Recommended Children's Fantasy Books

Children's fantasy has always been a strength of the genre and today it is fortunate to play host to the world's most gifted storytellers. Classics include The Wind in the Willows, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Hobbit and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. And in recent times Harry Potter, The Edge Chronicles, The Bartimaeus Trilogy and the Spook's series have ensured that children have some wonderful books to fire their imagination.

The Hobbit

1. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Score: 220
Our rating: 9.7 | 123 positive reader reviews

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Score: 121
Our rating: 9.0 | 31 positive reader reviews

Northern Lights

3. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
His Dark Materials: Book 1
Score: 118
Our rating: 9.0 | 28 positive reader reviews

The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe

4. The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 2
Score: 107
Our rating: 9.8 | 9 positive reader reviews

Alice\'s Adventures in Wonderland

5. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Score: 106
Our rating: 9.2 | 14 positive reader reviews

The Magician\'s Nephew

6. The Magician's Nephew by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 1
Score: 102
Our rating: 8.5 | 17 positive reader reviews

The Immortals

7. The Immortals by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
The Edge Chronicles: Book 10
Score: 102
Our rating: 10.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

The Sorcerer\'s Glen

8. The Sorcerer's Glen by Lucinda Hare
The Dragonsdome Chronicles: Book 5
Score: 101
Our rating: 10.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

Heroes of the Valley

9. Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud
Score: 99
Our rating: 9.4 | 5 positive reader reviews

The Last Unicorn

10. The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.4 | 3 positive reader reviews

The Amber Spyglass

11. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
His Dark Materials: Book 3
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

Stormchaser

12. Stormchaser by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
The Twig Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Subtle Knife

13. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
His Dark Materials: Book 2
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

Prince Caspian

14. Prince Caspian by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 4
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

Through the Looking-Glass

15. Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
Score: 92
Our rating: 8.8 | 4 positive reader reviews

The Dragon Whisperer

16. The Dragon Whisperer by Lucinda Hare
The Dragonsdome Chronicles: Book 1
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

The Horse And His Boy

17. The Horse And His Boy by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 3
Score: 91
Our rating: 8.5 | 6 positive reader reviews

Midnight over Sanctaphrax

18. Midnight over Sanctaphrax by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
The Twig Trilogy: Book 3
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

19. Flight to Dragon Isle by Lucinda Hare
The Dragonsdome Chronicles: Book 2
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator‏

20. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator‏ by Roald Dahl
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Curse of the Gloamglozer

21. The Curse of the Gloamglozer by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
The Quint Sequence: Book 1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Last of the Sky Pirates

22. The Last of the Sky Pirates by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
The Rook Sequence: Book 1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

23. Stormslayer by Jonathan Green
Fighting Fantasy: Book 4 (Series 2)
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The World of Poo

24. The World of Poo by Terry Pratchett
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Dragon Lords Rising

25. Dragon Lords Rising by Lucinda Hare
The Dragonsdome Chronicles: Book 3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Shadows over Sylvania

26. Shadows over Sylvania by Jonathan Green
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

27. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Beyond the Deepwoods

28. Beyond the Deepwoods by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
The Twig Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.5 | 4 positive reader reviews

Return To Allapatria

29. Return To Allapatria by Shelley E Parker
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.7 | 2 positive reader reviews

Crime Team: Skull Island

30. Crime Team: Skull Island by Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

31. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 5
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Silver Chair

32. The Silver Chair by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 6
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.4 | 2 positive reader reviews

The Twits

33. The Twits by Roald Dahl
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

34. Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Lost Barkscrolls

35. The Lost Barkscrolls by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
The Edge Chronicles: Book 11
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

iHero: Tomb Runner

36. iHero: Tomb Runner by Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

37. Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Last Battle

38. The Last Battle by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 7
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Obelisk Of Ashmar

39. The Obelisk Of Ashmar by Colin R Parsons
Wizards' Kingdom: Book 2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

40. The Avatar's Return by Irene Kilpatrick
The Last Airbender
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Map To Everywhere

41. The Map To Everywhere by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls

42. Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Free Lance Trilogy #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Knights and the Best Quest

43. The Knights and the Best Quest by Kaye Umansky
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Prince On A White Horse

44. Prince On A White Horse by Tanith Lee
Score: 76
Our rating: 7.6 | 0 positive reader reviews