All-Time Favorite Fantasy Books for Tweens and Teens

by Dena McMurdie

Fantasy is my favorite genre to read. I can still remember my first foray into another world, slipping through an enchanted wardrobe and experiencing the breathtaking adventure beyond. Fantasy books bring the imagination to life and allow the impossible to occur. The sheer joy of escaping reality and letting go of expectations is enough to bring me back to the genre again and again.

Recently, I’ve started reading some fantasy novels to my kids. While they’re still a bit too young for most fantasy books, I’m collecting my all-time favorites now so we can read them together later.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2016 and updated in 2021.