Books about Whimsical

  1. Darth Vader and Son

    by Jeffrey Brown
    A humorous look at parenting, reimagining Darth Vader as a doting father.

    What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if "Luke, I am your father" was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet Star Wars® comics ... (Barnes & Noble)

  2. The Secret Garden

    by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    A young orphan discovers a magical garden, and finds the courage to seek solace from her past.

    At the turn of the 20th century , Mary Lennox is a neglected and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in British India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her and made an effort to ignore the girl. ... (Wikipedia)

  3. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

    by Roald Dahl
    A collection of seven short stories, including a man who can see through cards and a boy who discovers a secret potion for invisibility.

    Seven stories of fantasy and fun by the fantastic Roald Dahl. Henry Sugar is a man with an amazing talent: he can see with his eyes closed. But will he use his power for good or personal gain? Find ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Canterville Ghost

    by Oscar Wilde
    An American family living in a haunted English castle confront the ghost who haunts it.

    The story begins when the American Minister to the Court of St. James's , Hiram B. Otis, and his family move into Canterville Chase, an English country house, despite warnings from Lord Canterville ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Happy Birthday to You!

    by Dr. Seuss
    A joyful celebration of birthdays, filled with fun and whimsy.

    Celebrate your unique self with Dr. Seuss and the Great Birthday Bird in the ultimate birthday book! A perfect gift for Seuss fans or anyone blowing out the candles for another year! Today you are ... (Barnes & Noble)

  6. E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems 1904-1962

    by E.E. Cummings
    Collection of iconic poetry from the American modernist, exploring themes of life and love.

    At the time of his death in 1962, E. E. Cummings was, next to Robert Frost, the most widely read poet in America. Combining Thoreau's controlled belligerence with the brash abandon of an uninhibited ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Witches

    by Roald Dahl
    A young boy's adventure to defeat a coven of wicked witches.

    The story is narrated from the perspective of an unnamed seven-year-old English boy, who goes to live with his Norwegian grandmother after his parents are killed in a tragic car accident. The boy ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Winnie-the-Pooh

    by A.A. Milne
    A whimsical tale of a bear and his friends, exploring the Hundred Acre Wood.

    The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday. ... (Goodreads)

  9. The House at Pooh Corner

    by A.A. Milne
    Winnie the Pooh and his friends enjoy adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood.

    The title comes from a story in which Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet build a house for Eeyore . In another story the game of Poohsticks is invented. As with the first book, the chapters are mostly in ... (Wikipedia)

  10. The Graveyard Book, Volume 1

    by P. Craig Russell
    A young boy is adopted by ghosts, learning to navigate between life and death.

    The story begins as the man Jack murders most of the members of a family (later revealed to be the Dorian family) except for the toddler upstairs. Unknown to him, the toddler has climbed out of his ... (Wikipedia)

  11. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

    by Lewis Carroll
    A fantastical journey of a curious young girl down the rabbit hole into a surreal world.

    Chapter One – Looking-Glass House : Alice is playing with a white kitten (whom she calls "Snowdrop") and a black kitten (whom she calls "Kitty") when she ponders what the world is like on the other ... (Wikipedia)

  12. Fox in Socks

    by Dr. Seuss
    A mischievous fox challenges Mr. Knox to a tongue-twisting game, leading to hilarious and chaotic results.

    An alternate cover edition exists, here,. This is a book you READ ALOUD to find out just how smart your tongue is. The first time you read it, don't go fast! This Fox is a tricky fox. He'll try to ... (Goodreads)

  13. Goodnight Moon

    by Margaret Wise Brown
    A bedtime story of a young bunny saying goodnight to the various objects in its room.

    In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room – to the picture of the three little bears ... (Goodreads)

  14. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

    by Douglas Adams
    An eccentric detective's surreal journey through time and space to solve a mysterious case.

    Richard MacDuff attends the Coleridge dinner at his old college St Cedd's , where he witnesses his former tutor, Professor Urban "Reg" Chronotis , perform an inexplicable magic trick in which he ... (Wikipedia)

  15. The Graveyard Book

    by Neil Gaiman
    A young boy's journey through a graveyard, learning the secrets of the dead.

