Books Like Rainbow Magic: 15 Magical Fairy Book Series for 6-10 Year Olds

Both of our daughters (and many of their friends!) were big fans of the Rainbow Magic book series which led me on a search for books like Rainbow Magic and down a magical path into delightful fairy book series for six to ten year olds!

Books Like Rainbow Magic: 15 Fairy Book Series for 6-10 year olds

Books Like Rainbow Magic

While the Rainbow Magic book series offered a gentle introduction into the world of chapter books, I was  secretly relieved when my own children finally moved on from them. While this series of magical stories of friendship are somewhat captivating for 5-8 year olds,  I found them a little too repetitive and formulaic to be overly enjoyable…at least as an adult!

Today I am sharing 15 magical fairy books series (that might just include one or two featuring other magical creatures!) as read alikes for the Rainbow Magic titles. Those early on the list are primarily shorter chapter books, with simple vocabulary and some illustrations scattered throughout the story, and the series suggestions develop in complexity as you move through the list.

The themes explored are suitable for children aged 6-10 to read on their own, but if your children are anything like mine, they still love it when you read to them too!

15 Magical Fairy Book Series for 6-10 Year Olds

Click on the series title you will be taken through to an Amazon link where you can find more information, age recommendations and reader reviews (these are affiliate links).

Mirabelle series by Harriet Muncaster Fairy book series for kids
With simpler text  than the Rainbow Magic book series and fun illustrations, the Mirabelle series is most likely to appeal to those beginning readers who like to enjoy Rainbow Magic read by the adult reader in their life. Mirabelle’s mother is a witch and her father is a fairy, making Mirabelle a bit of both! She likes casting spells with her fairy wand and flying around on her witchy broomstick, but most of all, she really, really likes to cause mischief!
Available: Amazon
The Wish Fairy series by Lisa Ann Scott The Wish Fairy
When Brooke rescues a fairy from the clutches of her cat, she is granted seven wishes. She can’t wait to see what magic she can create – but as everyone knows, you have to be careful what you wish for, as Brooke’s wishes don’t always turn out the way she intended!
Available: Amazon
Candy Fairies series  by Helen Perelman Candy Fairies: Rainbow Magic Read Alikes
The world of Sugar Valley is very sweet indeed! Each Candy Fairy has a talent related to a different type of candy – there is Cocoa the Chocolate Fairy, Raina the Gummy Fairy and Melli the Caramel Fairy, to name just a few. In each book one fairy faces a personal challenge related to her talent (which she solves with the help of her candy fairy friends), many of which are created or exacerbated by a sour old troll named Mogo.Available: Amazon
Fairy Animals of Misty Wood series by Lily Small Magic Fairy Animals: Books Like Rainbow Magic
Misty Wood is a very magical place – so magical that all the cute animals who live there fly like fairies, and every animal has a different pair of fairy wings. They each also have a very special job to do in these sweet stories that are sure to resonate with young fairy lovers.
Available: Amazon

