Alexander, Lloyd     
The iron ring
Driven by his sense of "dharma," or honor, young King Tamar sets off on a perilous journey, with a significance greater than he can imagine, during which he meets talking animals, villainous and noble kings, demons, and the love of his life.

Barron, T A     
Tree girl
Nine-year-old Rowanna is drawn to the forest and a huge tree, despite the warnings of the old man with whom she has always lived at the edge of the sea--especially after she befriends a bear who is much more than he seems.

Baum, Lyman Frank     
The Wizard of Oz
After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas. Sequels: 2. The Land of Oz, 3. Ozma of Oz, 4. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, 5. The Road to Oz, 6. The Emerald City of Oz, 7. The Patchwork Girl of Oz, 8. Tik Tok of Oz, 9. The Scarecrow of Oz, 10. Rinkitink in Oz, 11. The Lost Princess of Oz, 12. The Tin Woodman of Oz, 13. The Magic of Oz, 14. Glinda of Oz.

Card, Orson Scott     
Seventh son
Alvin is a Maker, the seventh son of a seventh son, born in an America where magic is real. Makers are rare, and at the age of six Alvin has a way with animals, with wood, and stone. And already, dark forces are reaching out to destroy him. Sequels: Red Prophet, Prentice Alvin, Alvin Journeyman, Heartfire.

Clement, Davies David     
Fire bringer
In ancient Scotland, a tyrannical new lord of the herd plans complete dominion over the animal world, but deer lore promises a hero, who has a unique bond with all creatures, including man, and who will ignite an epic battle and free the herd forever.

Dickinson, Peter     
The ropemaker
When the magic that protects their Valley starts to fail, Tilja and her companions journey into the evil Empire to find the ancient magician Faheel, who originally cast those spells.

Dickson, Gordon R     
The dragon and the George
Through no fault of his own, the once human Jim Eckert has become a dragon. To make matters worse, his beloved Angie has been taken prisoner by an evil dragon and is held captive in the impenetrable Loathly Tower. So in this land where humans were edible and beasts were magical--where spells worked and logic didn't--Jim Eckert had a big, strange problem.

Dixon, Charles     
The hobbit : an illustrated edition of the fantasy classic
Chronicles the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, who embarks on a quest to reclaim stolen treasure from the dragon Smaug, along with his dwarve companions and the wizard Gandalf, and unwittingly returns to the Shire with a Ring of Power.

Duane, Diane     
So you want to be a wizard
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. Sequels: Deep Wizardry, High Wizardry, A Wizard Abroad, The Wizard's Dilemma

Ferris, Jean     
Once upon a Marigold
A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.

Fleischman, Sid     
The whipping boy
A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.

Goldman, William     
The princess bride : S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure
When Prince Humperdinck demands Buttercup marry him, Westley battles everything, including death, to get her back. This is a story that has everything: Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.

Hanley, Victoria     
The seer and the sword
After King Kareed of Archeld defeats Bellandra, he brings home a sword, a prince, and a magic crystal. He gives the crystal and the prince, Landen, to his daughter Torina. Torina frees Landen, and he becomes her close friend. Then Torina begins seeing deadly visions in her crystal. Can she save her father's life and the future of her kingdom? Sequel: The Healer's Keep.

Ibbotson, Eva     
A family of nice ghosts protects a British orphan from the diabolical plans of his evil guardians.

Ibbotson, Eva     
Island of the aunts
As they get older, several sisters decide that they must kidnap children and bring them to their secluded island home to help with the work of caring for an assortment of unusual sea creatures.

Jacques, Brian     
When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.

Jordan, Robert     
From the two rivers
After the arrival of the witch Moiraine in their small village of Emond's Field, Rand al'Thor and his friends must flee, thus embarking on a quest that will lead them face-to-face with the Dark One.

Kaye, Mary Margaret     
The ordinary princess
At her christening a princess is given the gift of "ordinariness" by a fairy, and the consequences of that eventually take her to a nearby palace where, having run away to become a fourteenth assistant kitchen maid, she meets the prince for her.

Kindl, Patrice     
Goose chase : a novel
Rather than marry a cruel king or a seemingly dim-witted prince, an enchanted goose girl endures imprisonment, capture by several ogresses, and other dangers, before learning exactly who she is.

Kindl, Patrice     
Owl in love
A fourteen-year-old girl, who can transform into an owl, has a crush on her science teacher which leads her into interesting new relationships with both humans and owls.

Langton, Jane     
The fledgling
Georgie's fondest hope, to be able to fly, is fleetingly fulfilled when she is befriended by a Canada goose.

