Chapter Books: Fantasy

Alexander, Lloyd. The Chronicles of Prydain (J FIC ALE, Jpb A)
Taran, an assistant pig-keeper, travels with Princess Eilonwy, the bard/king Fflewddur Fflam, the creature called Gurgi, and a dwarf named Doli, fighting evil and seeking both his past and future.

Arnold, Louise. Golden and Grey series (J FIC ARN, Jpb A)
Schoolboy Tom Golden and ghost Grey Arthur — outcasts in their separate worlds —join forces to turn their luck around in these fantastic and funny tales.

Barron, T.A. Lost Years of Merlin series (J FIC BAR, Jpb B)
The story of the powerful magician, Merlin, from his mysterious beginnings to his assuming role of the Sage of Camelot, the greatest Wizard of all time.

Barry, Dave, & Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatchers series (J FIC BAR)
Prequels to J.M.Barrie’s Peter Pan books, this series tell the story of how an orphan named Peter became Peter Pan.

Bellairs, John. Louis Barnavelt series (J FIC BEL, Jpb B)
Louis, a shy boy, moves in with his Uncle, who turns out to be a Wizard. In each book, Lewis and his group of friends face and overcome various evil forces usually bent on ending the world.

Boniface, William. The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy (J FIC BON)
Ordinary Boy is the only resident of Superopolis without any super powers. But he finds that sometimes being ordinary is just what is needed to save the world from a Super Villain.

Buckley-Archer, Linda. Gideon trilogy (J FIC BUC)
Book 1: Gideon the Cutpurse (original title) or The Time Travelers (American title)
A chance encounter with an anti-gravity machine catapults Peter Schock and Kate Dyer back to the 18th century and sets in motion a calamitous chain of events.

Byng, Georgia. Molly Moon series (J FIC BYN, Jpb B)
The orphan Molly Moon finds a book on hypnotism, and learns to hypnotize, time travel, read minds, and morph.

Carman, Patrick. Land of Elyon series (J FIC CAR)
Alexa Daley, a 12-year-old girl, voyages in search of the truth in the Land of Elyon.

Colfer, Eoin. Artemis Fowl series (J FIC COL, Jpb C)
Artemis Fowl is an Irish child prodigy and a ruthless master criminal who takes charge of rebuilding his family fortune following the disappearance of his father.

Collins, Suzanne. The Underland Chronicles / “Gregor” series (J FIC COL, Jpb C)
Follow Gregor’s and his adventures the "Underland", hidden under New York City, where humans live alongside giant bats, cockroaches, rats, and spiders.

Cooper, Susan. The Dark is Rising series (J FIC COO, Jpb C)
This series, which takes place in contemporary England, is based on the legends of King Arthur.

Dahl, Roald. The Witches and others (J FIC DAH, Jpb D)
A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.

Dale, Anna. Whispering to Witches (J FIC DAL)
On his way to spend Christmas at his mother's house in Canterbury, Joe meets a young witch named Twiggy and becomes part of a mystery involving a missing page from an ancient book of magic.

Delaney, Joseph. The Last Apprentice series (J FIC DEL, Jpb D)
Thomas J. Ward can see and sense things that others can’t. He is apprenticed to train as a "Spook," someone who deals with ghosts and other creatures of the dark.

DuPrau, Jeanne. The City of Ember series (J FIC DUP, Jpb D, Y FIC DUP and Y Pb D)
The inhabitants of a isolated, deteriorating underground city seek safety in the world beyond.

Ende, Michael. The Neverending Story (J FIC END, Jpb E)
Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill.

Flanagan, John. Ranger’s Apprentice series (J FIC FLA, Jpb F)
At age 15, Will becomes an apprentice Ranger, training to be a spy and protect his country.

Funke, Cornelia. Inkheart series and others (J FIC FUN, Jpb F)
Meggie’s father, Mo, can read the characters out of books. Nine years ago, he accidentally read some very bad characters out of a book, and now they need to clean up the mess they made.

Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book (J FIC GAI NEWBERY)
Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

Gliori, Debi. Pure Dead series (J FIC GLI, Jpb D)
The Strega-Borgia family is quirky and bizarre. Signor and Signora Strega-Borgia, Titus, Pandora, Damp and Nieve, live with their mythical companions in StregaSchloss in Scotland.

Golding, Julia. Companions Quartet (J FIC GOL)
Connie becomes part of a secret society that shelters mythical creatures, and must use her ability to communicate with these beings to protect them from evil and the incursions of humans.

Hale, Shannon. Goose Girl and sequels (J FIC HAL, Jpb H, Y pb H)
On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting. She hides as a goose girl, waiting to reveal her true identity and reclaim her crown.

Hale, Shannon. Princess Academy (Jpb H)
While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.

Hardinge, Frances. Fly by Night (J FIC HAR)
Driven by her love of language, 12-year-old Mosca and her homicidal goose, Saracen, travel to the city of Mandelion on the heels of a smooth-talking con-man, hoping to find a better life.

Helgerson, Joseph. Horns and Wrinkles (J FIC HEL)
Along a magic-saturated stretch of the Mississippi River, Claire and her bullying cousin get involved with a Great Rock Troll, a helpful fairy, and a group of trolls searching for their fathers.

Ibbotson, Eva. The Secret of Platform 13 and others (J FIC IBB, Jpb I)
Odge Gribble, a young hag, joins a wizard, a gentle fey, and an ogre on their mission to London, to rescue their King and Queen's son, who had been stolen as an infant.

