It is important to add fantasy fiction books for middle school students to your classroom and school libraries. Some students love to read novels that are part of a series because the story continues beyond the first novel. In this article, 9 middle school fantasy fiction book series is recommended for your middle school classroom and students. Each recommendation comes with a brief book summary and a link to Common Sense Media to see if the series is a good fit for your students. This blog post contains affiliate links which are of no cost to the reader. If you make a purchase through the provided links this blog will receive a small commission to help with the financial costs of maintaining the site.
Fantasy Fiction Books for Middle School
Harry Potter Series (Fantasy Fiction)
Harry Potter doesn’t know he is a wizard until he is invited to attend the school for wizards. He learns about the mystical world and where he came from. Find the Common Sense Media review.
Dead Is Series by Marlene Perez (Fantasy Fiction)
The Giordano sisters live in Nightshade, California and are psychic. They get tangled up in mysteries involving the paranormal.
I Am Number Four Series (Fantasy Fiction)
John Smith lives a regular teen life even though he is an alien being hunted by a group of evil aliens who destroyed his world. Nine alien children were sent to Earth to live and develop their powers to help save the Earth, three are dead and John is number four. Find the Common Sense Media review here.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Fantasy Fiction)
A teenage cyborg fights against enemies from space to save the Earth. Find the Common Sense Media review here.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (Fantasy Fiction)
A story about fifteen-year-old Clary Fray who stumbles on a murder in New York City and is stunned when the body disappears. Clary is soon pulled into the world of Shadowhunters, a secret group of warriors who hunt and send demons back to their own world. Find the Common Sense Media review here.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan (Fantasy Fiction)
Percy Jackson is a twelve-year-old boy on a dangerous quest for a crime he didn’t commit. Find the Common Sense Media review here.
Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan (Fantasy Fiction)
Jason Grace wakes up on a school bus with no memory of his past, with his girlfriend Piper and his best friend Leo. They are all related to Gods and are given a quest to rescue the Queen of Gods, Hera. Find the Common Sense Media review here.
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini (Fantasy Fiction)
Eragon is an ordinary fifteen-year-old boy until he discovers his destiny as a Dragon Rider. He is soon swept into a dangerous world of magic, glory and power. Find the Common Sense Media review here.
The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan (Fantasy Fiction)
After their mother’s death siblings live separately until they are reunited for a “research experiment” to bring their family back together. Instead, an Egyptian God is unleashed and they are forced on a journey to stop him. Find the Common Sense Media review here.
Don’t forget to share this fantasy fiction books for middle school article with your students and other middle school ELA teachers to help them add to their classroom library books.
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