LEngle, Madeleine     
A wrinkle in time
When an atomic physicist disappears on a secret mission, his son, daughter and their friend search for him, going on an interplanetary journey through time and space.

Levine, Gail Carson     
The two princesses of Bamarre
With her adventurouse sister Meryl, suffering from the Grey death, meek and timid Princess Addie sets out to find a cure.

Lowry, Lois     
The giver
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

McGraw, Eloise Jarvis     
The moorchild
Feeling that she is neither fully human nor "Folk," a changeling learns her true identity and attempts to find the human child whose place she had been given.

McKinley, Robin     
Beauty : a retelling of the story of Beauty & the beast
Kind Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay and through her love releases him from the spell which had turned him from a handsome prince into an ugly beast.

Napoli, Donna Jo     
Crazy Jack
In this version of the traditional tale of the young boy who climbs a beanstalk, Jack searches for his father, falls in love with Flora, and learns the value of real treasure.

Nicholson, William     
Slaves of the Mastery
Fifteen-year-old Bowman uses his newly-discovered powers to join with his twin sister Kestrel in an attempt to liberate their people from the "beautiful but cruel" civilization which has enslaved them. Prequel: The Wind Singer. Sequel: Firesong

Nix, Garth     
Abhorsen-In-Waiting Lirael and Prince Sameth, a Wallmaker, must confront and bind the evil spirit Oranis before it can destroy all life.

Nix, Garth     
Lirael, daughter of the Clayr
When a dangerous necromancer threatens to unleash a long-buried evil, Lirael and Prince Sameth are drawn into a battle to save the Old Kingdom and reveal their true destinies. Sequel to Sabriel.

Pierce, Tamora     
First test
Ten-year-old Keladry of Mindalen, daughter of nobles, serves as a page but must prove herself to the males around her if she is ever to fulfill her dream of becoming a knight. Sequels: Page, Squire, Lady Knight.

Pierce, Meredith Ann     
The Dark-angel
The servant girl Aeriel must choose between destroying her vampire master for his evil deeds or saving him for the sake of his beauty and the spark of greatness she has seen in him. Sequels: A Gathering Of Gargoyles, The Pearl Of The Soul Of The World

Pierce, Meredith Ann     
Treasure at the heart of the Tanglewood
Hannah, a healer with unusual powers, leaves the wizard she has always served and, along with her animal companions, begins a journey which uncovers the truth about her real nature.

Pierce, Tamora     
Wild magic
Homeless, outcast Daine has a knack with animals -- they hear her, obey her, even talk to her. She has wild magic, and only she can sense the presence of the immortals -- evil creatures under the control of the country's enemies. With the help of her powers, can Daine save the kingdom of Tortall from invasion? Sequels: Wolf Speaker, The Emperor Mage, The Realms of the Gods.

Pratchett, Terry     
The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents
A talking cat, intelligent rats, and a strange boy cooperate in a Pied Piper scam until they try to con the wrong town and are confronted by a deadly evil rat king.

Price, Susan     
The Sterkarm handshake
Having traveled to a sixteenth century border clan in England through a tunnel created by a twenty-first century company, Andrea must decide in which era she will live.

Rodda, Emily     
Rowan of Rin
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. Sequels: Rowan and the Travelers, Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal, Rowan and the Zebak.

Rylant, Cynthia     
The islander
Living with his grandfather on an island off British Columbia, ten-year-old Daniel feels deep loneliness until the night he meets a mermaid whose identity he tries to learn.

Snicket, Lemony     
The bad beginning
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

Springer, Nancy     
Rowan Hood, outlaw girl of Sherwood Forest
In her quest to connect with Robin Hood, the father she has never met, thirteen-year-old Rosemary disguises herself as a boy, befriends a half-wolf, half-dog, a runaway princess, and an overgrown boy whose singing is hypnotic, and makes peace with her elfin heritage. Sequel: Lionclaw, a Tale of Rowan Hood.

Vande, Velde Vivian     
Dragon's bait
Wrongly condemned of witchcraft, fifteen-year-old Alys is tempted to take revenge on her accusers when the dragon to which she has been sacrificed turns out to be an ally.

Yolen, Jane     
The dragon's boy
Young Arthur meets a dragon and comes to accept him as a friend and mentor.

Zambreno, Mary Frances     
A plague of sorcerers
When a magic plague begins to take its toll of the wizards in the Empire, Jermyn, a newly-apprenticed wizard, and Delia, his skunk familiar, must find a way to stop it. Sequel: Journeyman Wizard.