31 Awesome Fantasy Books For 10 Year Olds (5th Grade)

Fantasy books have an amazing ability to transport young readers to magical worlds filled with adventure, curiosity, and imagination. For 10 year olds, who are generally in the 5th grade, these books can be a great start to develop a love of reading.

In this post, we will explore the 31 Awesome Fantasy Books For 10 Year Olds.

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The fantasy books mentioned in this post are based on comprehensive research and reviews and are considered some of the Fantasy Books For 10 Year Olds.

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Overview Of The 31 Awesome Fantasy Books For 10 Year Olds

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

In “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling, Harry wants to escape from his mean relatives and have fun with his friends. He’s curious about an event involving other magic schools and a contest that hasn’t happened for a long time. Harry just wants to be a normal magician, but his life becomes dangerous when he gets involved in mysterious events and competitions.

Don’t forget to check out Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection.


In “Charmed” by Jen Calonita, Gilly who is a thief, decides to stay at the School to help catch a spy. The spy wants the school students to join her in causing trouble. Gilly becomes a Royal Lady to find the spy before they can cause trouble. Join her in this adventure as she navigates the twists and turns of the Fairy Tale School, finds secrets, and learns to do the right things.

A Tale of Magic

In “A Tale of Magic” by Chris Colfer, Brystal’s life takes a turn when she discovers a hidden part of the library and learns that she has fairy magic. However, in a kingdom where magic is banned, Brystal is imprisoned. With the help of Madame, she escapes. Yet, when Madame disappears, Brystal and her classmates must face the challenges that threaten the world.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

In “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by J.K. Rowling, Harry is having bad dreams about a mysterious door. He’s not just worried about his exams, there are other problems too and the government of the magical world isn’t trustworthy. However, through these difficulties, Harry finds out how important his friends are, and he learns about loyalty and teamwork.

A Wrinkle in Time

“A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle, tells the story of Meg Murry and her brother Charles Wallace as they begin on an epic journey through time and space to rescue their missing father. With the help of three travelers, they travel to distant planets and face strange creatures. It’s a thrilling adventure that also explores important themes like bravery and the battle between light and darkness.

The Diamond of Darkhold

In “The Diamond of Darkhold” by Jeanne DuPrau, Lina and Doon have escaped from the dying city of Ember and led their people to another town. However, as winter arrives, they face the harsh realities of their new world. When Doon discovers a book indicating a lost device, he convinces Lina to join him in a final adventure back to Ember. Their hope is that this mysterious technology might save their people. This story explores their journey to survival and the challenges they must face.

The Book of Chaos

In “The Book of Chaos” by Jessica Renwick, Fable has a special magic. However, she must keep it hidden from the world. When a mysterious book appears and her cousin disappears into its pages, Fable begins on a journey into a forest called Starfell. Here, she can embrace her powers. Yet her cousin remains missing. To save her cousin, she must learn to trust herself and face the wicked forces threatening them all. This story explores magic, friendship, and the courage to face dangers.

The Guitar of Mayhem

In “The Guitar of Mayhem” by Jessica Renwick, Fable and her friends are living peacefully and practicing magic. But when strange messages appear in Fable’s book, their lives get mixed up in trouble again. They go on an exciting adventure to a magical city to uncover secrets. This story is full of magic and mysteries.

Raids and Rescues

In “Raids and Rescues” by Bryan Chick, four young adventurers named Ella, Noah, Richie, and Megan face a difficult situation, the Secret Zoo they know is in danger and these brave kids must find the courage to rescue their friends and save the Secret Zoo.

Hocus Pocus

“Hocus Pocus” by A. W. Jantha, is a book about three witches who wake up after a long sleep. They don’t know what’s going on in the world today. These witches are quite different from each other, and they make a big mess in a small town. There are some kids who come together to stop the witches and save the day. It’s a story about friendship, bravery, and working together. Plus, there’s a lot of humor in this book.

The Last Kids on Earth

“The Last Kids on Earth” by Max Brallier, is set in a world taken over by monsters. We meet Jack, a clever kid, who realizes he can’t face all the zombies, and monsters by himself. So, he gathers a team. Together, they set out on a mission to defeat a mysterious monster and become heroes.

Greenglass House

“Greenglass House” by Kate Milford is a story that takes place in an old Greenglass House. Milo lives there with his parents. But things start disappearing and strange events happen in this house, and Milo and his friend Meddy must work together to solve the mysteries of Greenglass House and the secrets it holds.

When You Reach Me

“In When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead, Miranda faces a difficult situation after a conflict with her best friend. She starts receiving mysterious notes instructing her to write a true story but keep it a secret. Miranda is shocked when the notes warn her that someone’s life is in danger and that she might be the only one who can stop this.

The Strangers

In “The Strangers” by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Chess, Emma, and Finn live in a happy family. But things change when they hear about three kidnapped kids who are similar to them. The kids take it upon themselves to solve this case and discover clues and a dangerous secret that turns their lives upside down.

Secrets of The Sealed Forest

In “Secrets of The Sealed Forest” by J. T. Tenera, A teenager named Joseph is given an important mission, to stop a dark power from causing harm and trouble. This story is full of exciting adventures and mysteries.

The Mystery of Darkhill School

In “The Mystery of Darkhill School” by CJ Loughty, Bella is not happy about her new home and school. Little does she know that her school is haunted by an old man who causes fear in some students. Join Bella in her journey as she solves the terrifying mysteries of Darkhill School faces dangers.