    The story begins as the man Jack murders most of the members of a family (later revealed to be the Dorian family) except for the toddler upstairs. Unknown to him, the toddler has climbed out of his ... (Wikipedia)

  16. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

    by William Joyce
    A magical journey of life lessons, through the power of books and imagination.

    Morris Lessmore loved words., He loved stories.,He loved books.,But every story has its upsets. Everything in Morris Lessmore’s life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds. But the power ... (Goodreads)

  17. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 1

    by Naoko Takeuchi
    A young girl discovers she is the chosen guardian of the Moon Kingdom and must fight to protect it.

    大ヒット作「美少女戦士セーラームーン」が新装版に! カバーはすべて描き下ろし! ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Corset Diaries

    by Katie MacAlister
    A humorous romance novel about a woman who accidentally gets locked in a corset and the man who helps her out of it.

    No woman in her right mind would consent to wearing a corset for a month. Especially a "skinny-challenged" woman like Tessa. But dreams of being debt-free dance in her head at the offer of appearing ... (Goodreads)

  19. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

    by Jon Scieszka
    A collection of absurdly funny fractured fairy tales.

    The star of the book is Jack of Jack and the Beanstalk , who tells the stories and deals with the rest of the cast. There is a very loud and annoying Little Red Hen that comes in to complain about no ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Boy: Tales of Childhood

    by Roald Dahl
    A humorous and heartwarming memoir of Roald Dahl's childhood in Wales and England.

    In Boy, Roald Dahl recounts his days as a child growing up in England. From his years as a prankster at boarding school to his envious position as a chocolate tester for Cadbury's, Roald Dahl's ... (Goodreads)

  21. Far Far Away

    by Tom McNeal
    A ghost narrates the story of a boy named Jeremy Johnson Johnson and his friend Ginger who try to solve a mystery in a small town.

    It says quite a lot about Jeremy Johnson Johnson that the strangest thing about him isn't even the fact his mother and father both had the same last name. Jeremy once admitted he's able to hear ... (Goodreads)

  22. The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business/The Manticore/World of Wonders

    by Robertson Davies
    A trilogy exploring the intertwined lives of three men from the small town of Deptford, Canada, and their search for identity and purpose.

    Who killed Boy Staunton? Around this central mystery is woven a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived trilogy of novels. Luring the reader down labyrinthine tunnels of myth, history, and ... (Goodreads)

  23. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

    by William Steig
    A young donkey's journey of adventure as he uses a magic pebble to protect himself from danger.

    Sylvester, a donkey from the fictional community of Oatsdale, collects pebbles "of unusual shape and color." One day he finds a pebble that grants wishes. Immediately afterward, a lion scares ... (Wikipedia)

  24. The Polar Express

    by Chris Van Allsburg
    A journey of faith, discovering the wonder of Christmas and the importance of believing.

    A young boy is awakened on Christmas Eve night by the sound of a train . To his astonishment, he finds the train is waiting for him. He sees a conductor who then proceeds to look up at his window. He ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Lincoln in the Bardo

    by George Saunders
    A spiritual exploration of death, exploring the afterlife through the eyes of President Lincoln.

    In his long-awaited first novel, American master George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by ... (Goodreads)

  26. Further Tales of the City

    by Armistead Maupin
    A series of witty and interconnected stories set in the vibrant city of San Francisco.

    The residents of 28 Barbary Lane are back again in this racy, suspenseful and wildly romantic sequel to Tales of the City and More Tales of the City. DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track ... (Goodreads)

  27. William Shakespeare's: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    by Bruce Coville
    A retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy, where fairies and mortals collide in a magical forest on a midsummer night.

    One night two young couples run into an enchanted forest in an attempt to escape their problems. But these four humans do not realize that the forest is filled with fairies and hobgoblins who love ... (Barnes & Noble)

  28. The Worst Witch

    by Jill Murphy
    A young witch's misadventures at a magical boarding school, learning to harness her powers.

    Mildred Hubble is a trainee witch at Miss Cackle's Academy, and she's making an awful mess of it. She's always getting her spells wrong and she can't even ride a broomstick without crashing it. Will ... (Goodreads)

  29. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

    by Dr. Seuss
    An imaginative picture book filled with hilarious sounds and lively illustrations.

    The story follows a man named Mr. Brown, who can make a wide variety of sounds, imitating the sounds of animals and inanimate objects. The narrator recites a list of items and animals that Mr. Brown ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Dodger

    by Terry Pratchett
    A street urchin's journey of survival, maturation, and self-discovery through the labyrinthine streets of Victorian London.

