Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror

Young Adult Bibliography

Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror

ED 5502 Reading and Literature, Grades 5-12

Updated July 2014

prepared by Jane M. Gangi, PhD



See Lee & Low’s Tu Book for Multicultural Fantasy and Science Fiction:


Fantasy and Fantasy Writers

Adams, Richard, Watership Down

Alexander, Lloyd, The Chronicles of Prydain series (The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, The High King, Taran Wanderer), The Iron Ring, The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian.

Almond, David, Skellig

Billingsley, Franny, The Folk Keeper

Bond, Nancy, A String in the Harp

Carroll, Lewis, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Chambers, Aidan, A Haunt of Ghosts

Cooper, Susan, The Dark Is Rising series (Silver on the Tree, The Grey King, Greenwitch), Dark Is Rising, Over Sea, under Stone; King of Shadows

Dickinson, Peter, The Ropemaker

Enzensberger, Hans Magnus, The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure

Funke, Cornelia, Inkheart

García, Laura Gallego, The Legend of the Wandering King

Hautman, Pete, Mr. Was

Hesse, Karen, The Music of Dolphins

Hunter, Mollie, A Stranger Came Ashore

Jacques, Brian, The Redwall series: (Marlfox, The Long Patrol, The Outcasts of Redwall, The Pearls of Lutra, and others)

Jones, Diana Wynne, I Capture the Castle, Castle in the Air

Klause, Annette, Blood and Chocolate

Langton, Jane, The Fledgling

Le Guin, Ursula, The “Earthsea” series: (Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea, The Farthest Shore, The Tombs of Atuan, A Wizard of Earthsea)

Levine, Gail Carson, Ella Enchanted

Lewis, C. S., The “Chronicles of Narnia” series: (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy, The Last Battle, The Silver Chair, and others)

MacDonald, George

Mayne, William, Hob and the Goblins

McKinley, Robin, The Hero and the Crown, The Blue Sword,  Beauty:  A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

Mosley, Walter, 47

Nix, Garth,  Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr, Sabriel

Pierce, Tamora, “Song of the Lioness” quartet: (In the Hand of the Goddess, Alanna: The First Adventure, Lioness Rampant, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man), “Protector of the Small” quartet: (Lady Knight, Squire, Page, First Test)

Pullman, Philip. “His Dark Materials” trilogy: (The Amber Spyglass, The Subtle Knife, The Golden Compass)

Riordan, Rick, The Lightning Thief

Rowling, J. K. The “Harry Potter” series: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, The Little Prince

Swift, Jonathan, Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World or Gulliver’s Travels

Tolkien, J. R. R., The Hobbit.  “Lord of the Rings” trilogy: (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King),The Silmarillion

Turner, Megan Whalen, The Thief

Wrede, Patricia C., The “Enchanted Forest Chronicles”: Talking to Dragons; Calling on Dragons; Searching for Dragons, Dealing with Dragons

Yep, Laurence, “Dragon of the Lost Sea” series: (Dragon War, Dragon Cauldron, Dragon Steel, Dragon of the Lost Sea)



Bruchac, Joseph, Skeleton Man

Klause, Annette, The Silver Kiss

Poe, Edgar Allen, The Complete Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

Stevenson, Robert Louis,The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


Science Fiction

Adams, Douglas, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Anderson, M.T., Feed

Asimov, Isaac, Fantastic Voyage; I, Robot

Atwood, Margaret, Oryx and Crake

Bradbury, Ray.  The Martian Chronicles; Farenheit 451.

Brooks, Bruce, No Kidding

Butler, Octavia, Kindred, Mind of My Mind, Pattern Master

Card, Orson Scott, Ender’s Game

Chrichton, Michael, Jurassic Park; The Lost World

Christopher, John, “The Tripods” series: (When the Tripods Came, The Pool of Fire, The City of Gold and Lead, The White Mountain)

Dickinson, Peter, Eva, “The Changes Trilogy”: (The Devil’s Children, Heartsease, The Weathermonger

DuPrau, Jeanne, The City of Ember

Farmer, Nancy.The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm, The House of the Scorpion, A Girl Called Disaster

Heinlein, Robert, Red Planet, Tunnel in the Sky

Herbert, Frank, Dune

Hoover, H. M.,The Delikon

Hughes, Monica, Invitation to the Game

Jones, Diana Wynne, Dogsbody, A Tale of Time City

Lewis, C. S., That Hideous Strength, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra

Lowry, Lois, The Giver

McCaffrey, Anne,The “Dragonsong” trilogy:(Dragondrums, Dragonsong, Dragonsinger)

Miller, Walter, A Canticle for Leibowitz

Norton, Andre, Time Traders, Time Traders II

Rubinstein, Gillian, Galax-Arena

Skurzynski, Gloria, Virtual War

Sleator, William, Boltzmon! , The Boy Who Reversed Himself, Interstellar Pig, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Wells, H.G., War of the Worlds