A Reading List
- The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill
The Moon, the stars, witches, dragons, a swamp monster, need I say more?
- The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
A baby boy finds himself growing up amongst spirits in the local graveyard where his adoptive family schools him in the ways of the dead. Ironically, the real danger awaits him in the land of the living.
- Hunted, by Meagan Spooner
A different take on Beauty and the Beast and while Belle may be a fair maiden, the real “f” word to describe her is “fierce” – a wildling born to embody the spirit of the Wood.
- Wildwood, by Colin Meloy
This story brings a whole new meaning to the outer boroughs. Wildwood is a mysterious place on the map beyond Prue’s urban [and uneventful] home of Portland, Oregon. Though it sparks her curiosity, it isn’t until her baby brother is suddenly carried off by birds that she puts her bravery and resourcefulness to the test. The young rescuer traverses the unknown territory to save her brother, finding a place where animals and humans coexist as equals and the political climate is on the brink of collapse.