Time Magazine recently selected 100 of the Best Fantasy Books of All Time and Children's Book World is proud to carry most of them on our shelves all year round.
With a panel of leading fantasy authors—N.K. Jemisin, Neil Gaiman, Sabaa Tahir, Tomi Adeyemi, Diana Gabaldon, George R.R. Martin, Cassandra Clare and Marlon James—TIME presented the most engaging, inventive and influential works of fantasy fiction, in chronological order beginning in the 9th century. Here are many of the titles we carry and a great place to start in reading all 100.
Genies, wishes, thieves, and treasure abound in these classic stories of magic and adventure from master storyteller Padraic Colum.
Every night for a thousand and one nights, Shahrazad begins to tell her husband the king a new tale but each night she stops before finishing. Why? Because the king has promised to kill her when the last one is over.
They're Puffin Classics for a reason, it's because they're the best.
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in this topsy turvy adventure!
More than 70 original illustrations by Robert Ingpen complement the complete and unabridged text in this edition published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's first Alice book in November 1865
When Alice steps through the looking-glass in the drawing room one drowsy winter afternoon, she finds herself in a peculiar, topsy-turvy world where chess pieces$7.99ISBN: 9780141321615Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - September 11th, 2008
When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead – an ancient Sand-fairy! Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But the children don't realize all the trouble wishes can cause . . .$16.99ISBN: 9780152058104Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2006By P.L. Travers, the author featured in the major motion picture, Saving Mr. Banks.From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed.
It all starts when Mary Poppins is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house.$9.99ISBN: 9780064409421Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - August 22nd, 2000
Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.$8.99ISBN: 9780064409469Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - August 22nd, 2000
A full-color paperback edition of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, book five in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with full-color cover and interior art by the original illustrator of Narnia, Pauline Baynes.$14.99ISBN: 9780547928210Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Mariner Books - September 18th, 2012The first volume in J.R.R.$13.95ISBN: 9780547928203Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Mariner Books - September 18th, 2012The second volume in J.R.R.$16.99ISBN: 9780547928197Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Mariner Books - September 18th, 2012The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures.$9.99ISBN: 9780441627400Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Ace - July 15th, 1987
T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.
$7.99ISBN: 9780142410363Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007
From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, James and the Giant Peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations.
One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time$19.99ISBN: 9780394815008Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers -
With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet.$6.99ISBN: 9780312367541Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Square Fish - May 1st, 2007
Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, now a major motion picture.
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.$17.00ISBN: 9780451450524Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ace - January 1st, 1991
“The Last Unicorn is the best book I have ever read. You need to read it. If you’ve already read it, you need to read it again.”—Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Name of the Wind$9.99ISBN: 9780547722023Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2012
Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world.$10.99ISBN: 9781442459915Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2012
One of the Time 100 Best Fantasy Books Of All Time
The Newbery Honor–winning second novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K.$7.99ISBN: 9780689829833Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Margaret K. McElderry Books - October 1st, 1999
On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift -- that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light.$10.99ISBN: 9780156035217Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Mariner Books - October 8th, 2007
William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests—for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love—that's thrilling and timeless.
Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible—inconceivable, even—to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westle$7.99ISBN: 9780312369811Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Square Fish - August 21st, 2007
The classic novel about a young girl who stumbles upon a family's stunning secret
What if you could live forever?$7.99ISBN: 9780312368562Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Square Fish - May 1st, 2007
Book four in Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time Quintet. The Murry and O'Keefe Families enlist the help of the unicorn, Gaudior, to save the world from imminent nuclear war.
“An intricately woven fantasy.” —Booklist, starred review$7.99ISBN: 9780142410387Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007
From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda!
One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time$11.99ISBN: 9781442426412Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - December 7th, 2010
From Tamora Pierce, the first book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award.
“From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I’ll be a knight.”
In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wants nothing more than to be a knight of the realm of Tortall.$9.99ISBN: 9780061478789Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Greenwillow Books - April 22nd, 2008
Diana Wynne Jones's entrancing, classic fantasy novel is filled with surprises at every turn.$9.99ISBN: 9780142302378Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Firebird - September 30th, 2002
Perfect for fans of C. Alexander London's The Wild Ones, and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.$16.00ISBN: 9780140157376Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - November 1st, 1991
A captivating fantasy novel for readers of all ages, by the author of Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses
“This is, simply put, a book for anyone who loves a good story. It’s also a work of literary genius.” —Stephen King
$8.99ISBN: 9780440418320Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - May 22nd, 2001
HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, ANDREW SCOTT, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!$7.99ISBN: 9780064407052Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017
Ella is back! This beloved Newbery Honor-winning story celebrates its twentieth anniversary with additional bonus material, and is sure to enchant readers both old and new. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling.$8.99ISBN: 9780440418337Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - May 22nd, 2001
HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, ANDREW SCOTT, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!$10.99ISBN: 9780439136365Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Paperbacks - October 1st, 2001For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.
Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well.$7.99ISBN: 9780698119505Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Firebird - May 13th, 2002
The evil fairy Pernicia has set a curse on Princess Briar-Rose: she is fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into an endless, poisoned sleep. Katriona, a young fairy, kidnaps the princess in order to save her; she and her aunt raise the child in their small village, where no one knows her true identity.$12.99ISBN: 9780439785969Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 2006As the Harry Potter series draws to a close, Harry's greatest adventure yet is just beginning . . . and it arrives in paperback July 25, 2006.
The war against Voldemort is not going well; even the Muggles have been affected. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.
And yet . . .$9.99ISBN: 9780756404741Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: DAW - April 1st, 2008
Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle.
“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks$14.99ISBN: 9781481455985Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 1st, 2015
Love is a mortal sin, and the secrets of the past are deadly. Plunge into the third installment novel in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly)—now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a new foreword, and exclusive bonus content!$11.99ISBN: 9780316038638Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2011
This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver$10.99ISBN: 9780142420911Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Speak - July 11th, 2017
"Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her characters take your heart and squeeze it; her worlds open your mind to new things." -- Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book and American Gods$16.99ISBN: 9780062060624Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012
“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”
—Ann Patchett$16.95ISBN: 9780307455796Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - January 5th, 2016
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory.
$11.99ISBN: 9781595148049Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Razorbill - February 9th, 2016
BOOK ONE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES$9.99ISBN: 9781338032475Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Inc. - August 30th, 2016"Magnificent." -- Holly Black, New York Times Book Review
Come to the crossroads, to the crossroads come
$11.99ISBN: 9781250076960Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Square Fish - February 6th, 2018
The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!
Enter the Grishaverse with the #1 New York Times–bestselling Six of Crows, Book One of the Six of Crows Duology.$11.99ISBN: 9780147513854Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - April 5th, 2016
A #1 New York Times Bestseller!
“A riveting Game of Thrones meets Arabian Nights love story.” - US Weekly$11.99ISBN: 9781101998885Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Razorbill - August 29th, 2017
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time
Book two in the New York Times bestselling series
A USA Today bestseller
A Wall Street Journal bestseller$7.99ISBN: 9781368023566Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Rick Riordan Presents - March 19th, 2019Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this fantasy adventure by New York Times best-selling author, Roshani Chokshi, inspired by the great epics she grew up on.Named one of 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time by Time magazine!$10.99ISBN: 9781250211637Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Square Fish - January 14th, 2020
Award-winning author Anna-Marie McLemore retells Swan Lake in this spellbinding YA story of sisters who are each other's best friends—and worst enemies.
The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know.$18.99ISBN: 9781250170972Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018
Instant New York Times Bestseller
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Bustle's Top 25 Best Young Adults Books of 2018$18.00ISBN: 9780735220188Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020
One of TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time
Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize
Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award
The New York Times Bestseller
Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post
$19.99ISBN: 9781250170996Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 3rd, 2019
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“Meet Tomi Adeyemi—the new J.K. Rowling. (Yep, she’s that good).” —Entertainment Weekly$17.99ISBN: 9780525647072Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Make Me a World - September 10th, 2019
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER
"[A] beautiful, genre-expanding debut. . . . Pet is a nesting doll of creative possibilities." -The New York Times$18.99ISBN: 9781646140053Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020Imagine an America very similar to our own. It''s got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream.
$18.99ISBN: 9781624148019Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Page Street Kids - January 7th, 2020
One of Time magazine's 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time!
A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.
“A vibrant feast of a book.” – Margaret Rogerson, NYT bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens
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