Fantasy/Science Fiction

  • Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry

    Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger.

  • The Dark Hills Divide by Patrick Carmen

    Inquisitive twelve-year-old Alexa Daley is spending another summer in the walled town of Bridewell. This year, she is set on solving the mystery of what lies beyond the walls.

  • Happenstance Found by P.W. Catanese

    Twelve-year-old Happenstance awakens in a cave with no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. Soon a mysterious trio arrives to take him away.

  • Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

    A quiet boy embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny -- and find his father -- in a strange world beneath New York City.

  • The Fire King by Paul Crilley

    With humans threatened by otherworldly creatures, orphans Emily and William Snow, and their friends find themselves two hundred years in the past, trapped in the London of 1666.  The Invisible Order, Book Two: The Fire King picks up right where Rise of the Darklings left off.

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

    What happens when the five luckiest children in the entire world walk through the doors of Willy Wonka's famous, mysterious chocolate factory?

  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

    When James drops magic crystals by the peach tree, the toy peach starts growing. Before long, its as big as a house and contains a secret entranceway.

  • The Field Guide by Toni DiTerlizzi

    When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.

  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

    The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she's sure it holds a secret that will save the city.

  • Half Magic by Edward Eager

    Vacationing cousins stumble into magical doings and whimsical adventures.

  • Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

    Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven --- which may not even exist.

  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

    Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.

  • A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

    In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive.

  • Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

    Government regulations limit families to two children each, so Luke, an illegal third-born, must live his life in secret, hidden in his family's farmhouse. Then he joins Jen, another "shadow child," for a chance to come out into the light.

  • Redwall by Brian Jacques

    When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

    It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

  • Savvy by Ingrid Law

    For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a "savvy"-a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen.

  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

    In this story based on Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

    Four children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

    Young girl named Minli lives in the valley of Fruitless mountain. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired, Minli sets off on a journey to find the Old Man on the Moon.

  • The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

    Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not.

  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

    Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him.

  • The Red Pyramind by Rick Riordan

    Since their mother’s death, Sadie has lived with her grandparents, and her brother has traveled the world with their father, the Egyptologist, Dr. Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a “research experiment” at the British Museum.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

    Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

  • Magyk by Angie Sage

    Septimus Heap, the seventh son of the seventh son, disappears the night he is born, pronounced dead by the midwife. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across an abandoned child in the snow -- a newborn girl with violet eyes.

  • The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

    Three siblings have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage. Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine.