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Jun 08

Children's Summer Reading Suggestions: Magical Creatures

Posted on June 8, 2020 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Teen Summer Reading Program Theme is imagine your story.
Summer reading returns to the York County Public Library in June! This year's theme is Imagine Your Story, in which we celebrate fairy tales, folk tales, fables, mythology, and more. With that in mind, our librarians have created lists of suggestions of some of our favorite books — both physical and digital — available for you to check out from York County Public Library. We will feature these lists here throughout the month of June.

Magical Creatures

Today we'll highlight favorites from our book suggestion lists that include magical creatures. From unicorns to dragons to legendary creatures, like the Loch Ness Monster, we have always loved stories about these fantastical beasts. 

Our Top Suggestions

  • Lula and the sea monster by Alex Latimer(for ages 0-8)
    Summary: Lula and her parents must leave their beloved house on the beach, but Bean, the tiny creature she rescued from a seagull, becomes a friend and does not want her to go.
  • Dragon's Fat Cat by Dav Pilkey (for ages 0-8) The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O'Neill book cover
    Summary: When Dragon finds a stray cat in his yard, he brings it inside to escape the cold. He likes living with his new feline friend, but Dragon soon realizes that he doesn't know how to take care of it.
  • The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O'Neill (for ages 9-12)
    Summary: Rinn has grown up with the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, but stumbling across a real dragon turns out to be a different matter entirely!
  • Unicorn power! by Mariko Tamaki (for ages 9-12)
    Summary: 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.
Links to full lists

Don't see something you like above? Never fear! We have plenty more wonderful books for you to check out. Click on the links below for a pdf of more book lists. Click on the book cover to request the book in our catalog.

Summer Reading Program Details
Registration for the 2020 Summer Reading Program at York County Public Library starts June 8. This year, our Summer Reading Program will be exclusively online, using the Beanstack platform. All ages can log minutes spent reading, complete activities and earn badges. To earn prizes, reading minutes and activities must be logged between June 22 and July 31. For more information about the 2020 Summer Reading Program, visit our Summer Reading page.