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Magic Animal Friends series by Daisy Meadows Magic Animal Friends
A little change from fairies but just as magical, the cute Magic Animal Friends series is also written by Daisy Meadows so the books follow a familiar formula. When Jess and Lily follow a mysterious golden cat into the Friendship Forest, their adventures truly begin. In each book the girls help their magic animal friends in the forest to outwit a wicked witch – Grizelda, who is intent on taking over the beautiful Friendship Forest for herself and her horrible band of smelly Boggits.Available: Amazon
The Never Girls by Kiki Thorpe The Never Girls: Fairy chapter books for kids
In a blink of an eye, four best friends get their biggest wish when they’re whisked off to Never Land, home to Tinker Bell and her fairy friends! The adventure of a lifetime about to begin but how will the Never Girls ever get home again?
Available: Amazon
Star Friends series by Linda Chapman Star Friends: Chapter Books Like Rainbow Magic
Maia and her best friends are gifted with magical powers that help to keep harmony in the world, thanks to the Star Animals. As the animals teach the girls how to use their new powers to stop forces of dark magic, they learn not just about magic but about themselves and friendship too.
Available: Amazon
Magical Rescue Vets series by Melody Lockhart Magical Rescue Vets
Kat and Rosie have been helping out at Calico Comfrey’s Veterinary Surgery ever since they stumbled across its secret door one summer. At the surgery they rescue and care for the incredible, enchanted creatures of Starfall Forest – unicorns and dragons and more, and along the way they learn valuable lessons about bravery, friendship, and loyalty.
Available: Amazon
Unicorn Academy series by Julie Sykes Unicorn Academy: Fantasy Chapter Books for 6-10 Year Olds
Sophia is sure she and her unicorn, Rainbow will be great partners as they join the Unicorn Academy, but their first test isn’t a part of their lessons! Sparkle Lake gives unicorns their magic, and when it starts turning a funny color, everything goes wrong! Can Sophia and Rainbow brave the dangerous woods to save the unicorns’ magic?
Available: Amazon
Fairy Mom and Me series by Sophie Kinsella Fairy Mom and Me
Ella can’t wait to grow up because one day she will become a fairy and have her own sparkly wings – just like her mom! Until then, Ella has to learn by watching. But sometimes spells go wrong, and Ella’s mom can never seem to remember the right magic codes on her Computawand. A lot of the time, it’s up to Ella to come to the rescue. Does she have what it takes to be a fairy one day? Or will there be more glitches than glitter?
Available: Amazon

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Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams Goddess Girls
Athena always knew she was smart and special, but she didn’t realize that she was a goddess! When she is whisked away to Mount Olympus Academy, Athena worries about fitting in and dealing with her dad, the powerful Zeus. Luckily, she meets the Goddess Girls and finds the best friends she’s ever had.
Available: Amazon
Dragon Girls series by Maddy Mara Dragon Girls
Celebrating the inner fire of everyday kids, in Dragon Girls Azmina, Willa and Naomi are summoned to the Magic Forest by its ruler, the Tree Queen, to find out that they have dragon-selves with unbelievable abilities. With this newfound magic comes great responsibility, as the Dragon Girls are sworn protectors of the forest and must help keep it safe from the troublesome Shadow Sprites, who are determined to take the forest’s magic for their own.
Available: Amazon
The Tail of Emily Windsnap series by Liz Kessler The Tail of Emily Windsnap
For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat. And, oddly enough, for just as long, her mother has seemed anxious to keep Emily away from the water. But when Mum finally agrees to let her take swimming lessons, Emily learns she’s half-mermaid!
Available: Amazon
Magic Ballerina series by Darcey Bussell Magic Ballerina book series
Prima ballerina and star dancing judge, Darcey Bussell, created this series of magical ballet adventures. Featuring a different famous ballet in each book, the story follows a different student ballerina each time as they are whisked away to Enchantia – a faraway world full of magic, music and dancing where the characters from the most beautiful ballets live together. The citizens of Enchantia generally all live in harmony, at least until the evil King Rat threatens the peace!
Available: Amazon
The Fairy Realm series by Emily Rodda The Fairy Realm
A series for children at the upper end of this age range as it is more wordy, The Fairy Realm series is about a young girl’s discovery of a secret door in her grandmother’s garden – it leads to the magical world of the Realm. All kinds of magical beings live in the Realm, and a noble Queen in a great golden palace rules them all. But everything in this magic kingdom is not as idyllic as it first seems, the Realm is in danger and Jessie must outwit an evil enemy to save it before it is all destroyed.
Available: Amazon

For those with older children who love Fantasy themes, be sure to check out our list of Books Like Land of Stories and read more about the Wings of Fire series.

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  1. Ooh, we love The Fairy Realm audio books too! We’ve just finished listening to (45 hours worth of) The Key to Rhondo trilogy, also by Emily Rodda. Makes long drives easy!

  2. Philippa Udy says:

    Awesome, I too was a bit relieved when we moved on from Rainbow Fairies, we are now working our way through the Secret Kingdom series but will definitely check out some of these other ones too.

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