The title says it all!  Perhaps a common trope in fiction, but no less fun.  Children have been losing themselves in make-believe lands since Alice first tumbled into Wonderland, journeying through fairytale forests and fields of poppies, befriending all manner of strange and marvelous creatures, and, perhaps, growing up just a teensy-weensy bit in the process.

(1) The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster


(2) The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis


(3) Un Lun Dun by China Mieville


(4) Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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(5) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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(6) His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman


(7) The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly


(8) Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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(9) The Inkworld Trilogy (Inkheart, Inkspell, Inkdeath) by Cornelia Funke

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(10) Reckless, also by Cornelia Funke

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(11) The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

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(12) A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle

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(13) The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In a Ship of Her Own Making by Cathrynne M. Valente


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