Mondays are book recommendation days….and today’s topic is: Fast Fantasy.
If you want a fun fantasy book to read that’s not a 700 page tome like Harry Potter or Inkheart, this list is for you!
Baker, E.D. The Frog Princess (Tales of the Frog Princess series)
After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward princess suddenly finds herself a frog too, and sets off with the prince to seek the means–and the self-confidence–to become human again. The new Disney movie The Frog Princess was partially based on this book! 214 pages
Barry, Dave. Cave of the Dark Wind (Never Land series)
While Peter is away from the island, James and the other Lost Boys insist on exploring a mysterious cave, despite Shining Pearl and Little Scallop’s warning that it is a dangerous place, inhabited by a creature known as the Goat Taker. 166 pages
Carmody, Isobelle. Little Fur: The Legend Begins (Little Fur series)
When half-elf, half-troll Little Fur learns that the servants of the troll king aim to destroy her forest, she embarks on a dangerous journey to save the forest and the earth itself. 195 pages
Collins, Ross. Medusa Jones
In ancient Greece, Medusa Jones, a gorgon, and her friends, a minotaur and a centaur, are mocked and sneered at by the other Acropolis Academy children whose parents are kings and gods, but when they go on a school camping trip together, the “freaks” become true heroes. 134 pages
Coville, Bruce. Thor’s Wedding Day
Thialfi–goat boy to Thor, the Norse god of thunder, relates the story of how he inadvertently helped the giant Thrym to steal Thor’s hammer, and the lengths he and Thor must go through to retrieve it. 132 pages
Cowell, Cressida. How to Train Your Dragon (Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III series)
The adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan–the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans–by catching and training a dragon. 200 pages
Dyer, Heather. Ibby’s Magic Weekend
While visiting troublemaking cousins, Ibby learns about a magic box and soon stumbles upon the strange tale of Uncle Godfrey, a professional magician who mysteriously vanished many years ago. 140 pages
Jones, Diana Wynne. The Game
Hayley feels out of place until her unruly cousins include her in a special game involving travel through the mythosphere, where all the world’s stories can be found, and where some secrets of her past are revealed. 179 pages
Lake, A.J. The Forging of the Blade (Lowthar’s Blade trilogy)
Kenrick leaves his village to search for his father, recently gone missing, and discovers that the evil Lord Mordig is plotting to take over the kingdom. 131 pages
McKenzie, Ellen. The King, The Princess and the Tinker
A good-hearted tinker and a curious young princess show a narrow-minded king that there are more important things in the world than his treasure. 69 pages
Norton, Mary. Are All the Giants Dead?
Finding himself in a land populated with fairy-tale characters, James attempts to help Princess Dulcibel, who is destined to marry a toad. 123 pages
Stewart, Paul. Hugo Pepper (Far-Flung Adventure series)
Hugo uncovers a plot that threatens his mermaid godmothers and other friends of his family. 250 pages, with many illustrations
Vande Velde, Vivian. Three Good Deeds
Caught stealing some goose eggs from a witch, Howard is cursed and turned into a goose himself; he can only become human again if he performs three good deeds. 147 pages
As always, if you would like suggestions for reading for any age, genre or type of book, please ask one of our librarians. We’re here to help!