Happenstance Found by P.W. Catanese
A boy awakens, blindfolded, with no memory of even his name, but soon meets Lord Umber, an adventurer and inventor, who calls him Happenstance and tells him that he has a very important destiny and a powerful enemy.
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Best friends Sophie, aprincess wannabe, and Agatha, a witchy loner, are kidnapped and taken to the School for Good and Evil, but their assumed destinies are reversed.
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon.
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
Sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher discovers a strange magic shop and after he enters his life is changed forever. Buying what he thinks is a marble, he discovers he has really purchased a dragon's egg.
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third tries to pass the initiation test of his Viking clan: catching and training a dragon.
The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta
Twelve-year-old Kiranmala’s parents disappear and a demon shows up in her kitchen. Soon she is swept into another dimension full of magic where she needs to find her parents, and basically save the world.
So You Want to be a Wizard by Diane Duane
Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension.
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
Ophelia, a timid eleven-year-old girl grieving her mother, suspends her disbelief in things non-scientific when a boy locked in the museum where her father is working asks her to help him complete an age-old mission.
The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
Odge Gribbie, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission through a magical tunnel from their island to London to rescue the King and Queen's son who had been stolen as an infant.
Flight of the Phoenix by R. L. LaFevers
Nathaniel Fludd is tasked with ensuring that a phoenix's egg is safely hatched. He also must keep his pet gremlin out of trouble and rescue his cousin from the Bedouin or risk the extinction of all the world's mythical creatures.
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
Sparrowhawk, a sorcerer's apprentice, unwittingly unleashes evil on the land. He grows to adulthood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world.
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where teens hone their abilities and learn magic.
The New Kid at School by Kate McMullan
Wiglaf is off to Dragon Slayers Academy and in for a first day of school he will never forget, including goofy teachers, strange roommates, rotten school food, and, of course, dragons.
A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
Fourteen-year-old Jason Walker is transported to a strange world called Lyrian. He joins Rachel, who was also drawn there from our world, and a few rebels, to piece together the word that can destroy the malicious wizard emperor, Surroth.
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
Charlie Bone's life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.
The Golden Door by Emily Rodda
At night the skimmers fly over the wall looking for human prey while the people of Weld huddle in their houses. After young Rye’s two brothers set out through the magic doors, in an attempt to find the Enemy and don't come back, he knows that he must follow and find them.
The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski
Twelve-year-old Petra goes to Prague hoping to retrieve the enchanted eyes the Prince of Bohemia took from her father. She is aided in her quest by a Roma boy and his sister.
Magyk by Angie Sage
After learning that she is a princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety and is pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
Having discovered the secret to eternal youth, 14th-century alchemist Nicholas Flamel and his wife are alive in present-day San Francisco, California. Fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh Newman, must fulfill their prophesied role of either saving or destroying the world.
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
Ten years ago, Kate, Michael, and Emma were taken from their parents' home and have lived in orphanages ever since. They find an enchanted old atlas that transports them back in time and into the clutches of an evil countess.
The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui Sutherland
The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy that calls for great sacrifice.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
A cursed child destined to die on her eleventh birthday is rescued and whisked away to a secret realm called Nevermoor and given the chance to compete for a place in a organization called the Wundrous Society.
The Shadows by Jacqueline West
When eleven-year-old Olive and her distracted parents move into an old Victorian mansion, Olive finds herself ensnared in a dark plan involving some mysterious paintings, a trapped and angry nine-year-old boy, and three talking cats.
The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler
When her father is lost at sea shortly after meeting a very unusual visitor, Alice must leave her home to live with an "uncle" whose rural Pennsylvania estate includes a massive and mysterious library that holds much more than books.
Wizard's Hall by Jane Yolen
Henry, a young apprentice wizard, must overcome his uncanny ability to mess up every spell he does and save the wizard's training hall.