Fantasy Books for Kids

Full of mythical creatures, legendary quests, and daring heroes, these fantasy books are sure to leave your kids enchanted and spellbound. Whether your kids became fantasy fans after tearing through the bestselling Harry Potter book series or have always loved stories about magic and enchanted lands, this list is full of books that will push the limits of kids' imaginations. So enjoy one of these epic adventures, absorbing mysteries, and magical tales that are sure to delight and bewitch. For more fantastic reads, check out our Science Fiction Books.

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Leo: A Ghost Story

age 3+

Sweet, not scary story of friendship and imagination.

By: Mac Barnett (2015)
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Journey

age 5+

Enchanting art, wordless fantasy lead kids to tell story.

By: Aaron Becker (2013)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

age 6+

Classic morality tale is wildly entertaining.

By: Roald Dahl (1964)
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Dory and the Real True Friend: Dory Fantasmagory, Book 2

age 6+

Six-year-old imaginations run riot in appealing sequel.

By: Abby Hanlon (2015)
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Milo Speck, Accidental Agent

age 7+

Funny fantasy encourages problem-solving, resilience.

By: Linda Urban (2015)
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Secrets of Droon Series

age 7+

Simple but inventive series great for first fantasy reading.

By: Tony Abbott (1999)
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The Wish Library Series

age 7+

Magic and friendship blend for fun adventures, life lessons.

By: Christine Evans (2021)
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The Adventurers Guild

age 8+

Kids battle monsters in fun, heroic, action-packed saga.

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Amari and the Night Brothers: Supernatural Investigations, Book 1

age 8+

Girl finds her magic in fun fantasy full of surprises.

By: B.B. Alston (2021)
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Cape: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 1

age 8+

Tween superheroes battle Nazis, prejudice in exciting story.

By: Kate Hannigan (2019)
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The Carpet People

age 8+

Funny fantasy about tiny rug folk a wry satire of leaders.

By: Terry Pratchett (2013)
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The Counterclockwise Heart

age 8+

Imaginative, action-packed fantasy in medieval-type setting.

By: Brian Farrey (2022)
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The Creature of the Pines: The Unicorn Rescue Society, Book 1

age 8+

Kids save mythical creature in sweet, funny fantasy.

By: Adam Gidwitz (2018)
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The Dragon Egg Princess

age 8+

Exciting tale of dragons, friendship, and world-saving.

By: Ellen Oh (2020)
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Dragon Pearl

age 8+

Fox-spirit teen brings Korean myths to adventurous sci-fi.

By: Yoon Ha Lee (2019)
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Dragons in a Bag, Book 1

age 8+

Exciting tale of New York kid's journey to magical world.

By: Zetta Elliott (2018)
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Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Academy: No Humans Allowed!

age 8+

Brave, noble girl fights for family in fun fantasy romp.

By: Madeleine Roux (2021)
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Endling #1: The Last

age 8+

Fast-paced animal fantasy tackles theme of extinction.

By: Katherine Applegate (2018)
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Evangeline of the Bayou

age 8+

Exciting thrills and chills in mysterious supernatural tale.

By: Jan Eldredge (2018)
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Finding Serendipity

age 8+

Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.

By: Angelica Banks (2015)
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