IF YOU LIKED HARRY POTTER, THEN TRY ……

A bibliography of fantasy books available in the Youth Services Department of Princeton Public Library

Aiken , Joan. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Grades 3-7)
Two young cousins, Bonnie and Sylvia Green, must outwit the evil new governess, Miss Slighcarp, and her
accomplices from a diabolical plot to take over the Willoughby's estate. Sequels:
         Black Hearts in Battersea
         Nightbirds on Nantucket
         The Cuckoo Tree
         The Stolen Lake

Alexander, Lloyd. Chronicles of Prydain (Grades 3-7)
Taran, a young boy who is Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission
to save Prydain from the forces of evil.
         The Book of Three
         The Black Cauldron (Newbery Honor)
         Castle of Llyr
         Taran Wanderer
         The High King (Newbery Winner)

Alexander, Lloyd. The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain (Grades 3-7)
Eight short stories dealing with events that preceded the birth of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper and key
figure in the author's five works on the Kingdom of Prydain.

Asimov, Janet and Isaac. Norby the Mixed-Up Robot Series (Grades 4-7)
Jeff and his mixed-up robot, Norby, get involved in all kinds of adventures.
         Norby and the Invaders
         Norby and the Queen's Necklace
         Norby and the Terrified Taxi
         Norby's Other Secret

Avi. Bright Shadow (Grades 3-7)
Having used four of the five wishes she is granted to make on behalf of the hapless citizens of her country,
Morwenna flees the kingdom to decide what to do with the last wish.

Avi. Poppy (Grades 3-6)
Poppy the deer mouse urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever,
but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas. Sequel: Poppy and Rye. Prequel: Ragweed.

Barron, T.A. Heartlight (Grades 4-8)
Kate and her grandfather use one of his inventions to travel faster than the speed of light on a mission to
save the sun from a premature death.

Barron, T.A. The Lost Years of Merlin (series) (Grades 3-7)
A young boy who has no identity nor memory of his past washes ashore on the coast of Wales and
finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures.

Barron, T.A. Tree Girl (Grades 4-8)
Nine-year-old Rowanna is drawn to the forest and a huge tree, despite the warnings of the old man
with whom she has always lived at the edge of the sea--especially after she befriends a bear who is
much more than he seems.
Baum, L. Frank. The Wizard of Oz Series (Grades 3-7)
These are the adventures of Dorothy, a delightful little girl from Kansas, and her unusual friends -- her dog
Toto, the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. After they set out on the Yellow Brick Road
in search of the elusive Wizard, they'll meet the Wicked Witch of the West, the fantastic Winged Monkeys,
the Queen of the Field Mice, the kind-hearted Munchkins, the Great Oz himself, and a host of other fanciful
         The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
         The Marvelous Land of Oz
         Ozma of Oz
         Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
         The Road to Oz
         The Emerald City of Oz
         The Patchwork Girl of Oz
         Tik-Tok of Oz
         The Scarecrow of Oz
         The Lost Princess of Oz
         The Tin Woodman of Oz
         The Magic of Oz

Beagle, Peter. The Last Unicorn (Grades 6+)
Adults and children the world over have fallen in love with Beagle's timeless classic, The Last Unicorn, a
richly inventive novel that perfectly evokes the mystery and magic of one of man's favorite myths.

Bellairs, John. The Dark Secret of Weatherend (Grades 3-7)
When Anthony Monday stumbles upon the diary of J.K. Borkman, he thinks he's unearthed a worthless
piece of junk. But Borkman's mysterious writings turn out to be much more--plans to turn the world into an
icy wasteland. By the time ghastly weather sets in and Anthony realizes it's Borkman's
fanatical son who is bent on carrying out his father's horrific work, it may be too late to stop him.
Anthony Monday's adventures continue in The Mansion in the Mist.

Bellairs, John. The House with a Clock in its Walls (Grades 3-7)
Orphaned Lewis Barnavelt comes to live with his Uncle Jonathan and quickly learns that both his uncle and
his next-door neighbor are witches on a quest to discover the terrifying clock ticking within the walls of
Jonathan's house. Can the three of them save the world from certain destruction?
Brad Strickland continues the adventures of Lewis Barnavelt in the following works:
          John Bellair's Lewis Barnavelt in The Specter from the Magician's Museum
          John Bellair's Lewis Barnavelt in The Beast under the Wizard's Bridge

Boston, L. M.     The Children of Green Knowe (Grades 4-7)
Tolly comes to live with his great-grandmother at the ancient house of Green Knowe and becomes friends
with three children who lived there in the seventeenth century.

