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KCLS Recommends: Children's - Fantasy

The Amulet of Samarkand
The Amulet of Samarkand By Stroud, Jonathan (Book - 2003 ) Y STROUD Available in some locations

Annotation:Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace. Series. Ages 10-14

Bliss
Bliss By Littlewood, Kathryn (Book - 2012 ) J LITTLEWOOD Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 13 copies

Annotation:Twelve-year-old Rose Bliss wants to work magic in her family's bakery as her parents do, but when they are called away and Rose and her siblings are left in charge, the magic goes awry and a beautiful stranger tries to talk Rose into giving her the Bliss Cookery Booke. Ages 8-12

City of Ice
City of Ice By Yep, Laurence, 1948- (Book - 2011 ) J YEP Available in some locations

Annotation:From the islands of Hawaii, Scirye and her loyal companions pursue the villainous Mr. Roland and evil dragon Badik all the way to the city of Nova Hafnia in the icy Arctic Circle to prevent Roland from obtaining the power to alter the universe. Sequel to City of Fire. Ages 10-12

The Colossus Rises
The Colossus Rises By Lerangis, Peter (Book - 2013 ) J LERANGIS Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 48 copies

Annotation:Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem: in a few months, he's going to die and he needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him; however, the loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven't been seen in thousands of years. Ages 9 -12

The Dark Hills Divide
The Dark Hills Divide By Carman, Patrick (Book - 2005 ) J CARMAN Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 24 copies

Annotation:Inquisitive twelve-year-old Alexa Daley is spending another summer in the walled town of Bridewell where the townspeople are afraid of something unspeakable and as Alexa begins to unravel the truth, she discovers a strange and ancient enchantment -- and exposes a danger that could destroy everything she holds dear. Ages 9-12

Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror
Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror By Boylan, Jennifer Finney, 1958- (Book - 2010 ) J BOYLAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Thirteen-year-old Quinn believes he is fairly normal until he is spirited away from his grandmother's house to the Academy for Monsters, where he leads his new friends in rebelling against the faculty's agenda of suppressing students' true natures. Ages 10-12

Giants Beware!
Giants Beware! By Aguirre, Jorge (Book - 2012 ) J AGUIRRE All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 4 on 7 copies

Annotation:Claudette’s fondest wish is to slay a giant but her village is too safe and quiet! So with her best friend Marie (an aspiring princess), and her brother Gaston (a pastry-chef-to-be), Claudette embarks on a super-secret quest to find a giant—without parental permission. Ages 7-10

Half Magic
Half Magic By Eager, Edward (Book - 2004 ) J EAGER Available in some locations

Annotation: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. Ages 8 & up

The Hero's Guide to Saving your Kingdom
The Hero's Guide to Saving your Kingdom By Healy, Christopher, 1972- (Book - 2012 ) J HEALY All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 6 on 10 copies

Annotation:The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales form an unlikely team when a witch threatens the whole kingdom. Ages 8-12

How to Ride A Dragon's Storm
How to Ride A Dragon's Storm The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup the Viking By Cowell, Cressida (Book - 2010 ) J COWELL Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 63 copies

Annotation:Hiccup, the reluctant Viking hero, has three months, five days, and six hours to discover America, return to Berk, save his father, battle Polarserpents, and win the annual Inter-Tribal Friendly Swimming Race. Ages 8-12

Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle By Jones, Diana Wynne (Book - 2001 ) J JONES Available in some locations Holds: 6 on 42 copies

Annotation:Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl. Ages 9-12

Igraine the Brave
Igraine the Brave By Funke, Cornelia Caroline (Book - 2007 ) J FUNKE Available in some locations

Annotation:The daughter of two magicians, twelve-year-old Igraine wants nothing more than to be a knight, and when their castle is attacked by a treacherous neighbor bent on stealing their singing magic books, Igraine has an opportunity to demonstrate her bravery. Ages 8-12

In A Blink
In A Blink By Thorpe, Kiki (Book - 2013 ) J DISNEYNEVER Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 43 copies

Annotation:When, in a blink of an eye, four friends are whisked out of their ordinary lives to the most wonderful place of all, Never Land - home to fairies, mermaids, and now four lost girls - they don't want to leave so soon but Queen Clarion and Tinker Bell have figured out a way for them to get home. Series. Ages 6-9

Magyk
Magyk By Sage, Angie (Book - 2005 ) J SAGE Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 72 copies

Annotation:Who is Septimus Heap? A lost child? An unlikely hero? A powerful wizard? The Magyk begins here. Series. Ages 9-12

Midnight for Charlie Bone
Midnight for Charlie Bone By Nimmo, Jenny (Book - 2002 ) J NIMMO Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 63 copies

Annotation: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. Ages 9-12

The Midnight Zoo
The Midnight Zoo By Hartnett, Sonya (Book - 2011 ) J HARTNETT Available in some locations

Annotation:Two boys, traveling with their baby sister at night to avoid the soldiers who attacked their caravan and left them parentless, find a zoo with many different animals who soon start to talk and tell their stories. Ages 9-12