    One night on the streets of London, a battered young woman leaps from a carriage , followed and assaulted by two men. The protagonist Dodger, a street urchin and tosher , emerging from a sewer drain, ... (Wikipedia)

  31. Letters from Father Christmas

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    A series of festive letters to children, telling stories of the North Pole and Santa's adventures.

    The stories are told in the format of a series of letters, told either from the point of view of Father Christmas or his elvish secretary. They document the adventures and misadventures of Father ... (Wikipedia)

  32. The Little Witch

    by Otfried Preußler

    Die kleine Hexe ist leider erst einhundertsiebenundzwanzig Jahre alt und wird deshalb von den großen Hexen noch nicht für voll genommen. Wenn sie schon keine große Hexe ist, will sie doch wenigstens ... (Goodreads)

  33. The Sandman: The Dream Hunters

    by Neil Gaiman
    A meditation on dreams and storytelling, exploring the realms of nightmares, fantasy and imagination.

    A fox spirit and a badger (, tanuki, ) wager that whichever of them drives a Buddhist monk from his temple, can claim the temple as its own. Both of them fail, and the badger flees in disgrace, ... (Wikipedia)

  34. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

    by Dr. Seuss
    Collection of stories featuring creatures in odd and fantastical predicaments.

    "I'm Yertle the Turtle! Oh, marvelous me!,For I am the ruler of all that I see!" In this hilarious book - featuring three timeless fables - Dr. Seuss explores the pitfalls of growing too big for your ... (Goodreads)

  35. Diary of a Worm

    by Doreen Cronin
    A humorous look at life as a worm, with adventures and lessons to be learned.

    #1 New York Times Bestseller! This hilarious picture book from the bestselling, acclaimed author-illustrator team of Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss tells the adventures of a worm through his daily ... (Barnes & Noble)

  36. Noah's Ark

    by Peter Spier
    A wordless retelling of the biblical story of Noah's Ark, featuring detailed illustrations and a focus on the animals.

    The bee and the fox, the sheep and the ox–two of each kind trudged aboard Noah's famous vessel. Peter Spier uses his own translation of a seventeenth-century Dutch poem about this most famous ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Phoenix and the Carpet

    by E. Nesbit
    Four siblings discover a magical carpet that takes them on adventures, but also brings trouble in the form of a mischievous phoenix.

    This is the middle volume of a trilogy that begins with, Five Children and It, and concludes with, The Story of the Amulet,. It deviates from the other two novels insofar as it includes only a brief ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Fire and Hemlock

    by Diana Wynne Jones
    A young woman's memories of a strange and magical friendship resurface, leading her on a journey to uncover the truth of her past.

    As she clears out her old bedroom, Polly discovers that below her memories, in which she led an entirely normal and unremarkable life, there is a second set of memories, which are rather unusual. As ... (Wikipedia)

  39. The Snow Queen

    by Hans Christian Andersen
    A courageous young girl embarks on a journey to rescue a friend from the clutches of an evil queen.

    Reprinted here for the first time since the 19th century, these color illustrations by T. Pym make the classic Andersen fairy tale even more magical. One of Andersen's best-beloved tales, The Snow ... (Goodreads)

  40. Hopscotch

    by Julio Cortázar
    A surrealist journey of self-exploration and imaginative play.

    Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La ... (Goodreads)

  41. The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse

    by Robert Rankin
    In a world where nursery rhyme characters are real, a detective and his new partner investigate a series of murders involving hollow chocolate bunnies.

    Jack is all set to discover the city beyond his small town. He meets a farmer on his way who warns him against going to the city. Jack however turns a deaf ear and continues his journey. The farmer ... (Wikipedia)

  42. Flyte

    by Angie Sage
    Adventure of a young wizard apprentice and his magical quest to save his kingdom from a powerful dark force.

    The book begins with a "fair haired" boy rowing a canoe to the place where Necromancer DomDaniel drowned, along with his ship. His skeleton climbs into the canoe, while the fair haired boy thinks ... (Wikipedia)

  43. The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree

    by Stan Berenstain
    Three brave bears explore a spooky old tree, facing their fears and discovering a surprise at the end.

