Top 10 Best Fantasy Books for 7-year-olds

Embark on incredible quests in strange and wondrous lands in these exciting fantasy books for 7-year-olds. Packed with dangerous dragons, wicked witches, malicious monsters and all sorts of bizarre beasts, kids can journey with a host of curious characters as they explore these fantasy books.

1. The Chronicles of Narnia

C. S. Lewis

Generations of children have been enchanted by these exciting, action-packed stories. Discover a magical land, inhabited by all sorts of amazing creatures, as well as a witch who imposes an eternal winter. Be swept away by incredible quests, exhilarating battles and plenty of fantastical beasts, including centaurs, giants, fauns, and the wise, magnificent lion, Aslan.

2. How to Train Your Dragon

Cressida Cowell

Hiccup was an awesome sword-fighter and dragon-whisperer, the greatest Viking hero that ever lived - but there was a time, before all that, when Hiccup was a shy, quiet and thoughtful individual, a gentle person who had no idea how to be a tough, strong hero! Discover Hiccup's journey alongside his almighty dragon, Toothless, beginning with this first spellbinding story, and join him on his adventures throughout the sensational How to Train Your Dragon series.

3. The Book of Beasts: Colour and Discover

Angela Rizza

This magical book not only divulges everything you'd want to know about fantastical creatures and mythical monsters, but also gives you the chance to colour them in and embellish them however you like! Discover lots of fascinating facts on over 90 beasts, from snake-haired Gorgons to wicked werewolves and deadly dragons. The book comes complete with a mesmerising, gold-foiled cover.

4. The Adventures of the Wishing Chair

Enid Blyton

Whilst looking for a present for their mother, Mollie and Peter come across the most wonderful thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! It's not long before they set off on incredible adventures. But what will happen when the Wishing-Chair is stolen and its wings cut off? This riveting fantasy classic is a must-have for young booklovers.

5. The Worst Witch Series

Jill Murphy

Kids will be left spellbound by these enchanting stories, which star the lovable clumsy witch, Mildred. She's excited to be studying at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she keeps making silly mistakes, messing up spells and crashing her broomstick! As if things couldn't get any worse, she manages to make an enemy out of Ethel, the snobby teacher's pet... Join Mildred on all her misadventures in these seven magical books.

6. Usborne Illustrated Norse Myths

Alex Frith

This stunning collection of Viking myths reveals the tales of the mighty Norse gods. The collection includes Odin's quest for wisdom, the battles of Thor the thunder god, and the tale of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer. Beautifully bound and gorgeously illustrated with dynamic artwork, the epic world of the Norse gods is exuberantly brought to life in this vibrant book.

7. The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien

Bilbo is a hobbit. He likes to keep himself to himself and enjoys a peaceful, uneventful life. But one day, a group of dwarves turns up at his door, and his life is changed forever. He must embark on an extraordinary quest to help the dwarves reclaim their mountain and slay the malicious, miserly dragon, Smaug - all rather difficult for a homely hobbit! This adventurous story features themes of courage, friendship, and action-packed fantasy!

8. Usborne Ultimate Fantasy Puzzle Book

Andrew Dixon

Discover intricate pages bursting with lots of magical, mystical things to find, fiendish puzzles to solve and fantastical creatures to outwit! Embark on a series of fantasy quests, featuring King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, dragons, monsters, gnomes, goblins, and lots, lots more. This rich, fascinating and spellbinding book would make the perfect gift for a fantasy fan.

9. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum

This beloved book follows young Dorothy Gale, a girl from Kansas whose house is whisked away by a cyclone to the weird and wonderful Land of Oz. In order to get back home, she must follow the Yellow Brick Road, find the Wizard of Oz and ask for his help. On her way, she goes on a marvellous adventure with a Scarecrow, a Cowardly Lion and a Tin Woodman, and must take down the Wicked Witch of the West. Kids will love this much-loved classic tale.

10. The BFG

Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake

When Sophie is snatched from her bed in the middle of the night by an enormous giant, she's a bit surprised to say the least! But she discovers that this big, friendly giant has a big, warm heart to match. Together, they set out to rid the world of rather less kindly giants. This exciting, lively tale comes from sensational storyteller Roald Dahl, and is complemented by the fantastic illustrations of Quentin Blake.

  • ADDPD 7 years +
    CS Lewis
    7 years +
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    The Chronicles of Narnia have enchanted millions of readers over the last fifty years and the magical events described in C.S. Lewis's immortal prose have left many a lasting memory for adults and children alike. All seven Chronicles are bound together in this new paperback edition (rebranded with HarperCollins logo). The Chronicles of Narnia have enchanted millions of readers over the last fifty years and the magical events described in C.S. Lewis's immortal prose have left many a lasting memory. For here is a world where a witch decrees eternal winter; where there are more talking animals than people; and where battles are fought by Centaurs, Giants and Fauns.
  • BKBS 7 years +
    Angela Rizza
    7 years +
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    With its gold-foiled cover, The Book of Beasts not only tells you everything you would want to know about fantastical creatures and mythical monsters but also gives you the chance to colour them in whatever style you want.

