June Book List - Fantasy

June’s theme is FANTASY! These books have inspired the imaginations of readers and introduced them to magic, strange creatures and coincidences, and far-off places. In some cases, like Matilda or Harold, magic can sneak into an ordinary life. Some characters spend their lives in a fantasy world. Either way, these tales explore the everyday in an extraordinary way. That’s why fantasy is such a fun—and enormous—genre to get into!

Board Books (Pre-K)

  • Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson
  • My Father’s Dragon, by Ruth Stiles Gannett

Early Reader (School-age kids)

  • The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis
  • Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine
  • Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Matilda, by Roald Dahl

Young Adult (Ages 14-21)

  • Discworld series, by Terry Pratchett
  • The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
  • The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien