KidCreated Bibliography of Fantasy Literature
The Fantasy and the Imagination BookTalks discussion
is over, but now you can check out an annotated online
bibliography of fantasy literature created by the students
who participated in this project. From traditional
fantasy and time travel tales to stories about imaginary
creatures and worlds, you are sure to find a fantasy
book that is just right for you!
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- Babbitt, Natalie. Tuck Everlasting. Toronto,
Canada: Collins Publishers. 1975.
- When a family is possessed with the knowledge of a special spring, where
the water gives the magic of living forever, they try to keep it a secret.
Then a ten year old runaway girl finds it. To keep the secret, they kidnap
her and then tell her their story. Will she drink the water? Read the book
to find out. Ages 1114.
Mark, Rikki, and Clint, Mrs. Shearer's 5th grade, Leacock Elementary, Gordonville,
- Dahl, Roald. James and the Giant Peach. Illustrated
by Nancy E. Berkert . New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
- This book is about a boy named James who lives with his mean aunts (James's
parents were eaten by a rhino). One day an old man gives James a magic crocodile
tongue that turns into a giant peach. James goes inside the peach and meets
some humansize insects who speak a human language. I think everyone should
read this book. Ages 610.
Hiroshi and Jason, 4th grade, American School In Japan, Tokyo, Japan
- Dahl, Roald. BFG. Illustrations by Quentin Blake.
New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1982.
- This book is about giants. BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is the smallest giant.
One night he captures a little girl and together, with the English Army, they
work to find a way to defeat the nine other giants and save the children of
the world. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh! Ages 812 years.
Chris, Mrs. Gantter's 5th grade, Goshen Intermediate School, NY
Holly, Mrs. Burrow's 5th grade, Goshen Intermediate School, NY
Jared, Mrs. Shearer's 5th grade, Leacock Elementary, Gordonville, PA
- Dahl, Roald. Matilda. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
New York: Viking, 1988.
- A funny story about a smart, British girl named Matilda. This book will
make you laugh until you turn red. Fun to listen to or read by yourself. Ages
Saif, Mrs. Gantter's 5th grade, The Goshen Intermediate School, Goshen, NY
- Hoffman, E.T.A. The Nutcracker. Illustrated by
Maurice Sendak. New York: Crown,1984.
- This is a story about a Nutcracker that comes to life and the little girl
that saves him. Ages 10 and up.
Jennifer, 5th grade, Goshen Intermediate School, NY
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- Base, Graeme. The Sign of the Seahorses. Illustrated
by Graeme Base. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1992.
- An exciting story about some fish who are thrown out of their fish town
by a bunch of sharks and swordfish. Then they try to find a new town. For
Rebecca and Zeth, Mrs. Ferrell's 4th grade class, Minerva, OH
- Dahl, Roald. Fantastic Mr. Fox. Illustrated by
Donald Chaffin. New York: Viking, 1970. Ages 7 and up.
- The is the story of three farmers, each one is meaner than the other (their
names are Boggis, Bounce and Bean). They are trying to get rid of Mr. Fox
and his family. Read the book for more details.
Elsa and Satomi, Mr. Harrits' 4th grade, American School in Japan, Tokyo,
- Jacques, Brian. Redwall. Illustrated by Gary Chalk.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1986.
- A courageous young mouse named Mattias tries to defend his home, Redwall
Abbey, against the ferocious rat, Cluny the Scourge. Matthias sets off on
a dangerous journey to find the great sword of Martin the Warrior. Ages 10
Mrs. Shearer's 5th grade, Leacock Elementary, Gordonville, PA
- Kimmel A. Eric. Anansi and the Talking Melon.
Illustrated by Janet Stevens. New York: Holiday House, Inc. 1994.
- Anansi the spider goes into Elephant's melon patch. He eats and eats until
he can't get out of the melon. He tricks people into thinking that the melon
is a talking melon. This is a good book to read if you want to see a trickster
at work! Ages 612.
Matt, Dorothy, and Simon, Mrs. Ferrell's 4th grade, Minerva, OH
- Lester, Helen. Me First. Illustrated by Lynn Munsing.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992.
- This book is about a pig named Pinkerton who is mean to everybody and always
wants to be first. One day he meets a witch and learns his lesson. Ages 612.
JoAnn and Kim, Mrs. Ferrell's 4th grade, Minerva, OH
- White, E.B. Charlotte's Web. Illustrated by Garth
Williams. New York: Harpercollins, 1952.
- Wilbur is a runt pig who is going to be killed by a farmer. Thanks to the
help of his friend Charlotte, a spider, Wilbur's life is saved. How will this
spider save Wilbur the pig? Read this book to find out. Ages 812.
Julie, Mr. Harrits' 4th grade, American School in Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Jesse, Mrs. Shearer's 5th grade, Leacock Elementary, Gordonville, PA
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- Applegate, K.A. Animorphs # 3, The Encounter.
