Spirit Animals: Wild Born by Brandon Mull
This series starter packs a punch full of adventure, magic, betrayal, and legends galore! Follow on the very beginning of the journey with Conor, Melin, Rollan, and Abeke in the land of Erdas. There have long been rumbles about a great disaster approaching and now the Four Fallen Beasts have returned. Will they be able to defeat the great Devourer in time?
Artemis Fowl is just young enough to believe in magic and just smart and devious enough to exploit that belief. However, you’ve never seen fairies like this before. Living below the earth, elves, gnomes, pixies, dwarves, and even trolls, live in secrecy. That is, until Officer Holly Short is fairy-napped by Artemis Fowl and a ransom is demanded of the fairies. Will Holly Short be able to escape or will Artemis Fowl get his hands on all that gold?
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
Sophie Foster has always been a bit of an outcast. She’s started college at age 12 and can read minds! She doesn’t feel like she fits in, until she meets Fitz. Fiz is an elf from another world where elves have powers just like hers. Fitz believes Sophie is an elf, but she’ll have to take a leap into their world to find out.
A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting by Joe Ballarini
Babysitting shouldn’t be so hard. Kelly is a first time babysitter for little baby Jacob. She doesn’t think the monsters under the bed are real, until one of them babynaps Jacob. Kelly discovers a group of secret babysitters who not only babysit bur protect the children form the monsters under the bed and their ruler, the Boogeyman. Kelly will need to get through a lot of monsters to get that little baby back before his parents get home!
Tangled in Time: The Portal by Kathryn Lasky
Rose is trying to stay upbeat. After her mother’s death, she moves in with her grandmother is a house older than she can imagine. She’s being bullied for her fashion choices and her lack of parents at school as well. To top it off, she doesn’t know if her grandmother actually likes her or not. All of those things are the least of her worries when she discovers a portal into time and a magical locket with clues to her mother’s past. She’s whisked away to the Court of Princess Elizabeth and must learn to traverse in time or be captured.
Love, Sugar, Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
Leonara, Leo for short, has been feeling left out of her family’s bakery lately. Her mother and sisters shush her when she asks questions and they speak in Spanish around her, as if to conceal their secrets. After Leo sneaks out of school on Halloween, she discovers why. Her family is made up of burjas, witches! She keeps her knowledge secret and tries a few magic spells out for herself. But what happens when something goes wrong and Leo doesn’t know how to fix it?
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Choski
Aru Shah knows that lying will come back to bite her sooner or later. How else is she supposed to survive in her fancy new school without it though? All her classmates are jetting off to exotic vacations and Aru will be staying at the museum her mother works at over the break. She lets peer pressure get to her and lights a lamp in the museum that’s supposedly cursed. It turns out the lamp is cursed and now Aru Shah must learn how to stop a great demon in order to unfreeze time and save the world.