The story of Harry Potter, "the boy who lived," is a favorite among many lovers of fantasy novels. But what's a reader to do after reading all seven books set at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Bring back that magical feeling with these series and standalone novels featuring magic-wielding characters, magical lands, and even magic schools. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Have you ever looked at your pet or an animal out in the wild and wondered what is going on in their heads? Stories told by animals aren’t just for children. These books are narrated by all kinds of different animals, such as horses, cows, sheep, birds, dogs, and more! Curated by Tabor Millien.
Humans have been fascinated by the fantastical creature known as the unicorn for centuries. According to some lore, unicorns are magical creatures whose horns are said to have healing powers. From finding unicorns in our world to visiting other lands they occupy, you can read a story featuring unicorns in celebration of our Tails and Tales 2021 Summer Reading Program. Check out the Fun with Unicorns collection on hoopla for ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming movies. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Recently adapted as a Netflix series, Shadow and Bone takes place in Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse, a multi-series YA fantasy world rich in magic, action, and unforgettable characters. Once you're finished with this series, check out more YA fantasy read-alikes. Curated by Ashley Lee.
In this list, we have combined fiction based on stories and characters from Greek, Norse, Russian, Arabian, Slavic, Native American, and European mythology and folklore. Allow these magical stories to take you away to another time, another world, where anything is possible. Curated by Tabor Millien.
Western fantasy is a cross-genre that blends the Wild West with a dash of the supernatural. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
If you love the gothic fantasy and horror of Tim Burton's films, these are the books for you. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
In the land of dragons, these teens discover strength and courage they didn't know they had. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
Fighting the forces of evil. Defending truth, justice, and freedom. Some of the strongest heroines in the comic-verse are featured in these female power comics for adults. Curated by Samantha Matherne.
The longstanding tradition of fantasy novels continues with these contemporary selections that hit the high notes with magic, fantastical creatures, epic world building and more. Recommended by Samantha Matherne.