Children’s Fiction Bibliography WHILE WAITING FOR THE NEW "HARRY POTTER" BOOKS If you like the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, here are some other fantasy/magic books that you can enjoy. Many are books in a series. Reading level on most of these: 4th - 8th grades. Alexander, Lloyd. Chronicles of Prydain series. A young pigkeeper must battle the Horned King and destroy the Black Cauldron to rescue Princess Eilonwy. Byng, Georgia. Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism. English orphan Molly Moon takes her talent for hypnotism to gain fame in New York City. Colfer, Eoin. Artemis Fowl series. Twelve-year-old evil genius Artemis Fowl battles the fairy folk for his family’s long-lost fortune. Cooper, Susan. The Dark Is Rising series. Three children set out to find the grail of King Arthur, touching off a struggle between the forces of good and evil. Duane, Diane. So You Want To Be A Wizard. Thirteen year old Nita and her fellow teen wizard Kit find the help they need in a library book on wizardry. Ibbotson, Eva. The Secret of Platform 13. Odge, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission to rescue the King's son. Jones, Diana Wynne. Archer’s Good. Howard and his sister are determined to find how their father's writings have kept the mysterious and powerful Archer from leaving their town to rule the world. Children’s Services Fundamentals Workshop Winter//Spring 2004- This material has been created by Penny Peck for the Infopeople Project [infopeople.org], supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Any use of this material should credit the author and funding source. GREAT NATURE AND SURVIVAL NOVELS FOR GRADES 4-8 George, Jean Craighead. My Side of the Mountain. Sam Gribley must learn to survive when stuck in the wilderness of the Catskill Mountains with only a falcon for a friend. Also see the sequels ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN and FRIGHTFUL’S MOUNTAIN. Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet. Brian is the sole survivor of a plane crash, and he has to find his own food and shelter in the forest for nearly 2 months. Also check out the sequels BRIAN’S WINTER and BRIAN’S RETURN. Myers, Anna. Stolen by the Sea. Two teenagers, Maggie and Felipe, are stranded during a powerful hurricane in Texas. Can they overcome their differences to join together to survive? Morey, Walt. Death Walk. Joel must learn to trust Mike, who is on the run from the law, to survive in the Alaskan wilderness and befriend two wolves. By the author of GENTLE BEN. Eckert, Allan W. Incident at Hawk’s Hill. A six year old wanders off onto the Canadian prairie, where only a badger is there for companionship. Also see the sequel RETURN TO HAWK’S HILL. George, Jean Craighead. Julie of the Wolves. Miyax, a 13-year-old Native Alaskan girl, runs away from home to avoid an arranged marriage. She soon learns she won’t survive without befriending a pack of wolves. Also see the sequel JULE and JULIE’S WOLF PACK. Hiaasen, Carl. Hoot. Roy helps another boy try to save a burrow of owls from a greedy construction developer. Children’s Services Fundamentals Workshop Winter//Spring 2004- This material has been created by Penny Peck for the Infopeople Project [infopeople.org], supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Any use of this material should credit the author and funding source.