Summer’s here and school’s out, so that means it’s summer reading list time! This reading list is designed with those who love fairies in mind. Our fairy reading list is divided by age group, but people of any age may enjoy these stories.
This particular list is designed for the youngest readers in the household (ages 4 to 11), or for parents to read to children. Click here for our teen reading list, and here for our young adult reading list.
Gail Carson Levine, Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg. Three fairies set out on a quest to repair the magic egg that keeps everyone in Neverland from growing up. The first of three volumes by Levine (author of the Newbery Honor book Ella Enchanted) in the “Disney Fairies” series. The other two titles are Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand and Fairies and the Quest for Never Land.
Gail Herman, Trill Changes Her Tune (Disney Fairies). After losing her panpipes, shy Trill convinces some other music-talent fairies to try less traditional instruments in the upcoming Oceanside Symphony concert.
Liz Kessler, Philippa Fisher and the Fairy’s Promise. Philippa recites a spell carved into a mysterious circle of rocks and finds herself transported to ATC (Above the Clouds), where she reconnects with her fairy godsister Daisy. Sent to locate a missing fairy, the two hope her return will preserve the links between the human and fairy worlds and prevent catastrophic harm to the earth.
Daisy Meadows, Rainbow Magic: The Rainbow Fairies. Seven fairy sisters each have a magical talent involving colors. One volume in a series. “Meadows” (a joint pseudonym used by four British authors) is also the author of the “Pet Fairies,” “Weather Fairies,” “Petal Fairies,” “Sporty Fairies” and “Jewel Fairies” series.
Margie Palatini, Gone with the Wand. When tooth fairy Edith B. Cuspid finds her friend Bernice Sparklestein, a fairy godmother whose work is legendary, having a very bad wand day, she tries to cheer her up by suggesting Bernice try other fairy jobs.
Emily Rodda, The Charm Bracelet (first volume in the “Fairy Realm” series). Jessie travels to her grandmother’s native fairyland and defeats an evil fairy trying to take over the kingdom.
JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. A mistreated orphaned boy finds out that he is really a wizard on his eleventh birthday.
Laura Amy Schlitz, The Night Fairy. When Flory the night fairy’s wings are accidentally broken and she cannot fly, she has to learn to do everything differently.
Barb Bentler Ullman, The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood. Willa Jane, unhappy because of her parents’ divorce, meets a world of fairies in the garden of her new home.