Cameron, Eleanor.    The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet (Grades 4-7)
A mystery man inspires two boys to build a space ship that takes them to the planet of Basidium to help the
Mushroom people. Sequels:
        Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet
        Time and Mr. Bass: A Mushroom Planet Book.

Carroll, Lewis.     Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Grades 4-7)
The classic tale of the curious girl who tumbled down a rabbit hole into Wonderland has enchanted readers
for 140 years.

Chetwin, Grace.    Tales of Gom in the Legends of Ulm (Grades 5-8)
Gom, the son of a poor woodcutter and his Wizard wife, grows up with his father after his mother leaves
home. When he finally sets forth to seek his destiny, he discovers that he has unusual powers of his own,
which make him a key figure in the battle to save the world of Ulm from destruction.
        Gom on Windy Mountain
        The Riddle and the Rune
        The Crystal Stair
        The Starstone

Climo, Shirley.     Magic and Mischief: Tales from Cornwall (Grades 3-7)
Long before Cornwall was inhabited by humans, it was home to a myriad of mysterious creatures. This
collection of stories shares the secrets of the giants, Spriggans, Knackers, and changelings who inhabited
and ruled the moors, mountains, and seacoasts of Cornwall. Each shivery tale is preceded by an
introduction to Cornwall's wondrous inhabitants, and is followed by helpful tips on what to do should you
encounter one of these unearthly creatures.

Colfer, Eoin. Artemis Fowl (Grades 5+)
When a twelve-year-old 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 particularly nasty troll. Sequels:
         Artemis Fowl : The Arctic Incident
         Artemis Fowl : The Eternity Code

Cooper, Susan. The Boggart (Grades 4-7)
When the Volnik family of Toronto inherits an ancient castle in Scotland, they also inherit the Boggart, a
mischievous spirit that has lived there for centuries. When the Volniks unwittingly bring the Boggart back
to Canada, the results are explosive. Sequel: The Boggart and the Monster.

Cooper, Susan. The Dark is Rising Sequence (Grades 4-7)
On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six
magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark. Further adventures
         The Dark is Rising
         The Grey King
         Over Sea, Under Stone
         Silver on the Tree

Coville, Bruce. Unicorn Chronicles (Grades 5-8)
This is the magical story of Cara, a girl sent on a mission by her grandmother to the land of the unicorns.
Only Cara can protect the unicorns and their world from invasion.
          Into the Land of the Unicorns
          The Song of the Wanderer

Coville, Bruce. Magic Shop Books (Grades 4-7)
Be careful what you buy in Mr. Elives mysterious magic shop. You might get a dragon's egg, a talking
toad or a wise-cracking skull and wind up having adventure of a lifetime. Honest!
         Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
         Jennifer Murdley's Toad
         The Skull of Truth

Crossley-Holland, Kevin. The Arthur Trilogy (Grades 4-7)
In late twelfth-century England, a thirteen year old boy named Arthur recounts how Merlin gives him a
magical seeing stone which shows him images of the legendary King Arthur, the events of whose life seem
to have many parallels to his own.
          The Seeing Stone
          At the Crossing-Places
Cushman, Karen. Catherine, Called Birdy (Grades 5-7)
The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the
events of her life, including her longing for adventure, and her efforts to avoid being married off.

Cushman, Karen. Matilda Bone (Grades 5-7)
Fourteen-year-old Matilda is an apprentice bonesetter and practitioner of medicine in a village in medieval

Cushman, Karen. The Midwife’s Apprentice (Grades 5-7)
In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife.

Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Grades 3-7)
Join Charlie Bucket, his grandfather, and four lucky contest winners on a tour through the factory of the
mysterious candy mogul Willy Wonka.

Dahl, Roald. James and the Giant Peach: A Children's Story (Grades 3-7)
A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects
he meets inside a giant peach.

Dahl, Roald. Matilda (Grades 4-6)
Meet Matilda, book lover and child genius. When she decides to match wits with school headmistress Miss
Trunchbull- two hundred pounds of mean, kid-hating bully- get ready for lots of laughs.

