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Favorite children's fantasy books. For older "classic" fantasy, see "Classics: Older" and "Classics: Newer."

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  Cover Art: Goblin Secrets Alexander, William
Goblin Secrets
Hoping to find his lost brother, Rownie escapes the home of the witch Graba and joins a troupe of goblins who perform in Zombay, a city where humans are forbidden to wear masks and act in plays. Companion book: Ghoulish Song.
2012
Children's Fiction Book ALEXANDER
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  Cover Art: Keeper Appelt, Kathi
Keeper
On the night of the blue moon when mermaids are said to gather on a sandbar in the Gulf of Mexico, ten-year-old Keeper sets out in a small boat, with her dog BD and a seagull named Captain, determined to find her mother, a mermaid, as Keeper has always believed, who left long ago to return to the sea.
2010
Children's Fiction Book APPELT
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  Cover Art: The Book Without Words : a Fable of Medieval Magic Avi
The Book Without Words : a Fable of Medieval Magic
The Book Without Words appears to be a volume of blank parchment pages. But for a green-eyed reader filled with great desire, it may reveal the forgotten magical arts of making gold and achieving immortality. For generations, its magic has been protected from those who would exploit it. But on a terrible day of death and destruction, the Book Without Words falls into the hands of a desperate boy.
2005
Children's Fiction Book AVI
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  Cover Art: The Peculiar Bachmann, Stefan
The Peculiar
After humans win the faery wars in England, a half-human, half-faery child, scorned by both races, finds himself at the center of a web of intrigue and danger when he is stalked by a sinister faery. Sequel: The Whatnot.
2012
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Hollow Earth Barrowman, John
Hollow Earth
Possessing extraordinary powers, including the ability to bring artwork to life, twelve-year-old twins Matt and Emily are sought by villains trying to access the terrors of Hollow Earth, a place where demons and mythological beasts lie trapped for eternity. First book in the Hollow Earth series.
2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Unnameables Booraem, Ellen
The Unnameables
On an island in whose strict society only useful objects are named and the unnamed are ignored or forbidden, thirteen-year-old Medford encounters an unusual and powerful creature, half-man, half-goat, and together they attempt to bring some changes to the community.
2008
Children's Fiction Book BOORAEM
  Cover Art: The Remarkable and Very True Story of Lucy and Snowcap Bouwman, H. M.
The Remarkable and Very True Story of Lucy and Snowcap
In 1788, thirteen years after English convicts are shipwrecked on the magical islands of Tathenland, two twelve-year-old girls, one a native Colay, the other the child-governor of the English, set out on a journey to stop the treachery from which both peoples are suffering.
2008
Children's Fiction Book BOUWMAN
  Cover Art: The Dark Hills Divide Carman, Patrick
The Dark Hills Divide
When she finds the key to a secret passageway leading out of the walled city of Bridewell, 12-year-old Alexa realizes her lifelong wish to explore the mysterious forests and mountains that lie beyond the wall. First book in the Land of Elyon series.
2005
Children's Fiction Book CARMAN
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  Cover Art: Happenstance Found Catanese, P. W.
Happenstance Found
A boy awakens, blindfolded, with no memory of even his name, but soon meets Lord Umber, an adventurer and inventor, who calls him Happenstance and tells him that he has a very important destiny--and a powerful enemy. Book 1 of the Books of Umber.
2009
Children's Fiction Book CATANES
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  Cover Art: Gregor the Overlander Collins, Suzanne
Gregor the Overlander
When 11-year-old Gregor and his 2-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy. Book one in the Underland Chronicles.
2003
Children's Fiction Book COLLINS
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  Cover Art: House of Secrets Columbus, Chris
House of Secrets
Cordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor Walker, aged fifteen to eight, must rely on a mysterious book to face the Wind Witch and her father, the Storm King, who have kidnapped Dr. and Mrs. Walker and brought them to a strange world of magic. First book in the series.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Into the Land of the Unicorns Coville, Bruce
Into the Land of the Unicorns
Having jumped into the fantasy land of Luster, Cara joins Lightfoot the unicorn in the search for Queen Arabella Skydancer. First book of the Unicorn Chronicles.
1994
Children's Fiction Book COVILLE
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  Cover Art: The Fire Within D'Lacey, Chris
The Fire Within
When college student David Rain rents a room from Liz Pennykettle and her 11-year-old daughter, Lucy, in their unusual boardinghouse full of clay dragons, he has no idea that they, along with some lively squirrels, will help jumpstart his writing career. First book in the Last Dragon Chronicles.
2005
Children's Fiction Book D'LACEY
  Cover Art: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance Dakin, Glenn
The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance
Thirteen-year-old Theo, who has lived in seclusion his entire life, discovers he is the descendant of the Candle Man, a Victorian vigilante with the ability to melt criminals with a single touch. First book in the Candle Man series.
2009
Children's Fiction Book DAKIN
  Cover Art: Revenge of the Witch Delaney, Joseph
Revenge of the Witch
Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties. For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried-- some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope; the last apprentice. Can Thomas succeed? Book 1 of The Last Apprentice series.
2005
Children's Fiction Book DELANEY
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  Cover Art: The Field Guide DiTerlizzi, Tony
The Field Guide
When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences. First book in the Spiderwick Chronicles.
2003
Children's Fiction Book DITERLIZZ
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  Cover Art: The Conch Bearer Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
The Conch Bearer
In India, a healer invites 12-year-old Anand to join him on a quest to return a magical conch to its safe and rightful home, high in the Himalayan mountains. First book in the Brotherhood of the Conch series.
2003
Children's Fiction Book DIVAKARUN
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  Cover Art: Falling In Dowell, Frances O'Roark
Falling In
Middle-schooler Isabelle Bean follows a mouse's squeak into a closet and falls into a parallel universe where the children believe she is the witch they have feared for years, finally come to devour them.
2010
Children's Fiction Book DOWELL
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  Cover Art: The City of Ember DuPrau, Jeanne
The City of Ember
In the year 241, 12-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions. Book 1 of the Book of Ember.
2003
Children's Fiction Book DUPRAU
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  Cover Art: The Familiars Epstein, Adam Jay
The Familiars
A scrappy alley cat named Aldwyn passes himself off as a magical animal companion to Jack, a young wizard in training, but must convince his fellow "familiars" that he is authentic. First book in the Familiars series.
2010
Children's Fiction Book EPSTEIN
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