Fantasy Books for 5th-8th Grade Students

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Find a cozy place to read...then leave our world behind! These books will fill your mind with fanciful places where our rules - of gravity, of grammar, of sense - may not count. And in those odd places, the people seem more wonderful, more evil, more courageous, and yet are not so different from you and your friends.

Let this list be your passport to travel to any imaginable - or unimaginable - fantastic existence.

Kids
Book Cover Title
Image of The book of three book cover The book of three
Lloyd Alexander
Taran is only a pig keeper, but he must fight to save the kingdom from evil.
Image of The phantom tollbooth book cover The phantom tollbooth
Norton Juster
Milo goes through a toy tollbooth into a magical land and embarks on a quest.
Image of A wrinkle in time book cover A wrinkle in time
Madeleine L'Engle
Meg, her brother, and her friend travel through time to rescue their father, with the assistance of three very strange ladies.
Image of Ella enchanted book cover Ella enchanted
Gail Carson Levine
In this retelling of Cinderella, Ella must overcome the curse that forces her to obey any command given to her.
Image of The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe book cover The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
C.S. Lewis
Four children travel through a wardrobe into the land of Narnia, and fight against the White Witch.
Image of Dragonsong book cover Dragonsong
Anne McCaffrey
Menolly runs away from her strict family and makes a home with some fire lizards.
Image of The moorchild book cover The moorchild
Eloise McGraw
Saaski, who has always been scorned and different in her village, discovers that she is a changeling.
Image of The hero and the crown book cover The hero and the crown
Robin McKinley
Aerin, daughter of the Damarian king, seeks her birthright.
Image of Zel book cover Zel
Donna Jo Napoli
A retelling of the story of Rapunzel, told from the point of view of the girl, and the witch.
Image of Wild magic book cover Wild magic
Tamora Pierce
Daine helps a mage, a knight and a Queen in their battle to protect the kingdom against terrible, immortal creatures.
Image of Wild magic book cover Wild magic
Tamora Pierce
Daine helps a mage, a knight and a Queen in their battle to protect the kingdom against terrible, immortal creatures.
Image of The golden compass book cover The golden compass
Philip Pullman
Lyra sets out on a dangerous journey to save kidnapped children from horrible experiments in the Far North.
Image of The hobbit book cover The hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo Baggins joins a band of dwarves to recover stonlen treasure guarded by Smaug the dragon.
Image of The thief book cover The thief
Megan Whalen Turner
Gen, the best thief in the land, is brought out of jail to steal a precious and magical stone for the king.
Image of The sword in the stone book cover The sword in the stone
T.H. White
Wart, unaware that he will one day become King Arthur, is tutored by Merlyn the wizard.
Image of Dealing with dragons book cover Dealing with dragons
Patricia C. Wrede
Princess Cimerone is bored with palace life, and runs away to live with a group of dragons.
Image of Dragon of the Lost Sea book cover Dragon of the Lost Sea
Laurence Yep
Shimmer, a dragon princess, goes on a quest to redeem herself.