Favorite Kid Lit/Young Adult Fantasy

Authors: Lloyd Alexander, Leigh Bardugo, Cassandra Clare, Susan Cooper, Edgar Eager, Cornelia Funke, Neil Gaiman, Kerstin Gier, Rachel Hartman, Diana Wynne Jones, Melina Marchetta, China Mieville, Garth Nix, Tamora Pierce, Terry Pratchett, J.K. Rowling, Angie Sage, Brandon Sanderson, Maggie Stiefvater, Jonathan Stroud, Ysabeau Wilce, Jane Yolan

Please note that the line between children's and young adult books as well as the line between young adult and adult books can be very subjective - the books on this list span all age groups.

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Fantasy

Lloyd Alexander

Leigh Bardugo

Cassandra Clare (YA)

Susan Cooper

Other books in the Dark is Rising Sequence: Silver on the Tree

Edgar Eager

Half Magic
By Edward Eager, N. M. Bodecker (Illustrator)
Knight's Castle
By Edward Eager
Magic by the Lake
By Edward Eager, N. M. Bodecker (Illustrator)
The Time Garden
By Edward Eager, N. M. Bodecker

John Flanagan

Other Books in the Ranger's Apprentice Series: The Sorcerer of the North, The Seige of Macindaw, Erak's Ransom, Halt's Peril, The Emperor of Nihon-Ja, The Lost Stories, The Royal Ranger

Cornelia Funke

Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy)
By Cornelia Funke
Inkspell (Inkheart Trilogy)
By Cornelia Funke
Inkdeath (Inkheart Trilogy)
By Cornelia Funke
Dragon Rider
By Cornelia Funke
Reckless (Mirrorworld)
By Cornelia Funke
Fearless (Mirrorworld)
By Cornelia Funke

Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book
By Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere
By Neil Gaiman

Kerstin Gier (YA)

Rachel Hartman

Seraphina
By Rachel Hartman
Shadow Scale (Seraphina)
By Rachel Hartman

Diana Wynne Jones

Read my mini-review of The Chronicles of Chrestomanci. And more discussion about Diana Wynne Jones.

Dark Lord of Derkholm
By Diana Wynne Jones
Year of the Griffin
By Diana Wynne Jones
Fire and Hemlock
By Diana Wynne Jones

Robert Jordan

Alethea Kontiss

Melina Marchetta (YA)

China Mieville

Un Lun Dun
By China Mieville

Garth Nix

Also in the Keys to the Kingdom series: Lady Friday, Superior Saturday, Lord Sunday

Also in the Abhorsen series: The Creature in the Case

Tamora Pierce (Kid Lit & YA)

Terry Pratchett

The Tiffany Aching books are truly best when listened to on audiobook. Nothing can compare.

The Wee Free Men (Discworld)
By Terry Pratchett
A Hat Full of Sky
By Terry Pratchett
Wintersmith (Discworld)
By Terry Pratchett

Philip Pullman

J.K. Rowling

Other books in the series: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 

Angie Sage

Additional Books: Syren, Darke, Fyre

Brandon Sanderson (YA)

Truly one of my all time favorite authors: Where to Start Reading Brandon Sanderson

Warbreaker
By Brandon Sanderson
Elantris
By Brandon Sanderson
The Emperor's Soul
By Brandon Sanderson
Steelheart (The Reckoners)
By Brandon Sanderson
Firefight (The Reckoners)
By Brandon Sanderson
The Rithmatist
By Brandon Sanderson

Maggie Stiefvater (YA)

Jonathan Stroud

J.R.R. Tolkein

Ysabeau Wilce (YA)

Jane Yolen

Wizard's Hall
By Jane Yolen

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