Set off on incredible adventures in wondrous worlds, full of peculiar creatures and characters, in these riveting fantasy reads! Featuring titles from some of the best-loved children's authors, including J. K. Rowling and Philip Pullman, browse the list below for the very best fantasy books for 9-year-olds.
This enchanting series has inspired a love of books in millions of children around the world. It features lots of enthralling adventures, plenty of fantastical creatures and a host of spellbinding characters! Join young Harry Potter as he enrols at the magical (but perilous!) Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Over the years, he must contend with a three-headed dog, a terrifying basilisk, ghoulish dementors, a mysterious Potions Master and so much more, and must ultimately face his most terrifying nemesis: Lord Voldemort.
This exciting and hilarious novel won the Smarties Book Prize in 1996. It stars Lila, whose dream job is rather unusual: she wants to be a firework-maker! But every aspiring firework-maker must embark on a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend... Join Lila on a riveting adventure, written by the hugely popular fantasy author, Philip Pullman.
Dare your kids to read these heart-pounding books from R. L. Stine's Goosebumps series, in which children must face all sorts of supernatural terrors. These spine-chilling books feature twisted, funny and gritty adventures that will enthral children. Discover ghouls, ghosts, vampires and more in these spectacularly spooky books.
Feisty heroine Kat Stephenson stars in this enchanting trilogy, set in Regency England with elements of fantasy, magic and adventure. A chaos-causing misfit, Kat cuts off her hair and runs away from home, risks everything in order to clear her brother's name, and must protect her family from smugglers and sabotage in these heart-pounding novels. Packed with authentic period detail, magic and mystery as well as sprinkles of humour, this incredible adventure is guaranteed to delight young fantasy fans.
This stunning story won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Award. It brilliantly combines magic and realism for a captivating tale, making this book impossible to put down. Young Michael is lonely and struggling to cope as his baby sister battles for survival and his family moves into a dilapidated house. But an unbelievable discovery in the form of a strange, emaciated creature is set to change everything...
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 epic quest to help the dwarves reclaim their mountain and slay the malicious, miserly dragon, Smaug - all rather difficult for a homely hobbit! This enthralling story features themes of courage, friendship, and action-packed adventure!
This thrilling fantasy series stars a rather unlikely hero: Percy, a troubled child who has dyslexia and ADHD. The story rapidly progresses from a school outing for mortals from the twenty-first century, to a quest to reach the gates of the Underworld with a satyr and a daughter of Athena. Infused with mythological elements and filled with shocking twists and turns, this bestselling novel will captivate kids.
When Alice falls down a rabbit hole, she finds herself in a bizarre, unpredictable and magical land, filled with strange fauna and flora and a host of quirky characters, including the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts. Join her in this exciting world as she comes face-to-face with all sorts of crazy creatures and has marvellous adventures.
Jake's father disappears whilst working on mysterious experiments with the reclusive Oberon Venn. Jake is convinced Venn has murdered him. But the truth, he discovers, is far stranger. The experiments involved a black mirror, a portal to the past and future. Venn wants to use its powers - and so do the strangers who begin to gather, including individuals from different times. But Jake is determined to use the mirror to learn what happened to his father. This heart-pounding page-turner will appeal to those who enjoy the darker side of sci-fi and fantasy.
This thrilling, funny novel is set in the fantastical world of Ingary, where young Sophie Hatter is put under a terrible curse by the malevolent Witch of the Waste, and made to look like an old crone! In Sophie's efforts to find a way to break the spell, she will go on all sorts of adventures in a magical, moving castle, accompanied by the charismatic Calcifer the Fire Demon, the formidable Wizard Howl and Howl's apprentice, Michael.