
Flanagan, John. THE RUINS OF GORLAN. (2005)(7 eventually– High).
When Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.
Fletcher, Charlie. Stoneheart (2007) (3)
When George decapitates a stone statue in London, he falls into a parallel dimension where he must battle ancient "live" statues.
Funke, Cornelia. Inkheart. (3)(2005)
Meggie learns that her father can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
Gliori, Debi. Pure Dead Wicked (2002)(6)
When their father is kidnapped and danger looms, the Strega-Borgia children use magic and actual trips through the Internet to bring peace to their Scottish castle.
Gordon, Roderick. Tunnels (2008)(2)
When Will and his friend embark on a quest to find Will's father, they are led to a lworld underneath London, full of sinister inhabitants with evil intentions toward "Topsoilers".
Harris, Joanne. Runemarks (2008)
Maddy Smith, who bears the mysterious mark of a rune on her hand, learns that she is destined to join the gods of Norse mythology and play a role in the fate of the world.
Hill, Stuart. Cry of the Icemark (2006)
Princess-warrior Thirrin but she must protect her kingdom by forging an alliance with Snow Leopards, Vampires, Wolf-folk, and a young warlock.
Hunter, Erin. Into the Wild. 2003 (a lot!)
For generations, four clans of wild cats have shared the forest. When their warrior code is threatened by deaths, Rusty may turn out to be the bravest warrior of all.
Jacques, Brian. REDWALL (1986)(20 —High)
When the life of Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of villainous hordes, a young mouse determines to destroy the enemy.
Kerr, P.B. The Akhenaton Adventure (2004)(5)
When twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them to learn about their extraordinary powers.
Jones, Diana Wynne. DARK LORD OF DERKHOLM (1998) (2)
Derk, a wizard, & his magical family become involved in a plan to put a stop to the devastating tours of their world arranged by the tryannical Mr. Chesney.
Lake, A.J. Coming of Dragons (2006) (3)
Edmund and Elspeth discover that they have been given fantastic gifts to use against the ancient and evil forces that have been awakened during the Dark Ages in Great Britain.
Lorey, Dean. Monster Hunters (2007)(2)
Charlie becomes a student at Nightmare Academy, and begins training to harness his powers to fight terrible creatures and return them to the Netherworld.
MacHale, D. J. The Merchant of Death (2002)(9)
Bobby Pendragon is pulled away from the comforts of his family and suburban home and catapulted into the middle of an immense, interdimensional conflict.
Mebus, Scott. Gods of Manhattan. (2008)(2)
Rory discovers a spirit world, filled with gods and goddesses who used to be creatures and people from the city's past and who want Rory to perform a dangerous mission.
Mull, Brandon. Fablehaven. (2006)(4)
When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming.
Nimmo, Jenny. Midnight for Charlie Bone (2003)(7)
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.
Nix, Garth. Mister Monday (2005)(7)
Arthur Penhaligon is saved by a key, and now Mister Monday, his avenging messengers, and an army of Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the key.
Nix, Garth. The Fall (2000)(6)
Tal falls into a strange and unknown world of warriors, iceships, and magic.
Odom, Mel. The Rover. (2004) (4—High)
A master librarian sends his bored halfling apprentice, Jugh, to retrieve an enchanted rare book that sets fire to the Great Library Vault's priceless collection.
Owen, James. Here There Be Dragons (2006)(4)
Three young men are entrusted with an atlas of fantastical places to which they travel in hopes of defeating the Winter King whose bid for power is related to the First World War.
Paolini, Christopher. ERAGON. (2003)(3)
A boy of unknown lineage finds a stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
Patterson, James. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiement (2005)(4—Science Fiction)
When Erasers abduct the youngest member of the "birdkids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, they take off in pursuit .
Pearson, Ridley. The Kingdom Keepers (2005) (2)
Teenagers chosen to serve as actors for a new technology must investigate occurrences at a Disney theme park, racing to uncover a supernatural force that could destroy the world.
Prineas, Sarah. Magic Thief (2008)
A thief is drawn into a life of magic and adventure after picking the pocket of a powerful wizard, who has returned from exile to attempt to reverse the troubling decline of magic.
Pullman, Philip. The Golden Compass (1996)(3)
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subjects of grusome experiments in the Far North.
Riordan, Rick. THE LIGHTNING THIEF (2006)(5; mythology)
After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon,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.
Richards, Justin. The Death Collector (2006)(2)
Three teens and a curator of unclassified artifacts at the British Museum match wits with a madman determined to use unorthodox methods to reanimate the dead.
Sage, Angie. Magyk (2005)(4)
Jenna finds she is the princess, and is pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.
Sanderson, Brandon. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians. (2)
Alcatraz receives a bag of sand which is istolen by evil Librarians who are trying to take over the world, and Alcatraz must use it to save civilization.
Stewart, Paul and Chris Riddell. Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf 2007 (2)
Barnaby runs errands around the city and is attacked one night by a huge dog, and gets caught up in a world of corrupt doctors, strange potions, and expensive furs.
Stroud, Jonathan. The Amulet of Samarkand. (2003) (3)
Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.
Tolkein, J.R.R. THE HOBBIT (1966)
The adventures of the well-to-do hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who lived happily in his comfortable home until a wandering wizard granted his wish.
Ursu, Anne. The Shadow Thieves (2006)(3; mythlogy)
After her cousin arrives from England, Charlotte and he must set out to save humankind from denizens of the underworld, Nightmares, Death, Pain, and a really nasty guy named Phil.
Yolen, Jane. Sword of the Rightful King (2003)
Merlinnus the magician devises a way for King Arthur to prove himself the rightful king of England--but trouble arises when someone else removes the sword first.