Duane, Diane. The Young Wizards Series (Grades 6+)
The adventures of thirteen-year-old Nita and Kit, who become wizards because of a book they found in the
         So You Want to Be a Wizard?
         Deep Wizardry
         High Wizardry
         A Wizard Abroad
         The Wizard’s Dilemma

Eager, Edward. Half Magic (Grades 4-6)
Four children looking forward to an ordinary summer enjoy a series of fantastic adventures by double-
wishing on an ancient coin.

Ende, Michael. The Neverending Story (Grades 5+)
After shy, awkward Bastian becomes a character in the mysterious book he is reading, he discovers he has
an important mission to fulfill.

Fletcher, Susan. Dragon Series (Grades 5-9)
The dragons are in danger, and it's up to a few young people with special talents to save them.
         Dragon's Milk
         The Flight of the Dragon Kyn
         Sign of the Dove

Fletcher, Susan. Shadow Spinner (Grades 5-9)
When Marjan, a thirteen-year-old crippled girl, joins the Sultan's harem in ancient Persia, she gathers for
Shahrazad the stories which will save the queen's life.

Funke, Cornelia. Dragon Rider (Grades 6+)
After learning that humans are headed towards his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a
brownie, and an orphan boy in a quest to find the legendary valley known as the Rim of Heaven.

Funke, Cornelia. Inkheart (Grades 6+)
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns theat her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can “read”
fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

Funke, Cornelia. The Thief Lord (Grades 6+ )
Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the younger one, are sought by a
detective hired by their aunt, but they have found shelter with—and protection from—Venice’s “Thief

Furlong, Monica. Wise Child (Grades 5+)
Abandoned by both her parents, nine-year-old Wise Child goes to live with the witch woman
Juniper, who begins to train her in the ways of herbs and magic. Sequel: Juniper.

Gannett, Ruth Chrisman. My Father's Dragon (Grades 2+)
A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to
ferry them across the river on Wild Island. Sequels:
         Elmer and the Dragon
         The Dragons of Blueland

Garner, Alan. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (Grades 7+)
The goblins, witches, and other ghastly creatures that plague Susan and Colin are inexplicable until Susan
discovers that the stone in her bracelet is the magical Firefrost which must be returned to the good wizard
Cadellin immediately if it is to continue to protect the world from evil powers.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Just Ella (Grades 7-9)
So much for living happily ever after! In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella
finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and
royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Shadow Children Books (Grades 4-7)
In the future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has
lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family’s farm, until another “third” convinces him that
the government is wrong.
          Among the Hidden
          Among the Imposters
          Among the Betrayed
          Among the Barons

Hoeye, Michael. Time Stops for No Mouse (Grades 3+)
When Linka Perflinger, a jaunty mouse, brings a watch into his shop to be repaired and then disappears,
Hermux Tantamoq is caught up in a world of dangerous search for eternal youth as he
tries to find out what happened to her.

Ibbotson, Eva. Dial-A-Ghost (Grades 3-6)
A family of nice ghosts protects a British orphan from the diabolical plans of his evil guardians.

Ibbotson, Eva. Island of the Aunts (Grades 4-8)
As they get older, several sisters decide that they must kidnap children and bring them to their secluded
island home to help with the work of caring for an assortment of unusual sea creatures.

Ibbotson, Eva. The Secret of Platform 13 (Grades 4-7)
Odge Gribble, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission
through a magical tunnel from their Island to London to rescue their King and Queen's son who had been
stolen as an infant.

Ibbotson, Eva. Which Witch (Grades 5-9)
Deciding that he must sire a child to carry on his tradition of Loathing Light and Blighting the Beautiful,
the Great Wizard Arriman announces a competition among the witches of Todcaster, one of whom will
marry him.

