Kids Books Genre: Fantasy

September 2018

Carnival Magic By Amy Ephron

Summary:
While visiting Aunt Evie in Devon-by-the-Sea, England, Tess and Max are whisked away by a magical carnival in need of rescue.

Summary:
Steeped in Hispanic folklore since childhood, middle schooler Charlie Hernandez learns the stories are true when, shortly after his parents disappearance, he grows horns and feathers and finds himself at the heart of a battle to save the world.

August 2018

City of Islands By Kali Wallace

Summary:
Losing her home and chance to study magic when her guardian is killed by a rival, Mara is forced into ocean scavenging work to survive before her discovery of the remains of an extinct species leads to an opportunity in the fortress of a murderous sorcerer.

October 2018

Dactyl Hill Squad By Daniel Jose Older

Summary:
It is the summer of 1863, and as the Civil War rages between dinosaur-mounted armies down south, and a tense New York City seems on the brink of exploding into riots, Magdalys Roca and the other children at the Colored Orphan Asylum are trying to survive;but when she receives a letter telling her that her brother Montez was wounded, Magdalys knows that somehow she must reach him--and just possibly her ability to communicate telepathically with dinosaurs may come in handy.

November 2018

Dragons in a Bag By Zetta Elliott

Summary:
In Brooklyn, nine-year-old Jax joins Ma, a curmudgeonly witch who lives in his building, on a quest to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world, and along the way discovers his true calling.

March 2017

Dragonwatch By Brandon Mull

Summary:
In the long-awaited sequel to Fablehaven, the dragons who have been kept at the dragon sanctuaries no longer consider them safe havens, but prisons and they want their freedom. The dragons are no longer our allies....

September 2018

Ernestine Catastrophe Queen By Merrill Wyatt

Summary:
A take-charge, super-responsible girl helps her absentminded parents care for the eccentric residents at their artist retirement home, where she follows clues to solve a dangerous mystery

December 2018

Five Kingdoms By Brandon Mull

Summary:
Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole and his friends are pushed to the limit as they make one final attempt to restore magic to the Outskirts and find their way back home.

September 2018

Golden Tower By Holly Black

Summary:
A final installment in the best-selling series that began with The Iron Trial concludes the story of Callum Hunt and his friends as they prepare for an ultimate showdown against the evil Constantine in the magical world of the Magisterium.

March 2018

Granted By John David Anderson

Summary:
Everyone who wishes upon a star or throws a penny into a fountain knows that you’re not allowed to tell anyone what you’ve wished. Even so, there is someone out there who hears it. Read this unforgettable novel about a fairy-in-training.

August 2018

Heartseeker By Melinda Beatty

Summary:
When the King hears that Only Fallow can see lies and only tells the truth, he summons her, and she must learn to navigate the dangerous, political world of the King's court.

June 2017

Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath By Jacob Sager Weinstein

Summary:
Before Hyacinth Hayward moves from Illinois to London, she reads up on the city's history. Too bad for her. Because the books are wrong. The truth is, London was built on magical rivers, and all the major events in its past have been about people trying to control the magic.

May 2017

Journey Across The Hidden Islands By Sarah Beth Durst

Summary:
After traveling to pay homage to the dragon guardian of Hidden Islands, two princesses encounter threatening monsters and, with the help of their flying lion, must find a way to protect the people of their kingdom.

Summary:
For Elspeth Pule, life is dull and lonely in the real world, where she misses her good friends, Humpty Dumpty, Bo Peep, and Rodney, a giant talking wheel of cheese. After holding her breath until she is blue in the face, Elspeth opens her eyes and findsherself back in a land where storybook characters are real. Can Elspeth use her bravery, smarts, and just a little bit of ill temper to thwart the evil witch and rescue her friend, Queen Farrah.

December 2018

Misfits By Jen Calonita

Summary:
Forced to attend Enchantasia's Royal Academy, Devin teams up with other misfits to investigate why Olivina, the fairy godmother/headmistress, is obsessed with villains rather than teaching them to be proper princes and princesses.

Summary:
Repeatedly landing in trouble at her finishing school because of her preference for practicing magic instead of manners, Chantel enlists her friends to protect the kingdom when her teacher goes missing along with the city's protective magic.

August 2018

Nightbooks By J.A. White

Summary:
Imprisoned by Natacha, a witch, in a New York apartment, Alex must tell her a new scary story every night in order to stay alive.

Summary:
In this madcap adventure, a brother and sister find themselves in the underground hospital for magical creatures where they must save the lives of millions of magical creatures . . . and themselves.

March 2017

Showing Off By Sarah Mlynowski

Summary:
The Dunwiddle Magic School (fifth to eighth grade) is intended for children whose magic is "upside-down" like Dory (who turns into a combination of a kitten and dragon) and Pepper (whose uncontrollable "fiercing" terrifies everyone around her)--so the Show Off, where fifth grade students are supposed to showcase their skills, does not really seem like a good idea.

August 2018

Snared : Escape to the Above By Adam Jay Epstein

Summary:
Enduring boring days spent inventing traps to keep plunderers at bay, talented Carrion Tomb trapsmith Wily Snare is kidnapped by the first thieves to outwit his innovations and is recruited into their band to help loot treasure as part of a rebellion against the Infernal King, who uses malevolent engineering skills to control the realm.