Monday, May 14, 2012

Just Popular Writers of Fantasy

(Mostly) Children’s Fantasy
                It’s tough to make Book Lists Manageable.  You see a title you jot it down and insert it into a list waiting to be read. You don’t think of things like convenience and organization.  Titles, and subjects and authors get jumbled into a mess. But because we have lives we tend to let it stay a mess. To some degree I have untangled that mess into a more organized and not so perfect Manageable Book List. 
There are books in this category that do belong or could belong in other categories. Some of them could use an update if the books listed are in a series. That is why I use the term Mostly in the category heading. But one cannot spend one’s time managing book lists as then there would be no time to read any of them.  Here are listed stories that sound like they would interesting to delve into, some books more than others. But here is a variety of them to choose from.
I haven’t read them all nor will I most likely do so. But it’s good to know that they exist and are out there in the world.  Clink on the Listmania lists to learn more about them. Books listed below are pretty much in chronological order of first publication and all works by that same author.  Look in other lists for more works by the same author. Some of their more popular books are listed in other categories.  Here are some, perhaps, some of their lesser known works that fit better into their category.
A Gift of Magic (1971)
Stranger with My Face (1981)
The Third Eye (1984)
Locked in Time (1985)
The Twisted Window (1987)
Richard Peck
Secrets of the Shopping Mall (1979)
Amanda/Miranda (1980)
Voices After Midnight (1989)
Final Solution (1995)
Adventure in Cyberspace
1. Lost in Cyberspace (1995)
2. The Great Interactive Dream Machine (1996)
Robin McKinley
1. The Blue Sword (1982)
Newbery Honor Award/ ALA Best Book for Young Adults/ ALA Notable Book
2. The Hero and the Crown (1984) A
prequel that is Newbery Medal award

The Seven Towers (1984) Kingdom/Magical Intrigue
Book of Enchantments (1996) a collection of stories
Alternate Historical Fantasy
Regency Magic
Cecelia and Kate (with Caroline Stevermer)
Sorcery and Cecelia: or The Enchanted
Chocolate Pot (1988)
2. The Grand Tour (2004)
3. The Mislaid Magician: or Ten Years After (2006)
Magicians of Quality (omnibus) (2005)

Regency Magic
Mairelon the Magician (1991)
2. Magician's Ward (1997)

Frontier Magic
1. Thirteenth Child (
2. Across the Great Barrier (2011)
3. The Far West (2012)

Philip Pullman  (Golden Compass)
Kenneth Oppel  (author of Silverwing and Matt Cruise Books)
The Live-Forever Machine (1990) Immortals
T A Barron (Author of Merlin Books)
Adventures of Kate
1. Heartlight (1990)
2. The Ancient One (1992)
3. The Merlin Effect (1994)
Tree Girl (2001)
Magic Shop
The Monster's Ring (1982) aka Russell Troy, Monster Boy
2. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher (1991)
3. Jennifer Murdley's Toad (1992)
4. The Skull of Truth (1997)
5. Juliet Dove, Queen of Love (2003)
6. The Mask of Eamonn Tiyado (2011) SS
Other Bruce Coville Books
Goblins in the Castle (1992)
Glory of Unicorns (1998)
The Boy With Silver Eyes (2011) SS
Fortune's Journey (1995)
World's Worst Fairy Godmother (1996)
The Monsters of Morley Manor (2001)
Garth Nix (Author Keys to the Kingdom)
The Ragwitch (1991)
Old Kingdom
1. Sabriel (1995)
2. Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr (2001)
3. Abhorsen (2003)
4. The Creature in the Case (2005)

A Confusion of Princes (2012)
Mary Pope Osborne
Magic  Tree House Series (48 Current Books) + Many Historical and Mythological/Fairy Tales.
1.      Dinosaurs Before Dark (1992)
Nancy Farmer (Author of The Ear, The Eye, and the Arm)
The Warm Place (1995) Animal Tale

Sea of Trolls
1. The Sea of Trolls (2004)
2. The Land of the Silver Apples (2007)
3. The Islands of the Blessed (2009)
Anthony Horowitz (Author of Alex Rider Series)
The Switch (1996)
Margaret Peterson Haddix (Author of Found Series/Running out of Time)
Turnabout (2000)
Escape From Memory (2003)
Double Identity (2005)
Claim to Fame (2009)
The Always War (2011)
Game Changer (2012)
Tony DiTerlizzi (Author of Spiderwick Chronicles)
Ted (2001)

Holly Black (Author of Spiderwick Chronicles)
Modern Tale of Faerie
Tithe (2002)
Valiant (2005)
Ironside (2007)

Philip Reeve (Author of Larklight Series)
Buster Bayliss  
1. Night of the Living Veg (2002)
2. The Big Freeze (2002)
3. Day of the Hamster (2002)
4. Custardfinger (2003)
Patrick Carman
Land of Elyon
The Dark Hills Divide (2003)
2. Beyond the Valley of Thorns (2005)
3. The Tenth City (2006)
4. Into The Mist (2007)

5. Stargazer (2008)

The House of Power (2007)
2. Rivers of Fire (2008)
3. The Dark Planet (2009)

Elliot's Park
Saving Mister Nibbles (2008)
2. Haunted Hike (2008)
3. Walnut Cup (2009)
Thirteen Days to Midnight (2010)

Skeleton Creek
1. Skeleton Creek (2009)
2. Ghost In The Machine (2009)
3. The Crossbones (2010)
4. The Raven (2011)
1. Trackers (2010)
2. Shantorian (2011)

Floors (2011)
2. 3 Below (2012)
Thirteen Days to Midnight (2010)
Dark Eden
1. Dark Eden (2011)
2. Eve of Destruction (2012)
Phantom File (2012)
1. Pulse (2013)
2. Tremor (2014)
3. Quake (2015)
Vivian Vande Velde
Three Good Deeds (2005)
Now You See It . . . (2005)
Remembering Raquel (2007) Non Fantasy
Cloaked in Red (2010)
Curses, INC.: And Other Stories (1997)
James Patterson
Witch and Wizard
Witch and Wizard (2009) (with Gabrielle Charbonnet)
2. The Gift (2010) (with Ned Rust)
3. The Fire (2011) (with Jill Dembowski)
Battle for Shadowland (2010)
Tony Abbot
1. The Battle Begins (2012)
2. When Monsters Escape (2012)
3. Revenge of the Scorpion King (2012)
4. The Ice Dragon (2012)

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