We’re back with more story book recommendations for primary school readers – because, as you know, reading is a highly beneficial for kids! Developing this daily habit is not just great for your child to keep themselves entertained and explore their imagination. Kids who read also improve in their language skills, especially in terms of reading comprehension and vocabulary, which can also translate to better writing skills.
If you’ve missed them, do also check out our other recommended books for primary school readers:
Now, back to our current list – this time, we are looking at fantasy books, which is all about imagined worlds, magical creatures, and physics-defying phenomena. From secret lands to wizards and dwarfs, there’s plenty to discover and be enrapture by in these fantasy story books for children!
The Book of Three (Alexander, Lloyd)
Looking after a pig isn’t the most glamourous job, but as Assistant to the Pig Keeper, Taran had no choice. But Hen Wen is no ordinary pig, and his disappearance resulted in Taran being embroiled in a perilous journey to save the land of Prydain. Along the way, Taran is joined by memorable characters like the shaggy Gurgi, fiery Princess Eilonwy, the bard Fflewddur Fflam, and dwarf Doli.
A classic Tolkien-esque tale for kids, this story brings together lessons of courage, loyalty, and the true meaning of heroism. With thrilling plot twists, compelling characters, and imaginative world-building, the Chronicles of Prydain series is sure to captivate young readers and suck them into the world of fantasy.
The Dark is Rising (Cooper, Susan)
Most preteens have things like toys and games to look forward to on their birthdays, but not Will Stanton. At eleven years old, he discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, a group of immortal beings who guard the world against the forces of darkness. From then, his life is changed forever as he embarks on a danger-stricken journey to defeat the evil powers that are fast enveloping their world.
Artful writing and dark themes make this series quite a mature read for young readers, but the thrill, magic, and wonder will more than make up for it. Be prepared to be inspired by the themes of bravery, sacrifice, and the enduring power of hope, gracefully weaved from elements of Celtic mythology and Arthurian legend.