Tag Archives: Kingdoms

The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire #2)

by Tui T. Sutherland

Conditional Recommendation: Told from the perspective of Tsunami the SeaWing, the five dragonets of the prophecy travel to the kingdom of the sea in search of Tsunami’s parents and discover mystery and intrigue.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Wings of Fire, Book Two
Hardcover: 296 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (2013)

Genre: Fantasy Continue reading

Tuesdays at the Castle (Castle Glower #1)

by Jessica Day George

Conditional Recommendation: 11-year-old Princess Celie and her siblings strive together within their magical castle to protect themselves and their kingdom.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Castle Glower, Book 1
Hardcover: 225 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury (2011)
Genre: Fantasy

Awards: Utah Book Award for Children’s (2011), Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice Award for Grades 3-6 (2013), California Young Readers Medal for Intermediate (2015), Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award (2015) Continue reading

The Sorcerer of the North (Ranger’s Apprentice #5)

by John Flanagan

Conditional Recommendation: Now a fully fledged ranger, Will is assigned to his own territory but it’s not long before he’s sent on a mission to unravel the mystery of the sorcerer of the north.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 5
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Philomel Books (2008)
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy Continue reading

The Battle for Skandia (Ranger’s Apprentice #4)

by John Flanagan

Conditional Recommendation: Trapped in Skandia by the invading Temujai army, Will, Horace, Evanlyn, Halt and Erak must unite to defend themselves against the threatening enemy.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Ranger’s Apprentice #4
Paperback: 294 pages
Publisher: Philomel Books (2008)

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy Continue reading

The Icebound Land (Ranger’s Apprentice #3)

by John Flanagan

Conditional Recommendation: While Will and Evanlyn try to survive and escape captivity from the Skandians, Halt and Horace battle knight after knight in their efforts to reach Skandia and rescue Will.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Ranger’s Apprentice #3
Hardcover: 266 pages
Publisher: Philomel Books (June 26, 2007)

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy Continue reading

The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern #1)

by Shannon Hale

Conditional Recommendation: A betrayed princess must change her name and become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim her crown.

Age: Young Adult
Series: The Books of Bayern #1
Paperback: 383 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (2003)

Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tales Continue reading

Eragon (Inheritance #1)

by Christopher Paolini

Conditional Recommendation: A fifteen-year-old farm boy discovers a dragon egg and when the egg hatches, he begins an adventure involving dragons, magic, an evil king, and fantastical creatures.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Inheritance #1
Hardcover: 497 pages
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (2003)

Genre: Fantasy Continue reading

A World Without Heroes (Beyonders #1)

by Brandon Mull

Conditional Recommendation: A thirteen-year-old boy accidentally falls into a fantastical world and is thrust on a dangerous mission to overthrow an evil and clever king.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Beyonders (#1)
Hardcover: 457 pages
Publisher: Aladdin (March 15, 2011)

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure Continue reading

The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice #1)

by John Flanagan

Unconditional Recommendation: A 15-year-old orphan boy is recruited and trained to become a ranger and must, with his master, track dangerous creatures before evil Morgarath’s bidding results in someone’s death.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Ranger’s Apprentice #1
Paperback: 249 pages
Publisher: Puffin Books (June 8, 2006)

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
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Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2)

by Shannon Hale

Conditional Recommendation: A young girl from a small mountain village must decide who to believe, who she wants to be, and which side to take amidst the political unrest of the lowland city.

Age: Mature Middle Grade
Series: Princess Academy #2
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (2012)
Genre: Magical Realism/Fantasy
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