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BKLYN BookMatch: YA & Middle Grade Fantasy that Isn't Too Scary!

For middle grade and teen readers looking for (not too scary!) fantasy fiction similar to Land of Stories, Keeper of the Lost City, and The Uncommoners .This list was created by a librarian with the Brooklyn Public Library for a reader. Would you like your own personalized list of reading suggestions? Visit BKLYN BookMatch here:

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The trials of Morrigan Crow

Townsend, Jessica, 1985- author. | EBOOKS

A cursed child destined to die on her eleventh birthday is rescued and whisked away to a secret realm called Nevermoor and given the chance to compete for a place in a prestigious organization called the Wundrous Society

The serpent's secret

DasGupta, Sayantani, author. | EBOOKS

Up until her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala considered herself an ordinary sixth-grader in Parsippany, New Jersey, but then her parents disappear and a drooling rakkhosh demon shows up in her kitchen, and soon she is swept into another dimension, full of magic, winged horses, talking birds (very annoying), and cute princes--and somehow Kiranmala needs to sort it all out, find her parents, and basically save the world.

A dash of trouble

Meriano, Anna, author. | EBOOKS

Wanting to be a part of her family's Dia de los Muertos preparations, Leonora sneaks out of school to discover her mother, aunt, and older sisters have been keeping a secret.


Nix, Garth, author. | Book

When her evil stepfamily plans to take her kingdom, Princess Anya, who has the ability to break curses with a kiss, goes on the run, aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy trapped in the body of a newt, and some mischevous wizards.

Not your sidekick

C.B. Lee. |

Welcome to Andover... where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship--only it turns out to be for the town's most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, who Jess thinks may have a secret of her own. Then there's the budding attraction to her fellow intern, the mysterious "M," who never seems to be in the same place as Abby. But what starts as a fun way to spite her superhero parents takes a sudden and dangerous turn when she uncovers a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.