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Children's Literature: Modern Fantasy

This guide is for Children's Literature resources.

Modern Fantasy

Modern fantasy has “story elements that violate the natural, physical laws of our known world—events akin to magic.  Modern fantasy has known authors.  Some miraculous elements found in modern fantasy are talking animals, imaginary worlds, fanciful characters, magical beings, and so on.  Some types of modern fantasy include the following:  toys and objects imbued with life, tiny humans, peculiar characters and situations, imaginary worlds, magical powers, supernatural tales, time-warp fantasy, and high fantasy.”

Definition is taken from the following source:

Tunnell, M. O. & Jacobs, J. S.  (2008).  Children’s literature, briefly.  Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: 

     Pearson Education.

Modern Fantasy Picture Books

Locating Books in the KCL

To locate materials, use the following guide for call numbers:

  • E = Easy Reader & Picture Books (King Curriculum Lab)
  • NF = Nonfiction books (King Curriculum Lab)
  • J = Juvenile  (chapter books) (King Curriculum Lab)
  • YA = Young Adult fiction books (main level Library)

Below is the link to our online catalog.  You can use it to search for books in our collection.

Modern Fantasy Chapter Books