Modern Fantasy

Picture Books

There are numerous children's literature selections that fall in to the modern fantasy category. I have noticed that many picture books give animals human qualities.

Description of Genre

Modern Fantasy: Ideas for Modern Fantasy grew out the impossible themes of traditional literature. However, these stories feature an identifiable author and have contemporary ideas woven into the storyline. Modern Fantasy usually stars a likable protagonist and their struggle between good and evil or right and wrong. There are many different kinds of fantasy including animal fantasy, science fiction, high fantasy, preposterous situations, imaginary worlds, unusual characters and time travel. 

Early to Intermediate Readers

Chapter Books

Between Twilight and Harry Potter, modern fantasy chapter books seem to be the hot trend right now in children's literature. What makes this genre so appealing to both young and old?