Jacques, Brian. Redwall Series (Grades 5+)
The adventures of the animal inhabitants of Redwall Abbey, who battle the villainous hordes of animal
enemies, in the tradition of Martin the Warrior mouse, who kept the peace with his legendary sword.
         Mariel of Redwall
         Martin the Warrior
         The Bell Maker
         Outcast of Redwall
         The Great Redwall Feast (picture book)
         Pearls of Lutra
         The Long Patrol
         The Legend of Luke
         Lord Brocktree
         A Redwall Winter's Tale (picture book)
         Taggerung: A Tale from Redwall
         Triss: A Tale from Redwall

Jarvis, Robin. The Deptford Mice Trilogy (Grades 6+)
Daring mice battle evil, including a Dark Lord worshiped by rats.
         The Dark Portal
         The Crystal Prison

Jarrell, Randall. The Animal Family (Grades 3+)
Enchanting, classic story (with charming illustrations by Maurice Sendak) of a special family living in a
wilderness by the sea.

Jones, Diana Wynne. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci (Grades 5+)
Adventures of the Chrestomanci, an enchanter with nine lives, whose job is to control the practice of magic
in the infinite parallel universes of the Twelve Related Worlds.
          Charmed Life
          The Lives of Christopher Chant
          Witch Week
          The Magicians of Caprona

Jones, Diana Wynne. The Dalemark Quartet (Grades 7+)
When their father, a traveling minstrel, is killed, three children involved in rebellion and intrigue inherit a
lute-like cwidder with more than musical powers. And so the Dalemark adventures begin:
          Cart and Cwidder
          Drowned Ammet
          The Spell Coats
          Crown of Dalemark.

Jones, Diana Wynne. The Dark Lord of Derkholm (Grades 7-10)
Derk, an unconventional wizard, and his magical family become involved in a plan to put a stop to the
devastating tours of their world arranged by the tyrannical Mr. Chesney. Sequel: Year of the Griffin

Jones, Diana Wynne. Fire and Hemlock (Grades 7+)
At nineteen, Polly has two sets of sometimes overlapping, sometimes conflicting memories, the real-life
ones of school days and her parents' divorce, and the heroic adventure ones that began the day she
accidentally gate-crashed a funeral and met the cellist Thomas Lynn.

Jones, Diana Wynne. Howl’s Moving Castle (Grades 6+)
Eldest of three sisters in a land where that is considered a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat
shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman. Looking for someone to reverse the spell, she
winds up in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl. Sequel: Castle in the Air.

Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth (Grades 4-8)
A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure
for his boredom.

King-Smith, Dick. Lady Daisy (Grades 3-5)
Nine-year-old Ned faces a lot of teasing when he decides to keep a Victorian doll that speaks only to him.

Kraan, Hanna. The Wicked Witch Series (Grades 3-5)
The continuing adventures of a not-quite-so-wicked witch who lives in the forest with an owl, a
hare, and a hedgehog.
         Tales of the Wicked Witch
         The Wicked Witch Is at It Again
         Flowers for the Wicked Witch

L’Engle, Madeleine. (Grades 4+)
A series of adventures with the Murry children, involving unearthly strangers, dragons, evil dictators , and
the fate of the universe.
          A Wrinkle in Time
          A Swiftly Tilting Planet
          A Wind in the door

LeGuin, Ursula K. Catwings (Grades 3+)
Four young cats with wings leave the city slums in search of a safe place to live, finally meeting two
children with kind hands. Sequel:
Catwings Return (Grades 3+)
Wishing to visit their mother, two winged cats leave their new country home to return to the city, where
they discover a winged kitten in a building imminently to be demolished.

LeGuin, Ursula K. The Chronicles of Earthsea (Grades 5+)
In the first Earthsea adventure, a boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed
on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.
          A Wizard of Earthsea
          Tombs of Atuan
          The Farthest Shore
          Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea

Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted (Grades 5-8)
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to
obey any order given to her.

Levine, Gail Carson. The Princess Tales (Grades 3-6)
Humorous fairy tale retellings.
        The Fairy’s Mistake -- Perrault's tale of the fairy Ethelinda and the twin sisters
        The Princess Test -- Hans Christian Anderson's The Princess and the Pea
        Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep -- Sleeping Beauty

Levy, Robert. Clan of the Shape-Changers (Grades 6-8)
Having inherited the power to change into any kind of animal, sixteen-year-old Susan joins the fight against
the greedy shaman Ometerer, who is attempting to steal this secret from her people and then destroy them.

