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

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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 fantasy fan.


2. 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 great for those who struggle with reading.



3. Rainbow Magic Series

A Year of Rainbow Magic Boxed Collection - 52 Books - Collection - 9781408348246 - Daisy Meadows
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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

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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

Reading Together Fairy Tale Phonics Collection with Poster - 8 Books - Collection - 9781786171559
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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

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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 wondrous story.




7. The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths

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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.