Top 7 Best Fantasy Books for 5-year-olds

Be whisked away to extraordinary worlds on epic adventures in these thrilling fantasy books for kids aged 5! Featuring witches, dragons, fairies, magic, and all sorts of other fantastical phenomena, children will be enchanted by these exciting books.

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1. The Worst Witch

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 fantasy fan.

2. The Moonshine Dragon

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 great for those who struggle with reading.

3. Rainbow Magic Series

Daisy Meadows

Fairy fans will be enchanted by this beautiful boxed collection - featuring one story a week for an entire year! These stunning stories 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?

4. Alice in Wonderland

Nicola Bird & Lewis Carroll

This easily-readable retelling of Lewis Carroll's famous, fantastical story will not only entertain and enthral young fantasy-lovers, but will also help them to practise their reading and support them in their journey to fluent, confident reading. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she enters a bizarre, magical world, filled with curious characters like the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter, as well as challenges she couldn't possibly have imagined...

5. Reading Together: Fairy Tale Phonics Collection

Featuring lots of favourite fairy-tales like Cinderella and The Three Little Pigs, these classic stories have been carefully retold to help young readers develop their phonics skills and match different letters with unique sounds. Each book comes with 70 reusable stickers for a seriously fun and interactive way to learn - not to mention the amazing poster, which features all 44 sounds practised in the books!

6. Peter Pan

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 wondrous story.

7. The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths

Saviour Pirotta & Jan Lewis

Escape to an ancient world of mystery, fantasy and adventure in this thrilling book of myths and legends. Featuring ten of the best-loved Greek myths, these tales have been retold with warmth and wit for young readers, and illustrated with bright, vibrant artwork. Children will love learning about the epic characters and extraordinary quests of the ancient world, including Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus, Pandora, King Midas and more.

  • 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?
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    This is based on the classic story by Lewis Carroll. Alice is feeling bored when she finds herself following a large white rabbit down a rabbit hole. Then things get even stranger...Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Alice in Wonderland is a Level 4 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who are ready to read longer stories with a wider vocabulary and are keen to start reading independently.
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    The Worst Witch managed to keep entire generations of young readers spellbound and now your child can read where it all began with this book, the first in the series.

    Written and illustrated by Jill Murphy, the book tells the story of how Mildred Hubble became a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, despite being one of the most clumsy children around - constantly getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick...

    Things get even worse when she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her worst enemy. Funny, chaotic and easily readable, this is a great first chapter book for young readers!
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    With familiar fairy tales, this eight-book collection is perfect for children to share with their parents as they begin to learn about phonics.

    Including Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Puss in Boots, the fairy tales have been carefully retold to help children develop their decoding skills and link different letters to distinct sounds.There are also sounding out and word-building activities to partake in.

    All the books come with 70 reusable stickers and there's even a poster which features all 44 sounds that are practised in the books. There are also helpful hints for grown-ups on what sounds they should focus on while they read, scattered throughout the books.

    Poster dimensions: 550 x 645mm.
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    After wowing readers across the globe with her bestselling Inkheart series, Cornelia Funke turns her attention to those aged 5 and over with the magical story of The Moonshine Dragon.

    A tiny silver dragon has been chased out of Patrick's storybook by an equally tiny knight and all mayhem has broken loose! Patrick finds himself shrunken down too and hides in a toy castle... Will he be able to defeat the knight and make it through to the next morning?

    An appealing story especially designed with spaced text and cream pages for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), the Little Gems book comes with beautiful illustrations from Monica Armino.
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    Here are ten of the greatest and best-loved Greek legends retold with warmth and humour for young children and illustrated with bright, friendly artwork. Meet Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus, Pandora, King Midas and a whole cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures. The perfect introduction to Greek Myths.
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    Don't miss this timeless classic! JM Barrie's Peter Pan has charmed generations of children and their parents and the adventures of the mischievous Lost Boys, adventurous Darling children and courageous Peter Pan are sure to enchant generations more! Perfect for reading aloud.