    A gorgeous hardback for anyone excited about seeing the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film inspired by J.K. Rowling's stories, it provides information on everything from snake-haired Gorgons to wicked werewolves and dangerous dragons.

    Part-encyclopedia, part-colouring book, this will introduce you to over 90 creatures that are inspired by myths and fables and take you on an incredible journey through ancient lands and civilizations.
  • AIERU 6 years +
    Alex Frith
    6 years +
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    A brand-new collection of Viking myths that tell the story of the Norse gods from creation to the story of how the world will end, including Odin's quest for wisdom, the battles of Thor the thunder god, and the tale of Sigurd the Dragonslayer and the curs. Beautifully bound with head and tail bands and a ribbon marker. Dynamic artwork by Matteo Pincelli brings to life the exciting, strange and sometimes dangerous world of the Norse gods.
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    JRR Tolkien
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    Likeable and unassuming hero Bilbo Baggins is unwittingly caught up in an epic adventure in one of the most imaginative and captivating children's classics ever written. Although Bilbo sets out on his quest for a dragon's gold rather reluctantly, as he is a cautious hobbit who likes a quiet life, his journey helps him find courage, strength and hidden resources that are sure to inspire readers young and old.

    The Hobbit is a fantastic book for confident readers aged 9+, but it's also a great book for parents to read aloud to their child at bedtime, especially with the success of An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug - the first two of Peter Jackson's award-winning trilogy of films based on The Hobbit starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo - bringing the story to a new audience.
  • AWX2 7 years +
    Enid Blyton
    7 years +
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    Enid Blyton is a superb storyteller and in The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, readers from 7+ will be enchanted by Mollie and Peter's fantastic journeys.

    The magical chair can not only grant wishes, but it also sprouts wings and transports the children to a giant's castle, the Land of Dreams and a disappearing island.

    These magic-filled stories provide lots of fun for young readers.
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    Roald Dahl
    7 years +
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    With its refreshed look to join in the Roald Dahl 100 Celebrations, this edition of The BFG is splendiferous. Telling the story of a young girl called Sophie who stays up way past the witching hour and meets a giant who is far friendlier than the others - who like to eat 'human beans' for dinner!

    With Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations featured throughout, this is an all-time classic children's book.
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    Cressida Cowell
    7 years +
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    Long ago, the world was full of dragons. But what happened to them? Where are they now? These pages are taken from the notebooks of Viking Hero Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third when he was just a boy. A keen dragonwatcher, Hiccup paints a picture of the brilliance and fire and spirit of that lost dragon world.

    Featuring dragon profiles, dragon anatomy, dragon riding tips and lots more must know info e.g. how to spot the difference between an arsenic adderwing and a glow worm (you don't want to mix those two up) and what to do when confronted with a Hellsteether. This is a must for all keen dragonwatchers out there...
  • The Worst Witch Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780141376301 - Jill Murphy
    WSWT 7 years +
    Jill Murphy
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    Please note this collection will be available to buy from late May. Click on 'Notify me' to receive an email when it's back in stock.

    As your children were left spellbound by CBBC's latest adaptation of The Worst Witch, we're sure they'll love reading Jill Murphy's series that originally introduced Mildred Hubble and Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches.

    Mildred is excited to be studying and training at the school but she's not leaving the best impression. She keeps making mistakes like getting spells wrong and crashing her broomstick...

    Despite her clumsy ways, everything is going well and she's enjoying the school but then she manages to turn Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy...

    Throughout these seven books, Mildred has to deal with a girl called Enid Nightshade who is not as placid as she looks; finds herself turned into a frog; and makes plans to ensure she will not be the worst witch in following years...

    Containing all seven books (complete with refreshed artwork) in the magical series from Jill Murphy, we guarantee your children will want to join Mildred and her friends at the Academy after reading these books.
  • APGFO 7 years +
    Andrew Dixon
    7 years +
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    This densely illustrated puzzle book is packed full of mystical things to find, fiendish puzzles to solve and magical monsters to outwit. Embark on a series of fantasy quests featuring the King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, dragons, monsters, gnomes, goblins and a whole host of mythical creatures.
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    L. Frank Baum
    7 years +
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    A complete and unabridged, illustrated edition of L. Frank Baum's classic tale of magic and adventure. Join Dorothy and her little dog Toto on the yellow brick road, as they set off to explore the magical Land of Oz. Can they find the Wizard, defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, and return to Kansas?