30 Outstanding Fantasy Books For 4th Graders (Age 9)

Fantasy books fascinate young readers with magical stories. For 4th graders, aged around 9 years old, these books can be a great start to discover new worlds filled with magic and adventure.

In this post, we will explore the 30 Outstanding Fantasy Books For 4th Graders.

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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 4th Graders.

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Overview Of The 30 Outstanding Fantasy Books For 4th Graders

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling follows Harry Potter, raised by his relatives. His life takes a turn when he’s invited to a magical school, as he embarks on this magical journey, he begins to solve the mysteries of his past. Join him on his magical journey as he discovers his powers and faces dangers.

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The Magician’s Nephew

In “The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S. Lewis, two brave friends begin on a dangerous journey to save a life. Their adventure transports them to another world where an evil witch rules. In Narnia, anything can happen, and there are endless adventures waiting to be explored. Join them on this journey to discover the wonders and dangers of Narnia.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

In “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter wants to return to Hogwarts School. However, a warning from a creature predicts disaster if Harry goes back. Ignoring the warning, Harry returns for his second year, encountering new challenges and dangers along the way.


“Coraline” by Neil Gaiman, follows a curious girl named Coraline. When she steps through a mysterious door, she discovers a house like her own. Inside, Coraline meets another mother and father who want to keep her with them forever. To escape this mysterious situation, Coraline must gather her bravery and escape from this house before it’s too late.


In “Winterhouse” by Ben Guterson, a girl named Elizabeth, who doesn’t have parents is sent to the mysterious Hotel. When Elizabeth arrives there, she discovers that the hotel is quite charming, especially its huge library full of books. Elizabeth finds a special book filled with mysteries that lead her to uncover a mystery involving Norbridge and his family.

The Fairy Tale Detectives

In “The Fairy Tale Detectives” by Michael Buckley, Sabrina and Daphne, are two orphaned sisters sent to live with their grandmother, Grimm. Their grandmother resides in a town known for its crimes. Upon arrival, the sisters discover their family’s magical heritage. Now, it’s their responsibility to keep the magical beings in check. This book blends magic, adventure, and imagination in a delightful way.

The Brightest Night

In “The Brightest Night” by Tui T. Sutherland, Sunny is a unique dragon from a special clan. They have a big task to stop a war among dragons. Sunny wants to do this job well. She goes on an adventure into the desert and finds some hidden secrets. Join her in this thrilling journey as she faces challenges and decides the future of her world alongside her friends.

Traps and Specters

In “Traps and Specters” by Bryan Chick, something scary happens one night. Noah and his friends have to deal with big, scary creatures called sasquatches at their school. And their enemy captures Noah’s friends. To save them and the whole zoo, the kids have to work together. Join them on this adventure as they face sasquatches, rescue their friends, and beat their enemies.

The City of Ember 

“The City of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau is about a peaceful city. But now, after some years, Lina finds a message that might destroy the city. She and her friend Doon must quickly solve the clues and convince everyone to follow them on this journey. If they can’t, the city will be in darkness forever. Join Lina and Doon in their exciting adventure to save their home.

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“Matilda” by Roald Dahl, follows a young girl. However, her parents consider her a problem. Matilda hopes for a better experience at school, but she’s faced with a terrifying headmistress who hates children. When Matilda is targeted by the headmistress, she discovers a power that empowers her to fight back.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis tells the story of four siblings: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. They stumble upon a magical closet that whisks them away to Narnia, a land trapped in eternal winter and ruled by the White Witch. Join them on this thrilling journey filled with magic and bravery.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

In “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling, a very bad man named Sirius Black escaped from a place called Azkaban. He was charged with doing something really terrible with his magic. Harry Potter and his friends are worried because Black might come to their school, Hogwarts.

The People of Sparks

In “The People of Sparks” by Jeanne DuPrau, Lina and Doon take people from Ember to a new place called Sparks. It’s a good place for all, but trouble starts arising. The Ember residents and the villagers don’t know how to fight. Lina and Doon need to work together to stop a big problem that could hurt both groups.

Tuck Everlasting

In “Tuck Everlasting” by Natalie Babbitt, young Winnie Foster finds a magical spring on her family’s land that can grant eternal life. She learns from the Tuck family, about the challenges and consequences of living forever while never growing old. Now, Winnie must make a decision, whether to keep this secret or join them on their endless journey.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

In “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH” by Robert C. O’Brien, a mouse named Mrs. Frisby faces a situation. She must migrate her family to their summer home immediately to avoid a deadly danger. However, her youngest son, Timothy, is too sick to be moved. Fortunately, Mrs. Frisby meets some intelligent rats. Together, they create a clever plan. This story explores the power of kindness and teaches problem-solving skills.

A Dangerous Path 

In “A Dangerous Path” by Erin Hunter, there’s a group of cats facing trouble. ShadowClan has chosen Tigerclaw as their leader, which upsets Fireheart. He thinks Tigerclaw might want revenge. Also, there’s a danger in the forest that puts all the cats in danger. It’s an exciting story full of danger in the world of warrior cats.

