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
How to Save Your Tail
Little Robot
The Littles



The Magician’s Boy
The Moomins and the Great Flood
Mrs. Noodlekugel
Mush, A Dog from Space
My Father’s Dragon
The Princess in Black
Space Taxi
Space Taxi: Water Taxi Rescue

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 Book of Three
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
Five Children and It
The Flint Heart
Forest of Wonders (Wing & Claw #1)
Fortunately, the Milk
The Giants and the Joneses
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
The Greatest Show Off Earth
Gregor the Overlander
Half Magic
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
The Invisible Boy
Kenny & the Dragon
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Narnia series)
Mighty Jack
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King
Missy Piggle Wiggle and the Whatever Cure
The Moorchild
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
A Necklace of Raindrops and other stories
The Night Fairy
Odd and the Frost Giants



Ozma of Oz
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Princess and the Goblin
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 Strongest Girl in the World
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
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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
Beyond the Deepwoods
The Gammage Cup
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Greenglass House
The Murderer’s Ape
The Nowhere Emporium
Sanity and Tallulah
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Time Stops for No Mouse
Un Lun Dun
Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye
What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World
The Wizard of Earthsea
The Wonderling
A Wrinkle in Time