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Beyond Harry: Fantasy for Tweens and Teens
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Beyond Harry: Fantasy for Tweens and Teens

Created by kileyturner
  • Age: 8 to 100
  • Grade: 3 to 17
tagged: tweens, Fantasy, science fiction, kids, teens, MYS-0318
These are critically acclaimed and/or award-winning books that take tweens, teens (and adults) out of their own worlds and into others, so that eventually realities begins to blend (and that's a good thing!). Check out the recommended ages for each book to make sure readers are ready for the themes the books explore.

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Terra Nova

by Shane Arbuthnott
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: steampunk, fantasy & magic

The city of Terra Nova was founded on a lie: that the spirits who cross over from the spirit world are evil and must be captured for the safety of humanity. But Molly Stout and her family have learned that the spirits are thinking, feeling beings, enslaved to enrich the wealthy, especially the spirit-harvesting company Haviland Industries and its …

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Dragonfly Song

by Wendy Orr
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 10
tagged: fantasy & magic, ancient civilizations, survival stories, greek & roman

The girl has had many selves in her short life. The first she remembers is Aissa, the daughter of Mama and Dada, sister to Zufi who watched the goats. Then the Bull King's raiders came, and Mama said, "Don't make a sound till I come back." And when the villagers found her she was silent as stone, because Mama never came back again.

So the villagers …

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The Night Garden

by Polly Horvath
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, friendship, humorous stories

From Newbery Honor--and National Book Award--winning author Polly Horvath, a magical middle grade novel that features a garden that grants wishes.

It is World War II and Franny Whitekraft lives with her parents, Sina and Old Tom, on a farm on Vancouver Island. Their peaceful life is interrupted when their neighbor, Crying Alice, begs Sina to watch h …

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Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

by Jonathan Auxier
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, friendship, books & libraries

Now in paperback, the exciting follow-up to Jonathan Auxier's acclaimed Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes. You've met Peter Nimble. Now meet Sophie Quire in a new, unforgettable quest.


     It's been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have travelled far and wide in search of adventure. …

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Dominion

by Shane Arbuthnott
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, steampunk, values & virtues

Molly grew up hearing the tales of Haviland Stout, her ancestor who discovered the dangerous magical spirits that inhabit the far corners of the world. Now, on the edge of the New World, in the British Dominion of Terra Nova, Molly and her family collect spirits aboard their airship, the Legerdemain.

But when Molly captures a spirit that can spea …

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The Hunt of the Dragon

by C.C. Humphreys
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: fantasy & magic

A page-turning story that moves between the modern world of a teenager and a dangerous world where mythical legends live.

Two years have passed since Elayne returned from the magical world behind the unicorn tapestries in the Cloisters Museum of New York, and things finally seem to be settling down. But when reports start coming in on the news about …

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The Rahtrum Chronicles

The Dream

by R. K. McLay
edition: Paperback
tagged: fantasy & magic

The Dream is the first book in a tension-building trilogy, The Rahtrum Chronicles by R.K. McLay. A work of literary fiction, this young adult, fantasy, adventure story is unlike any before it. The Dream transports readers into the far north of the Yukon Territory (where the epic journey begins) and envelopes them in the vastness of nature. Once th …

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Sea of Shadows

Age of Legends

by Kelley Armstrong
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
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The first book of a bold and hugely anticipated new YA trilogy by the phenomenal Kelley Armstrong--now in paperback!!
     In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire's worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls …