Fantasy Books For Children
No matter how old you are, it’s never too early to start reading fantasy especially with so many incredible works out there! And of course, bolstered by our imagination, these stories can truly come to life… which arguably makes children the ideal audience for the genre. But we think there’s something for everyone on this list of fantasy books for kids and even adults alike 😄.
An Epic Series of Failures Series
by Chris Rylander
Like young Harry Potter, the charmingly odd Greg Belmont discovers his true identity later in life: he’s a Dwarf, part of a disaster-prone group of people who have lived beneath Chicago for centuries. But magic wasn’t only awakened in Greg – it returned to all of the Dwarves – and now there’s a war brewing between the Dwarves and the Elves. Full of hijinks and magic, An Epic Series of Failures will scratch that itch of learning about a marvelous new world.
Worst Witch Series
by Jill Murphy
Before Harry Potter and Hogwarts, there was Mildred Hubble and Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches. Not only is Mildred less natural with a wand than Harry, but she doesn’t have a Hermione to tutor her. Nevertheless, Mildred manages to weather her numerous magical exploits in this revived series that’s winning over a new generation of readers.
Pennyroyal Academy Series
by M.A. Larson
When Evie unexpectedly joins Pennyroyal Academy, a school where courageous young children are trained to become princesses and knights, she’s not sure what to expect. No damsels in distress here — these princesses are being trained as protectors of the land, strong and empowered warriors who will battle witches and dragons. Does Evie have what it takes to defeat the witch forces closing in?
Percy Jackson Series
by Rick Riordan
In the mood for monsters and mythological heroes? Look no further than Rick Riordan’s fun, fast-paced Percy Jackson series, which follows the adventures of young demigod (half mortal, half Greek god) Percy and his friends Annabeth and Grover. And the story continues in the thrilling Heroes of Olympus and Trials of Apollo spin-off series.
His Dark Materials Series
by Philip Pullman
A compass that can find truthful answers to one’s questions. A knife that can cut windows into other worlds. A mysterious particle for which a terrible war between worlds will be fought. And Lyra Belacqua, the strong-willed and determined heroine at the heart of this dark and suspenseful trilogy.
by Cornelia Funke
Inkheart follows young Meggie and her bookbinding father as they discover their extraordinary power: just by reading aloud, they can bring fictional characters into the real world.
But for every character that comes out of a book, someone else has to take their place. Such dire consequences drive our father-daughter duo on a mission to get all the characters back in their rightful pages but of course, those characters are not going to go down without a fight.