Jonell, Lynne. Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat and sequel (J FIC JON, Jpb J)
When Emmy discovers that she and her parents are being drugged with rodent potions, she and some interesting new friends set out to foil the evil nanny’s plans.

Jones, Diana Wynne. Chrestomanci series, and others (J FIC JON, Jpb J)
Fantasy abounds in these tales of Witches, Wizards, and parallel universes.

Kerr, P.B. Children of the Lamp series (J FIC KER, Jpb K)
John and Philippa Gaunt discover that they are part genie, and begin training in the dangerous world of the Djinn.

La Fevers, R.L. Theodosia series (J FIC LAF)
Theodosia’s parents run the Museum of Legends and Antiquities in London. However, it is Theodosia—and only Theodosia—who can see all the curses and black magic still attached to the ancient artifacts.

Landy, Derek. Skulduggery Pleasant series (J FIC LAN)
When twelve-year-old Stephanie inherits her weird uncle's estate, she must join forces with Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton mage, to save the world from the Faceless Ones.

L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time series (J FIC LEN, Jpb L)
Meg and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and travel across time and space in these exciting adventures.

Lorey, Dean. Nightmare Academy (J FIC LOR)
Rescued from a very sheltered life, thirteen-year-old Charlie learns that the monsters of his nightmares are real when he becomes a student at Nightmare Academy.

McKinley, Robin. The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword (J FIC MCK, J FIC NEWBERY MCK, Jpb M, Y Pb M—upstairs)
Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the Blue Sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the North.

Mull, Brandon. The Candy Shop War and the Fablehaven series (J FIC MUL)
When 4 friends meet the owner of the new candy store in town and are given a magical candy that endows them with super powers, they find that the new abilities bring dangerous consequences.

Nimmo, Jenny. Children of the Red King/”Charlie Bone…” series (J FIC NIM)
Charlie Bone is one of the magically-gifted descendants of a benevolent king, some good, some bad. He attends a weekly boarding school run by some of the more sinister descendants.

Ogilvy, Ian. Measle series (J FIC OGI)
Measle Stubbs fights evil wizards, known as Wrathmonks, and other dangerous creatures.

Paolini, Christopher. Inheritance Trilogy (J FIC PAO, Jpb P)
Eragon, with his dragon, Saphira, becomes one of the few remaining Dragon Riders in Alagaësia.

Pierce, Tamora. The Circle of Magic series and others (J FIC PIE, Jpb P, Y FIC PIE, Y Pb P)
Young women are powerful magicians in these and other books by Tamora Pierce.

Pratchett, Terry. Johnny Maxwell Trilogy (J FIC PRA)
In the course of his everyday life, this incredibly normal boy encounters an alien surrender party, ghosts and a time travelling bag lady.

Pullman, Phillip. His Dark Materials Trilogy (J FIC PUL, Jpb P)
Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry wander through a series of parallel universes against a backdrop of epic events, meeting witches, armored polar bears, and other unlikely friends and foes.

Riordan, Rick. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (J FIC RIO, Jpb R)
Percy Jackson, the half-human son of Poseidon, fights monsters and the ancient Titans with the help of other half-bloods and mythological creatures.

Rodda, Emily. The Key to Rondo (J FIC ROD)
Through an heirloom music box, a serious boy and his badly-behaved cousin Mimi enter the magical world of Rondo to rescue Mimi's dog from a sorceress, who wishes to exchange him for a magic key.

Sage, Angie. The Septimus Heap series (J FIC SAG, Jpb S)
The 7th son of a 7th son studies to become the most important Wizard of the realm.

Skye, Obert. Leven Thumps series (J FIC SKY)
Foo is falling, evil is seeping into the world, and dreams are not as they should be. Leven Thumps, age 14, is the only one who can save the world.

Stewart, Paul. Edge Chronicles (J FIC STE)
Sky pirates and knight librarians have adventures in the dangerous Edgelands.

Stone, David Lee. The Ratastrophe Catastrophe (J FIC STO)
An odd assortment of bumbling humans and creatures comes together to find and free the children held by a young man who, under the influence of dark magic, stole them away with his flute music.

Stroud, Jonathan. The Bartimaeus Trilogy (J FIC STR, Jpb S)
Genies and magicians work together (though not always willingly) in this alternate magical London.

Stroud, Jonathan. Heroes of the Valley (J FIC STR)
When young Halli Sveinsson plays a trick on Ragnor of the House of Hakonsson, he sets in motion a chain of events that will force him to leave home on a hero's quest.

Thompson, Kate. The New Policeman , The Last of the High Kings (J FIC THO)
Irish teenager JJ Liddy discovers that time is leaking from his world into Tir na nOg, the land of the fairies, and sets out to seal the leak.

Williams, Maiya. The Golden Hour  and sequels (J FIC WIL, Jpb W)
Rowan and Nina, still bereft by the death of their mother the year before, experience an adventure through time when they come to stay with their eccentric great-aunts in a small town in Maine.

Wrede, Patricia. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles (J FIC WRE, Jpb W)
Princess Cimorene makes friends with dragons, enemies of Wizards, and a life in the Enchanted Forest.

Yep, Laurence. The Dragon Quartet (J FIC YEP, Jpb Y)
The dragon Shimmer and her boy Thorn star in this series based loosely on Chinese mythology.