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Instructional Media Center: Fantasy and Magic


 Fantasy and Magic inspire the mind's eye to envision imaginary creatures, places, and powers. Think talking animals, dragons, invisibility cloaks, witches, Narnia, shapeshifters, flying brooms, mysterious wardrobes....  


A selection of Fantasy Fiction

Alexander, Lloyd. The castle of Llyr. F Al27c
Andersen, H. C.  The ugly duckling.  F A544u
Anthony, Piers. On a pale horse. F An865o     
Avi. Bright shadow. F Av551b
Babbitt, N.  The search for delicious.  F B113s
Burnett, F. H.  The secret garden.  F B934seC
Carroll, Lewis. Alice in wonderland. F D664alW     
Colfer, Eoin. Airman F C68ai
Cooper, Susan.
  • The dark is rising. F C787dr     
  • Over sea, under stone. F C787o
Dahl, R.  James and the giant peach.  F D138j
DiCamillo, Kate. The tale of Despereaux. F D546ta
Dowell, Frances O'Roark. Falling in. F D752f
Engdahl, S.  Beyond the tomorrow mountains.  F En31b
Farmer, Nancy.  House of the scorpion.  F F2297h
Fisher, Catherine. Incarceron.  F F531i
Fleming, Ian. Chitty, Chitty, Bang-Bang the magical car. F F629c
Freeman, D.  Corduroy.  F F877co
Gaiman, Neil.
  • The graveyard book. F G126g
  • Stardust. F G126s

Grahame, Kenneth. The wind in the willows. F G76ws      
Hamilton, Virginia. Justice and her brothers. F H18j
Hesse, K.  Phoenix rising.  F H464p
Hildick, E. W. The dragon that lived under Manhattan. F H546d
Hilton, James. Lost horizon. F H565l
Hinwood, Christine. The returning F H598r
Howe, D.  Bunnicula : a rabbit tale of mystery.  F H88334b
Irving, Washington. Rip Van Winkle and The legend of Sleepy Hollow. F Ir8r
Jones, Diana Wynne.

  • Archer's Goon. F J713a

  • Castle in the air. F J713ca

  • Chronicles of Chrestomanci. F J713ch vols. 1-2

  • Howl’s moving castle. F J713h       

Key, A.  The forgotten door.  F K52f
King-Smith, D.  
  • Babe:  The gallant pig.  F K589b
  • Martin's mice.  F K589m
Le Guin, Ursula. The tombs of Atuan. F L527t      
L'Engle, Madeleine. Dance in the desert. F L547d
Levine, F.  Ella enchanted.  F L5783e
Lindgren, A. 
  • The brothers Lionheart.  F L664br
  •  Pippi Longstocking.  F L664p
Lionni, L.  Swimmy.  F L661s
Lowry, L.  The giver.  F L955g
Lunn, J.  The root cellar.  F L973r
McKinley, R.  The blue sword  F M216b
McKinley, R.  The hero and the crown.  F M216h
Milne, A. A.  Winnie-the-pooh.  F M635w
Norton, M.  The borrowers.  F N825bo
Pearce, P.  Tom's midnight garden.  F P315t
Potter, B.  The tale of Peter Rabbit.  F P851t
Pratchett, Terry. The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents. F P866a
Riordan, Rick.
  • The last Olympian.  F R479lo
  • The lightning thief.  F R479l
Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de. The little prince.
Scieszka, J.  
  • The stinky cheese man and other fairly stupid tales.  F Sci27s
  • The true story of the three little pigs.  F Sci27t
Selden, G.  The cricket in Times Square.  F Se48c
Shulman, Polly. The Grimm legacy. FSH933g
Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races F St52s
Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver's travels. F Sw55gw
Tolkien, J. R.R. The hobbit, or There and back again. F T577h
Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins. F T697m
Uehashi, Nahoko. Moribito : Guardian of the Spirit. F Ue3m
Van Allsburg, C. Jumanji. F V263j
Verne, Jules. A journey to the centre of the earth. F V594j
White, E. Charlotte's web. F W583c

A selection of Magic Fiction

Alexander, Lloyd.

  • The book of three. F Al27bo
  • The black cauldron. F Al27b
  • The wizard in the tree. F Al27wi
  • The cat who wished to be a man. F Al27wi

Alexander, William. Goblin secrets. F A127g
Banks, Lynne Reid. The mystery of the cupboard. F B226my
Bellairs, John. The figure in the shadows. F B415f
Baum, L. Frank. The wizard of Oz . F B327wi
Bishop, Claire H. Pancakes-Paris. F B541p
Boston, L. M. The stones of Green Knowe. F B656sg
Brittain, Bill.

  • Devil's donkey. F B777d
  • The wish giver : three tales of Coven Tree. F B777w

Carson, Rae. The girl of fire and thorns. F C239g
Chew, Ruth.

  • The wishing tree. F C428wt
  • The witch's garden. F C428wt

Colfer, Eoin. Artemis Fowl. F C68ar
Column, Padraic. The boy apprenticed to an enchanter. F C723b2
Coombs, Patricia. Dorrie and the wizard's spell. F C782d
Corbett, Scott. Dr. Merlin's Magic Shop. F C81dm
Czernecki, Stefan. Zorah's magic carpet. F C997z
Eager, Edward.

  • Magic or not? F Ea32m
  •  Seven-day magic. F Ea32s

Fenton, Edward. Penny candy. F F367p
Fonteyn, Margot. Swan Lake. F F734s
Funke, Cornelia Caroline.

  • Inkdeath. F F964id
  • Inkheart. F F964ih
  • Inkspell. F F964id
  • Reckless. F F964r

Gage, Wilson. Miss Osborne-the-Mop. F St31m
Goudge, Elizabeth. The little white horse. F G723l
Hunter, Mollie.

  • Day of the unicorn. F H918d
  • A stranger came ashore. F H918d

Jarrell, Randall. The gingerbread rabbit. F J292g
Johnson, Elizabeth. Break a magic circle. F J6325b
Jones, Diana Wynne.

  • Charmed life. F J713c
  • Dark Lord of Derkholm. F J713da
  • The lives of Christopher Chant. F J713l

Kooiker, Leonie. The magic stone. F K8373m
Langton, Jane. The diamond in the window. F L269d
Law, Ingrid. Savvy. F L411s
Le Guin. Ursula.

  • The farthest shore. F C239g
  • Tehanu: the last book of Earthsea. F C239te

Lewis, C. S.

  • The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe. F L584li
  • The magician's nephew. F L584m

MacLachlan, Patricia. Tomorrow's wizard. FM221to
McGowen, Tom. Odyssey from River Bend. F M177o
Newbit, E. The enchanted castle. F N365e
Norton, Andre.

  • Dragon magic. F N823dm
  • Fur magic. F N823f

Osborne, Mary Pope. Hour of the Olympics. F Os17h
Parker, Richard. M for mischief. F P228m
Preussler, Otfired. The little witch. F P928l
Rothberg, Abraham. The boy and the dolphin. F R743b
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and .... F R797
Seredy, Kate. The white stag. F Se66w
Shepard, Ray A. Conjure tales. F C425c
Snyder, Zipha K.

  • Black and blue magic. F Sn92b
  • The headless Cupid. F Sn92h

Steele, Mary Q.

  • Because of the sand witches there. F St31b
  • Wish come true. F St31wi

Sternman, Betsy. Too much magic. F St453t
Sybret, Anne, Bella. F Sy29b
Van Allsburg, Chris. The widow's broom. F V263w
Yolen, Jane.

  • The transfigured hart. F Y78t
  • Wizard's hall. F Y78w