Fantasy and adventure books to discover new worlds

We may all be staying at home more, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still escape into another world – all you need is a good book! Take a look at this selection of our favourite children’s fantasy and adventure stories for a range of ages.

Billy and the Dragon

Billy and the Dragon by Nadia Shireen

A fearless heroine, a kidnapped cat and a fire-breathing dragon! This picture book is a fun, modern fairy-tale with a heart-warming message about friendship. A fantastic and heroic story for younger readers.

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The Boy Who Grew Dragons

The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd

When Tomas’ fruit tree starts hatching tiny dragons, his life starts to get a lot more interesting, and dangerous! The Boy Who Grew Dragons is funny, charming and full imagination – perfect for younger readers looking for a fun chapter book.

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Guardians of Magic

The Cloud Horse Chronicles: Guardians of Magic by Chris Riddell

Follow the adventures of Zam, Phoebe and Bathsheba as they try to save the future of magic! Enchanted creatures, forbidden magic and dangerous enemies lurk in this bewitching story, written and illustrated by the amazing Chris Riddell.

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Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day by Dominique Valente

Willow Moss is the youngest sister and least powerful witch in her family. Her power: she can find lost things. Not very exciting, until a whole day goes missing! Join Willow and her pet monster, as they try to solve this mystery and save the world. The first book in a new series, Starfell is witty, magical and lots of fun!

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Knock Three Times

The Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times by Cressida Cowell

Written by the brilliant Cressida Cowell (author of How To Train Your Dragon), her latest series is set in an ancient magical time, where Xar (a young wizard) and Wish (a warrior girl) must overcome their differences to save the world. This is another electrifying story from Cressida Cowell!

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Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

This story is a must-read for any kids who love fantasy. Written by bestselling children’s writer and Irish author Eoin Colfer, this is a jam-packed story. There’s lots of adventure, armed and dangerous fairies, criminal gangs, and secret gadgets – you couldn’t ask for much more!

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His Dark Materials: Northern Lights (Gift Edition) C&F

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is an epic series that will easily sweep you away into a new world. Perfect for teen readers, Northern Lights – as the first book in the trilogy – is full of mystery and adventure.

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