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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Lyrical fantasy celebrates the magic of seeds and seasons.
By Eliza Wheeler
(2013)
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Underwater fantasy world revealed in magical watercolors.
By David Wiesner
(2007)
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Enchanting art, wordless fantasy lead kids to tell story.
By Aaron Becker
(2013)
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Classic morality tale is wildly entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(2005)
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Six-year-old imaginations run riot in appealing sequel.
By Abby Hanlon
(2015)
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Upbeat "Frozen" spin-off is an easy chapter book for fans.
By Suzanne Francis
(2016)
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Funny fantasy encourages problem-solving, resilience.
By Linda Urban
(2015)
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Simple but inventive series great for first fantasy reading.
By Tony Abbott
(2012)
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Funny fantasy about tiny rug folk a wry satire of leaders.
By Terry Pratchett
(2013)
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Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
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Clockwork fantasy adventure is delightful but a bit dark.
By Emma Trevayne
(2014)
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Magical start of the fantastic boy-wizard series.
By J. K. Rowling
(2005)
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Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
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Classic Narnia tale has exciting battles, Christian themes.
By C.S. Lewis
(2005)
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Action, suspense fuel steampunk fantasy set in London.
By James R. Hannibal
(2016)
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Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
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Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
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Magical, heartbreaking story about family and friendship.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2015)
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Exciting post-disaster dog fantasy best for fans of series.
By Erin Hunter
(2015)
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This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
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Enchanting fantasy boasts spirited heroine, loving family.
By Astrid Lindgren
(2016)
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Rich folklore-fantasy blend makes a great read-aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2016)
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Witty and exciting series start with irresistible antihero.
By Eoin Colfer
(2014)
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Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2014)
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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)
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Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(2003)
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Slow start, solid characters in Unwanteds spin-off series.
By Lisa McMann
(2017)
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Superpowered series start has thrills, appealing characters.
By Lisa McMann
(2016)
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One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
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Greek myths meet fast-paced adventure in boy-demigod tale.
By Rick Riordan
(2005)
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Strong heroine faces monsters and mayhem in fun fantasy.
By Paul Durham
(2014)
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Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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Creative fantasy blends art, mysticism, math, and magic.
By Michael Dante DiMartino
(2016)
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Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
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Young Pratchett fans will enjoy early lighthearted tales.
By Terry Pratchett
(2017)
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American kids find magical, creepy adventure in Paris.
By Anne Nesbet
(2011)
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Unusual mix of history and fantasy makes an engrossing read.
By H. M. Bouwman
(2017)
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Buddy dragon story surprisingly dark and bloody.
By Tui T. Sutherland
(2016)
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Bold princess gets a silly nickname in fun questing tale.
By Garth Nix
(2017)
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Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
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Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.
By Philip Pullman
(2005)
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Poignant, funny medieval tale skewers ignorance, bigotry.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2016)
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Clever historical fantasy has crafty, delightful narrator.
By Megan Whalen Turner
(2016)
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Belle gets lured into book in creepy but charming spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
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Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Beautifully illustrated dragon fantasy is short but intense.
By George R. R. Martin
(2014)
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Fun, thoughtful mystery deals with superpowers, bullying.
By Amy Ignatow
(2016)
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Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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Slow start to prequel series with stalwart characters.
By John Flanagan
(2015)
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Exciting, moving magical adventure explores love and greed.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2014)
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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)
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Bandits and faeries mix in rollicking fantasy series debut.
By Ben Tripp
(2014)
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Clever fantasy adventure a great choice for middle graders.
By Bill Willingham
(2011)
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Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
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Wild West meets Arabian Nights in exciting fantasy kickoff.
By Alwyn Hamilton
(2016)
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Solid standalone fantasy is inspired by Chinese folklore.
By Richelle Mead
(2015)
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Tough female droid fuels fun Lunar Chronicles graphic novel.
By Marissa Meyer
(2017)
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Female gladiator brings it in violent, exciting tale.
By Lesley Livingston
(2017)
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Taut tale mixes medieval fantasy, mutant powers, great cast.
By Marie Lu
(2014)
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Series pictures Mulder as teen, captures essence of TV show.
By Kami Garcia
(2017)
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TV series fans will enjoy teen Scully-centered mystery.
By Jonathan Maberry
(2017)
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Fantasy and real-world violence mix in soaring series start.
By Jeff Giles
(2017)
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Hefty, exciting, violent fantasy of human and animal allies.
By P.C. Cast
(2016)
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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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Dark "Snow Queen" reboot will thrill fantasy fans.
By Danielle Paige
(2016)
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Suspenseful paranormal romance pulls off parallel plots.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2014)
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Smart coming-of-age fantasy focuses on "regular" kids.
By Patrick Ness
(2015)
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Complex fantasy expertly explores good and evil.
By Victoria Schwab
(2016)
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Riveting, violent fantasy of flawed teens on a mission.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2015)
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Clever but overlong tale of superpowered misfit teens.
By Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
(2015)
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