The Secrets of Winterhouse

In “The Secrets of Winterhouse” by Ben Guterson, Elizabeth and Freddy return to the Winterhouse Hotel for another holiday season. This time, they dive deeper into the mystery surrounding Riley, a guest who left behind his magical book. As they follow the clues, the matter becomes more complicated. This book blends mystery, magic, and the power of friendship.


“Flunked” by Jen Calonita introduces Gilly, a clever girl, who is good at stealing but gets caught one day. As a result, she’s sent to Fairy Tale School, where the teachers are villains. One day Gilly, along with new friends Jax and Kayla, discovers a hidden conflict. Join Gilly in this magical story full of surprises and discoveries.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” by J.K. Rowling, takes you on a magical journey into the world of unique creatures. This book is filled with detailed information about various magical beasts. It’s a must-read for anyone who loves the magical world and wants to learn about the creatures that occupy it.


“Descendants 3 Junior Novel” by Carin Davis, Join Mal, Evie, Carlos, Jay, and their friends as they begin on another epic adventure to save their kingdom and face new challenges. It’s a delightful journey that shows the power of friendship, magic, and courage.

The Winterhouse Mysteries

In “The Winterhouse Mysteries” by Ben Guterson, it’s springtime at Winterhouse, and Elizabeth is settling into her new home. But strange things start happening among the hotel guests and Elizabeth hears cries for help. When Elizabeth finds an old book with secrets, she realizes that someone at the hotel is trying to bring Villian back. Elizabeth and Freddy must work together to stop this danger and save Winterhouse before it’s too late.

Skeleton Creek

In “Skeleton Creek” by Patrick Carman, strange events are appearing in Skeleton Creek, and two friends, Ryan and Sarah, are determined to find the truth. However, when a spooky incident leaves Ryan restricted to his house and unable to meet Sarah, they create a unique approach to their investigation. Join them as they solve the mysteries of Skeleton Creek.

Kingdom Keepers

In “Kingdom Keepers” by Ridley Pearson, five teenagers become protectors at the theme park. They also face villains and dangers who want to harm the park. But something goes wrong, and Finn, one of the teens, is moved to the Magic Kingdom at night. He meets Wayne, who warns him about a group that wants to harm them. This story is filled with magic and the power of teamwork.

Journey to Zentobia

In “Journey to Zentobia” by Stacy D’Alessandro, Maggie loves playing detective in her town. Suddenly her detective skills would lead her and her older brother into a world of dark magic. While spying on a mysterious neighbor, they stumble upon a secret portal that transports them to Zentobia, a magical land. However, in Zentobia, dark forces threaten to bring back evil magic. Maggie and her brother must face their greatest challenge and stop the evil rulers.

Poseidon’s Academy and the Deadly Disease

In “Poseidon’s Academy and the Deadly Disease” by Sarah A. Vogler, Hailey returns to Poseidon’s Academy for her second year, hoping for a more peaceful time. However, her hopes are dashed when an evil group enters the school, taking everyone hostage. Now, Hailey must face the challenge with bravery and save her academy from destruction.

The Unusual Suspects

In “The Unusual Suspects” by Michael Buckley, orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne find a mystery that traces back to their ancestors, the Brothers Grimm, who were detectives. The Grimms are tasked with maintaining peace among the magical beings and now, Sabrina and Daphne are the heirs.

Return to Zentobia

In “Return to Zentobia” by Stacy D’Alessandro, Maggie and Peter face a new adventure. They stopped dark magic earlier, but now the villain’s daughter needs their help to find the Book of Magic and save her mom. To secure the book, they must travel through dangers, facing beasts and threats along the way. Join them in this exciting adventure filled with magic and bravery.

The Strangers

In “The Strangers” by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Chess, Emma, and Finn Greystone have a normal life until they discover reports of three kidnapped children who are similar to them. As they solve clues, they find a dangerous secret that will change their world forever. Join them in this mystery filled with secrets and dangers.

Willa of the Wood

In “Willa of the Wood” by Robert Beatty, Willa is a young girl who believes humans are the destroyers of trees, and she’s been taught to steal from them. However, when her curiosity leads her into the world of humans and leaves her left and injured, she relies on her grandmother’s old powers. Along the way, she discovers that not all humans are the same. Join her in this gripping tale of self-discovery.

Magic and Other Misdemeanors

In “Magic and Other Misdemeanors” by Michael Buckley, Sabrina, and Daphne, the detectives, face magical thefts that make life very tough for their family. Their grandma, Granny, is struggling to pay huge taxes. The sisters, along with some help from others, tackle this case on their own. As they investigate, they hope to find the truth behind these crimes and make life better for their family.


We hope that our list of fantasy books for 4th graders has given you some great options to choose from and you and your 9 year old 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 4th Graders. 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 4th grader enjoyed the most, or if there is a favorite book that we missed. Please leave your comments and feedback below.

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