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Fantasy Tales from Enchanted Worlds

 

 

A Pocket Full of Murder by R.J. Anderson

Series:Uncommon Magic

Twelve-year-old Isaveth eagerly accepts an opportunity to study at the most exclusive magical school in the city but her scholarship might prove be more a trap than a gift.

 

The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell

Series:The Uncommoners

Ivy Sparrow and her big brother Seb discover a city beneath London where ordinary objects have magical powers.

 

The Iron Trial by Holly Black

Series: Magisterium

Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.

 

A Sliver of Stardust by Marissa Burt

After a strange encounter at a science competition, Wren Matthews discovers a secret magical order known as the Fiddlers, and must learn to use the power of stardust to save them, herself, and the world from the return of a sinister enemy.

 

The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens by Henry Clark

Twelve-year-olds Ambrose, Tom, and Frankie are transported to the boys' hometown of Freedom Falls, Ohio, in 1852 when Frankie blows her Romani family's magical trombone, and to return home they will have to use both Morse code and the ancient form of divination known as the I-Ching.

 

The Peddler’s Road by Matthew Cody

While in Germany with their father, who is researching the Pied Piper legend, Max, nearly thirteen, and her brother Carter, ten, are spirited away to the magical land where the stolen children of Hamelin have been hidden since the thirteenth century.

 

Beyond the Kingdoms by Chris Colfer

Series: Land of Stories

The Masked Man possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can twins Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man?

 

Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret by D.D. Everest

Series: Archie Greene

Archie Greene has lived with his grandmother since he was a baby, but when a mysterious package arrives on his twelfth birthday with instructions to take it to a strange bookshop in Oxford, he finds himself involved with a secret society of people who protect the world's magical books.

 

A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee

When Annabel's mother abruptly leaves her with her two mysterious aunts, she is thrust into a magical side of Victorian London she never knew existed and discovers that she is the key to saving it from an evil wizard.

 

Oddly Normal. Book 1 by Otis Frampton

Series: Oddly Normal

Oddly explores a mad scientist's lair and receives a strange gift that will change her life.

 

Emma and the Blue Genie by Cornelia Funke

Eight--year-old Emma and her little dog, Tristan, take a magic carpet ride to the distant land of Barakash to help a genie recover his stolen magical nose ring.

 

Wildings by Eleanor Glewwe

Rivka, one of the magical elite, embarks on a quest to find her twin brother, Arik, who was sent away when he failed to develop his own magical abilities.

 

A Clatter of Jars by Lisa Graff

It's summertime and everyone is heading off to camp. For Talented kids, the place to be is Camp Atropos, where they can sing songs by the campfire, practice for the Talent show, and take some nice long dips in the lake. But what the kids don't know is that they've been gathered for a reason--one that the camp's director wants to keep hidden at all costs. Meanwhile, a Talent jar that has been dropped to the bottom of the lake has sprung a leak, and strange things have begun to happen.

 

One Wish by Michelle Harrison

Twelve-year-old Tanya Fairchild spends her summer vacation in the seaside town of Spinney Wicket, where she makes a new friend, learns about the fairy realm, and discovers a magical wishing tree.

 

Convergence by Stan Lee

Series: The Zodiac Legacy

Follows the experiences of a Chinese-American teen who is thrown into the middle of an epic global chase involving the release of twelve magical superpowers.

 

Charmed, I’m Sure by Sarah Littman

Meet Rosie White Charming. You probably know her parents, Snow and Prince. You would think that being the only daughter of two of the most famous people in fairy tale history would be awesome. But you would be wrong. After failing to secure a date for the Fall Festive dance, Rosie is on a mission to prove that the daughter of the fairest in the land can actually hold her own.

 

The Mysterious Moonstone by Eric Luper

Neither Cleo nor Evan like the new school librarian, Ms. Crowley, but they are very curious about where she disappears to at the back of the library, so one day they follow her--and find a secret door, a magical library full of locked books, and a letter from the previous librarian telling them that she is trapped somewhere between the covers of one of the enchanted books, and they must travel through the stories in order to save her.

