Few of My Favorite MG/YA Books


These are some of my favorite books. I am constantly adding books to this list. Make sure you come back and check the list from time to time. The hyperlinks for the recommended books below are for your convenience and they are affiliate links to support this website and local literacy programs.

The books are indicated by their reading levels: PB = Picture Book, MG = Middle Grade, YA = Young Adult

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Professional Reader

A) Children’s Books with Dragons and Adventures

B) Children’s Books for Every Stage and Age 

C) Middle Grade/ YA Adventure Series (listed in random order): 

Crispin Series (3 books) by Avi (MG/YA)

  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead
  • Crispin: At the Edge of the World
  • Crispin: The End of Time










Firegirl by Tony Abbott 


Secrets of Droon (44 books) by Tony Abbott (MG)

Copernicus Legacy Series (3 Books) by Tony Abbott (MG) 

1)  Forbidden Stone, 2) The Serpent’s Curse, 3) The Golden Vendetta

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Underworlds Series (4 Books) by Tony Abbott (MG)
1) Battle Begins, 2) When Monster Escape, 3) Revenge of the Scorpion King, 4) The Ice Dragon


Merlin Saga,  Atlantis Saga, Hero’s Trial, and Wisdom of Merlin by T.A. Barron (YA)Merlin Saga.jpg

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Ranger’s Apprentice (Book 1 – Book 12) by John Flanagan (YA):
1) Ruins of Gorland, 2) Burning Bridge, 3) Icebound Land, 4) Battle for Skandia, 5) Sorcerer of the North, 6) Siege of Macindaw, 7) Erak’s Ransom, 8) King’s of Clonmel, 9) Halt’s Peril, 10) Emperor of Nihon-Ja, 11) The Lost Stories and 12) The Royal Ranger


Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan (YA):
1) The Outcasts, 2) The Invaders, 3) The Hunters, 4) Slaves of Socorro, and 5) Scorpion Mountain

The Lunar Chronicles (6 books) by Marissa Meyer (YA):

  • Cinder
  • Scarlet
  • Cress
  • Winter
  • Fairest
  • Stars Above

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Power of Five by Anthony Horowitz (YA):

  • Raven’s Gate
  • Evil Star
  • Night Rise
  • Necropolis
  • Oblivion