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The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet
by Tony Abbott

After entering the tiny room under the stairs, three friends find themselves in a magic world of shiny red men and flying lizards. They face great challenges in order to survive and make their way back home. Series title: Secrets of Droon


The Book of Three
by Lloyd Alexander

Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil. Series title: Chronicles of Prydain.

 


The Lost Years of Merlin
by T.A. Barron

A young boy, who has no identity nor memory of his past, washes ashore on the coast of Wales and finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures. Series title: The Lost Years of Merlin.

 


Gregor the Overlander
by Suzanne Collins

When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy. Series title: Underland Chronicles


Over Sea, Under Stone
by Susan Cooper

Three children, on a holiday in Cornwall, find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest for a grail that is said to reveal the true story of King Arthur. Series title: The Dark is Rising.


Jennifer Murdley's Toad
by Bruce Coville

When an ordinary-looking fifth grader purchases a talking toad, she embarks on a series of extraordinary adventures. Series title: A Magic Shop Book.

 


Matilda
by Roald Dahl

Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.


So You Want to Be a Wizard?
by Diane Duane

Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies because she won't fight back, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry, which guides her into another dimension. Companion volume to: Deep Wizardry, High Wizardry, and A Wizard Abroad.


Half Magic
by Edward Eager

Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.


The Ruins of Gorlan
by John Flanagan

When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by the battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger. Series title: Ranger's Apprentice


The Secret of Platform 13
by Eva Ibbotson

Odge Gribble, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey and a giant ogre on their mission through a magical tunnel from their island to London to rescue their King and Queen's son who had been stolen as an infant.


Dark Lord of Derkholm
by Diana Wynne Jones

Derk, an unconventional wizard, and his magical family become involved in a plan to put a stop to the devastating tours of their world arranged by the tyrannical Mr. Chesney. Sequel: Year of the Griffin


A Wizard Named Nell
by Jackie French Koller

Although the apprentice Keeper has always been a boy, eleven-year-old Arenelle, a promising young Witch who has just reached the age of Magic, decides to take on the difficult quest aided by her pet demidragon, Minna. Series title: Keepers


A Wizard of Earthsea
by Ursula K. Le Guin

A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard. Series title: The Earthsea Trilogy


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

Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magical land of Narnia where they assist its ruler, Aslan, in defeating the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter. Series title: Chronicles of Narnia.


Dragonflight
by Anne McCaffrey

At a time when the number of Dragonriders has fallen too low for safety and only one Weyr trains the creatures and their riders, the Red Star approaches Pern, threatening the planet with disaster. Series title: Dragonriders of Pern


Midnight for Charlie Bone
by Jenny Nimmo

Charlie Bone's life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking. Series title: Children of the Red King


Sabriel
by Garth Nix

Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead. Series title: The Abhorsen Trilogy


Eragon
by Christopher Paolini

Eragon, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage, finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic and power. Series title: Inheritance Trilogy


Sandry's Book
by Tamora Pierce

Four young misfits find themselves living in a strictly disciplined temple community where they become friends while learning to use their magical powers. Series title: The Circle of Magic


The Golden Compass
by Philip Pullman

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North. Series title: His Dark Materials


Rowan of Rin
by Emily Rodda

Because only he can read the magical map, young, weak and timid Rowan joins six other villagers to climb a mountain and try to restore their water supply, as fears of a dragon and other horrors threaten to drive them back. Series title: Rowan of Rin


Magyk
by Angie Sage

After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard while being pursued by agents of those who killed her mother. Series title: Septimus Heap


Dealing With Dragons
by Patricia C. Wrede

Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom. Series titles: Enchanted Forest Chronicles


Passager
by Jane Yolen

A foundling rediscovers his identity through the help of the falconer who adopts him. Series title: The Young Merlin Trilogy