Titles | Series | Classics
Poppy the deer mouse urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas. Sequel: Poppy and Rye. Prequel: Ragweed.
The search for delicious.
The Prime Minister is compiling a dictionary and when no one at court can agree on the meaning of delicious, the King sends his twelve-year-old messenger to poll the country.
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.
Billingsley, Franny. The folk keeper
Orphan Corinna disguises herself as a boy to pose as a Folk Keeper, one who keeps the Evil Folk at bay, and discovers her heritage as a seal maiden when she is taken to live with a wealthy family in their manor by the sea.
A brave squire, an earnest page, and a strong-willed princess set out, each for individual reasons, to try to slay the dragon created to carry out a witch's revenge.
Jeremy Thatcher, dragon hatcher: a magic shop book
Small for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon's egg.
The world's worst fairy godmother.
All of fairy godmother Maybelle Clodnowski's are a disaster. She finally discovers she is being sabotaged, but can her good magic triumph over the saboteur?
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Kidsnatched from her orphange by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.
Jamesa nd the giant peach
Wonderful adventures abound after James escapes from his fearful aunts by rolling away inside a giant peach.
A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.
Eager, Edward. Half magic
Four children looking forward to an ordinary summer enjoy a series of fantastic adventures by double-wishing on an ancient coin.
Funke, Cornelia Caroline. Inkheart.
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 him into service. Sequels: Inkspell & Inkdeath
The secret of platform 13
Odge Gribble, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission through a magical tunnel from their Island to London to rescue their King and Queen's son who had been stolen as an infant.
Deciding that he must sire a child to carry on his tradition of Loathing Light and Blighting the Beautiful, the Great Wizard Arriman announces a competition among the witches of Todcaster, one of whom will marry him.
Juster, Norton. The phantom tollbooth.
A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.
L'Engle, Madeleine. A wrinkle in time.
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. Sequels: A wind in the door and A swiftly tilting planet. Companion title: Manywaters.
Levine, Gail Carson. Ella enchanted.
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
O'Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the rats of Nimh
Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived. Sequels by O'Brien's daughter, Jane Leslie Conly: Racso and the rats of NIMH and RT, Margaret, and the rats of NIMH.
Townley, Roderick. The great good thing
Twelve-year-old Princess Sylvie's storybook kingdom really is a storybook, where nothing ever changes, even the character's mad scramble to reach their places whenever the book is opened, until Sylvie discovers she can enter new worlds with the Reader, and find new adventures. Sequels: Into the labyrinth & The constellation of Sylvie.
Yolen, Jane. Wizard's hall
A young apprentice wizard saves the wizard's training hall by trusting and believing in himself.
In alphabetical order by name of series
Barrie, J. M. Peter Pan.
The adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.
Baum, L. 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.
Carroll, Lewis. Alice's adventures in Wonderland.
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.
Grahame, Kenneth. The wind in the willows.
The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.
Lofting, Hugh. The voyages of Doctor Dolittle.
Presents the story of the good doctor who learned the language of animals and made adventurous voyages.
Milne, A. A. The world of Pooh : the complete Winnie-the-Pooh and the house at Pooh Corner.
Contains the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends.
Smith, Dodie. The hundred and one dalmatians
Pongo the Dalmatian and his wife, Missis, undertake a daring expedition to rescue their fifteen puppies from the clutches of the vicious Cruella de Vil.
Tolkien, J. R. R. The hobbit.
The story of the travels of Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, to Middle Earth with a band of dwarfs who are seeking their treasure which was stolen by the fearful dragonSmaug.
Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins.
Two English children's new nanny arrives on the East Wind, slides up the bannister, carries an empty carpet bag with all kinds of things in it, and introduces Jane and Michael to some delightful people and experiences.
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