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Top 10 Best Magical Books for 5-year-olds

Discover a selection of spellbinding stories in this list of the best magical books for 5-year-olds. You're sure to find all sorts of wondrous phenomena, including witches, dragons, fairies and more.

1. Peter Pan

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J. M. Barrie

This timeless tale features the fantastical adventures of the mischievous Lost Boys, the intrepid Darling children, the courageous Peter Pan who will never grow up, and, of course, the wicked Captain Hook! Be whisked away to Neverland with this exhilarating story.

2. The Dragon Keeper's Handbook

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Katie Haworth

When you open a mysterious parcel that arrives for you in the post, you find a dragon's egg. Congratulations - you've been chosen to become a Dragon Keeper! This guide contains all the advice you'll need on your journey through scorched eyebrows, hair-raising riding lessons, and trying to manage your new companion's insatiable hunger for treasure. This book covers your baby dragon's first moments, dragon health, the art of dragon telepathy and lots more.

3. Magic Animal Friends Stories

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Daisy Meadows

This spellbinding series follows two friends, Lily and Jess, who discover a magical, secret forest where the animals can talk! However, the wicked witch Grizelda is on the hunt and trying to ruin the animals' lives... Follow the girls' adventures as they have to save a baby bunny, help Evie Scruffypup break the spell the witch has cast on her, battle dragons with a

squirrel called Sophie Flufftail, and lots more

4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Lewis Carroll

Kids can immerse themselves in a dreamlike world with this enthralling book. Follow the white rabbit down the rabbit hole and tumble into a world where all your normal worries disappear, and you must instead contend with the grinning Cheshire Cat, the nonsensical Mad Hatter and the cruel Queen of Hearts. Full of wonderful wordplay and perplexing puzzles, children will love this riveting read.

5. The Worst Witch

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Jill Murphy

Generations of young readers have been left spellbound by the magical mishaps of Mildred Hubble! Despite being one of the clumsiest children around, she joins Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches - but constantly gets her spells wrong and crashes her broomstick. It only gets worse when she makes an enemy of Ethel, the snobby and vindictive teacher's pet. Hilarious, hectic and easily readable, this first book in the sensational Worst Witch series is a must-read for any young booklover.

6. The Moonshine Dragon

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Cornelia Funke

This captivating story features a tiny silver dragon which has been chased out of Patrick's storybook by an equally tiny knight. Now, chaos has broken loose! Patrick finds himself shrunk down into a miniature man, hiding in a toy castle. Can he defeat the knight and survive to the next morning? This gorgeous, appealing book is particularly suitable for those who struggle with reading.

7. Rainbow Magic Stories

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Daisy Meadows

Fairy fans will be enchanted by these stunning stories. They follow Rachel and Kirsty as they join the fairies in their ongoing battle with Jack Frost. Easily readable and wonderfully magical, this fantasy series is perfect for children who want to start reading on their own. But which fairy will be your child's favourite?

8. My Secret Unicorn

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Linda Chapman

By day, young Lauren Foster rides an ordinary pony - but by night, Lauren recites a secret spell, and Twilight transforms into a beautiful unicorn with magical powers! It's not long before they discover that this special magic can help other people overcome their problems. Discover the enchanting adventures of this spellbinding series, which starts with 'The Magic Spell', perfect for animal-lovers.

9. Mr Majeika

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Humphrey Carpenter

Class Three are rather surprised when their new teacher flies in through the classroom window and lands on the floor with a bump! When he wants to, Mr Majeika can behave like any ordinary teacher, but he can't resist using a little magic to turn the class nuisance, Hamish Bigmore, into a frog. But he can't remember the spell to transform Hamish back into a boy again! With Mr Majeika around, life at school is sure to be far more exciting. This exhilarating tale of magical marvels will captivate young readers.

10. Disney: Magical Story Collection

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Join an array of much-loved Disney characters - from classic figures like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, to more recent stars like Rapunzel and Dory - with this collection of exciting stories. With so many vibrant books to choose from, kids will love discovering the magical adventures of these fun, famous characters.