    Carve out family time for this Berenstain Bear's Halloween read! Three brave little bears explore the inside of a mysterious old tree and go into, up, through, over, down, and out. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  44. Human Croquet

    by Kate Atkinson
    A magical realism novel that explores the secrets of a family through time travel and a game of croquet.

    New York Times,, Book Review, Notable Book of the Year Part fairy tale, part mystery, part coming-of-age novel, this novel tells the story of Isobel Fairfax, a girl growing up in Lythe, a typical ... (Goodreads)

  45. Quidditch Through the Ages

    by J.K. Rowling
    A detailed guide to the magical sport of Quidditch, its history and its rules.

    The most checked-out book in the Hogwarts Library, and a volume no Quidditch player or Harry Potter fan should be without! If you have ever asked yourself where the Golden Snitch came from, how the ... (Goodreads)

  46. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

    by Dr. Seuss
    A young boy's imaginative journey as he walks through his hometown.

    A boy named Marco, who is walking home from school, thinks of his father's advice: "Marco, keep your eyelids up And see what you can see." However, the only thing Marco has seen on his walk is a ... (Wikipedia)

  47. The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

    by Adam Gidwitz
    A medieval adventure across France, featuring three miracle-working children and their loyal dog.

    The novel is told by multiple narrators, all travelers at the Holy Cross-Roads Inn near Paris, set in early March 1242. Marie, a brewer from the town of Saint-Geneviève, starts the story of Jeanne ... (Wikipedia)

  48. I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

    by Dr. Seuss
    A fun-filled adventure of reading and exploration filled with imagination.

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go”. In this delightful book, Dr. Seuss celebrates the joys of reading, encouraging young children ... (Goodreads)

  49. Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time

    by James Gurney
    A fantastical adventure of a father and son who discover an island inhabited by humans and dinosaurs.

    In the year 1860, biologist and explorer Arthur Denison and his son, Will, set out on a sea voyage of discovery and adventure. When a powerful typhoon wrecks the ship in uncharted waters, Arthur and ... (Goodreads)

  50. Fables, Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers

    by Bill Willingham
    Tales of wit and adventure that follows a group of animals as they traverse a treacherous kingdom.

    Bill Willingham's runaway hit series continues its success in this fourth trade paperback, featuring the rise of a new threat to Fabletown. When Little Red Riding Hood suddenly walks through the gate ... (Goodreads)

  51. Grimm's Fairy Stories

    by Jacob Grimm
    Classic collection of folk & fairy tales, offering timeless moral lessons.

    This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. Contains stories such as "The Goose Girl", "Hansel and Grethel", "Cinderella", "The Golden ... (Goodreads)

  52. Room on the Broom

    by Julia Donaldson
    A story of friendship and kindness, as a witch and her animal friends escape a dragon.

    The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch's hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find ... (Goodreads)

  53. The Third Wheel

    by Jeff Kinney
    A middle schooler's misadventures as he navigates the ups and downs of growing up.

    Greg recalls several anecdotes from the time of his conception to his preschool years, notable ones include how his mother read to him before bed, how his parents’ excessive kissing supposedly led to ... (Wikipedia)

  54. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

    by Dr. Seuss
    A humorous tale about a character who thinks he has it bad, until he realizes how much worse it could be.

    The text consists of a series of descriptive poems, fictively told to an unnamed listener by a wise old man . The man describes a variety of whimsically wretched characters and unfortunate ... (Wikipedia)

  55. Bellwether

    by Connie Willis
    A humorous and light-hearted tale of a scientist's quest to uncover the secrets behind a mysterious phenomenon.

    Connie Willis has won more Hugo and Nebula awards than any other science fiction author. Now, with her trademark wit and inventiveness, she explores the intimate relationship between science, pop ... (Goodreads)

  56. Big Fish

    by Daniel Wallace
    A son's quest to unravel the truth behind his father's enigmatic life stories.

    A young man (William Bloom), at the deathbed of his father (Edward Bloom), tries to reconcile his memories of his dad with the person he really is. Where as he always saw his father as an ... (Wikipedia)

  57. The Reivers

    by William Faulkner
    Three men embark on a wild adventure in a stolen car, encountering various obstacles and learning valuable life lessons along the way.

