5 Book Series for Kids Who Love Fantasy and Magic

Getting kids to read in the summer can be a big challenge but it’s such an important element of preventing that summer brain drain. This summer, Scholastic and Energizer teamed up to create some great challenges and resources to encourage and inspire children to read more books and to prevent that summer brain drain. My favorite way to encourage my 9 year old bookworm daughter to read is to help her discover books that excite her. She’s wild about book series that weave in fantasy, magic, fairy tales, and the supernatural. Check out our top list of 5 Book Series for Kids Who Love Fantasy and Magic below as these books will thrill your young readers if they are fans of the magical genre.

 5 Book Series for Kids Who Love Fantasy and Magic

Kenzie, age 9, helped me create this list of books she devoured this summer that are all part of a series rich in fantasy and magic.  All of the Books listed below are all part of a series so if your child loves 1 book, they’ll be able ot continue reading.

1. The Land of Stories Series by Chris Colfer  ( 4 Books so far) 

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You can read Kenzie’s review of the Land of Stories book here.

2. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – Need I say more? 7 Books

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3. The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani – Trilogy

School of Good and Evil


4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 Books) by Rick Riordian

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5. Seven Wonders (4 Book series) by Peter Lerangis

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The dog days of summer have begun! And with them comes “brain drain” season, when endless summer activities and distractions take the place of reading time. Scholastic’s Maggie McGuire has 5 easy tips for making reading a priority for your child, like setting a weekly minutes goal, reserving special time to read together as a family, and celebrating reading accomplishments. It’s not too late to get your kids reading.

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Scholastic has joined together with ENERGIZER® to power the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge and encourage families to find innovative ways to discover the power and joy of reading. It’s not too late to take part! Now through September 4th, visitScholastic.com/Summer. Click the links below for a sampling of the fun resources you’ll find with Scholastic:

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2 thoughts on “5 Book Series for Kids Who Love Fantasy and Magic”

  1. I would love to have my series included in a future list of this type and genre. I was published by Penguin 40 years ago, and spent my professional life running schools and writers’ workshops for children. I know my “Myrddin’s Heir” series is as well written as any other out there and my pitch is that I write for bright children from 10-110 years. I wish I had had the books I have now written in my classroom when I was teaching English. Now as a self-published author at the age of 73, I need the help of discriminating readers and educators interested in Children’s Literature to get my work noticed. Quality and popularity do not always go hand in hand. If you could find time to download “A Wizard of Dreams” (free on SMASHWORDS and price-matched on Amazon) and read the opening chapters, and some of the reviews I would be most grateful.

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