1998 Fantasy and Science Fiction
for Children and Young Adults
a list compiled by Laura Krentz
From COWS AND CATS AND SEALING WAX,
in Once Upon a Time, a children's fantasy apa, ed. by Laura Krentz.
used by permission.
The following is a list of 1998 books which I have either seen or seen reviewed. They appear to be science fiction or fantasy, including some ghost stories or time travel stories. I included very few picture books (we can cover them more thoroughly later), and few paperbacks. I did not include paperback reissues of older books, so someone may want to share a list of Harcourt Brace and other titles. But this should be enough to get you started in hunting for possibilities for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, or for holiday gift ideas. The * indicates that the book is poart of a series. Somoe titles that look especially interesting are the Dalkey [reviewed by Laura in Once Upon a Time], Jones, Lyefsky, Napoli [likewise reviewed], Rowling, and Springer. I just started reading the Rupp book, and it reminds me of the good old fantasies of Edward Eager or David and the Phoenix by Edward Ormondroyd.
Ackerman, Ned. Spirit Horse
Avi. Perloo the Bold.
Avi. Poppy and Rye.*
Banks, Lynne Reid. The Key to the Indian.*
Banks, Lynne Reid. Maura's Angel.
Barron, T.A. The Fires of Merlin.*
Bawden, Nina. Off the Road.
Block, Francesca Lia. I Was a Teenage Fairy.
Branford, Henrietta. Fire, Bed, and Bone.
Buffie, Margaret. Angels Turn Their Backs.
Butler, Charles. The Darkling.
Butts, Nancy. The Door in the Lake.
Cadnum, Michael. In a Dark Wood. (Recently reviewed in Mythprint)
Calder, David. The Dragonslayer's Apprentice.
Cooney, Caroline. Prisoner of Time.
Coville, Bruce. Aliens Stole My Body.*
Coville, Bruce. A Glory of Unicorns.
Cowley, Marjorie. Anooka's Answer.
Crowe, Carol. Sharp Horns on the Moon.
Curry, Jane Louise. Dark Shade.
Dahl, Roald. The Umbrella Man and Other Stories.
Dalkey, Kara. The Heavenward Path.*
Dean, Pamela. Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary. (Adult, but good for Y.A.)
DeFelice, Cynthia. The Ghost of Fossil Glen.
Dickinson, Peter. The Kin: Nol's Story.*
Dickinson, Peter. The Kin: Suth's Story.*
Dickinson, Peter. The Kin: Po's Story.*
Dickinson, Peter. The Kin: Mana's Story.*
Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure.
Evans, Douglas. Apple Island.*
Fletcher, Susan. Shadow Spinner.
Gaarder, Jostein. Hello? Is Anybody There?
Galloway, Priscilla. Snake Dreamer.
Gardner, Martin. Visitors from Oz.
Garner, Alan. The Well of the Wind.
Geras, Adele. The Fabulous Fantoras.
Griffin, Adele. The Other Shepards.
Gutman, Dan. Virtually Perfect.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Among the Hidden.
Hartnett, Sonya. Princes.
Hite, Sid. The Distance of Hope.
Holch, Gregory. The Things With Wings.
Hughes, Monica. What If . . . ? Amazing Stories.
Ibbotson, Eva. The Secret of Platform 13.
Jacques, Brian. The Long Patrol.*
Jennings, Patrick. Faith and the Rocket Cat.*
Jones, Diana Wynne. Dark Lord of Derkholm.
Kaye, Marilyn. Amy, Number Seven.*
Kaye, Marilyn. Last on Earth: The Vanishing.*
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody. In the Stone Circle.
King-Smith, Dick. Mr. Ape.
King-Smith, Dick. The Water Horse.
Koller, Jackie French. Dragons and Kings.*
Lawson, Julie. Goldstone.
Layefsky, Virginia. Impossible Things.
Littke, Lael. Haunted Sister.
Lutzen, Hanna. Vlad the Undead.
McKenzie, Ellen Kindt. The Golden Band of Eddris.
McKinley, Robin. The Stone Fey.
Maguire, Gregory. Five Alien Elves.*
Mahy, Margaret. The Horribly Haunted School.
Marsden, John. A Killing Frost.*
Matas, Carol. Out of Their Minds.*
Morris, Gerald. The Squire's Tale.
Mullarkey, Lisa Geurdes. The Witch's Portraits.
Napoli, Donna Jo. Sirena.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Sang Spell.
Pattou, Edith. Fire Arrow: The Second Song of Eirren. *
Paulsen, Gary. The Transall Saga.
Pierce, Tamora. Circle of Magic: Daja's Book.*
Pierce, Tamora. Circle of Magic: Tris's Book.*
Pinkwater, Daniel. The Education of Robert Nifkin.
Prince, Maggie. The House on Hound Hill.
Pullman, Phillip. Clockwork.
Pullman, Phillip. Count Karlstein.
Reiss, Kathryn. Paperquake.
Rowling, J.K. Harry and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Rubinstein, Gillian. Under the Cat's Eye.
Rupp, Rebecca. The Dragon of Lonely Island.
Rylant, Cynthia. The Islander.
Sanvoisin, Eric. The Ink Drinker.
Scieszka, Jon. Summer Reading Is Killing Me.*
Scott, Deborah. The California Kid Fights Back.*
Scrimger, Richard. The Nose from Jupiter.
Seabrooke, Brenda. The Care and Feeding of Dragons.*
Sinykin, Sheri Cooper. A Matter of Time.
Slade, Arthur. Draugr.
Sleator, William. The Boxes.
Smith, Roland. Sasquatch.
Smith, Sherwood. Court Duel.*
Sonenklar, Carol. Bug Girl.*
Springer, Nancy. I Am Mordred: A Tale from Camelot.
Strickland, Brad. The Specter from the Magician's Museum.*
Sweeney, Joyce. The Spirit Window.
Thompson, Kate. Switchers.
Tolan, Stephaniel. The Face in the Mirror.
Tolkien, J.R.R. Roverrandom.
Tomlinson, Theresa. Child of the May.
Vande Velde, Vivian. A Coming Evil.
Vande Velde, Vivian. Ghost of a Hanged Man.
Vande Velde, Vivian. Smart Dog.
Venokur, Ross. The Amazing Frecktacle.
Vick, Helen Hughes. Shadow.
Wilson, Diane Lee. I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade.
Yolen, Jane. Here There Be Ghosts.*
Yolen, Jane. Pegasus, The Flying Horse.
Yolen, Jane. Here The Sea Man.
Zindel, Paul. Raptor.
Zindel, Paul. Reef of Death.
* indicates that the book is part of a series
For more reviews by Laura (from past years), in COWS AND CATS AND SEALING WAX
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