This list includes some middle grade fiction since many of those are included in the children’s section at your local library.
Key: CH–Children’s; MG–Middle Grades; NM/NH–Newbery Medal/Honor

Fantasy (very broad; many children’s novels contain talking animals and the like–these are technically “fantasy”)

Alley, Zoe B. and R. W. Alley. There’s a Princess in the Palace. 2010. CH. Graphic novel retelling of five classic “princess” tales. 
Applegate, Katherine. The One and Only Ivan. 2012. CH/MG. Talking animals (but bordering on realism)
Auxier, Jonathan. Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes. 2011. CH/MG. Fantasy.
Bearn, Emily. Tumtum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall. 2009. CH. Talking animal fantasy.
Billingsley, Franny. The Folk Keeper 2000. MG. Fantasy.
Boston, L.M. The Children of Green Knowe. 1955. ALA Notable Children’s Book. Fantasy. 
Boyne, John. The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brockett. 2013. MG. Fantasy.
Coombs, Kate. The Runaway Princess. 2006. CH/MG. Fantasy 
Cottrell Boyce, Frank. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again. 2012. CH/MG. Fantasy.
DiCamillo, Kate. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. 2009. CH. Illustrated children’s novel.
Eager, Edward. Half Magic. 1954. CH/MG. Fantasy.
Funke, Cornelia. The Thief Lord. 2002. CH/MG. Batchelder Award. Magical realism.
Kendall, Carol. The Gammage Cup. 1959. CH/MG. NH. Fantasy 
Lin, Grace. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. 2009. CH/MG. Fantasy/Folklore
Morpurgo, Michael. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. 2004. Arthurian Legend.
Morris, Gerald. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great. 2008. CH. Arthurian Legend. 
Morris, Gerald. Sir Gawain the True. 2011. Arthurian Legend. 
Nesbit, Edith. The Enchanted Castle. 1907. CH/MG. Fantasy.
Ness, Patrick. A Monster Calls. 2011. MG. (blend of realism and fantasy; maybe magical realism?) 
Reese, Jenn. Above World. 2012. MG. Fantasy/sci-fi. 

Reese, Jenn. Mirage. 2013. MG. Fantasy/Sci-fi. 
Rubino-Bradway, Caitlin. Ordinary Magic. 2012. MG. Fantasy. 
Schlitz, Laura Amy. Splendors and Glooms. 2012. MG. NH. Fantasy. 
Schmidt, Gary. What Came From the Stars. 2012. MG. Fantasy.
Sharp, Margery. The Rescuers. 1959. CH. Talking animal fantasy. 
Spinelli, Jerry. Hokey Pokey. 2013. MG. Dream fantasy.
Umansky, Kaye. Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage. 2009. CH/MG. Fantasy.
Wilson, N. D. 100 Cupboards. 2007. MG. Fantasy (100 Cupboards Trilogy #1)
Wilson, N. D. Dandelion Fire. 2009. MG. Fantasy (100 Cupboards Trilogy #2)
Wilson, N. D. The Chestnut King. 2010. MG. Fantasy (100 Cupboards Trilogy #3) 

Realistic Fiction

Adderson, Caroline. Jasper John Dooley: Left Behind. 2013. Early chapter book series. 

Atinuke. Anna Hibiscus. 2010. CH (Early Chapter book). Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor
Atinuke. The No. 1 Car Spotter. 2011 (Early Chapter Book). CH
Birdsall, Jeanne. The Penderwicks. 2005. CH/MG.
Henkes, Kevin. Olive’s Ocean. 2005. MG; NH. 
Jules, Jacqueline. Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash! 2012. CH (Early chapter book) 
McKay, Hilary. Lulu and the Cat in the Bag. 2013. CH (Early chapter book)
McKay, Hilary. Lulu and the Dog from the Sea. 2011. CH (Early chapter book series).
McKay, Hilary. Lulu and the Duck in the Park. 2012. CH Early chapter book series.
Ness, Patrick. A Monster Calls. 2011. MG. (blend of realism and fantasy; maybe magical realism?)
Palacio, R. J. Wonder. 2012. MG 
Pennypacker, Sara. Clementine. 2006. CH. (Early chapter book) Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor
Pennypacker, Sara. Summer of the Gypsy Moths. 2012. MG. 
Ransom, Candice. Iva Honeysuckle Met Her Match. 2013. CH. Early chapter book series.  
Sheth, Kashmira. The No-Dogs Allowed Rule. 2012. CH. Early chapter book.  
Stead, Rebecca. Liar and Spy. 2012. MG.

