Fantasy / Adventure
Children's Books



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A Mermaid Tea Party
Also available in a multicultural version

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Getting Along With Each Other

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If I Were a Rainbow
Also available in a multicultural version

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Moon Cheese
Also available in a multicultural version

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Mr. Getaway and the Sunshiners

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Mr. Getaway and the Christmas Elves

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One Green Omelet, Please!

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The Funny Fighting Gnomes

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The Official Mermaid Handbook
Also available in a multicultural version

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The Very Helpful Monsters
Also available in a multicultural version

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Who Wants to Fish?


Fantasy and Adventure Children's Books

Adventure and fantasy books are just great for young children because they help expand a child's imagination beyond the reality around them. Not only can books of this kind help develop a child's imagination, but in doing so, they can help develop useful reading habits and increase a child's vocabulary. Naturally for very young children, it is wise to refrain from introducing books that promote violence or negative imagery. Common sense must be used in this regard. However, there are wonderful books full of mythical creatures and daring heroes that can leave a child spellbound.

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak is a classic in this genre and has sold more than 20 million copies since it's publication in 1963, also winning the coveted Caldecott Medal from the children's librarians in 1964. The story has a young boy who, after dressing in his wolf costume, finds his bedroom transformed into a jungle environment in which strange creatures, "wild things," roam. He, of course, becomes the hero after intimidating these beasts. Kids and adults alike love the book. Among the softer, gentler fare is Corduroy, written and illustrated by Don Freeman and published in 1968. This book is definitely a classic with adorable drawings that can warm any heart. It is the story of a department store bear that searches, during the night, to find a button to fix his overalls. A little adventure takes him back to his place and eventually to the little girl who so wants him for her own.

The Magic Hat by Mem Fox

finds room in the sky to make a magic hat bounce through it. It tumbles and bounces around, creating magic wherever it lands. Practically every Seuss book falls into this fantasy/adventure category and the list is long and those who appreciate his books are even longer. If you are looking for creative books to inspire and enchant your child, this category of books is perfect. The above are just a couple of samples, but the category is full of wonderful books that will surely delight the audience.

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