Hello. Fats here.
It’s Sunday Funday! And it’s also Book Hunting Expeditions day! It’s that time of the week where we share about books that we have been blessed with and that have magically found their way to our shelves—temporarily or permanently.
The fun doesn’t stop there. Today also happens to be the launch of our new theme for the months of November and December: Goddesses, Fairies, Spirit-Stars, and Celestial Beings. I haven’t had a chance to post for BHE lately and this is my first time launching our theme so I’m really excited. (Note: All book photos are taken by me.)
Essentially we are looking for the following books:
- Angels, Fairies and Heavenly Beings
- Books about the stars and moon—anything that gives light to darkness and the void
- Books with goddesses or deities from all over the world
- Books that include protection spells, amulets, white incantations
- Priestesses, zen energies, white light that combat darknesses
Book Hunting in the Sumter County Public Library
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
I’ve seen the film but haven’t read the books. For a while, I thought that the series had at least ten books in it like Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. I found out that there are only five books in the series. There were three spinoff stories in Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles and four accompanying books about fairies and such. I hope that I’ll be able to acquire copies of these in the days to come.
Come to the Fairies’ Ball by Jane Yolen and Gary Lippincott
The Book of Goddesses by Kris Waldherr and Linda Schierse Leonard
Beautiful poetry by Jane Yolen, as usual, and a delightful collection of goddess stories around the world.
The Faerie’s Gift by Tanya Robyn Batt and Nicoletta Ceccoti
Fairy Wings by Lauren Mills and Dennis Nolan
The first is a heartwarming story about the kindness of strangers and the second is a fairy-Cinderella story.
A Field Guide to the Little People by Nancy Arrowsmith and George Moorse
Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand by Gail Carson Levine and David Christiana
There are several field guides that have been published. Alas, I’ve only acquired one from the library. I’ve seen the other book a few times but haven’t really picked it up until now. I’m excited to read it even though I haven’t read Levine’s other book, Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg.
The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones
Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
The Fairy Rebel by Lynne Reid Banks
These are the longer reads so it might take me a while to finish them.
Fairyopolis: A Flower Fairies Journal by Cicely Mary Barker
This is a fabulous find! I’ve seen books like this at the store all the time. I enjoy reading interactive books like this. Cannot wait to read the journal entries, letter, and fairy finds among other things.
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Cool theme! Have you read the Goddess Girls series?
Mary Cicely Barker’s Flower Fairies – hard to find copies now in libraries and non-existent in shops but still available on second hand book sites like Better World Books. Barker’s work basically defined what fairies were like for an entire generation of children! Love the poetry and little stories. Another under-rated British author for this genre is Rith Manning Sanders – lots of stories about goblins, trolls, witches etc. the kind of stories you read in her books will not be found anywhere else. This was a childhood favourite of mine. Lastly, the Goblin Market by Chritina Rosetti, another brilliant piece of writing on faerie in poetry form. I really should send along my pictures of these books shouldn’t I! 🙂
I meant RUTH Manning Sanders