Fantastic Fantasy - Middle Grade Books
·Middle Grade Books that are Great Reads from the Fantasy Genre
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Shadow Magic (Shadow Magic, #1)
Shadow Magic Series by Joshua Khan -- Lilith Shadow wasn't supposed to be ruler of Gehenna. But following the murder of her family, young Lily became the last surviving member of House Shadow, a long line of dark sorcerers. Her country is surrounded by enemies and the only way she can save it is by embracing her heritage and practicing the magic of the undead. But how can she when, as a girl, magic is forbidden to her?
The Fire Within (The Last Dragon Chronicles, #1)
Last Dragon Chronicles by Chris d'Lacey -- When David moves in with Elizabeth Pennykettle and her eleven-year-old daughter, Lucy, he discovers a collection of clay dragons that come to life. David's own special dragon inspires him to write a story, which reveals the secrets behind a mystery. In order to solve the mystery and save his dragon, David must master the magic of the fire within—not only with his hands but also with his heart.
Dragon Rider (Dragon Rider, #1)
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke -- With lonely Ben aboard, brave dragon Firedrake seeks mythical place where silver dragons can live in peace. Over moonlit lands and sparkling seas, they meet fantastic creatures, summon up surprising courage - and cross a ruthless villain with an ancient grudge determined to end their quest. Only a secret destiny can save the dragons and bring them the true meaning of home.
The Vampire's Photograph (Oliver Nocturne, #1)
Oliver Nocturne by Kevin Emmerson -- Oliver Nocturne has a fairly typical childhood - for a vampire. But Oliver is different from those around him - his gore-loving vampire schoolmates, his loving vampire parents, and his obnoxious older brother, Bane. That's because, unbeknownst to Oliver, he's a little more human than the rest of them.
The Flame of Olympus (Pegasus, #1)
Pegasus series by Kate O'Hearn -- When Pegasus crashes onto a Manhattan roof during a terrible storm, Emily’s life changes forever. Suddenly allied with a winged horse she’d always thought was mythical, Emily is thrust into the center of a fierce battle between the Roman gods and a terrifying race of multiarmed stone warriors called the Nirads.
The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1)
-- AUSTRALIAN -- Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan -- They have always scared him in the past — the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger's apprentice.
Joshua Dread (Joshua Dread #1)
Joshua Dread series by Lee Bacon -- For Joshua Dread, middle school is proving to be, well, awkward. Not only do bullies pick on him, but do you see those supervillains over there trying to flood the world? The ones that everyone, including his best friend Milton, are rooting for Captain Justice to take down? They're the Dread Duo, and they just happen to be his parents ...
The Book of Lies
--AUSTRALIAN -- The Book of Lies Trilogy by James Moloney -- The newest boy at Mrs. Timmins's Home for Orphans and Foundlings awakes at first light with no name and no memory. But a strange girl who hides among the shadows of the orphanage tells him that a mysterious wizard's creation, the Book of Lies, holds the answers, and then gives him one clue: "Your name is Marcel."
Midnight for Charlie Bone (The Children of the Red King, #1)
Children of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo -- Charlie Bone has a special gift- he can hear people in photographs talking! His scheming aunts decide to send him to Bloor Academy, a school for geniuses where he uses his gifts to discover the truth despite all the dangers that lie ahead.
Race to the End of the World (The Mapmaker Chronicles, …
-- AUSTRALIAN -- The Mapmaker Chronicles y A.L. Tait -- A map of the world? Why did the King want that? Everyone knew if you went too far in either direction you'd fall off the edge, into the jaws of Genesi, the fire-breathing dragon. A reluctant adventurer. A ship captained by a slave. A mysterious sea monster. And a race to the end of the world.
The Forbidden Library (The Forbidden Library, #1)
The Forbidden Library series by Django Wexler -- When Alice's father goes down in a shipwreck, she is sent to live with her uncle Geryon--an uncle she's never heard of and knows nothing about. He lives in an enormous manor with a massive library that is off-limits to Alice. But then she meets a talking cat. And even for a rule-follower, when a talking cat sneaks you into a forbidden library and introduces you to an arrogant boy who dares you to open a book, it's hard to resist.
The Outcasts (Brotherband Chronicles, #1)
-- AUSTRALIAN -- Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan -- They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger's Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys.
The Menagerie (Menagerie, #1)
Menagerie series by Tui T & Kari Sutherland -- Logan Wilde is accidentally drawn into the mysterious, dangerous world of the Menagerie when he discovers a griffin hiding under his bed . . . and it leads him straight to the weirdest girl in seventh grade, Zoe Kahn. Zoe is panicking. Her family has been guarding the Menagerie for centuries. If they don't get the cubs back fast, the whole place will be shut down.
The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedic…
The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart -- Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened.
Knife (Faery Rebels, #1)
Faery Rebels series by RJ Anderson -- Once upon a time, a fairy is born. She lives in an old oak tree at the bottom of a garden with the rest of the fairy folk. Never has she known a time when life hasn’t been hard, with many dangers and much adversity. But when she becomes the Hunter of the group and learns to do battle in the outside world, her adventures really take off...
The Grimm Legacy (The Grimm Legacy, #1)
The Grimm Legacy series by Polly Shulman -- Elizabeth has a new job at an unusual library - a lending library of objects, not books. In a secret room in the basement lies the Grimm Collection. That's where the librarians lock away powerful items straight out of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales; seven-league boots, a table that produces a feast at the blink of an eye, Snow White's stepmother's sinister mirror that talks in riddles.
The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire, #1)
Wings of Fire series by Tui T Sutherland -- The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy -- a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice. Five dragonets are collected to fulfill the prophecy ...
The Dragon in the Sock Drawer (Dragon Keepers, #1)
Dragon Keepers series by Kate Klimo -- COUSINS Jesse and Daisy have always wanted something magical to happen to them. So it’s a wish come true when Jesse’s newly found thunder egg hatches, and a helpless, tiny but very loud baby dragon pops out. Soon the two kids are at the dragon’s beck-and-call, trying to figure out what to feed her.
How to Catch a Bogle (City of Orphans, #1)
-- AUSTRALIAN -- City of Orphans series by Catherine Jinks -- Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her.
Evil Genius (Genius, #1)
-- AUSTRALIAN -- Evil Genius series by Catherine Jinks -- Cadel Piggott has a genius IQ and a fascination with systems of all kinds. At seven, he was illegally hacking into computers. Now he's fourteen and studying for his World Domination degree, taking classes like embezzlement, misinformation, forgery, and infiltration at the institute founded by criminal mastermind Dr. Phineas Darkkon.
Dragon Keeper (Dragon Keeper, #1)
-- AUSTRALIAN -- Dragon Keeper series by Carole Wilkinson -- Ping is a slave in a little-used royal palace on the edge of the Emperor's kingdom. Her tyrannic master is a cruel drunk who neglects his duties as Imperial Dragonkeeper and under his watch the Emperor's dragons numbers have dwindled. When one dragon dies, only the ancient and wise Long Danzi remains. His fate seems sealed - until Ping comes to his rescue in a moment of startling bravery that reveals her destiny.
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
His Dark Materials **11+ by Phillip Pullman -- "Northern Lights" introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.