Fowl Twins

In “Fowl Twins” by Eoin Colfer, there are two twins named Myles and Fowl. They have an exciting adventure when they befriend a troll who is being chased by some bad people. The twins, along with their new friend, go on a journey filled with danger. This story is full of action, and survival.


In “Nevermoor” by Jessica Townsend, Morrigan is cursed to die on her eleventh birthday. But a man named Jupiter takes her to a magical city, where she gets a chance to join a special group. To do that, she must complete dangerous challenges against other kids. Morrigan has to try her best to pass the tests and avoid her deadly future. This story is all about magic and survival.

The Gauntlet

“The Gauntlet” by Karuna Riazi introduces us to Farah and her friends who stumble into a board game. This game holds dangerous magic. Now, Farah and her friends must finish the game to save themselves and other children trapped within its depths.

Ghosts of Greenglass House

In “Ghosts of Greenglass House” by Kate Milford, Milo is spending his winter holidays. However, when he begins on a journey to find a hidden map and solve the mystery of a famous lost treasure, new and old friends join him in the adventure. This story offers a mix of ghosts, friendships, and adventure.

A Tale of Witchcraft

In “A Tale of Witchcraft” by Chris Colfer, Brystal and her friends have made magic legal. But when a new witch comes with bad intentions. She starts her own school of Witchcraft. Brystal’s friend Lucy gets involved in a bad plan against humans. Also, some people don’t like magic and want to destroy all magic beings. Brystal in her journey, as she faces new challenges and fights to protect the magical world from dark forces.


“Bluecrowne” by Kate Milford is about Lucy, who is trying to adjust to a new life with her stepmother and brother. She used to live on a ship with her father and loved the adventure. But now, something bad is happening. Two bad people want to use her brother’s special skills for an evil plan. Lucy has to be brave and smart to protect her family and stop the bad plan.

A Tale of Sorcery

In “A Tale of Sorcery” by Chris Colfer, Brystal is living her life in fear, and then something bad is coming from deep within the earth, and it’s a danger to everyone. To stop this new threat, the kingdom must work together. Join Brystal on her journey to face this big problem and find out the truth.


In “Tricked” by Jen Calonita, there are big changes happening at Fairy Tale School. And a famous magician becomes the ruler. Gilly doesn’t care about it. But when her little sister Anna disappears, Gilly decides she needs to rescue her. Join Gilly on this adventure as she tries to beat the magician.

Be sure to check out the Fairy Tale Series.

The Revenge of Magic

In “The Revenge of Magic” by James Riley, During a trip to Washington, Fort’s father goes missing when a dangerous creature emerges and attacks the city. Six months later, Fort gets a chance for justice when he is invited to the School to learn magic. However, life at the school is filled with secrets. Fort must find what’s hidden within the School to stop more attacks.

The Last Dragon

In “The Last Dragon” by James Riley, Fort is disturbed by bad dreams. In these dreams, a very evil being wants to know where the last dragon is. But Fort has never seen a dragon. Fort needs his friends to help stop the Old dragons from coming back to Earth.

The Future King

In “The Future King” by James Riley, Fort has already faced monstrous attacks. Now, another magic school in the UK is about to bring bigger challenges. Six students from the Academy went missing when they started learning magic, and now they’ve returned with a warning about a war that only they can prevent. Join Fort and his friends as they navigate these challenges and try to change the future that the students have seen.

Don’t forget to check out The Revenge of Magic Complete Collection.

Amari and the Night Brothers

In “Amari and the Night Brothers” by B. B. Alston, Amari believes her brother Quinton is still alive. She finds a special briefcase in his closet and inside is an invitation. Amari thinks this organization can help her find Quinton, but it means accepting that magic. She has to compete with kids who’ve known about magic for a long time. Amari’s journey is about bravery, determination, and trying to find her brother.

Maya and the Rising Dark

In “Maya and the Rising Dark” by Rena Barron, Maya lives in Chicago, But when her father disappears, Maya finds a truth. Her Papa protects a magical barrier between our world and the Dark. Now, with the barrier weakening, the dark forces aim to destroy the human world, and only Maya can stop him. Join Maya on her adventure to save both worlds.

The Marvellers

“The Marvellers” by Dhonielle Clayton. Meet Ella, a special magician. Things get complicated when a criminal escapes from jail, and Ella is blamed for it. Her teacher also goes missing. Ella’s determined to clear her name and find her teacher. With her friends and growing magical powers, she starts an exciting journey. Come along with Ella as she explores a magical world filled with mysteries, adventure, and the journey for justice.

Amari and the Great Game

In “Amari and the Great Game” by B. B. Alston, Amari expects her summer to be smooth after saving her brother and the entire magical world. However, challenges arise when the League of Magicians offers her the leadership position, she initially declines and lets a magician take charge. This magician had evil plans that only Amari can stop, Join Amari as she takes on the challenge and tries to stop this magician.


We hope that our list of fantasy books for 10 year olds has given you some great options to choose from and you and your 5th grader will have fun while exploring these fantasy books together.

The fantasy books recommended in this list have been thoroughly researched and reviewed, and are considered some of the best Fantasy Books For 10 Year Olds. While I may not have personally read all of these books, they have been highly recommended by other readers.

We would love to hear from you about which fantasy book your 5th grader enjoyed the most, or if there is a favorite book that we missed. Please leave your comments and feedback below.

Best wishes and happy reading!

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