New York: Scholastic. 1996.
- The Encounter is about a young boy named Tobias and his four friends. They
battle against the yerks. Who will win? Ages 1014.
Brandon, Mrs. Shearer's 5th grade, Leacock Elementary, Gordonville, PA
- Coville, Bruce. Into the Land of the Unicorns.
New York: Scholastic. 1994.
- A girl named Cara and her grandmother are chased by a mysterious man. Cara's
grandmother sends her to a land where unicorns are real. Can Cara and her
new friends help save the land of the unicorns and her grandmother in time?
Amanda, Mrs. Shearer's 5th grade, Leacock Elementary, Gordonville, PA
- Irving, Washington. Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Illustrated
by Arthur Rackham. William Morrow & Company, 1990.
- Follow Washington Irving, a headless horseman, in the Legend of Sleepy
Hollow. Here you will meet Icobod Crane, the school master, Broom Bombs, the
headless ghost and some other cool characters. Ages 610.
Chris, Richard, and Broch, Mrs. Ferrell's 4th grade, Minerva, OH
- Le Guin K., Ursula. Catwings Return. Illustrated
by S.D. Schindler. New York: Orchard Books, 1989.
- Catwings Return is about two kittens named James and Harriet, who live
in a nice home with their brother and sister. They have wings so they go to
visit their mother in the city where they grew up. They find their mother's
other kitten that she had when they left. They bring it back to her and go
back home. Ages 610.
Kim and Shelly, Mrs. Ferrell's 4th grade, Minerva, OH
- Le Guin, Ursula K. Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings.
Illustrated by S.D. Schindler. New York: Orchard Books, 1994.
- Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings is about a cat name Alexander. Alexander
is the biggest, strongest and loudest and he is sure to be headed for wonderful
things. He gets lost and mews for help. You will have to read this book to
find out more.
Ashley and Drew, Mrs. Ferrell's 4th grade, Minerva, OH
- Van Velde, Vivian. Dragon's Bait. New York: Dell
- A girl named Alys meets a dragon who can take on human form. He helps her
avenge her father's death; however, she soon finds out that vengence is not
always right. Ages 10 and up.
Lucas, Mrs. Shearer's 5th grade, Leacock Elementary, Gordonville, PA
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- Gurney, James. Dinotopia The World Beneath. Illustrated
by James Gurney. Turner Publishing, 1995.
Dinotopia is a story about a father and son who get
shipwrecked on a mysterious island. Arthur (the father)
finds a mysterious key that leads to the world beneath.
Dinosaur lovers should definitely read this wonderfully
Ages 10 and up.
Adam, Mrs. Burrow's 5th Grade, Goshen Intermediate School,
- L'Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time. New York: Dell
With the help of friends, Meg and Charles Wallace tesser
(wrinkle) through the universe in search of their father.
They find their father, who is lost in the fifth dimension,
but lose Charles to the evil powers of It. Will they
find a way to defeat the powers of It and get Charles
back safely? Read the book to find out the answer.
Chris, Heather, and Whitney, Mrs. Shearer's 5th Grade,
Leacock Elementary, Gordonville, PA
Megan and Steve, Mrs. Ferrell's 4th Grade, Minerva,
- Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Illustrated
by Pauline Baynes. New York: Macmillan, 1950.
This story is about four kids who find a secret door
in a wardrobe and discover the imaginary world of
Narnia beyond it. They experience all types of adventures
in Narnia. Eventually the good forces conquer the evil
ones. To read about their adventures, find a copy of
the book. Ages 10 and up.
Desirae, Holly, Keri, Doug, and Aaron, Mrs. Shearer's
5th Grade, Leacock Elementary, Gordonville, PA
Alyssa, Mrs. Burrow's 5th Grade, Goshen Intermediate
- Conrad, Pam. Stonewords. New York: Harpercollins, 1990.
This is a story about Zoe and Zoe Louise who live in
the past and present. They are connected by a staircase
in their house. Ages 10up.
Cody and Amanda, Mrs. Ferrell's 4th grade class, Minerva,
- Gormley, Beatrice. Back to the Day Lincoln Was Shot.
New York: Scholastic, 1996.
Matt and Emily Cowen travel back in time with their
friend Jonathan Shultz to the day Lincoln was assassinated
by John Booth. They try to convince people to give
Lincoln extra protection. Will they succeed? Read the
book to find out. Ages 812.
John, Mrs. Shearer's 5th Grade, Leacock Elementary,
- St. George, Judith. The Mysterious Girl in the Garden. Illustrated
by Tomas Margot. Canada Limited, 1981.
During daily visits to Kew Gardens, a tenyearold girl
finds herself transported back to 1805. There she meets
Princess Charlotte Augusta, future queen of England.
Sarah and Evan, Mrs. Ferrell's 4th grade class, Minerva,