Lewis, C. S. The Chronicles of Narnia (Grades 3-6)
When four children enter the enchanted wooden wardrobe in the old professor's house, they also enter the
magical land of Narnia- a vivid, dreamlike place of high adventure...of Good and Evil...where children can
reign as Kings and Queens!
         The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
         Prince Caspian
         The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
         The Magician's Nephew
         The Horse and his Boy
         The Silver Chair
         The Last Battle

MacDonald, Betty. The Adventures of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (Grades 2-5)
The humorous antics of a woman with a magic way of curing children's bad habits.
       Hello Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
       Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
       Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm
       Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic

Mahy, Margaret.     The Pirate’s Mixed Up Voyage (Grades 3-6)
Captain Wafer and the crew of the Sinful Sausage set sail for the Thousand Islands with a plot to kidnap a
famous inventor, only to be thwarted by a witch, a firedrake, and the dastardly Dr. Silkweed.

McCleary, William. Wolf Story (Grades 3+)
A young father tells his five-year-old son humorous variations on the theme of a hen escaping the clutches
of a wily wolf.

McKillip, Patricia A. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld (Grades 7+)
A wizard, accustomed to the company only of great legendary beasts, is introduced to the human world
with all its sorrows and delights when a baby comes into her care.

Morris, Gerald. Arthurian Legends (Grades 5-8)
The adventures of Sir Gawain, as seen through the eyes of his squire.
         The Squire’s Tale
         The Squire, His Knight and His Lady
         The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf
         Parsifal’s Page
         The Ballad of Sir Dinadan
         The Princess, The Crone, and the Dung-Cart Knight

Nesbit, E. The Enchanted Castle (Grades 4-6)
Four children, their governess, and a love-sick English lord, find adventure, friendship and ultimately love
in a truly enchanted garden where anything can happen.

Nesbit, E. Five Children and It (Grades 4-6)
“It” is a Psammead, a sand fairy which gives the children who find it a wish a day. Their wishes bring a lot
of excitement, but often trouble too.

Nicholson, William. The Wind on Fire Trilogy (Grades 5-8)
The efforts of Kestrel Hath and her twin brother Bowman to save the people of Amaranth, first from the
stifling rules and standardized tests required of everyone, then from invasion and enslavement. Fortunately
they have the magic of the Wind Singer to help them in their quests.
          The Wind Singer: An Adventure
         Slaves of the Mastery

Nix, Garth. Sabriel (Grades 6+)
Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old
Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead. Sequels:
          Lirael, daughter of the Clayr

Nix, Garth. Keys to the Kingdom series (Grades 3-6)
Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to die at a young age, but is saved by a key that is shaped like the minute
hand of a clock.
         Mister Monday
         Grim Tuesday

Oppel, Kenneth. Silverwing (Grades 4+)
When a newborn bat named Shade but sometimes called "Runt" becomes separated from his colony during
migration, he grows in ways that prepare him for even greater journeys. Sequels:

Paolini, Christopher. Eragon (Grades 5+)
In Alagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves
his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

Pierce, Meredith Ann. The Firebringer Trilogy (Grades 7+)
The prince of the unicorns pursues his destiny to save his kind from their enemies by seeking fire in a
distant land of two-footed creatures and then forming an alliance so that the unicorns can return to their
ancestral homeland.
          The Birth of the Firebringer
          Dark Moon
          The Son of Summer Stars

Pierce, Meredith Ann. The Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood. (Grades 8-10)
Hannah, a healer with unusual powers, leaves the wizard she has always served and, along with her animal
companions, begins a journey which uncovers the truth about her real nature.

Pierce, Tamora. Circle of Magic (Grades 6-10)
Four young misfits find themselves living in a strictly disciplined temple community where they become
friends while also learning to do crafts and to use their powers, especially magic.
         Sandry's Book
         Tris's Book
         Daja's Book
         Briar's Book

Pierce, Tamora. The Circle Opens (Grades 6-10)
The further adventures of Sandry, Tris, Daja and Briar, now teenagers and still practicing magic.
         Magic Steps
         Street Magic
         Cold Fire

Pierce, Tamora. The Immortals (Grades 6-10)
The mage Numair, the knight Alanna, and Queen Thayet enlist thirteen-year-old Daine's help to battle the
dreadful immortal creatures that have recently begun to attack the kingdom of Tortall.
         Wild Magic
         Wolf Speaker
         Emperor Mage
         The Realm of the Gods