 

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Yearning to find her missing father, 12-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow embarks on an adventure to find him by traveling through the mythical, upside-down, dangerous land of Furthermore along with a boy named Oliver, whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceit.

 

The Infinity Year of Avalon James by Dana Middleton

Facing bullying at home and her family being torn apart, Avalon anxiously waits with her best friend, Atticus, for the magical power they are supposed to inherit between their tenth and eleventh birthdays.

 

The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford

A quest story to find the three pieces of a magical engine which can either win the War of 1812...or stop it altogether.

 

Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures:  A Novel by Jackson Pearce

Series: Pip Bartlett

Possessing an ability to talk with magical creatures, including griffins, unicorns, and Fuzzles, Pip uses her talent to update a magic reference book and investigate a fuzzles invasion in spite of her friend Tomas' allergies.

 

The Maloneys’  Magical Weatherbox by Nigel Quinlan

When autumn fails to arrive at the end of summer, Irish siblings Nigel and Liz must battle for control of the seasons from the evil Mrs. Fitzgerald.

 

The Secret Box by Whitaker Ringwald

Series: Secret Box Books

On her twelfth birthday, Jax Malone receives an odd, unopenable present from an estranged aunt. When Jax and her cousins Ethan and Tyler go on a quest to open the box, they uncover a mystery with magical consequences.

 

Finding Gossamyr, Volume 1 by David Rodiguez

When Denny solves a perplexing math problem he and his sister are transported to Gossamyr, a magical land where math is key and Denny wields extraordinary power.

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling

While attending the Magical Congress of the United States of America in 1926, Newt Scamander is pursued by the wizarding authorities when dangerous beasts and their habitats escape from his magical briefcase.

 

The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan

Series: Map to Everywhere

Twelve-year-old Fin, a master thief from the pirate world of Khaznot Quay, and Marrill, also twelve, of Arizona, cross paths in the magical world of the Pirate Stream while on a quest for a mysterious map.

 

Enter a Glossy Web by McKenna Ruebush

A fantasy adventure about a young girl on a magical quest to rescue The Timekeeper in order to protect the future.

 

The Box and the Dragonfly by Ted Sanders

Series: The Keepers

Horace F. Andrews, armed with a strange wooden box, and Chloe Burke, wearing a mysterious dragonfly pendant, become entangled in a secret and ancient society striving to protect powerful devices from the evil Riven.

 

If the Magic Fits by Susan Schmid

Darling Dimple, a young orphan, discovers a closet full of magical dresses, each of which gives her the appearance of another person in the castle and that, along with her own magical abilities, helps her protect Princess Mariposa from betrayal as the castle swarms with suitors.

 

The Chosen Prince by Diane Stanley

Prince Alexos, the long-awaited champion of the goddess Athene, follows the course of his destiny through war and loss and a deadly confrontation with his enemy to its end: shipwreck on a magical, fog-shrouded island. There he meets the unforgettable Aria and faces the greatest challenge of his life.

 

The Secret Keepers by Trenton Stewart

When twelve-year-old Reuben finds a peculiar, magical watch that has the power to turn its wearer invisible, he's propelled on the adventure of a lifetime.

 

Ninja Timmy by Henrik Tamm

In the city of Elyzandrium, an intrepid cat and his animal friends meet an inventor of magical toys, investigate the case of the stolen laughter, and ultimately become a successful crime fighting gang of ninjas.

 

Going, Going, Gone by Nicholas Time

Series: In Due Time

Three middle schoolers travel back in time to the 1950s with the help of a magical library book.

 

Jack Death by M.L. Windsor

Jack and Nadine, two ordinary kids with pretty unusual parents, live in a place inhabited by magical creatures with a big problem after a villain destroys the Magical Creature Reserve, releasing some ghastly creatures into their midst.

 

The Vanishing Island by Barry Wolverton

A young boy named Bren sets out on the high seas with a mysterious admiral to search for a legendary map that leads to an object of unspeakable power.

 
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