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Fantasy for Grades 6–8

Books are shelved in the Junior High (Y) Fiction section. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Author Title Call Number
AlexanderGoblin Secrets
Hoping to find his lost brother, Rownie escapes the home of the witch Graba and joins an acting troupe of goblins. (223 pp.)
Y Alexander
AlexanderThe Book of Three
Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular pig, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil. (217 pp.)
Y Alexander
Black and ClareThe Iron Trial
Warned away from magic all his life, Callum tries to fail the admissions trials to the Magisterium, only to be drawn into its ranks against his will. (295 pp.)
Y Black
BlackwoodJinx
Jinx encounters magic and danger as he grows up in the deep, dark forest known as the Urwald. (360 pp.)
Y Blackwood
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
ColferArtemis Fowl
When a young evil genius captures a fairy and demands a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back! (277 pp.)
Y Colfer
CooperThe Dark Is Rising
Will discovers he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to help them triumph over the evil forces of the Dark. (230 pp.)
Y Cooper
FlanaganThe Ruins of Gorlan
When Will is rejected by Battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt. (249 pp.)
Y Flanagan
GaimanCoraline
Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar yet disturbingly different from her own. (162 pp.)
Y Gaiman
HalePrincess Academy
While attending a strict academy for potential princesses, Miri discovers unexpected talents. (314 pp.)
Y Hale
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
JohnsonThe Mark of the Dragonfly
Since her father's death, Piper has eked out a living as a scavenger, but the arrival of a mysterious girl sends her on a dangerous journey to distant lands. (388 pp.)
Y Johnson
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
LoAsh
Ash must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves. (246 pp.)
Y Lo
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
NielsenMark of the Thief
When Nic finds himself in possession of a magical amulet, he becomes the center of a conspiracy to overthrow the emperor and destroy Rome. (339 pp.)
Y Nielsen
Okorafor-MbachuAkata 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
ParkArcher's Quest
Kevin Kim helps Chu-mong, a legendary king of ancient Korea, return to his own time. (167 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
PullmanThe Golden Compass
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to save kidnapped children from gruesome experiments in the Far North. (399 pp.)
Y Pullman
ShulmanThe Grimm Legacy
Elizabeth is drawn into frightening adventures involving objects stolen from the magical Grimm Collection at the library. (325 pp.)
Y Shulman
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
WhiteThe Thickety: A Path Begins
When Kara discovers her mother's spell book in the dangerous forest, she must decide if she'll use it, even though such magic is forbidden (488 pp.)
Y White
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
ZinnPoison
Kyra, a potions master, 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: 6/16

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