Fantasy for Grades 3–5

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Author Title Call Number
Ophelia, a fairy, gets her first work assignment and discovers granting a human's wish is anything but easy. (325 pp.)
J Anderson
BaptisteThe Jumbies
Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home. (234 pp.)
J Baptiste
BurneTakeshita Demons
Miku must save her baby brother from powerful demons. (136 pp.)
J Burne
CollinsGregor the Overlander
Gregor and his little sister go on a quest into a strange underground world, triggering an epic battle. (311 pp.)
J Collins
CowellHow to Train Your Dragon
A young Viking must catch and train a dragon in order to be initiated into his clan. (214 pp.)
J Cowell
DasGuptaThe Serpent's Secret
Swept into another dimension full of magic, winged horses, and demons, Kiran must save her parents—and the world. (338 pp.)
J DasGupta
DiCamilloThe Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
Despereaux, a mouse, will do anything for the princess he loves. (267 pp.)
J DiCamillo
ElliottDragons in a Bag
Jax joins Ma, a curmudgeonly witch who lives in his apartment building, on a quest to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world. (154 pp.)
J Elliott
FunkeIgraine the Brave
Igraine wants to be a knight, not a magician like her parents. (212 pp.)
J Funke
HansonHow to Save Your Tail If You Are a Rat Nabbed by Cats Who Really Like Stories About Magic Spoons, Wolves with Snout-warts, Big Hairy Chimney Trolls--and Cookies Too
Bob the rat spins funny fractured fairy tales about his ancestors. (93 pp.)
J Hanson
IserlesThe Taken
After their den is destroyed, two young foxes take refuge in a human city while mastering foxcraft, the ancient magical arts of their kind. (252 pp.)
J Iserles
KesslerThe Tail of Emily Windsnap
After starting swimming lessons, Emily discovers a terrible and wonderful secret about herself. (208 pp.)
J Kessler
LevineElla Enchanted
Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her. (232 pp.)
J Levine
LinWhere the Mountain Meets the Moon
Minli joins a flightless dragon on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon, in hopes of saving her poor village. (278 pp.)
J Lin
MerianoA Dash of Trouble
Leonora sneaks into her family's bakery and discovers the women of her family have been keeping a magical secret. (310 pp.)
J Meriano
PhelanKnights vs. Dinosaurs
The Knights of the Round Table are bored, so Merlin sends them to face the most terrible lizards of all: dinosaurs. (148 pp.)
J Phelan
RhodesBayou Magic
Visiting her grandmother in Louisiana, Maddy begins to realize that she may be the only child to carry on her family's magical legacy. (239 pp.)
J Rhodes
RiaziThe Gauntlet
Farah and her friends must outwit a sinister game master to rescue her little brother. (298 pp.)
J Riazi
RoddaRowan of Rin
The only one able to read the map, timid Rowan joins a dangerous mission to try to restore his town's water supply. (151 pp.)
J Rodda
SchlitzPrincess Cora and the Crocodile
Unhappy queen-in-training Cora receives a naughty pet crocodile from her fairy godmother, who disrupts her mundane daily routine. (72 pp.)
J Schlitz
SutherlandThe Menagerie
When Logan finds a baby griffin hiding under his bed, he's thrown into a mystery involving his classmate Zoe and a magical menagerie. (272 pp.)
J Sutherland
Vande VeldeWizard at Work: A Novel in Stories
A young wizard looks forward to a quiet summer but is drawn into adventures with princesses, unicorns, and ghosts instead. (134 pp.)
J Vande Velde
VernonHarriet the Invincible
After two years of slaying ogres, cliff-diving, and more, Princess Harriet must seek a prince to set things right at home. (242 pp.)
J Vernon
WeyrThe Language of Spells
Grisha, the last dragon, and Maggie, a poet's daughter, set out to discover what has happened to all the other dragons. (299 pp.)
J Weyr
YepThe Magic Paintbrush
A magic paintbrush transports Steve to a world of adventures. (89 pp.)
J Yep

Last Updated: 2/19


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