Great Read-Aloud Fantasy Books

This list is for fantasy books (including series) that lend themselves to being read aloud to younger listeners in particular.

By default, fantasy authors must create new names and terminology for their characters and invented worlds, but some authors are more "read aloud friendly" than others. The books on this list either feature glossaries and pronunciation guides to enhance readability or are written in terms that don't trip up the reader's tongue (or both).

Please, no Harry Potter, sorcery, witchcraft, vampires, sex, or graphic violence.
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4.35 avg rating — 55 ratings
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4.72 avg rating — 18 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 300,094 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 318,710 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 29,777 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 136,083 ratings
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4.60 avg rating — 35 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 128,127 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 8,747 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 316 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 38,204 ratings
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Comments Showing 1-5 of 5 (5 new)

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message 1: by Harold (new)

Harold Ogle "Mort"?! For *young* listeners? Really? It's a great book, but not altogether entrancing for younger readers, I would think.


message 2: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Not familiar with that title. Maybe we need to vote it off the list!


message 3: by Harold (new)

Harold Ogle It's one of Pratchett's early Discworld novels, so very satirical and full of parody, particularly of bureaucracy and fantasy tropes. Young kids might enjoy the larger plot, but most of the book would be lost on them without the background of all the books, films, and government agencies being lampooned. That goes for all Discworld novels, of course...


message 4: by Karen (new)

Karen i love this list!!!!!!!! thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


message 5: by William (new)

William Karen wrote: "i love this list!!!!!!!! thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

You're welcome, Karen. By the way, you are the perfect age for my fantasy book series. Click on my photo, and you'll see my author page and what I write. Enjoy!


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