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50 of the Best Fantasy Books for Kids

These magical adventures draw young readers in. 

50 fantasy books for kids
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  • Photo Credit: Cover of 'The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart' by Stephanie Burgis.
The End of the Beginning

The End of the Beginning

By Avi

the worst witch

The Worst Witch

By Jill Murphy

snow and rose

Snow & Rose

By Emily Windfield Martin

odd and the frost giants

Odd and the Frost Giants

By Neil Gaiman

where the mountain meets the moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

By Grace Lin

The Clockwork War

The Clockwork War

By Adam Kline


The Neverending Story

By Michael Ende

the field guide

The Field Guide

By Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black

the land of stories the wishing spell

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Well

By Christ Colfer

the gauntlet

The Gauntlet

By Karuna Riazi

wishing day

Wishing Day

By Lauren Myracle

voyage of the frostheart

Voyage of the Frostheart

By Jamie Littler

aru shah and the end of time

Aru Shah and the End of Time

By Roshani Chokshi

lalani of the distant sky

Lalani of the Distant Sea

By Erin Entrada Kelly

angel and bavar

Angel and Bavar

By Amy Wilson

The Golden Door

The Golden Door

By Emily Rodda

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword

By Barry Deutsch

Dealing with Dragons

Dealing with Dragons

By Patricia C. Wrede

must read fantasy books series over sea under stone

Over Sea, Under Stone

By Susan Cooper

dragon slippers

Dragon Slippers

By Jessica Day George

the storm runner

The Storm Runner

By J.C. Cervantes

the dragon with a chocolate heart

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart

By Stephanie Burgis

black bird blue road

Black Bird, Blue Road

By Sofiya Pasternack

sisters of glass

Sisters of Glass

By Naomi Cyprus

Let Sleeping Dragons Lie

Let Sleeping Dragons Lie

By Garth Nix and Sean Williams



By Anne Ursu

At the Back of the North Wind

At the Back of the North Wind

By George MacDonald

books to read when you're sick

Ella Enchanted

By Gail Carson Levine

The Carpet People

The Carpet People

By Terry Pratchett

keeper of the lost cities

Keeper of the Lost Cities

By Shannon Messenger

when you trap a tiger

When You Trap a Tiger

By Tae Keller



By Jen Calonita

the house with chicken legs

The House with Chicken Legs

By Sophie Anderson

ink heart


By Cornelia Funke

tuck everlasting

Tuck Everlasting

By Natalie Babbit

the girl who drank the moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

By Kelly Barnhill

How to Catch a Bogle

How to Catch a Bogle

By Catherine Jinks

pahua and the soul stealer

Pahua and the Soul Stealer

By Lori M. Lee

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The Last Fallen Star

By Graci Kim


A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle Series Book 1)

By Ursula K. Le Guin

A Hidden Magic

A Hidden Magic

By Vivian Vande Velde

Juliet Dove, Queen of Love

Juliet Dove, Queen of Love

By Bruce Coville

the goose girl

The Goose Girl

By Shannon Hale

The Sword of Summer

The Sword of Summer

By Rick Riordan

the girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

By Catherynne M. Velante

The Language of Spells

The Language of Spells

By Garret Weyr

Fever Crumb

Fever Crumb

By Philip Reeve

city of the plague god

City of the Plague God

By Sarwat Chadda

artemis fowl eoin colfer book to movie adaptations

Artemis Fowl

By Eoin Colfer



By Garth Nix