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane By DiCamillo, Kate (Book - 2006 ) J DICAMILLO Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 53 copies

Annotation:Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories. Ages 7-12

Mistress of the Storm
Mistress of the Storm A Verity Gallant Tale By Welsh, M. L. (Book - 2011 ) J WELSH Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 10 copies
Nightshade City
Nightshade City By Wagner, Hilary (Book - 2010 ) J WAGNER Available in some locations

Annotation:This animal fantasy, in the tradition of Redwall and Watership Down, tells of the kingdom of highly intelligent rats who live in the Catacombs deep beneath the modern metropolis of Trillium City. Ages 10-14

No Passengers Beyond This Point
No Passengers Beyond This Point By Choldenko, Gennifer, 1957- (Book - 2011 ) J CHOLDENKO Available in some locations

Annotation:With their house in foreclosure, sisters India and Mouse and brother Finn are sent to stay with an uncle in Colorado until their mother can join them; but, when the plane lands, the children are welcomed by cheering crowds to a strange place where each of them has a perfect house and a clock that is ticking down the time. Ages 10 & up

Peter and the Starcatchers
Peter and the Starcatchers By Barry, Dave (Book - 2006 ) J BARRY Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 126 copies

Annotation:Peter, an orphan boy, and his friend Molly fight off thieves and pirates in order to keep the secret safe away from the diabolical Black Stache and his evil associate Mister Grin. Prequel to Barrie's Peter Pan. Series. Ages 9-12

The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth By Juster, Norton, 1929- (Book - 1996 ) J JUSTER Available in some locations Holds: 14 on 59 copies

Annotation:Finding a car and a tollbooth in his bedroom, Milo drives off to rescue the lost princesses, Rhyme and Reason, aided by the Spelling Bee and a watchdog named Tock. Ages 8 & up

Rowan of Rin
Rowan of Rin By Rodda, Emily (Book - 2001 ) J RODDA Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 56 copies

Annotation:Because only he can read the magical map, 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. Ages 9-12

The School for Good and Evil
The School for Good and Evil By Chainani, Soman (Book - 2013 ) J CHAINANI All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 23 on 24 copies

Annotation:Welcome to the School for Good and Evil, where best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime; with her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella and Snow White while Agatha, with black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains but the two girls soon find their fortunes reversed. Ages 9 & up

The Tail of Emily Windsnap
The Tail of Emily Windsnap By Kessler, Liz (Book - 2006 ) J KESSLER Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 30 copies

Annotation:After finally convincing her mother that she should take swimming lessons, twelve-year-old Emily discovers a terrible and wonderful secret about herself that opens up a whole new world. Series. Ages 9-12

A Tale of Two Castles
A Tale of Two Castles By Levine, Gail Carson (Book - 2011 ) J LEVINE Available in some locations

Annotation:Twelve-year-old Elodie journeys to Two Castles in hopes of studying acting but instead becomes apprentice to a dragon, who teaches her to be observant and use reasoning, thus helping her to uncover who is poisoning the king. Ages 10 & up

Troubletwisters
Troubletwisters Book One By Nix, Garth (Book - 2011 ) J NIX Available in some locations

Annotation:When their house mysteriously explodes and they are sent to live with an unknown relative named Grandma X, twelve-year-old twins Jaide and Jack Shield learn that they are troubletwisters, young Wardens just coming into their powers, who must protect humanity from The Evil trying to break into Earth's dimension. Series. Ages 8-12

The Unwanteds
The Unwanteds By McMann, Lisa (Book - 2011 ) J MCMANN All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 11 on 13 copies

Annotation:In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic. Ages 9-12

West of the Moon
West of the Moon By Preus, Margi (Book - 2014 ) J PREUS Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 19 copies

Annotation:After being sold to a cruel goat farmer, Astri makes a daring escape. She quickly retrieves her little sister, and, armed with a troll treasure, a book of spells and curses, and a possibly magic hairbrush, they set off for America. With a mysterious companion in tow and the malevolent “goatman” in pursuit, the girls head over the Norwegian mountains, through field and forest, and in and out of folktales and dreams as they steadily make their way east of the sun and west of the moon. Ages 10-14

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon By Lin, Grace (Book - 2009 ) J LIN Available in some locations Holds: 12 on 100 copies

Annotation:Minli, a poor but imaginative girl, buys a magical goldfish from a peddler and when she sets the goldfish free, it tells her a secret that sends her on a journey to change her fortune. Ages 9-12

Wildwood
Wildwood By Meloy, Colin (Book - 2011 ) J MELOY Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 46 copies

Annotation:When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, seventh-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness--a dangerous and magical forest in the middle of Portland, Oregon--and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants. Ages 10-14

Wonderstruck
Wonderstruck A Novel in Words and Pictures By Selznick, Brian (Book - 2011 ) J SELZNICK Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 144 copies

Annotation:Ben longs for the father he has never known while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook as both children set out alone on desperate quests, Ben’s story is told in words and Rose’s in pictures. Ages 8-13


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