Ages 9-12

The Chronicles of Prydain
by Lloyd Alexander

Pyrdain is a land of fantasy - of good and evil and heroes rooted in reality and truth. Through the series, Taran grows from boy to man and finally meets up with his true destiny.

Ghost Eye
by Marion Dane Bauer
Purrloom Popcorn, an exotically beautiful cat with one blue eye and one gold eye, receives his first real love from a lonely girl and an array of ghost cats.

Peter Pan prequels
by Dave Barry

This series is a prequel to J.M. Barrie's novel Peter and Wendy, and tells us the backstory of Peter Pan. In adventures on the high seas and on a faraway island, an orphan boy named Peter and his pretty, mysterious new friend, Molly. Together they overcome pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil.

The Brimstone Key (#1 in the Grey Griffons series)
by Derek Benz
Four friends  known as the Grey Griffins begin school at Iron Bridge Academy, where children with special powers are trained to fight evil beings. Rumors surface that the mad "Clockwork King" is back, and the Griffins must defeat his war machines before devastation is unleashed.

The Sisters Grimm series (also in audio)
by Michael Buckley

Orphaned after their parents mysteriously disappear, sisters Daphne and Sabrina Grimm are sent to live with the grandmother, who they thought was dead. In fact, she was alive and living in upstate New York. Granny introduces the girls to the unusual assortment of characters who inhabit Ferryport Landing, a town on the Hudson River where many strange and mysterious crimes have been occurring.

The Little Fur Quartet (also in audio)
by Isobelle Carmody

Half-elf, half-troll, Little Fur embarks on an ambitious and dangerous journey into the human world in hopes of saving not only the wilderness she calls home, but the very earth spirit itself.

Alice in Wonderland (also in audio & eBook)
Alice Through the Looking-Glass (also in audio)
by Lewis Carroll
Curious adventures await Alice when she falls down a rabbit hole & goes through a mirror, where she meets nonsensical and amusing creatures.
No Passengers Beyond this Point (also in audio)
by Gennifer Choldenko
With their house in foreclosure, siblings Inda, Mouse and Finn are sent to stay with an uncle until their mother can join them. When their plane lands, they are welcomed by cheering crowds to a strange place where each has a perfect house and a clock that is ticking down the time.