Fantasy Books for Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Posted on April 2, 2021
Race to the Sun
This story has it all: a quest, supernatural beings, self-discovery, and connections to the real world. Nizhoni discovers that she can see monsters! Follow her adventure to help her father and their people.
Aru Shah and the End of Time
Trying to fit in at school, Aru takes a dare to prove an ancient lamp is cursed. Will her dishonesty lead to her doom?
This book is a staple of nerd culture for a reason. It combines engrossing storytelling with a classic adventure tale. This is a great introduction for anyone wishing to delve into the universe Tolkien created.
The Merchant of Death
Bobby gets a visit from his favorite uncle on his birthday. He learns that his uncle is part of a team called Travelers, who protect the galaxy. Join Bobby in his quest to save the world and rejoin his family.
Min knows something happened to her brother after he became part of the Thousand World Space Forces. She stows away on a battle cruiser and uses fox-magic to solve the mystery.
Dragons in a Bag
Jackson discovers that his grumpy neighbor is really a witch! She takes Jackson on a journey to deliver three dragon eggs. On this journey he learns about witches, dragons, and himself.
The Golden Compass
Apprentice Lyra comes upon a strange device: a golden compass. The compass measures truth–if one knows how to read it. Lyra is swept up in a strange world and a spectacular journey.
Artemis is 12, rich, and – worst of all – extremely clever. He manages to capture a fairy, attempting to get ransom money for the fairy’s return. This brings our evil genius into a world of unexpected twists and turns.
Spindlefish and Stars
Clo’s father goes missing, leaving behind mysterious objects. Clo takes a journey across the sea to a mysterious island where she learns to spin fish into yarn. Will she unravel the mystery of what happened to her father?
Maya and the Rising Dark
Maya learns that her father is the keeper of the gateway between this world and the Dark. She must muster her powers and deal with spooky monsters determined to start a war.
The Ruins of Gorlan
Will is chosen to apprentice with the mysterious Ranger Halt, and a battle is brewing!
The Girl and the Ghost
When her Grandmother dies, Suraya inherits something she does not quite expect: a ghostly demon. Read this retelling of a Malaysian folktale to see how this new companion changes Suraya’s life.
Girl Giant and the Monkey King
Thom has always been supernaturally strong, making it hard for her to fit in. One day she accidentally releases the Monkey King from prison, and they strike a deal. If she helps him find his magical staff, he will take her strength.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Lucy discovers a wardrobe during a game of hide and seek. To her great shock, the back of the wardrobe opens to a strange new world called Narnia, a place of sweeping adventure.
The Barren Grounds
Morgan and Eli are struggling to adapt to their new foster home. In the attic, they find a portal to another realm. Here they learn new skills, meet powerful beings, and just might save the world.
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