Anderson, Jodi Lynn
Lonely and shy, ten-year-old May Ellen Bird has no idea what awaits her when she falls
into the lake and enters The Ever After, home of ghosts and the Bogeyman. 2005.
Baker, E. D.
After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward fourteen-year-old princess suddenly finds
herself a frog too, and sets off with the prince to seek the means and the self-confidence
to become human again. 2002.
Guided by the words of a prophecy, Prince Perryndon, who loves books more than swords,
sets out to slay the black dragon that is destroying his kingdom. 2006.
Fourteen year-old Dayven is devastated when he learns he has wizard powers, since
wizards are considered to be disloyal deceivers who believe in nothing, until he undergoes
wizard training and discovers a new way of looking at the world that will change his values,
friendships, and future. 2005.
With the help of Lord Hawke, whose children have been taken by the evil pirate Captain Billy Blood,
young Nick McIver uses a time machine to rescue the two children as well as change the course
of events in two time periods, the Napoleonic Wars and World War II. 2008.
Ellie's search for her kidnapped brother Danny is contrasted with a girl from the siblings' imagined
world who sets off on a quest to reclaim a stolen dragon hatchling, and as each girl makes her
way closer to her goal, the boundaries between fantasy and reality begin to blur. 2005.
Book-loving Kenny the rabbit has few friends in his farming community, so when one, bookstore owner George, is sent to kill another, gentle dragon Grahame, Kenny must find a way to prevent their battle while satisfying the dragon-crazed townspeople. 2008.
Fan, Nancy Yi
Warring factions of blue jays and cardinals call on Swordbird, the heroic bird of peace, to rescue
them from the evil machinations of Turnatt, the tyrant hawk lord whoplans to enslave them. 2007.
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When their father is kidnapped and danger looms, the Strega-Borgia children, their mysterious
new nanny, and a giant tarantula use magic and actual trips through the Internet to bring peace
to their Scottish castle. 2002.
Hahn, Mary Downing
Having just moved into the West Virginia home they inherited from a distant relative, twelve-year-old
Jen is surprised that her father is already dating a local antiques dealer, but more surprised by what
the spooky woman really wants. 2006.
Accompanied by his aunt's Norwegian elkhound, Ibsen, twelve-year-old Samuel ventures into a weird forest
filled with strange and dangerous creatures to rescue his younger sister, Martha, who has been mute
since their parents' recent death. 2007.
Maddy Smith, who bears the mysterious mark of a rune on her hand, learns that she is destined to join
the gods of Norse mythology and play a role in the fate of the world. 2008.
Along a magic-saturated stretch of the Mississippi River near Blue Wing, Minnesota, twelve-year-old Claire
and her bullying cousin Duke are drawn into an adventure involving Bodacious Deepthink the Great Rock
Troll, a helpful fairy, and a group of trolls searching for their fathers. 2006.
Ben and Ned, a boy and dog gifted with eternal youth and the ability to communicate with one another
nonverbally, encounter pirates on the high seas and rescue a kidnapped prince from a band of
gypsy thieves. 2003.
The Low Road (Bk 1 of Elf Realm)
When Matt and his family move to a new development, they stumble into the middle of massive upheaval
in the fairy world, and as the elves' territory disintegrates and the dark factions try to seize control,
an apprentice mage sees in Matt the key to saving the realms from destruction. 2008.
A mage's apprentice, a princess, and a dragon combine their strength and magic to bring down a traitor and restore peace
to the kingdom of Trelian. 2009.
Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power
unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident. 2008.
Book one of The Mistmantle Chronicles. A group of animals, led by an orphaned squirrel, learns about
friendship and loyalty when they band together to defend their island kingdom against evil forces. 2005.
One day the world around Owen shifts oddly: Time flows backwards, and the world and family he knew
disappear. Time can only be set right when the Resisters vanquish their ancient enemies, the Harsh.
Unless they are stopped, everything Owen knows will vanish as if it has never been...And Owen discovers
he has a terrifying role to play in this battle: he is the Navigator. 2007.
Stumbling into an alternate funhouse version of her home city, twelve-year-old Londoner Deeba finds
herself trapped in a world of killer giraffes, animated umbrellas, ghost children, and flying double-decker
buses and menaced by a choking black smog, and is forced to take on the role of unlikely savior
to prevent utter destruction. 2007.
On the night he was brought to an orphanage, Marcel's memories were taken by a sorceror and replaced
with new ones by his Book of Lies, but Bea, a girl with the ability to make herself invisible, was watching
and is determined to help him discover his true identity.2007.
Neff, Henry H.
After glimpsing a hint of his destiny in a mysterious tapestry, twelve-year-old Max McDaniels becomes a
student at Rowan Academy, where he trains in "mystics and combat" in preparation for war with an
ancient enemy that has been kidnapping children like him. 2007.
The adventures of two teenaged cousins who live in a place called The Floating Islands, one of whom is studying to
become a mage and the other one of the legendary island flyers. 2011.
Arthur's life is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock, but bizarre creatures from another
realm are determined to take the key even if it means killing him. 2003.
Cousins Leo and Mimi return to the world of Rondo through their family's enchanted music box to rescue a missing
wizard and foil the plans of the evil Blue Queen. 2008.
Snyder, Zilpha Keatley
With her father's failing health and the family's shaky finances, twelve-year-old Audrey's dreams of becoming
a writer seem very impractical until she is given a peculiar bronze pen that appears to have unusual powers. 2008.
Stewart, Trenton Lee
After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires
them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that
there are no rules. 2007.
A mysterious stranger commissions a single, valuable shoe from a humble cobbler, changing the cobbler's life and
the life of his young apprentice forever. 2009.
A wooden boy who is being raised by loving human parents flees after accidentally killing a playmate and begins
a quest for his real home and family. 2005.