Fantasy for Grades 6–8

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Author Title Call Number
AlexanderGoblin Secrets
Hoping to find his lost brother, Rownie escapes the home of the witch Graba and joins a troupe of goblin actors. (223 pp.)
Y Alexander
AlexanderThe Book of Three
Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular pig, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil. (217 pp.)
Y Alexander
BarnhillThe Girl Who Drank the Moon
A young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. (388 pp.)
Y Barnhill
Black and ClareThe Iron Trial
Callum tries to fail the admissions trials to the Magisterium, only to be drawn into its ranks against his will. (295 pp.)
Y Black
Jinx encounters magic and danger as he grows up in the deep, dark forest known as the Urwald. (360 pp.)
Y Blackwood
BruchacWabi: A Hero's Tale
After falling in love with an Abenaki Indian woman, a white great horned owl named Wabi transforms into a human. (198 pp.)
Y Bruchac
ColferArtemis Fowl
When a young evil genius captures a fairy and demands a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back! (277 pp.)
Y Colfer
CooperThe Dark Is Rising
Will discovers he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to help them triumph over the evil forces of the Dark. (230 pp.)
Y Cooper
FlanaganThe Ruins of Gorlan
When Will is rejected by Battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt. (249 pp.)
Y Flanagan
Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar yet disturbingly different from her own. (162 pp.)
Y Gaiman
HalePrincess Academy
While attending a strict academy for potential princesses, Miri discovers unexpected talents. (314 pp.)
Y Hale
HawkinsHex Hall
Sophie is exiled to Hex Hall, a reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters. (323 pp.)
Y Hawkins
JohnsonThe Mark of the Dragonfly
Piper ekes out a living as a scavenger, but the arrival of a mysterious girl sends her on a dangerous journey to distant lands. (388 pp.)
Y Johnson
Le GuinA Wizard of Earthsea
A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard. (205 pp.)
Y Le Guin
Ash must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves. (246 pp.)
Y Lo
Alice, with her friend Oliver, travels through the dangerous land of Furthermore to rescue her missing father and prove her own magical abilities. (401 pp.)
Y Mafi
MlynowskiBras & Broomsticks
Rachel tries to persuade her sister Miri, who has recently become a witch, to help her become popular at school. (311 pp.)
Y Mlynowski
NielsenMark of the Thief
When Nic finds a magical amulet, he becomes the center of a conspiracy to overthrow the emperor and destroy Rome. (339 pp.)
Y Nielsen
Okorafor-MbachuAkata Witch
In Nigeria, Sunny learns that she has magical powers, which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer. (349 pp.)
Y Okorafor-Mbachu
ParkArcher's Quest
Kevin Kim helps Chu-mong, a legendary king of ancient Korea, return to his own time. (167 pp.)
Y Park
PierceAlanna: The First Adventure
Alanna, who aspires to be a knight even though she is a girl, disguises herself as a boy to become a royal page. (216 pp.)
Y Pierce
PonSilver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia
Ai Ling faces demons, monsters, and gods while searching for her missing father...and discovers a strange power within her. (338 pp.)
Y Pon
PullmanThe Golden Compass
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to save kidnapped children from gruesome experiments in the Far North. (399 pp.)
Y Pullman
ShulmanThe Grimm Legacy
Elizabeth is drawn into frightening adventures involving objects stolen from the magical Grimm Collection at the library. (325 pp.)
Y Shulman
TurnerThe Thief
Gen, a thief famous for his ingenuity, is hired to steal a precious stone from a remote temple of the gods. (219 pp.)
Y Turner
YepThe Tiger's Apprentice
Tom and a tiger, a monkey, and a dragon fight to keep a magic talisman out of the hands of a very dangerous enemy. (184 pp.)
Y Yep
When Kyra tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive. (276 pp.)
Y Zinn

Last Updated: 11/16


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