    The basic plot of The Reivers takes place in the first decade of the 20th century. It involves a young boy named Lucius Priest (a distant cousin of the McCaslin/Edmonds family Faulkner wrote about ... (Wikipedia)

  58. Hansel and Gretel

    by Neil Gaiman
    A retelling of the classic fairy tale, with a darker twist and a more empowered Gretel.

    "This all happened a long time ago, in your grandmother's time, or in her grandfather's. A long time ago. Back then, we all lived on the edge of the great forest." Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti ... (Goodreads)

  59. Black Butler, Vol. 1

    by Yana Toboso
    An orphaned boy teams up with a demonic butler to avenge his parents’ deaths.

    Just a stone's throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom and its master, one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen ... (Barnes & Noble)

  60. The Wishing Spell

    by Chris Colfer
    Twin siblings embark on a magical adventure to locate a missing magical artifact.

    Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells ... (Goodreads)

  61. Little Bear

    by Else Holmelund Minarik
    A young bear's adventures with his friends, learning valuable life lessons.

    Enter the world of Little Bear. Children will be entranced by Little Bear's trip to the moon, his birthday party, and his wishes and adventures. This is the first of the five classic books about ... (Goodreads)

  62. Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Two enchanting tales of adventure and magic in the English countryside, filled with Tolkien's signature world-building and mythology.

    The village of Wootton Major was well known around the countryside for its annual festivals, which were particularly famous for their culinary delights. The biggest festival of all was the Feast of ... (Wikipedia)

  63. Asterix the Gladiator

    by René Goscinny
    Asterix and Obelix travel to Rome to rescue their friend, who has been sold into slavery. They end up fighting as gladiators in the Colosseum.

    While stopping at the Roman Camp of Compendium, Prefect 'Odius Asparagus' wants one of the indomitable Gauls as a present for Julius Caesar . Because none of the others can be captured, Centurion ... (Wikipedia)

  64. Dog Man Unleashed

    by Dav Pilkey
    Dog Man, a half-dog, half-human hero, faces new challenges and villains in this action-packed graphic novel.

    Petey is up to no good in the second Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey. Dog Man is still learning a few tricks of the trade. Petey the Cat is out of the bag, and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  65. Weetzie Bat

    by Francesca Lia Block
    Magical exploration of Southern California, where the extraordinary can become reality.

    In 1989 Francesca Lia Block made a dazzling entrance into the literary scene with what would become one of the most talked-about books of the decade; Weetzie Bat. This poetic roller coaster swoop has ... (Goodreads)

  66. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

    by Beatrix Potter
    Mr. Jeremy Fisher, a frog, goes fishing and encounters a series of misadventures.

    Jeremy Fisher is a frog that lives in a damp little house amongst the buttercups at the edge of a pond. His larder and back passage are "slippy-sloppy" with water, but he likes getting his feet wet; ... (Wikipedia)

  67. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

    by Catherynne M. Valente
    September returns to Fairyland to find it in chaos, and must embark on a new adventure to restore order.

    September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home, and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Hat

    by Jan Brett
    A tale of a mischievous fox who steals a farmer's treasured hat, and the unlikely friendship that ensues.

    In, Jan Brett's, well-loved book,, The Hat, Hedgie the hedgehog discovers the wisdom of the adage "Don't go poking your nose where it doesn't belong"—but only after curiosity gets this prickly fellow ... (Goodreads)

  69. Eighth Grade Bites

    by Heather Brewer
    A teenage vampire navigates the confusing and awkward transition to high school.

    Junior high really sucks for thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: his mother was ... (Goodreads)

  70. The Tailor of Gloucester

    by Beatrix Potter
    A poor tailor is helped by mice to finish a coat for the mayor, but falls ill before he can finish his masterpiece.

    A tailor in Gloucester sends his cat Simpkin to buy food and a twist of cherry-coloured silk to complete a waistcoat commissioned by the mayor for his wedding on Christmas morning. Whilst Simpkin is ... (Wikipedia)

  71. Larklight

    by Philip Reeve
    A Victorian space adventure where a family must save the world from an evil plot.

    The story begins at Larklight, a house that orbits Earth's moon , where the Mumbys receive a visitor from the Royal Xenological Society, a Mr. Webster, who is revealed to be an extraterrestrial ... (Wikipedia)

  72. Rooftoppers

    by Katherine Rundell
    A young girl searches for her mother in the rooftops of Paris, aided by a group of eccentric friends.

    Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck which left baby Sophie floating in the English Channel in a cello case, but Sophie ... (Goodreads)

  73. Riddle-Master

    by Patricia A. McKillip
    Young prince embarks on a mysterious quest to save his kingdom from a dark power.

    The titular Riddle-Master is Morgon, the Prince of Hed, a small, simple island populated by farmers and swineherds. The prince, inexplicably, has three stars on his forehead. Morgon's sister Tristan ... (Wikipedia)

  74. Elephants Cannot Dance!

    by Mo Willems
    Gerald the elephant tries to dance but is told that elephants cannot dance. With the help of his friend Piggie, he discovers his own unique dance moves.

    Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In Elephants Cannot Dance! Piggie tries ... (Barnes & Noble)

  75. The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

    by Janet Ahlberg
    A postman's journey to deliver letters to various fairy-tale characters.

    A book with real letters inside! The Jolly Postman has delivered the mail... What could possibly be in the letter from Goldilocks to the Three Bears? There is a message for the Wicked Witch... but ... (Goodreads)

  76. Blizzard of the Blue Moon

    by Mary Pope Osborne
    Jack and Annie travel to New York City during the Great Depression to find a magical unicorn's horn.

    Jack and Annie are off on another Merlin Mission. This time, Merlin has sent them to rescue a beautiful magical creature—the unicorn. But when they land in New York City during the Depression of the ... (Goodreads)

  77. Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know

    by Hamilton Wright Mabie
    A collection of classic fairy tales from around the world, including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Little Red Riding Hood.

    There was once a woman who had three daughters, of whom the eldest was named "One Eye," because she had only one eye in the middle of her forehead. The second had two eyes, like other people, and she ... (Barnes & Noble)

  78. Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself

    by Judy Blume
    An 8-year old's imaginative journey to Florida in the aftermath of World War II.

    Sally J. Freedman moves from New Jersey to Miami , Florida with her brother and their mother and grandmother at the end of World War II. This is because of her brother Douglas's health, for he caught ... (Wikipedia)

  79. Duck on a Bike

    by David Shannon
    A duck rides a bike through the barnyard, inspiring other animals to try new things.

    One day down on the farm, Duck got a wild idea. "I bet I could ride a bike," he thought. He waddled over to where the boy parked his bike, climbed on and began to ride. At first he rode slowly and he ... (Goodreads)

  80. Tik-Tok of Oz

    by L. Frank Baum
    A young girl named Betsy Bobbin is transported to the magical land of Oz, where she meets the mechanical man Tik-Tok and embarks on a quest to save the kingdom of Ev.

    Queen Ann Soforth of Oogaboo, a small monarchy separated from the rest of Oz's Winkie Country, sets out to raise an army to conquer Oz. Seventeen men eventually make up the Army of Oogaboo; they ... (Wikipedia)

  81. First Frost

    by Sarah Addison Allen
    A magical story of a family rediscovering its true identity and the power of love.

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells comes a story of the Waverley family, in a novel as sparkling as the first dusting of frost on new-fallen leaves.. It's October in Bascom, ... (Goodreads)

  82. M Is for Magic

    by Neil Gaiman
    Collection of fantastical short stories, exploring a range of magical creatures and places.

    Stories to delight, enchant, and surprise you. Bestselling author and master storyteller Neil Gaiman here presents a breathtaking collection of tales that may chill or amuse readers - but always ... (Goodreads)

  83. Possum Magic

    by Mem Fox
    Grandma Poss tries to make Hush visible again after making her invisible to protect her from danger. A journey through Australian food and culture.

    The two main characters are Grandma Poss and Hush. Hush has been made invisible by Grandma to protect her from Australian bush dangers. The story details the duo's adventures as they tour Australia ... (Wikipedia)

  84. It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken: A Picture Novella

    by Seth
    A man searches for the truth behind a cartoonist's life, uncovering his own past and present along the way.

    An Acknowledged Classic returns gorgeously re-designed. In his first graphic novel, It's a Good Life, if You Don't Weaken –one of the best-selling D & Q titles ever--Seth pays homage to the wit and ... (Goodreads)

  85. The Holy Terrors

    by Jean Cocteau
    A tale of two mischievous brothers and their antics in a small French town.

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