Category Archives: Fantasy

Frogkisser!

Frogkisser! by Garth Nix Grades 4 & up Princess Anya just wants to sit in the castle library, read books, and learn magic. But when her step-step-father, an evil sorcerer, turns her older sister’s latest love interest into a frog, … Continue reading

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Dragon’s Green

Dragon’s Green by Scarlett Thomas Grades 4 & up What a great start to a new series! I don’t want to reveal too much, but if you like fantasy, you are going to want to read this one! Effie has … Continue reading

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Joplin, Wishing

Joplin, Wishing by Diane Stanley Grades 4 & up Joplin is having a hard time at school. Her best friend has deserted her for the “Fashionistas,” and she is being horribly teased about her grandfather who was a best-selling author … Continue reading

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Orphan Island

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder Grades 5 & up Jinny becomes the Elder on the island the day that Deen gets into the boat to leave. The boat also delivers Ess, who becomes Jinny’s Care. This is the way the … Continue reading

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Secrets of Hexbridge Castle & Alfie Bloom and the Talisman Thief

Secrets of Hexbridge Castle by Gabrielle Kent Grdes 4 & up Alfie Bloom has been miserable since his mother died. His father spends most of his time either working or trying to invent things. He has only one friend at … Continue reading

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BounceĀ 

BounceĀ  by Megan Shull Grades 4 & up 13-year-old Frannie feels so alone in her family. Her older sister torments her and her older brother ignores her. Her parents seem to resent her. Life feels cold and miserable and she … Continue reading

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Dragon Captives

Dragon Captives by Lisa McMann Grades 4 & up Good news for Unwanteds fans! There is a new series featuring the now 12-year twins Fifer and Thisbe. The bad news is the book ends with a major cliffhanger… It has … Continue reading

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Journey’s End

Journey’s End by Rachel Hawkins Grades 4 & up Nolie is off to Scotland, to spend the summer with her father. He has been there for six months already, in the small village of Journey’s End, studying the mysterious fog … Continue reading

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Rebel of the Sands & Traitor to the Throne

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton Grades 6 & up Amani is willing to try just about anything to get out of her dying desert town before she is forced to marry her uncle. She has been living with … Continue reading

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Sticks & Stones

Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper Grades 4 & up Elyse was born with a rare disorder that causes the words people call her to actually appear on her skin. The nice words (awesome, cool, fun) feel good, but the … Continue reading

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