Fantasy

Life After Harry Potter: Finished the series and don’t know what to read next? Check out these great fantasies to escape into another world!

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The Chronicles of Prydain, Bk. 1: The Book of Three
by: Lloyd Alexander
Taran, assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.J Fiction AlexanderCheck Availability
The Lost Years of Merlin
by: T.A. Barron
A young boy who has no identity or memory of his past washes ashore on the coast of Wales and finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures.J Fiction BarronCheck Availability
Peter and the Starcatchers
by: Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
A fast-paced adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his friends are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk, but the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger.J Fiction BarryCheck Availability
Gregor the Overlander
by: Suzanne Collins
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 an ancient prophecy.J Series – Underland ChroniclesCheck Availability
Over Sea, Under Stone
by: Susan Cooper
Three children on vacation in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the Dark.J Fiction CooperCheck Availability
Rangers Apprentice, Bk. 1: The Ruins of Gorlan
by: Jonathan Flanagan
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.J Fiction FlanaganCheck Availability
Inkheart
by: Cornelia Funke
12-year-old Maggie 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.J Fiction FunkeCheck Availability
13 Treasures
by: Michelle Harrison
Bedeviled by evil fairies that only she can see, 13-year-old Tanya is sent to stay with her cold and distant grandmother, where she and the caretaker’s son solve a disturbing mystery that leads them to the discovery that Tanya’s life is in danger.J Fiction HarrisonCheck Availability
The Children of the Lamp, Bk. 1: The Akhenaten Adventure
by: Phillip Kerr
When 12-year-old twins Phillipa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them to Cairo where they start to learn about their extraordinary powers.J Fiction KerrCheck Availability
Troll Fell
by: Katherine Langrish
Forced to live with his evil identical twin uncles, 12-year-old Peer tries to find a way to stop their plan to sell the neighbors children to the trolls.J Fiction LangrishCheck Availability
A Wizard of Earthsea
by: Urusula Le Guin
A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.J Fiction Le GuinCheck Availability
The Unwanteds
by: Lisa M. McMann
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 hone their abilities and learn magic.J Fiction McMannCheck Availability
Fablehaven
by: Brandon Mull
When Kendra and Seth go stay at their grandparent’s estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming.J Fiction MullCheck Availability
The Tapestry, Bk. 1: The Hound of Rowan
by: Henry N. Neff
After glimpsing a hint of his destiny in a mysterious tapestry, 12-year-old Max becomes a student at Rowan Academy, where he trains in “mystics and combats” in preparation for a war with an enemy that has been kidnapping children.J Fiction NeffCheck Availability
The Inheritance Cycle, Bk. 1: Eragon
by: Christopher Paolini
In Aagaesia, 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.J Fiction PaoliniCheck Availability
Protector of the Small, Bk. 1: First Test
by: Tamora Pierce
10-year-old Keladry of Mindalen, daughter of nobles, serves as a page but must prove herself to the males around her if she is ever to fulfill her dream of becoming a knight.J Fiction PierceCheck Availability
The Golden Compass
by: Phillip Pullman
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.J Series - His Dark MaterialsCheck Availability
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bk. 1: The Lightning Thief
by: Rick Riordan
12-year-old Percy Jackson learns that he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and a Greek god. His mother sends him to summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.J Series - Percy JacksonCheck Availability
Kronos Chronicles, Bk. 1: The Cabinet of Wonders
by: Marie Rutkoski
12-year-old Petra, accompanied by her magical spider, goes to Prague hoping to retrieve the enchanted eyes the Prince of Bohemia took from her father, and is aided in her quest by a Roma boy and his sister.J Fiction RutkoskiCheck Availability
The Emerald Atlas
by: John Stephens
Kate, Michael, and Emma have passed from one orphanage to another since their parents disappeared to protect them, but now they learn that they have special powers, a prophesized quest to find a magical book, and a fearsome enemy.J Fiction StephensCheck Availability
The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Bk. 1: The Amulet of Samarkand
by: Jonathan Stroud
Nathaniel, a magician’s apprentice, summons up the djinn Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician, Simon Lovelace.J Fiction StroudCheck Availability
Breadcrumbs
by: Anne Ursu
Hazel and Jack are best friends until an accident with a magical mirror and a run-in with a villainous queen find Hazel on her own, entering an enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jack’s life.J Fiction UrsuCheck Availability
The Crowfield Curse
by: Pat Walsh
In 1347, when 14-year-old William, an impoverished servant at Crowfield Abbey, goes into the forest and finds a magical creature caught in a trap, he discovers he has the ability to see fays and becomes embroiled in a strange mystery involving Old Magic, a bitter feud, and ancient secrets.J Fiction WalshCheck Availability
100 Cupboards
by: N.D. Wilson
After his parents are kidnapped, timid 12-year-old Henry York leaves his sheltered Boston life and moves to small-town Kansas, where he and his cousin discover and explore hidden doors in his attic room that seem to open into other worlds..J Fiction WilsonCheck Availability