Fantasy/Sci Fi/Steampunk

Note: Genre is a slippery thing! I’ve chosen to list titles as fantasy if I thought a child wanting something fantastical would consider it to be fantasy. Generally they contain a dash of magic or a fairy-tale quality. Talking animal stories without magic as part of the plot are listed with Animal Stories.

Ages 5 and up:



The Dream Stealer
Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep
Emma and the Blue Genie
The Fairy Caravan
Hamster Magic
Little Robot



The Magician’s Boy
Mrs. Noodlekugel
Mush, A Dog from Space
My Father’s Dragon
The Princess in Black
Space Taxi

Ages 8 and up:



The Adventures of Miss Petitfour
Beast of Stone (Wing & Claw #2)
Bera, the One Headed Troll
Bicycling to the Moon
The Borrowers series
Cakes in Space
Cast Away on the Letter A
Cavern of Secrets (Wing & Claw #2)
The Complete Polly and Wolf
Dappled Annie and the Tigrish
Dragons at Crumbling Castle
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat



Fergus Crane
Finn Family Moomintroll
The Flint Heart
Forest of Wonders (Wing & Claw #1)
Fortunately, the Milk
The Giants and the Joneses
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Harry Potter series
The Heartless Troll
Hilda and the Bird Parade
Hilda and the Midnight Giant
Hilda and the Stone Forest



Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms
Hugo Pepper
Kenny & the Dragon
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Narnia series)
Mighty Jack
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King
Missy Piggle Wiggle and the Whatever Cure
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
A Necklace of Raindrops and other stories
Odd and the Frost Giants



The Phantom Tollbooth
Puck of Pook’s Hill
The Racketty-Packetty House
The Robber Hotzenplotz
The Search for Delicious
Snow & Rose
Snow White: A Graphic Novel
Starry River of the Sky
The Thirteen Clocks
Thomas and the Dragon Queen
Toto: The Dog-gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz



Toys Go Out
The Troll With No Heart in His Body
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
The Wonderful Farm
Zita the Spacegirl

Ages 10 and up:



The 7 Professors of the Far North
Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
Beetle Boy
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Greenglass House
The Murderer’s Ape
Un Lun Dun
What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World
The Wonderling
A Wrinkle in Time