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Baker, E. D. Maggie and the Flying Horse. (Magic Animal Rescue #1) [AR BL 3.9, Pts. 1.0]
To save an injured flying horse, eight-year-old Maggie must journey through the Enchanted Forest, which is full of dangerous trolls and goblins, to find a kindly stableman named Bob, who cares for many different magical animals.
Charmin, Katrina. The Ember Stone. (The Last FireHawk #1) [AR BL 3.1, Pts. 1.0]
Tag the owl and his friends must find a magical stone to defeat the vulture Thorn, who is spreading a powerful darkness over their land, Perodia.
Dadey, Debbie. Trouble at Trident Academy. (Mermaid Tales #1) [AR BL 4.1, Pts. 1.0]
Mermaids Shelly and Echo are excited to begin third grade at the prestigious Trident Academy, but snooty Pearl, jokester Rocky, brilliant Kiki, grumpy Mr. Fangtooth, and an argument over their first project challenge the best friends.
George, Callie. Clover’s Luck. (Magical Animal Adoption Agency #1) [AR BL 4.7, Pts. 3.0]
Clover, who wants to change her bad luck, accepts a volunteer position at a pet adoption agency unlike any other and finds herself in a world of fairy horses, dragons with temperamental snouts, wizards, princesses, and, unfortunately, witches.
Hale, Shannon. The Princess in Black. (Princess in Black #1) [AR BL 3.2, Pts. 0.5]
When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black.
Holub, Joan. Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom. (Heroes in Training #1) [AR BL 3.8, Pts. 2.0]
When 10-year-old Zeus is kidnapped, he discovers he can defend himself with a magical thunderbolt.
Kent, Jaden. The Cave of Ahhhhh! Doom! (Ella and Owen #1) [AR BL 3.4, Pts. 1.0]
A young dragon named Ella convinces her twin brother, Owen, to join her on a bold quest to find a wizard that will help cure Owen of his flaming cold.
Krulik, Nancy. Grilled Cheese and Dragons. (Princess Pulverizer #1) [AR BL 4.2, Pts. 2.0]
Princess Serena doesn't want to be a princess. She wants to be knight, but first she must complete a Quest of Kindness and prove she has what it takes to be a hero.
Miedoso, Andres. The Haunted House Next Door. (Desmond Cole, ghost Patrol #1)
[AR BL 3.6, Pts. 1.0]
When strange things start happening in the house Andres and his parents have just moved into, eight-year-old neighbor Desmond Cole comes to the rescue.
Quinn, Jordan. The Lost Stone. (The Kingdom of Wrenly #1) [AR BL 3.9. Pts. 1.0]
Eight-year-old Lucas, Prince of Wrenly, is eager to explore, and Clara, daughter of the queen's seamstress, knows the kingdom well, so they team up to find a lost jewel and visit all the land's main attractions as they search.
West, Tracey. Rise of the Earth Dragon. (Dragon Masters #1) [AR BL 3.1, Pts. 1.0]
Eight-year-old Drake is taken to the castle, where he is told by the wizard Griffith that he has been chosen to be a Dragon Master like Ana, Rori, and Bo, and his first task will be to discover whether his dragon, Worm, has any special powers.
Chokshi, Roshani. Aru Shah and the End of Time. (Pandava Series #1) [AR BL 4.7, Pts. 12.0]
Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon.
Cowell, Cressida. The Wizards of Once. (Wizards of Once #1) [AR BL 6.5, Pts. 9.0]
Young wizard Prince Xar, who has no magic, and warrior princess Wish, an outcast, team up on an adventure that brings them to witches long believed to be extinct.
DasGupta, Sayantani. The Serpent’s Secret. (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1)
[AR BL 5.2, Pts. 10.0]
Until her 12th birthday, Kiranmala considered herself an ordinary sixth-grader. When her parents disappear and a drooling rakkhosh demon shows up in her kitchen, she needs to sort it all out, find her parents, and basically save the world.
DiTerlizzi, Tony. The Field Guide. (The Spiderwick Chronicles #1) [AR BL 4.2, Pts. 1.0]
When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to faeries and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.
D’Lacy, Chris. The Wearle. (Erth Dragons #1) [AR BL 5.6, Pts. 9.0]
A Wearle of dragons set out on an expedition from their home planet and were never heard from again. Now, a new Wearle, determined to find the first, have come to the place its creatures call Erth.
Epstein, Adam Jay. The Familiars. (The Familiars #1) [AR BL 6.3, Pts. 10.0]
Three wizards-in-training are kidnapped by an evil queen. Their familiars, Aldwyn the alley cat, Skylar, a know-it-all blue jay, and Gilbert, a tree frog who can see the future, begin a quest to rescue the boys.
Johnson, Jaliegh. The Mark of the Dragonfly. (World of Solace #1) [AR BL 5.6, Pts. 14.0]
Since her father's death in the Dragonfly territories, 13-year-old Piper has eked out a living in Merrow Kingdom, but the arrival of a mysterious girl sends her on a dangerous journey to distant lands.
Lewis, C. S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. (Chronicles of Narnia #2) [AR BL 5.7, Pts. 6.0]
The classic tale of four English schoolchildren who find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch.
Lin, Grace. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. [AR BL 5.5, PTs. 7.0]
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish and then joins a dragon on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of discovering how to change her family's fortune.
McMann, Lisa. The Unwanteds. (The Unwanteds #1) [AR BL 5.7, Pts. 11.0]
In a society that purges 13-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 learn magic.
O’Hearn, Kate. Flame of Olympus. (Pegasus #1) [AR BL 4.4, Pts. 10.0]
13-year-old Emily's life is transformed when Pegasus, the mythological winged horse, crashes onto the roof of her building and takes her to Olympus to face monsters, a corrupt governmental agency, and the quest to keep the Olympic flame burning.
Park Linda Sue. Archer’s Quest. [AR BL 4.6, Pts. 5.0]
Korean history and lore are woven into a time travel fantasy as 12-year-old Kevin Kim helps Chu-mong, a legendary king of ancient Korea, return to his own time.
Riordan, Rick. The Sword of Summer. (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1)
[AR BL 4.8 , Pts. 18.0]
Living alone on the streets of Boston, Magnus Chase finds out he is the son of a Norse god, and his birthright is a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.
Roanhorse, Rebecca. Race to the Sun. [AR BL 4.6, Pts. 10.0]
Guided by her Navajo ancestors, Nizhoni Begay discovers she is descended from a holy woman and destined to become a monsterslayer.
Sage, Angie. Magyk. (Septimus Heap #1) [AR BL 6.0, Pts. 18.0]
After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412.
Sutherland. Tui. The Dragonet Prophecy. (Wings of Fire #1) [AR BL 5.0, Pts. 10.0]
The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting.
Auxier, Jonathan. Sweep, the Story of a Girl and her Monster. [AR BL 4.5, Pts. 10.0]
Orphaned Nan Sparrow works as a chimney sweep in 19th century England. After becoming trapped in a chimney fire, she wakes to find herself in an abandoned attic with a golem made of soot and ash.
Delaney, Joseph. Revenge of the Witch. (The Last Apprentice #1) [AR BL 5.6, Pts. 9.0]
Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village Spook, whose job it is to protect ordinary folk from "ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties.”
Flanagan, John. The Ruins of Gorlan. (The Ranger’s Apprentice #1) [AR BL 7.0, Pts. 12.0]
When 15-year-old Will is rejected by Battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.
Funke, Cornelia. Inkheart. (The Inkheart Trilogy) [AR BL 5.4, Pts. 23.0]
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force them into service.
Hale, Shannon. The Princess Academy. (Princess Academy #1) [AR BL 6.0, Pts. 10.0]
While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.
Mull, Brandon. Dragonwatch. (Dragonwatch #1) [AR BL 4.6, Pts. 12.0]
Because Dragonwatch, an ancient group of wizards, enchantresses, and dragon slayers, is crumbling, an uprising of dragons threatens to destroy the magical preserves as well as overrun the nonmagical world.
Nielsen, Jennifer A. The False Prince. (The Ascendance Trilogy #1) [AR BL
In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.
Paolini, Christopher. Eragon. (The Inheritance Cycle #1) [AR BL 5.6, Pts. 25.0]
A 15-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon, finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
Scott, Michael. The Alchemyst. (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1)
[AR BL 6.4, Pts. 14.0]
While working at summer jobs, 15-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, find themselves caught up in a deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of secret formulas.
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Fellowship of the Ring (Lord of the Rings #1) [AR BL 6.1, Pts. 29.0]
The quintessential high fantasy classic in which Frodo Baggins, a young hobbit, sets out on a perilous journey with a band of warriors from different kingdoms to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy the Dark Lord's Ring of Power.