Historical Fiction (includes anything set in 1980’s or earlier!)

Barrow, Randi. Finding Zasha. 2013. MG. WWII Russia.
Enright, Elizabeth. Thimble Summer. 1938. CH; NM. Old-fashioned realistic fiction.
Estes, Eleanor. Ginger Pye. 1951. CH; NM. Old-fashioned realistic fiction 
Gantos, Jack. Dead End in Norvelt. 2011. MG. NM. 1960’s setting.
Karr, Kathleen. The Great Turkey Walk. 1998. CH/MG. 1860 setting
Konigsburg, E. L. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. 1967. CH/MG. Newbery. 1960’s setting.
Konigsburg, E. L. The View From Saturday. 1997. CH/MG. Newbery Medal. 1990’s setting.
Lai, Thanha. Inside Out and Back Again. 2011. CH/MG. Vietnam War setting 
Lenski, Lois. Indian Captive. 2011 (e-book). CH/MG. 1750s. 
MacDonald, Maryann. Odette’s Secrets. 2013. MG. WWII. Novel-in-verse. 
McGraw, Eloise. The Golden Goblet. 1961. CH/MG. NH. Ancient Egypt.
Porter, Eleanor. Polyanna. 1913. CH/MG. Early 20th century (or maybe late 19th?) 
Robinson, Mabel. Bright Island. 1937; re-issued 2012. MG. Old-fashioned setting.
Selznik, Brian. Hugo Cabret. 2007. CH/MG. Caldecott. Early 20th century.
Selznik, Brian. Wonderstruck. 2011. Early-mid 20th century.
Streatfield, Noel. The Magic Summer. 1966. CH. Old-fashioned realistic fiction.
Taylor, Mildred. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. 1976. MG; NM. Early 20th century.
Taylor, Sidney. All-of-a-Kind Family. 1951. CH. Early 20th century setting.
Vanderpool, Clare. Moon Over Manifest. 2010. MG; NM. WWI/Depression jointly. Historical fiction.
Vanderpool, Clare. Navigating Early. 2013. MG. WWII. Historical fiction/magical realism.
Wood, Maryrose. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1: The Mysterious Howling. 2010. CH/MG. Historical fiction? (not sure how to classify this one)

Adventure and Mystery Novels

Boyce, Frank Cottrell. Cosmic. 2010. MG. Adventure (with a hint of sci-fi).
Dowd, Siobhan. The London Eye Mystery. 2007. MG. Mystery.
Holl, Kristi. Fading Tracks (a FaithGirlz boarding school mystery). 2008. MG. 
Wilson, N.D. Leepike Ridge. 2007. MG. Adventure novel.

Nonfiction

DiCristofano, Carolyn. A Black Hole is Not a Hole. 2012. MG 
Eamer, Claire. The World in Your Lunchbox. 2012.  CH/MG
Fleming, Candace. Amelia Lost. 2011. CH/MG. 
Larson, Jennifer. Delicious Vegetarian Main Dishes. 2013. CH/MG.
Menzel, Peter. What the World Eats. MG 
Miller, Natalie Davis. Speed to Glory: the Cullen Jones Story. 2012. CH/MG.
Murphy, Jim. The Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure. 2012. MG
Nelson, Kadir. Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. 2011. (told from a fictional character’s perspective, but a history lesson, nonetheless). CH/MG.
Richardson, Gillian. 10 Plants that Shook the World. 2013. CH/MG.
Sheinkin, Steve. Lincoln’s Grave Robbers. 2013. MG.
Tsiang, Sarah. Warriors and Wailers: 100 Ancient Chinese Jobs You May Have Relished or Reviled. 2011. CH/MG. 
Washburn, Kim. Heart of a Champion: The Dominique Dawes Story. 2012. MG/YA 

Graphic/Cartoon Novels

Frye, Michael. The Odd Squad: Bully Bait. 2013. MG. Cartoon/notebook novel.
Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a Wimpy Kid. 2007. MG. Cartoon novel.
Kipling, Rudyard. Just So Comics: Tales of the World’s Wildest Beasts. 2013. Graphic novel. 

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