Fantasy for Grades 6–8

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Author Title Call Number
AlexanderThe Book of Three
Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to an oracular pig, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil. (217 pp.)
Y Alexander
AuxierSweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
When Nan's most treasured possessions end up in a fireplace, she unwittingly creates a golem. (344 pp.)
Y Auxier
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
BouwmanA Crack in the Sea
Pip and Kinchen set off on an adventure, joined by twins with magical powers, Vietnamese refugees, and helpful sea monsters. (357 pp.)
Y Bouwman
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
CervantesThe Storm Runner
Zane must unravel an ancient prophecy, stop an evil god, and discover how his disability connects him to his ancestry. (431 pp.)
Y Cervantes
ChokshiAru Shah and the End of Time
When Aru is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon. (355 pp.)
Y Chokshi
ColferArtemis Fowl
When a young evil genius captures a fairy and demands a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back! (277 pp.)
Y Colfer
Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar yet disturbingly different from her own. (162 pp.)
Y Gaiman
HaskellHandbook for Dragon Slayers
Princess Matilda, shunned for her lame foot, escapes her scheming cousin and sets off to hunt dragons and write about them. (324 pp.)
Y Haskell
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
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 travels through the dangerous land of Furthermore to rescue her missing father and prove her own magical abilities. (401 pp.)
Y Mafi
MbaliaTristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
After accidentally tearing a hole between Earth and Alke, the realm of legends, Tristan must seek the trickster god Anansi in order to mend the rift. (482 pp.)
Y Mbalia
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
MorrisonGrounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel
After Jack climbs into Rapunzel's tower, disrupting her worldview, she descends to the ground for the first time. (374 pp.)
Y Morrison
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
OkoraforAkata 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
ParkForest of Wonders
When Raffa saves a bat deep in the forbidden forest, it transforms into something much more. (343 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
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
VernonCastle Hangnail
Castle Hangnail needs a wicked witch to run it, but tiny, 12-year-old Molly seems an unlikely candidate for the job. (372 pp.)
Y Vernon
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: 2/19


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