Beginning Chapter Books - Fantasy

These are great books with magic, wizards, dragons, and more!

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake
1998
ISBN: 9780140328721

Three farmers, each one meaner than the other, try all-out warfare to get rid of the fox and his family.

Sideways stories from Wayside School

Louis Sachar ; illustrated by Julie Brinckloe
1998
ISBN: 9780688160869

Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.

The secrets of Droon . 1 : the hidden stairs and the magic carpet

by Tony Abbott ; illustrated by Tim Jessell
1999
ISBN: 9780590108393

Three friends find a magic door in Eric's basement that leads to another world called Droon.

My father's dragon

story by Ruth Stiles Gannett ; illustrations by Ruth Chrisman Gannett
1979
ISBN: 9780394890487

A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.

The new kid at school

by Kate McMullan ; illustrated by Bill Basso
2003
ISBN: 9780448431086

Wiglaf is off to Dragon Slayers' Academy and in for a first day of school he will never forget.

Rainbow magic ; Ruby the red fairy

by Daisy Meadows ; illustrated by Georgie Ripper
2003
ISBN: 9780439738613

Fairyland is home to seven colorful sisters. Together, they are the Rainbow Fairies! Evil Jack Frost sends them far away and if they don't return soon, Fairyland is doomed to be gray forever!

Blizzard of the blue moon

by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca
2006
ISBN: 9780679824114

The magic tree house carries Jack and Annie to New York City in 1938 on a mission to rescue the last unicorn.

The Princess in Black

Shannon Hale & Dean Hale ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham
2014
ISBN: 9780763665104

Princess Magnolia and Duchess Wigtower are having hot chocolate when the monster alarm goes off. A big blue monster is threatening goats. Princess Magnolia has a secret, she is the Princess in Black. She needs to sneak away to defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret.

Trouble at Trident Academy

Debbie Dadey ; illustrated by Tatevik Avakyan
2012
ISBN: 9781442449787

Mermaids Shelly and Echo are excited to begin third grade at the prestigious Trident Academy, but snooty Pearl, jokester Rocky, brilliant Kiki, grumpy Mr. Fangtooth, and an argument over their first project challenge the best friends. Includes facts about marine plants and animals and words to the Mermaid Tales Song.

The wishing wings

by Jennifer Castle
2017
ISBN: 9781681194912

Just after sisters Addie and Clara move to the country, they discover magical butterflies called Wishing Wings that need their help to lift a dark enchantment.

Eerie elementary. 1, The school is alive!

by Jack Chabert ; illustrated by Sam Ricks
2014
ISBN: 9780545623926

Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is alive and plotting against the students, and, as hall monitor, it is his job to protect them--but he will need some help from his friends.

Grilled cheese and dragons

Nancy Krulik ; art by Ben Balistreri
2018
ISBN: 9780515158328

A princess who would rather be a knight accepts her skeptical king father's challenge to perform good deeds in order to prove her worthiness to attend knight school, an endeavor that is supported by a friendly dragon and a perpetually terrified knight-in-training.