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KCLS Recommends: Children's - Fantasy

Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle By Jones, Diana Wynne Book - 2001 J JONES Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 32 copies

Annotation:When Sophie unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, she finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. She discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye. Ages 8-12

The Amulet of Samarkand
The Amulet of Samarkand By Stroud, Jonathan Book - 2003 Y STROUD Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 54 copies

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 By Littlewood, Kathryn Book - 2012 J LITTLEWOOD Available in some locations

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

The Castle Behind Thorns
The Castle Behind Thorns By Haskell, Merrie Book - 2014 J HASKELL Available in some locations

Annotation:Every single item in the castle is broken or dead. Sand starts using his skill as a blacksmith to mend the broken objects while trying to survive in this desolate place. As he mends things, small magics start waking things up – including a dead princess. 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: 2 on 43 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 22 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

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: 4 on 9 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 Catch A Bogle
How to Catch A Bogle By Jinks, Catherine Book - 2013 J JINKS Available in some locations

Annotation:Orphaned Birdie works for the Bogler – the man who catches and kills the monsters that hide out in the sewers, basements and fireplaces of London. What is her job? She is the bait! Each time they go after a bogle, her life is on the line. Ages 9-12

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: 2 on 60 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

Igraine the Brave
Igraine the Brave By Funke, Cornelia Caroline Book - 2007 J FUNKE Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 48 copies

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: 6 on 40 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

The Iron Trial
The Iron Trial By Black, Holly Book - 2014 J BLACK Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 25 copies

Annotation:Callum becomes a student at the Magisterium where magic-users are taught how to use their magic to fight evil forces. But Callum’s magic seems different than everyone else’s, and the more he learns the more secrets he uncovers. Ages 8-12

Magyk By Sage, Angie Book - 2005 J SAGE Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 69 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

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 47 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: 1 on 9 copies

Annotation:When a mysterious stranger hands lonely Verity an ancient book, everything changes. Suddenly it's up to her to solve the riddle of an ancient pledge and protect her family from the evil Mistress of the Storm. What hope does she have against a witch so powerful she can control the wind and create storms at will? Ages 9-12

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: 1 on 79 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: 15 on 56 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

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: 5 on 23 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

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 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

West of the Moon
West of the Moon By Preus, Margi Book - 2014 J PREUS Available in some locations

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: 5 on 92 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 By Meloy, Colin Book - 2011 J MELOY Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 49 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 A Novel in Words and Pictures By Selznick, Brian Book - 2011 J SELZNICK Available in some locations Holds: 6 on 139 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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