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Lumberjanes: unicorn power! book cover

Lumberjanes: unicorn power!

Mariko Tamaki

Fiction, Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Kids

"Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin--Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley--love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen. and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella's, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Today is no exception. When challenge-loving April leads the girls on a hike up the TALLEST mountain they've ever seen, things don't go quite as planned. For one, they didn't expect to trespass into the lands of the ancient Cloud People, and did anyone happen to read those ominous signs some unknown person posted at the bottom of the mountain? Also, unicorns"--

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Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

J. K Rowling

Kids, Fantasy, Adventure

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches. This is the first Hary Potter book.

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My daughter and I are taking this opportunity to read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone together. This is the first time I’ve stepped back into Rowling’s world since finishing the series thirteen years ago. -Casey

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Circe : a novel

Madeline Miller

Fiction, Literary Fiction, Fantasy

Follows Circe, the banished witch daughter of Helios, as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.

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I'm so glad I took the time to listen to Circe. Madeline Miller's writing is lofty yet accessible and her characters highly realized, I loved everything about this title. Look for Circe one on my rereads shelf soon! -Casey

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House of salt and sorrows

Erin A. Craig

Fantasy, Classics

On a remote island estate, Annaleigh Thaumas, the sixth-born of twelve sisters, enlists the aid of an alluring stranger to unravel the family curse before it claims her life.

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The Twelve Dancing Princesses is one of my favorite fairy tales. I'm beyond excited about reading this dark retelling. -Casey

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Spinning silver

Naomi Novik


"A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale from the bestselling author of Uprooted, called "a very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic" by The New York Times Book Review. Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father is not a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has left his family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem intercedes. Hardening her heart, she sets out to retrieve what is owed, and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. But when an ill-advised boast brings her to the attention of the cold creatures who haunt the wood, nothing will be the same again. For words have power, and the fate of a kingdom will be forever altered by the challenge she is issued"--

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I really enjoyed Naomi Novik's "Uprooted" and am looking forward to digging into this one soon. -Casey

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The beautiful

Renée Ahdieh

Historical Fiction, Fantasy

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she's forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent in the middle of the carnival season, Celine is quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its fancy soirées and even its danger. She becomes embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group's enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in Sébastien's own lair--the second dead girl to turn up in recent weeks--Celine battles her attraction to Sébastien and suspicions about his guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret. After a third murder, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose--one who has now set Celine in his sights. As the murderer stalks her, Celine finally takes matters into her own hands, only to find herself caught in the midst of an age-old feud between the darkest creatures of the night, where the price of forbidden love is her life.

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Unicorn on a roll : another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure

Dana Simpson

Kids, Graphic Novels, Fantasy

Phoebe and her best friend, a unicorn named Marigold, navigate the difficulties of grade school, celebrate the winter holidays, and explore their superhero/villain personas together.

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Do you wish you could have a best friend who was a literal unicorn? 9-year-old Phoebe does! Her mythical best friends helps her navigate school and relationships in this funny book. -Anne W

Target practice : Cleopatra in Space Series, Book 1 book cover

Target practice : Cleopatra in Space Series, Book 1

Mike Maihack

Graphic Novels, Kids, Fantasy

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Historical and future mash-up, with the REAL Cleopatra (Queen of Egypt) fighting evil in a futuristic space environment! -Anne W

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The Isle of the Lost

Melissa De la Cruz

Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Kids

Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, the teenaged children of Disney's most evil villains search for a dragon's eye--the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape.

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If you enjoyed the Descendants movies or novels, try this fun graphic novel adaptation! -Anne W

Cassandra steps out : Book 1 book cover

Cassandra steps out : Book 1

Isabelle Bottier

Graphic Novels, Kids, Fantasy

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Do you love animals? Then you'll love this book about a girl who can tell what animals are thinking. She helps pets and their people while dealing with some tough stuff in her own life, too. -Anne W