Pierce, Tamora. Protector of the Small (Grades 6-10)
The struggles of Keladry of Mindalen, daughter of nobles, to prove herself to the males around her and
fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a knight.
          First Test
          Lady Knight

Pierce, Tamora. Song of the Lioness (Grades 7+)
Alanna, who aspires to become a knight even though she is a girl, disguises herself as a boy to become first
a royal page and then a squire, a decision that will teach her many hard lessons along her path to high
         Alanna: The First Adventure
         In the Hand of the Goddess
         The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
         Lioness Rampant

Pope, Elizabeth Marie.    The Perilous Gard (Grades 5-9)
In 1558 while imprisoned in a remote castle, a young girl becomes involved in a series of events that leads
to an underground labyrinth peopled by the last practitioners of druidic magic.

Prelutsky, Jack.    Monday’s Troll (Grades 3-6)
A collection of seventeen poems about such unsavory characters as witches, ogres, wizards, trolls, giants, a
yeti, and seven grubby goblins.

Pullman, Philip. His Dark Materials Trilogy (Grades 6+)
Accompanied by her shape-shifting daemon and a golden compass that tells only the truth, Lyra Belacqua
sets out to rescue her father and prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the
subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North. But this is only the beginning of her adventures:
          The Golden Compass
          The Subtle Knife
          The Amber Spyglass

Regan, Dian Curtis. Princess Nevermore (Grades 5+)
Young Princess Quinn makes a wish in a wizard's circle and finds herself stranded on the other side of the
wishing pool -- on Earth.

Reid-Banks, Lynn. The Indian in the Cupboard books (Grades 3-6)
A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself
involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.
        The Indian in the Cupboard
        The Return of the Indian
        The Secret of the Indian
        The Mystery of the Cupboard

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter Series (Grades 4+)
If you liked them once, you'll like them again! Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a
young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and
          Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
          Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
          Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
          Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
         Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Scieszka, Jon. The Time Warp Trio (Grades 3-6)
After receiving a magic book for his birthday from his uncle, Joe, Fred and Sam are transported to different
times, places and adventures -- all made possible by the pages of a book.
         Knights of the Kitchen Table
         The Not-So-Jolly Roger
         The Good, the Bad and the Goofy
         Your Mother Was a Neanderthan
         Tut, Tut
         Summer Reading Is Killing Me
         It's All Greek to Me
         See you later, gladiator
         Sam Samurai
         Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge?

Sherman, Josepha. Child of Faerie, Child of Earth (Grades 7+)
Percinet, half-human son of the queen of Faerie, falls in love with a mortal, the daughter of a medieval
count, and leaves the realm of magic to defend her against her cruel sorceress stepmother.

Sherman, Josepha.       Windleaf (Grades 7+)
In 1510 eighteen-year-old Thierry, orphaned Count of Foretterre, undertakes a series of difficult challenges
in order to free the half-human, half-fairy girl he loves from her cold-hearted father, the Lord of Faerie.

Smith, Sherwood.         Crown Duel. (Grades 5-8)
To fulfill their father's dying wish, teenage Countess Meliara and her brother Branaric organize a revolution
against a greedy king. Sequel: Court Duel

Smith, Sherwood.      Wren Trilogy (Grades 6-9)
With the help of a prince and an apprentice wizard, Wren rescues her best friend, Princess Tess, from the
fortress of a wicked king and then leads her friends in battle against the forces of evil.
          Wren to the Rescue
          Wren’s Quest
          Wren’s War

Snicket, Lemony. A Series of Unfortunate Events (Grades 4-7)
After the death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other to outwit the evil
Count Olaf, who will do anything to get his hands on their fortune.
         The Bad Beginning
         The Reptile Room
         The Wide Window
         The Miserable Mill
         The Austere Academy
         The Ersatz Elevator
         The Vile Village
         The Hostile Hospital
         The Carnivorus Carnival
         The Slippery Slope
         The Grim Grotto

Steig, William. Abel's Island (Grade 3+)
Abel is a rich and silly mouse whose life is full of fun, picnics and parties. One day he is swept away in a
rainstorm to a deserted island. To survive the winter, pampered Abel will have to work hard at building a
home and gathering food. Will he be able to survive and return home?
Strickland, Brad.      Dragon’s Plunder (Grades 5-8)
After he is kidnapped by former pirates because of his ability to whistle up the wind, Jamie (15) agrees to
help their leader, a living corpse, find the dragon of Windrose Island.

