|Unit 5: Get Real!: the Fantasy genre
|Annotated Bibliography of Reading Texts Used
Abbott, T. (1999). The hidden stairs and the magic carpet. New York:
AR Level: 2.9
Eric and his friends find entry into the world of Droon by using a staircase
in Eric's basement.
AR Level: 3.9
Mandy is haunted by dreams of a mysterious cat. Could it be because
she is worried about Bathsheba, a tabby cat who has disappeared?
Does the strange, stone-colored cat of her dreams have something to tell
Jin Jin the dragon does not know what kind of creature he is, so he
embarks on a journey, assisted by other animals he meets along the
way, to find Old Turtle and Crane, who will help him learn his identity.
AR Level: 3.0
Adolescent criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl, must join forces with his
nemesis, Captain Holly Short of the LEP fairy police, to save his father,
who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya.
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr.
Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the
situation in his own way.
AR Level: 4.2
When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn
Victorian house, they discover a field guide to faeries and other
creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences. The coauthor is
AR Level: 4.1
Cuentos que cautivarán a los lectores por su hermoso lenguaje. Tratan
del enorme poder de la imaginación infantil.
Horace has received an almost impossible homework assignment at the
King's school: he has to kill a dragon, which is even more difficult
because his father is one.
This book is a graphic novel adaptation of Brian Jacques's novel in
which the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the
arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes. The text contains
descriptions of violence.
Lewis, C. S. (1995). The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe. New York:
AR Level: 5.7
Four English school children find their way through the back of a
wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the
golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch.
After a mysterious egg hatches into a baby dragon, Wiglaf and his
roommate Angus decide to keep it.
In a series of poems, Awful Orge picnics with a lovely ogress, bug hunts,
wrestles crocodile, visits Grandma and does ogre yoga.
AR Level: 4.5
When she is invited to her new friend's home for summer vacation,
eleven-year-old Jane discovers that Staffa and her family are not what
they seem to be.
AR Level: 3.9
Upon entering fourth grade, Fin and his friends think they must stop
playing superheroes, until they discover that their game might become
real through a magical cape and the Society of Secret Superheroes is
After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins are separated
and lost in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a
deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures.
AR Level: 4.2
After many, many years of being alone, a Nobble finally finds a friend.
|Lessons and Other Resources
by: Amy Fine