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The Best Fantasy Books for 10-Year-Olds

Ready to explore a magical world where imagination knows no bounds? This is a fabulous collection of fantasy books for 10 year olds. Within these enchanting pages, your young readers will embark on extraordinary adventures, encounter mystical creatures, and explore realms beyond their wildest dreams. From daring quests to epic battles of good versus evil, these fantastical tales are sure to captivate the hearts and minds of your children, sparking their creativity and igniting their love for reading. So, without further ado, let the journey into the realm of fantasy begin!

Otherland

Written by Louie Stowell
9-12
Otherland is a dangerous magical underworld - a place where appearances can be deceiving and anything can happen. A world of gods, vampires, and fairies. It's also... horrible.   When life-long friends Myra and Rohan discover that Rohan's baby sister Shilpa has been stolen and taken to Otherland, the only…
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Wren

Written by Lucy Hope
9-12
A dark, gothic adventure set on the island of Anglesey in North Wales and featuring a very fantastical beast...   Wren lives in an ancient castle in the mountains near the sea. The wind whistles through it and the walls sing to her. Wren is busy inventing things, and her…
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The Consequence Girl

Written by Alastair Chisholm
9-12
A thrilling, unputdownable adventure, from the highly-acclaimed author of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted Orion Lost and the Blackwell's Children's Book of the Year, Adam-2. The world of Colony is in ruins. No one knows what caused society to begin tearing itself apart - but the secret may lie with…
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Storm Witch

Written by Ellen Renner
9-12
Child of Air, Water, Earth or Fire: now that she is thirteen Storm must undertake The Choosing and be claimed by one of the Elementals, which will determine her whole life's work. But for Storm, daughter of a father murdered by Water and a warrior mother claimed by Earth, there…
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I Am Wolf

Written by Alastair Chisholm
9-12
An outstanding, highly original and unputdownable read! This is a bold, thought-provoking adventure perfect for fans of MORTAL ENGINES and THE LAST WILD. "I loved every page of this gripping, dystopian thriller. Wonderful characters, thrilling action and a unique new world. Now I wish I had my own animal construct!"…
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Dark Tree Shining

Written by Paula Harrison
9-12
Laney and her friends have found the first Myrical. But there are four more hidden somewhere and if they fall into the Shadow Faerie's hands, his power will strengthen and the faerie world will fall under his dark reign. But Laney has problems of her own. Her magic never seems…
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The Middler

Written by Kirsty Applebaum
9-12
"I was special. I was a hero. I lost the best friend I ever had." Eleven-year-old Maggie lives in Fennis Wick, enclosed and protected from the outside world by a boundary, beyond which the Quiet War rages and the dirty, dangerous wanderers roam. Her brother Jed is an eldest, revered…
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Red Moon Rising

Written by Paula Harrison
9-12
Laney thinks the summer's going to be boring but how wrong she is! From the moment she sees a blood-red moon, things take a turn for the magical. For Laney is a faerie, a member of the Mist Tribe, and things are about to get exciting, and mysterious, and dangerous.…
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Fledgling

Written by Lucy Hope
9-12
A dark, gothic adventure set deep in a Bavarian forest, with angels and owls and magic and a boy who isn't all that he seems to be... A cherub is blown into Cassie Engel's bedroom during a thunderstorm, triggering a series of terrifying events. Cassie must discover if its arrival…
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The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke

Written by Kirsty Applebaum
9-12
Lonny is a lifeling. He has the power to heal any living creature and bring it back from the dead. But he pays a price for this gift - by lengthening the creature's life, he shortens his own. So Lonny has to be careful, has to stay hidden in the…
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The Drowned Ones

Written by Ellen Renner
9-12
The third in a gripping fantasy trilogy "reminiscent of Ursula K Le Guin's Earthsea..." Guardian The Storm Witch trilogy is set in a world of islands, where Elemental spirits rule and pirates known as the Drowned Ones roam the seas. At the heart of the story is thirteen-year-old Storm, who…
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The Mermaid Call

Written by Alex Cotter
9-12
A gripping story of myth and mystery about a legendary mermaid and her dark power. When the truth comes out, will it bring freedom or a terrible retribution? Vivien's never going to win the Mermaid Crown and she knows it. Does she care? Who wants to be rewarded just for…
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Secrets of the Snakestone

Written by Piu DasGupta
9-12
In this breathtaking adventure, Zélie and Jules face a deadly race to solve a family mystery and a vicious crime that stretches from the jungles of Calcutta to the sewers of Paris. Zélie is often accused of being a witch, but she doesn't believe in magic. Until Jules climbs up…
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