Stroud, Jonathan. The Bartimaeus Trilogy (Grades 6+)
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.
         The Amulet of Samarkand
         The Golem’s Eye

Tolkein, J. R. R.    The Hobbit (Grades 5+)
Prequel to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins goes adventuring with dwarves, finds a ring that makes
him invisible, helps fight a dragon, and lives to tell the tale.

Tolkein, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings (Grades 7+)
Frodo Baggins and his hobbit companions join a fellowship of wizard, elvin, dwarf and human heroes.
Their mission -- to destroy the one ring in the fires of Mt Doom before Sauron can recover it.
         The Fellowship of the Ring
         The Two Towers
         The Return of the King

Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins Series (Grades 3-7)
The wind brings two English children a new nanny who slides up the bannister and introduces them to
some delightful people and experiences.
         Mary Poppins
         Mary Poppins Comes Back
         Mary Poppins Opens the Door
         Mary Poppins in the Park
         Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane
         Mary Poppins and the House Next Door

Ure, Jean.   The Wizard in the Woods (Grades 4-6)
Ben-Muzzy, a second-class junior wizard, bungles a spell during his Junior Wizard exams and ends up lost
in a wood somewhere- which is where he meets twins Joel and Gemma. That's when the real adventures

Waugh, Sylvia. The Mennyms Adventures (Grades 4+)
The Mennyms, a family of life-size rag dolls living in a house in England and pretending to be human, see
their peaceful existence threatened when the house’s owner announces he is coming from Australia for a
         Mennyms in the Wilderness
         Mennyms Under Siege
         Mennyms Alone
         Mennyms Alive

White, E.B. Charlotte's Web (Grades 3+)
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until
his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.

White, E.B. Stuart Little (Grades 3+)
The adventure of a shy, philosophical little mouse in New York City.

Winthrop, Elizabeth.     The Castle in the Attic (Grades 4-6)
A gift of a toy castle, complete with silver knight, introduces William to an adventure involving magic and
a personal quest. Sequel: The Battle for the Castle

Wrede, Patricia C.    The Book of Enchantments
Enchanting short stories that involve magic.

Wrede, Patricia C.      The Enchanted Forest Chronicles (Grades 4-8)
Bored with traditional palace life, Princess Cimorene goes to work for the King of the Dragons and joins
the battle against disreputable wizards who want to steal the dragons' kingdom.
          Dealing with Dragons
          Searching for Dragons
          Calling on Dragons
          Talking to Dragons

Yep, Laurence. Dragon Series. (Grades 7+)
A dragon named Shimmer, a monkey wizard, a reformed witch, and two humans go on a quest to mend the
magic cauldron needed to repair the dragon's home and wind up joining in the war against the evil Boneless
        Dragon of the Lost Sea
        Dragon Steel
        Dragon Cauldron
        Dragon War

Yolen, Jane. The Dragon's Boy: A Tale of Young King Arthur. (Grades 3-7)
Artos, a 13-year-old orphan being raised by Sir Ectos, stumbles into the cave of a lonely dragon. When the
dragon offers to teach him the game of wisdom, Artos accepts, and becomes the Pendragon--the son of the
dragon. And with the dragon's guidance, Artos sets out on a journey to a destiny he never dreamed could be
his own.

Yolen, Jane. The Faery Flag. (Grades 4-7)
A collection of stories and poems on various fairy tale, ghost, or supernatural themes.

 Yolen, Jane. Wizard's Hall. (Grades 5-9)
Poor Henry. It's not enough that his mother has sent him away from home to learn magic. It's not enough
that everyone at his new school calls him Thornmallow because he's "prickly on the outside, squishy
within". It's not enough that the only talent he shows at Wizard's Hall is an ability to make messes of even
the simplest spells.

Yolen, Jane. The Young Merlin Trilogy. (Grades 3-8)
In an extraordinary new trilogy, Jane Yolen reimagines the origins and boyhood of the greatest wizard of
all time with wonder, humor and emotion. The story begun in Passager will continue in Hobby and
conclude in Merlin.

List updated 11-20-04
Princeton Public Library

To top