16 Magical Kids' Fantasy Books

To Enchant Your Middle-Grade Reader

The Blue Witch by Alane Adams

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

Witches, Norse mythology, and a magical school

Magic and nature in a fictional historical kingdom

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

A strong female, magic, and a princess competition

Adventures in a fairy tale kingdom

Breadcrumbs  by Anne Ursu

Sorcery for Beginners by Matt Harry

Young teens enter a war of sorcerers

A friendship story inspired by "The Snow Queen"

A Tale of Magic  by Chris Colfer

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

Telepathic kids in a complex fantasy world

A magical library book as a portal to a magical school

Misfits (Royal Academy Rebel Series) by Jen Calonita

Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School Series) by Jen Calonita

Ex-fairy tale villains reform potential future villains

Fairy tale royal-borns learn to lead the kingdom

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

A baby saved by a witch is given magical powers

Children travel the universe trying to save their father

Mirror, Mirror (A Twisted Tale Series) by Jen Calonita

Black Magic Academy by Emily Martha Sorensen

A good witch at a boarding school for witches

Popular fairy tales with twisted endings

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins

Misfits at a magical boarding school

Children step through a wardrobe into a magical world