Fantasy Books for Kids

Whether your kids became fantasy fans after tearing through the Harry Potter series or have always loved stories about magic, enchanted lands, and special quests, this list is full of books that are bound to become favorites.

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Classic morality tale is highly entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(2005)
 
Simple but inventive series great for first fantasy reading.
By Tony Abbott
(2012)
 
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
 
Clockwork fantasy adventure is delightful but a bit dark.
By Emma Trevayne
(2014)
 
Magical start of bestselling Potter phenomenon.
By J. K. Rowling
(2005)
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Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
 
Classic Narnia chronicle has Christian themes.
By C.S. Lewis
(2005)
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
 
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
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This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
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Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2014)
 
Twisty brainteaser of a fantasy is a keeper.
By Ted Sanders
(2015)
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Brilliant tale of girl's enchanted-woods search for friend.
By Anne Ursu
(2011)
 
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(2003)
 
One of the most exciting fantasy-adventures ever.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
 
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
 
Modernized Greek myths meet fast-paced adventure.
By Rick Riordan
(2005)
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Strong heroine faces monsters and mayhem in fun fantasy.
By Paul Durham
(2014)
 
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
 
American kids find magical, creepy adventure in Paris.
By Anne Nesbet
(2011)
 
Enthralling, gritty, classic dragon trilogy.
By Jane Yolen
(2007)
 
Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.
By Philip Pullman
(2005)
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Beautifully illustrated dragon fantasy is short but intense.
By George R. R. Martin
(2014)
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Exciting, moving magical adventure explores love and greed.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2014)
 
Classic, magical fantasy novel for tweens up.
By Ursula K. Le Guin
(2006)
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Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
By Maile Meloy
(2011)
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Hunger Games, Potter fans will enjoy exciting fantasy.
By David Baldacci
(2014)
 
Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
By Ben Tripp
(2014)
 
Clever fantasy adventure a great choice for middle graders.
By Bill Willingham
(2011)
 
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
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Taut tale mixes medieval fantasy, mutant powers, great cast.
By Marie Lu
(2014)
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Spooky spin-off series introduces a gifted girl apprentice.
By Joseph Delaney
(2014)
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Action-packed fantasy will grip fans of powerful heroines.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2015)
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Suspenseful paranormal romance pulls off parallel plots.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2014)

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