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Children's Literature: Fantasy

Research guide for Children's Literature

About the Genre

Modern Fantasy is a genre that involves unreal worlds.

Examples of Modern Fantasy are:

  • Animal Fantasy
  • The World of Toys and Dolls
  • Eccentric Characters and Preposterous Situations
  • Extraordinary Worlds
  • Magical Powers
  • Suspense and the Supernatural
  • Time-Shift Fantasy
  • Imaginary Realms (think King Arthur stories)
  • High Fantasy (think Lord of the Rings)

From Kiefer, B., & Tyson C. (2009). Charlotte Huck's children's literature: A brief guide. McGraw-Hill.

Selections for Grade 6 and up

Selections for K-6