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Middle School Fantasy Fiction Novels

This blog post contains a list of fantasy fiction books for middle school students.

This blog post contains a list of middle school fantasy fiction perfect for recommending to young readers.

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7 Middle School Fantasy Fiction Novels

Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Series, 1) by Roshani Chokshi

When Aru lights a lamp in her mother’s museum to prove to her classmates that she’s not a liar (she’s known for stretching the truth a bit… ok, a lot), she realizes she’s frozen time and unleashed an ancient demon who she must stop. Can she find the Pandava brothers and do it in time?

Aru Shah and the Song of Death (Pandava Series, 2) by Roshani Chokshi

In the second installment of the Pandava series, Aru teams up with her best friend and soul-sister Mini and two other classmates to find the god of love’s bow and arrow, and stop the thief from turning everyone into heartless zombies.

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha, 1) by Tomi Adeyemi

Zelie’s mother is gone forever, and Orisha, her homeland, doesn’t thrum with magic anymore. But when Zelie gets the chance to bring magic back and cut down the king’s rule at the same time, she leaps at the chance. The question is, will she succeed?

Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Nizhoni’s dad disappears one night, leaving only a letter that says, “Run!” Nizhoni knows that she must enlist the help of her best friend, Daveray, her brother Mac, and the Dine Holy People if she wants to save him.


A World Below by Wesley King

A school trip to underground caverns takes a bad turn and the class must try their best to survive and find their way back above ground.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

“The Giver” is written from the point of view of a 12-year-old, living in a dystopian world. Where there is no pain, fear, war, and as well as hatred. At the age of 12, every community member is assigned a job based on their abilities and interests. Read how Jonas faces his new role in society with all of the responsibilities and challenges that come with his role.

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

Tarisai was raised by her frequently absent mother who is called The Lady. Her mother wants her to become one of the Council of 11 created by the prince. If picked then she will be bonded with the others. Her mother wants her to kill the prince, but she does not want to fulfill her mother’s wishes. Who will she remain loyal to?

These fantasy fiction books for middle school students would be a great addition to your classroom or school library.

12 Genre Book Reports Assignment


Love teaching with genres?

Help your students dive deeper into their reading with these 12 different genre-focused book report assignments. Each assignment enables students to showcase their creativity while meeting curriculum standards. This assignment covers both fiction and non-fiction books. The assignment structure rotates every three months helping students achieve proficiency, while still providing student choice. Assignments can be used in any order. A sample teaching schedule is provided.

Included Genres

  • Realistic Fiction
  • Mystery Fiction
  • Graphic Novel
  • Science Fiction
  • Biography & Memoirs
  • Historical Fiction
  • Classical Fiction (pre-1970)
  • Fantasy Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Traditional Literature vs. Fractured Fairy Tales
  • Sports Fiction
  • Free Verse Fiction

Assignment Types:

  1. Written Response – critical thinking and written reflection assignment.
  2. Creative Choice Board – students are provided with 3 options and must select which creative option they want to produce.
  3. Oral Presentation – a book talk format assignment.
  4. Student-Created Lesson based on a non-fiction book
  5. Traditional Literature vs. Fractured Fairy Tales Comparison Assignment

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For more great middle school books, check out this blog post – Best Middle School Book Recommendations. Also, check out some fantastic YA books in this blog post – High School Book Recommendations.

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