Top 10 Best Magical Books for 7-year-olds

Packed with magic, mystery and mayhem, young readers will be enchanted by these magical books for 7-year-olds. They feature fantastical beasts, curious characters and spellbinding stories.

1. 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.

2. The Chronicles of Narnia

C. S. Lewis

Children have been enchanted by these thrilling, action-packed stories for decades. Discover a magical land, inhabited by all sorts of peculiar 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.

3. The Worst Witch

Jill Murphy

Kids will adore these spellbinding 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 vindictive teacher's pet... Join Mildred on all her misadventures in these magical books.

4. 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. He was 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.

5. The Great Ghost Rescue

Eva Ibbotson

Humphrey the Horrible may sound frightening, but he's actually a very friendly skeleton, with sparkling eye sockets and jangling finger bones. He dreams of being ghastly and awful like his brother, or terrifying like his bloodsucking vampire-bat cousins. But when he discovers an evil plot to exorcise his family, Humphrey realises you don't have to be bloodcurdlingly horrid to be a hero! This sensationally spooky story will enthral young readers.

6. Compton Valance: The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe

Matt Brown

Who would have thought that the world's first time machine would be a stinky, mouldy, thirteen-week-old-cheese-and-pickled-egg sandwich?! When Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan make this astonishing discovery, they become the most powerful boys in the universe. But will they use their new powers for good... or for evil? Or will they just focus on creating the perfect formula for the world's first pair of custard trousers? This hysterical book is full of fun and madness.

7. Skulduggery Pleasant

Derek Landy

12-year-old Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a horror fiction writer. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, she discovers that whilst he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction. As evil forces pursue her, determined to recover a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source: Skulduggery Pleasant, the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard. Will this unlikely duo stop bickering for long enough to save the day? This magical adventure is full of jokes and witty dialogue, and is guaranteed to enthral young readers.

8. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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.

9. 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 epic quest to help the dwarves reclaim their mountain and slay the malicious, miserly dragon, Smaug - all rather difficult for a homely hobbit! This riveting story features themes of courage, friendship, magic, and action-packed adventure!

10. Rainbow Magic Books

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?

  • AIWM 5 years +
    Lewis Carroll
    5 years +
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    Children will want to make a very important date with this mini edition of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass.

    One of the most famous stories of all time, the text is fully unabridged while the characters and scenes have been reimagine in 25 beautiful, full-colour illustrations by Martina Peluso.
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    Eva Ibbotson
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    'Nobody knew what had gone wrong with Humphrey. Perhaps it was his ectoplasm ...' Humphrey the Horrible sounds scary, but he's actually a very friendly skeleton, with twinkling eye sockets and jangling finger bones. Humphrey dreams of being ghastly, like his brother - a screaming skull - or terrifying, like his bloodsucking vampire-bat cousins. But when Humphrey discovers an evil plot to exorcise his family, he finally realizes you don't have to be spine-chillingly fearsome to be a hero. With beautiful cover illustration by Alex T. Smith, creator of the Claude series, The Great Ghost Rescue is a wonderfully spooky young-fiction title from the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson. 'Eva Ibbotson weaves a magic like no other. Once enchanted, always enchanted' Michael Morpurgo
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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.
  • A Year of Rainbow Magic Boxed Collection - 52 Books - Collection - 9781408348246 - Daisy Meadows
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    This sparkling collection gives fairy fans the chance to enjoy one Rainbow Magic story a week for an entire year!

    A Book People favourite, these magical stories follow Rachel and Kirsty as they join the fairies in their ongoing battle with Jack Frost. Completely spellbinding and with easy-to-read, accessible text, they are full of fun and will appeal to any child who has just started to read independently.

    With 52 books to get through, this is a massive collection of fantastic stories at a magical Book People price. Who will be your child's favourite fairy?
  • The Worst Witch Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780141376301 - Jill Murphy
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    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.
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    Matt Brown
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    When Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon discover the world's first TIME MACHINE (aka a mouldy, thirteen-week-old-cheese-and-pickled-egg sandwich), they become the most powerful boys in the universe. But how will Compton and Bryan decide to use their incredible new time-travelling powers? Will they use them for good? Will they use them for evil? Or will they just focus their efforts on perfecting a formula for the world's first pair of custard trousers? Things are about to get totally scrambled for Compton Valance.
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    JRR Tolkien
    9 years +
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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.
  • KGY2 11 years +
    Derek Landy
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    Skulduggery Pleasant is the first volume in Derek Landy's series about a skeleton detective and his assistant, 12-year-old Stephanie Valkyrie.

    Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction. Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source - the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard. Will evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long enough to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it.

    Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award, Landy mixes up magic, fantasy and adventure and tops them off with sparky dialogue and lots of jokes. A perfect choice for readers aged 11+ who are waiting to get sucked into a book they can't put down!
  • ADDPD 7 years +
    CS Lewis
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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.
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    Read the books that inspired the Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon films. THE STORY BEGINS in the first volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs...Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you'd ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet...It's time for Hiccup to learn how to be a Hero. Read the rest of Hiccup's exploits in the How to Train Your Dragon series in How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, How to Break a Dragon's Heart. Check out the Hiccup website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com. It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks! Read all about Hiccup and all of your favourite characters, learn to speak Dragonese and train your own dragon to do tricks! Dreamworks' major motion picture How to Train Your Dragon 2 comes out in July 2014.