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Fantasy and Adventure Novels for Young People (and Adults!)

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The list author says: "Many of these are books I absolutely adored as a child, and have continued to love and re-read as an adult."
The Ordinary Princess
The Ordinary Princess
"A true gem of a book."
The Hero and the Crown
The Hero and the Crown
"This and The Blue Sword are fantastic books .. McKinley's best in my opinion."
The Blue Sword
The Blue Sword
Nerilka's Story (Dragonriders of Pern Series)
Nerilka's Story (Dragonriders of Pern Series)
"Not one of McCaffrey's best-know books, but absolutely one of my favorites."
Dragonsong (Harper Hall Trilogy, Book 1)
Dragonsong (Harper Hall Trilogy, Book 1)
"Dragonsong and Dragonsinger are great books (though I didn't especially care for Dragondrums, the 3rd in the series). I really enjoyed all the details of Menolly's life, both at the fishing hold and at the music school. Excellent reading."
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins
"A wonderful book detailing how a young girl takes care of herself after being accidentally left behind by her entire tribe."
Little House Big Adventure (9 Volumes)
Little House Big Adventure (9 Volumes)
"I loved all the details of Laura's life on the western frontier. An amazing window into another time."
Anne of Green Gables (Unabridged Classics)
Anne of Green Gables (Unabridged Classics)
"I didn't list the entire series here, because while the first few books are quite wonderful, the later books couldn't hold my interest."
The Dark Is Rising (Boxed Set): Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree (The Dark Is Rising Sequence)
The Dark Is Rising (Boxed Set): Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree (The Dark Is Rising Sequence)
"A more contemporary fantasty series. Very good."
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)
"I actually read this series first as an adult and continue to be happily amazed at how truly excellent the books are."
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
"The classic. I've read these a million times."
The Prydain Chronicles
The Prydain Chronicles
"Absolutely as good as the Narnia chronicles, but less widely known."