Category Archives: Fantasy

The Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth by Lloyd Alexander (1963)

The Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Garth   Young Jason is thrilled (and not completely surprised) to discover his cat Gareth can talk!  Like most of us, Jason had often heard that cats have nine lives, but Gareth … Continue reading

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Tales from Dimwood Forest series by Avi (1995 – 2009)

Avi (Edward Wortis) is one of the most prolific children’s authors of our time.  So far he’s published more than 70 books, won the Newbery Medal and received the Newbery Honor Award twice.  His Tales from Dimwood Forest are some … Continue reading

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A Gift of Magic by Lois Duncan (1971)

Each Garret grandchild was given a gift from their grandmother when she died.  Brendon inherited the gift of music, Nancy’s twin sister Kirby has the gift of dancing, but Nancy was given the same gift her grandmother had — ESP … Continue reading

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Redwall Series (22 volumes!!) by Brian Jacques (1986 – 2011)

Castles. . .knights. . .battles. . .feasts. . .rats. . .mice. . .ferrets — the Redwall books have them all!  With the possible exception of Harry Potter, the Brian Jacques’ Redwall series were the favorite books in our family!  I purchased … Continue reading

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The Ralph Mouse Collection by Beverly Cleary (1965)

I remember reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle as a little girl and being completely delighted!  Beverly Cleary, a librarian who understood young readers so well, wrote one great series after another, and The Ralph Mouse Collection are some of her … Continue reading

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Time at the Top & All in Good Time by Edward Ormondroyd (1963, 1975)

What is it about Time Travel that is so enticing?  Here’s a little known duo to delight your child who needs more reading in this genre! In Time at the Top, Susan Shaw discovers that the elevator in her apartment building is … Continue reading

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Twig by Elizabeth Orton Jones (1942)

Twig is a little girl living in a big city in a small apartment. One day she finds an empty soup can in her tiny back yard that looks like fairies could live in.  What if they really do?? Twig … Continue reading

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