Must Read Whimsical Fantasy Books for Kids

Fantasy Books for Kids - Blog of the Best Books for Kids

For children who love whimsy, fairytales, knights, princesses, enchanted forests, and talking frogs, these fantasy books for kids will be a delight. For this list, we’ve focused primarily on picture books typically for kids ages 4-8 yeas old.

Our Favorite Fantasy books for kids

Fantasy books for kids with themes of magic, whimsy, and fantastical creatures.

Journey - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

Journey by Aaron Becker

A lonely girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and finds that it opens and allows her to walk into a world of magic, wonder, and unexpected friendship.

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Not Every Princess - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

Not Every Princess by Jeffrey Bone

Go on a magical journey where children are shown how they can challenge gender norms and societal expectations and embrace exactly who they truly are.

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I Spy Fantasy - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

I Spy Fantasy by Jean Marzollo

Go on a visual adventure through this clever ‘I Spy’ book with fantastical themes and magical creatures throughout. Turn your traditional I Spy game into one of your favorite fantasy books for kids.

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The Egg - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

The Egg by M.P. Robertson

George is excited when his giant egg hatches and out pops a baby dragon—he knows exactly how to teach it to fly, act, and fight knights. One morning, George wakes up to find his dragon gone. Will he ever come back?

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A Unicorn Named Sparkle - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

A Unicorn Named Sparkle by Amy Young

Lucy sees an ad in the newspaper for a unicorn, but she’s disappointed when the unicorn that arrives isn’t exactly what she pictured at all. Come along for a story of love, acceptance, and friendship.

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Dragon Night - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

Dragon Night by J. R. Krause

Georgia is afraid of the night, and dragon is afraid of the knight. Join these two unlikely friends as they teach each other empathy and overcome their fears.

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

Morris Lessmore loved words and stories and books, but one day everything in his life is scattered to the winds… including his own story.

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The Magic Hat Shop - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

The Magic Hat Shop by Sonja Wimmer

A fantastical story and magic hats and the hidden treasures we carry inside of us.

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An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

No list of fantasy books for kids would be complete without an illustrated collection of the fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen.

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An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm’s Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm

Of course every list of fantasy books for kids also needs a treasury of Grimm’s fairy tales, as well!

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Flower Fairies Magical Doors - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

Flower Fairies Magical Doors by Cicely Mary Barker

When a little girl moves in a new house and finds a strange little door, she can’t resist opening it. What does she find? The door leads her to the realm of the Flower Fairies!

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The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight by Elli Woollard

Mistaken identity allows two unlikely friends, a dragon and a knight, to become friends… but what happens now that they know their true identity?

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Backyard Fairies - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

Backyard Fairies by Phoebe Wahl

A girl searches all around for fairies—she knows they must be real— but even though she can’t see them, little readers will be able to spot them hidden among the flowers, trees, and pebbles. She keeps looking, though! Will she find them?

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The Storybook Knight - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty

Leo was a gentle knight who loved to sit and read, but when his mom and dad send him off to fight a dragon, he brings a stack of books, too. He wonders… will a story be mightier than a sword?

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Princess Tales - one of our favorite fantasy books for kids

Princess Tales by Grace Maccarone

Ten beloved princess stories are retold in this collection of fairy tales. From Snow White to Princess and the Pea to Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, this is one fantasy book you’ll be reading again and again.

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