Juvenile Graphic Novels
The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America
J-GN 398.208 Her

A fresh take on timeless tales! How would a kitchen maid fare against a seven-headed dragon? What happens when a woman marries a mouse? And what can a young man learn from a thousand leaf cutter ants? Famed Love and Rockets creator Jaime Hernandez asks these questions and more as he transforms beloved myths into bold, stunning, and utterly contemporary comics. 

The Tea Dragon Society

Katie O’Neill
J-GN Tea Dragon Series v. 1
Series: Tea Dragon

After discovering a lost Tea Dragon in the marketplace, apprentice blacksmith Greta learns about the dying art form of Tea Dragon caretaking from the kind tea shop owners.


Wendy Xu

Sophie is a young witch whose mother and grandmother pressure her to attend the Royal Magic Academy—the best magic school in the realm—even though her magic is shaky at best. To train for her entrance exams, Sophie is sent to relatives she's never met. Cousin Sage and Great-Aunt Lan seem more interested in giving Sophie chores than in teaching her magic. Frustrated, Sophie attempts magic on her own, but the spell goes wrong, and she accidentally entangles her magic with the magic of a young water dragon named Lir. Lir is trapped on land and can't remember where he came from. Even so, he's everything Sophie isn't—beloved by Sophie's family and skilled at magic. With his help, Sophie might just ace her entrance exams, but that means standing in the way of Lir's attempts to regain his memories. Sophie knows what she's doing is wrong, but without Lir's help, can she prove herself?

First Chapter Books
Ella and Owen: The Cave of Aaaaah! Doom!

Jaden Kent
J-FC Kent
Series: Ella and Owen

A young dragon named Ella convinces her twin brother Owen to join her on a bold quest to find a wizard that will help cure Owen of his flaming cold.

Isadora Moon Goes to School

Harriet Muncaster
J-FC Muncast
Series: Isadora Moon

Isadora Moon loves sunshine and nighttime. She loves her magic wand and her black tutu. She loves spooky bats and Pink Rabbit. Isadora is half-fairy, half-vampire, and she’s special because she's different! Now, Isadora’s parents want her to start school, but she’s not sure where she belongs—fairy school or vampire school?

The Kingdom of Wrenly: The Lost Stone

Jordan Quinn
J-FC Quinn
Series: Kingdom of Wrenly

Eight-year-old Lucas, Prince of Wrenly, is eager to explore and Clara, daughter of the queen's seamstress, knows the kingdom well, so they team up to find a lost jewel and visit all of the land's main attractions as they search.

The Yeti Files: Meet the Bigfeet

Kevin Sherry
J-FC Sherry
Series: Yeti Files

Blizz Richards is a great guy, a caring boss, and a loyal friend. He's also a yeti! He's made it his life's mission to study cryptids like him—hidden animals who have taken a powerful oath to never be seen by the outside world. So when a photo of Cousin Brian becomes a media sensation, Brian can't handle the guilt and disappears. But it's time for the annual Bigfoot family reunion, and it won't be the same without him. Luckily, Blizz and his devoted team are on the case. Can they find their furry friend before their secret gets out for good?

Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows

Asia Citro
J-FC Citro
Series: Zoey and Sassafras

With magical animals, science, mystery, and adventure, this series has something for everyone! Easy-to-read language and illustrations on nearly every page make this series perfect for a wide range of ages. In the first book of this series, Zoey injured magical animals come to their backyard barn for help! When a sick baby dragon appears, it’s up to Zoey and Sassafras to figure out what’s wrong. Will they be able to help little Marshmallow before it’s too late? This title is also available in Spanish.

Juvenile Fiction
Aru Shah and the End of Time

Roshani Chokshi
J Choski
Series: Pandava

12-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon. This title is also available in Spanish.

Dragon Pearl

Yoon Ha Lee
J Lee
Series: Thousand Worlds

Min, a 13-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.

Race to the Sun

Rebecca Roanhorse
J Roanhor

Guided by her Navajo ancestors, seventh-grader Nizhoni Begay discovers she is descended from a holy woman and destined to become a monsterslayer, starting with the evil businessman who kidnapped her father. Includes glossary of Navajo terms.

The Storm Runner

Jennifer Cervantes
J Cervant
Series: Storm Runner

Zane spends every day exploring the sleeping volcano in his backyard. One day, a mysterious girl named Brooks shows up at Zane's doorstep, insisting that they meet at the volcano. Brooks tells him that the volcano is actually a centuries-old prison for the Maya god of death, whose destiny is directly tied to Zane's. Zane finds himself entangled in a web of secrets—on a quest that will take him far from home.

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

Kwame Mbalia
J Mbalia
Series: Tristan Strong

Seventh-grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month he's going to spend on his grandparents' farm. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up and steals Eddie's notebook. Tristan chases after it, and a tug-of-war ensues between them underneath a Bottle Tree. In a last attempt to get it away from the creature, Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American folk heroes John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding.

Juvenile Nonfiction
Flower Fairies: The Meaning of Flowers

Cicely Mary Barker
J 635.9 Ba

The Meaning of Flowers is a collection of flower mythology and plant lore. Each flower is listed alphabetically with its meaning, medicinal properties, related superstitions, and even the recipes for ancient magic spells. Illustrated with Cicely Mary Barker's exquisite Flower Fairies, this book is a fascinating introduction to the mysterious and beautiful language of flowers and plants.

Goddesses and Heroines: Women of Myth and Legend

Xanthe Gresham
J 202.114 Gre

Goddesses and Heroines tells the tales of inspirational female characters from ancient myth and legend which all too often go untold. Performance storyteller Xanthe Gresham-Knight draws on original texts and lends renewed relevance to stories from cultures around the world.

The Griffin and the Dinosaur: How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science

Marc Aronson, Adrienne Mayor
J 398.2454 Aro

Could Griffins have been real? When Adrienne Mayor carefully read the ancient Greek and Roman descriptions, this mythic hybrid of a lion and an eagle sounded like something people had actually seen. What could explain that evidence? After a decade of hunting through myths, poring over old maps, and tracing the discoveries of modern dinosaur hunters, she found the answer: awesome dinosaur fossils observed by ancient gold-hunters in the Gobi desert. Here is the story of one insightful, curious, and determined woman who solved the mystery of the Griffin, and invented a new science.

Magnificent Magical Beasts: Inside Their Secret World

Simon Holland
J 398.2454 Hol

Step into the enchanted, cinematic world of dragons, werewolves, mermaids, and dozens of other creatures in this spellbinding, fully illustrated guide to magical beasts. Discover why the phoenix sings an enchanting song, how to tame a unicorn, the best way to defeat a basilisk, and much more, in full color illustrations so vivid that each creature seems as though it's leaping off of a movie screen!

Myths, Legends, & Sacred Stories: A Visual Encyclopedia

Philip Wilkinson
J 398.208 Wil

Discover courageous heroes and heroines, magical creatures, and terrifying monsters on the captivating tour around the world. Myths, Legends, and Sacred Stories is a children's book that invites you to explore all the well-known stories from Greek and Norse mythology, and a range of other cultures across more than 100 tales. Discover the fascinating myths of Anansi, the West African trickster god who takes the form of a spider; the story of the Wawilak Sisters of Arnhem Land in northern Australia, who form the land as they walk across it; or the Slavic tale of Ivan as he chases the mischievous Firebird. Themed features draw together elements that are common to myths from all over the world, such as shapeshifters, mythical beasts, and magical weapons. Panels on modern retellings, such as Percy Jackson and The Little Mermaid, help to show why these myths are still relevant to our lives today.