Check out these fascinating Fantasy Books for 0-5 year-olds. The books will transport your imaginative preschoolers, kindergarteners to fun fantasy land. Read magical fun stories to your babies, toddlers. Let your 4-5 year-olds explore the power of imagination and creativity with these beautifully illustrated picture books. Fantasy books are also a great way for preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice reading. Dragons, Pirates, other magical creatures – a wide range of books are available for little ones to select from.
We all love reading fantasy. So choose a suitable book, and take a trip to the magical land along with your child!
25 Best Fantasy Books with Stunning Pictures For 0-5 Yrs
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Fantasy Books For Toddlers & Babies | Age 0-3 years
Dragons Are Real! Let your child peek into the magical world of dragons. And learn about all the whimsical dragon facts. Read how they love to barbeque and sneeze fire.
Colorful illustration and short sentences on each page – make this picture book a perfect fantasy read-aloud for babies and toddlers.
Goodnight Spaceman. Two little boys are getting ready for bed. Read along in the fantasy book how they are saying goodnight to their toy rockets, launch pads, and planet mobiles.
Inspired by ESA astronaut Tim Peake and his two sons, along with an introduction from Tim, this one is a great bedtime book for future astronauts.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is for Mickey-Mouse-loving toddlers. Here, Mickey causes lots of mishaps when he puts on a sorcerer’s hat and uses magic to get his chores done.
Read on to find out how Mickey makes things right. This gorgeously illustrated picture book is based on the 1940 Disney classic film Fantasia.
Pooh’s Honey Trouble is a board book for the popular character. Winnie the Pooh is hungry. But he is out of honey. Read and find out what happens.
On the last page, Pooh floats up to the sticky honey in the tree. The honey is truly sticky to touch. It is a delightful touch-and-feel experience book for babies and toddlers.
There’s a Dragon in Your Book is an interactive fantasy book. The suspense of asking not to turn the pages makes children want to turn the pages even more.
There is a baby dinosaur in the book, which is learning things as kids do. A beautifully illustrated, relatable, fun book for young children.
Fairies Are Real!. Read about what are fairies made of! Pixie dust, crystals, and honey. And their clothes are made from flower petals sewn with spiderwebs. There is a list of items how fairies, their wings, and their clothes are made.
It is fun to know that fairies love to go on riding, especially on hummingbirds. Fairies are real, just like the rest of us! An amazingly illustrated book for babies to transfer them to magical fantasy land.
Goodnight Pirate. Say goodnight to – hook, parrot, spyglass, mainsail, and more before falling asleep. An adorable picture book for pirate-loving toddlers.
The illustrations of the ship and other objects are amazing. There is even a cute little boy dressed as a pirate. A good bedtime rhyming storybook to unwind your child.
Time for a Trip. The little bunny is all packed up and ready to go on a trip with its family. Imagination takes over, about how the family will travel. Would they go by ferry, bus, train or flight?
In the end, everyone gets into the car and goes to their favorite place of all – their grandparents’ house. If your child likes this book, check out the other books from this series.
Fantasy Books For Preschoolers & Kindergarteners | Age 3-5 years
Don’t Wake the Dragon. This one is a sweet fantasy story featuring a sleeping dragon. No one is supposed to make a sound under any circumstances while the dragon baby sleeps.
But the cook drops the pots, the door shuts loud and many such noisy things keep on happening.
This interactive book is perfect for your Preschooler’s bedtime. There is a gentle lullaby, in the end, encouraging the dragon and the child to sleep.
The Pirates Next Door. A pirate family moved into a seaside town while they are fixing their ship. Everyone in the neighborhood assumes the worst about the family.
But Matilda becomes friends with the young pirate boy Jim. When the pirates leave, there is a sweet surprise for everyone in the end. A good kindergarten read about not judging others without knowing.
The Worm Family Has Its Picture Taken. A worm family is getting ready to take their portraits. But Emma, the young worm, is worried about how they will look in their photo. They don’t have beautiful teeth or big hair like her other friends.
So she gathers false teeth, hair, colorful clothing for her entire family. In the end, they take a unique picture – that only worms can. An interesting read-aloud for a 5-year-old kids’ group.
What Kind of Car Does a T. Rex Drive. Uncle Otto is having a car sale. When dinosaurs turn up for buying cars, Ava and Mickey readily help with their Dino knowledge.
But then the T-Rex turns up. And he is hard to please. Find out what car does the T-Rex chose finally. A humorous fantasy book for preschoolers and above – dinosaurs, cars, trucks – all rolled into one.
Where the Wild Things Are. This story focus on the power of imagination.
A child, Max – dresses in his wolf suit and causes havoc in the house. So his mother sends him to bed. Max’s imagination sets sail to an island inhabited by the Wild Things.
Read the story to know what happens next. This one is Maurice Sendak’s Caldecott Medal-winning picture book.
The Snail and the Whale. A snail takes off along with a whale for an adventure. Together they travel to faraway places. However, a time comes when the friendship of the tiny snail is put to test.
A touching fantasy story reminding little kids that being small does not restrict one from achieving great things.
Harold and the Purple Crayon. Go on an imagination tour along with Harold and his purple crayon. The story starts as Harold decides to take a walk in the moonlight. So he draws a path to the moon with the crayon. Soon there are woods, dragons, and more.
Young readers will be thrilled, as Harold saves himself each time with help of his crayon- when mishaps happen. This one is an empowering classic for kids.
We’re Going On A Treasure Hunt. A team of adorable animals is going on a treasure hunt. Nothing can stop them – a giant squid, wicked wales, a mighty wave, or skeletal ghosts.
Rhyming text, bright illustrations make this book a fun read-aloud. Suitable for preschoolers and above.
There Was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark! This one is a spinoff from Scholastic’s bestselling Old Lady. The old Lady runs into a mermaid and heads to the sea.
There she swallows a shark, a squid, a fish, an eel, a crab, a sea star, and a clam. Children will also get introduced to underwater life. A hilarious read, along with a search and find the game at the end.