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Fairy Fiction and Fairy Resource Book List

If you would like to learn more about fairy creatures, allow me to share my reading list with you. This list places a focus on the beings which are featured in the Fairy Fortunes Divination System, but these books also provide information on many different creatures.

If you don't see a particular book on this list please email me the title and author! because if it is not listed here, it is because I haven't read it yet!

Pookas

DePaola, Tomie. Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka. Puffin Books.

Recommended reading age: 4-8 years.

Diterlizzi, Tony and Holly Black. The Spiderwick Chronicles (Book Series – See Below for complete list). Simon and Schuster. Recommended reading age: 7 years and beyond.

Alfar (Commonly known as Elves)

Diterlizzi, Tony and Holly Black. The Spiderwick Chronicles (Book Series– See Below for complete list). Simon and Schuster. Recommended reading age: 7 years and beyond.

Hamilton, Laurell K., Merry Gentry (Book Series – See Below for complete list). Berkley.

Recommended reading age: NOT recommended for UNDER 18

Note: The Sidhe referenced in this series bear a striking resemblance to the Alfar

Paolini, Christopher. The Inheritance Cycle (Book Series – See Below for complete list). Knopf Books for Young Readers.

Recommended Reading age: 12 years and beyond.

Pini, Wendy and Richard Pini. Elfquest (Comic Book Series). Warp Graphics.

Recommended reading age: 14 years and beyond.

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Recommended reading age: 12 years and beyond.

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings (Book Series - See Below for complete list). Mariner Books.

Recommended reading age: 12 years and beyond.

Alicorns (Commonly known as Unicorns)

Beagle, Peter S. The Last Unicorn. Viking Press

Recommended reading age: 7 years and beyond.

Brooks, Terry. Magic Kingdom of Landover (Book Series - See Below for complete list). Del Rey.

Recommended reading age: 12 years and beyond.

Penates

Pratchett, Terry. Tiffany Aching (Book Series- See Below for complete list). HarperCollins.

Recommended reading age: 12 years and beyond.

Note: Anoia, The Goddess of Things That Get Stuck in Drawers bears, a striking resemblance to Penates.

Fairy Queen

Brooks, Terry. Magic Kingdom of Landover (Book Series– See Below for complete list). Del Rey.

Recommended reading age: 12 years and beyond.

Paolini, Christopher. The Inheritance Cycle (Book Series– See Below for complete list). Knopf Books for Young Readers.

Recommended Reading age: 12 years and beyond.

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings (Book Series– See Below for complete list). Mariner Books.

Recommended reading age: 12 years and beyond.

Centaurs

Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia (Book Series- See Below for complete list). HarperCollins.

Recommended reading age: 8 years and beyond.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter (Book Series- See Below for complete list). Penguin Random House.

Recommended reading age: 10 years and beyond.

Peris

General Note: The term ‘fairy’ in modern times generally brings to mind the diminutive winged Peri to mind

Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. CreateSpace.

Recommended reading age: 5 years and beyond.

Barrie, J.M. Peter and Wendy. CreateSpace.

Recommended reading age: 5 years and beyond.

Disney. R.H. Walt Disney’s Peter Pan. Golden/Disney.

Recommended reading age: 3 years and beyond.

Diterlizzi, Tony and Holly Black. The Spiderwick Chronicles (Book Series– See Below for complete list). Simon and Schuster. Recommended reading age: 7 years and beyond.

Note: Slyphs bear a striking resemblance to Peris.

Redcaps

Diterlizzi, Tony and Holly Black. The Spiderwick Chronicles (Book Series– See Below for complete list). Simon and Schuster. Recommended reading age: 7 years and beyond.

Note: Wormrat is the leader of the goblins, but does wear a red cap, which I think is a nod to the Red Cap

Gruenberg, Sidonie Matsner, editor. Favorite Stories Old and New. Doubleday & Company.

Recommended reading age: 7 years and beyond.

Note: Rumpelstiltskin bears a striking resemblance to a Red Cap

Hamilton, Laurell K., Merry Gentry (Book Series– See Below for complete list). Berkley.

Recommended reading age: NOT recommended for UNDER 18

Notes: Some members of the Slaugh bear a striking resemblance to Red Caps

Cailleach

Brooks, Terry. Magic Kingdom of Landover (Book Series– See Below for complete list). Del Rey.

Recommended reading age: 12 years and beyond.

Note: Nightshade is in some ways a Cailleach and also a Fairy Queen

Hyman, Helen, adaptor. A Treasury of the World’s Greatest Fairy Tales. The Danbury Press.

Recommended reading age: 5 years and beyond.

Note: The Witch in Hansel and Gretel is one of the best examples of a Cailleach

Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia (Book Series– See Below for complete list). HarperCollins.

Recommended reading age: 8 years and beyond.

Note: The White Witch is another great example of a Cailleach

Leshiis

Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia (Book Series– See Below for complete list). HarperCollins.

Recommended reading age: 8 years and beyond.

Note: Mr. Tumnus the fawn bears a resemblance to Russian Leshiis

Dragons

Paolini, Christopher. The Inheritance Cycle (Book Series– See Below for complete list). Knopf Books for Young Readers.

Recommended Reading age: 12 years and beyond.

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Recommended reading age: 12 years and beyond.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter (Book Series– See Below for complete list). Penguin Random House.

Recommended reading age: 10 years and beyond.

Fairy Princesses

Beagle, Peter S. The Last Unicorn. Viking Press

Recommended reading age: 7 years and beyond.

Hamilton, Laurell K., Merry Gentry (Book Series– See Below for complete list). Berkley.

Recommended reading age: NOT recommended for UNDER 18

Hyman, Helen, adaptor. A Treasury of the World’s Greatest Fairy Tales. The Danbury Press.

Recommended reading age: 5 years and beyond.

Paolini, Christopher. The Inheritance Cycle (Book Series– See Below for complete list). Knopf Books for Young Readers.

Recommended Reading age: 12 years and beyond.

Pratchett, Terry. Tiffany Aching (Book Series– See Below for complete list). HarperCollins.

Recommended reading age: 12 years and beyond.

Villas

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter (Book Series– See Below for complete list). Penguin Random House.

Recommended reading age: 10 years and beyond.

Alicantos and Tengues

NOTE: I am unaware of books containing these beings or a fairy creature that bears a resemblance. However, this book series I feel captures the spirit of the gold digging Alicantos and the warrior spirit of the Tengues.

Lasky, Kathryn. The Guardians of Ga'Hoole (Book Series– See Below for complete list). Scholastic.

Recommended reading age: 7 years and beyond.

Book Series with Complete Book List

Brooks, Terry. Magic Kingdom of Landover (Book Series)

  1. Magic Kingdom for Sale — SOLD!

  2. The Black Unicorn

  3. Wizard at Large

  4. The Tangle Box

  5. Witches' Brew

  6. A Princess of Landover

Diterlizzi, Tony and Holly Black. The Spiderwick Chronicles (Book Series)

  1. The Field Guide

  2. The Seeing Stone

  3. Lucinda's Secret

  4. The Ironwood Tree

  5. The Wrath of Mulgarath

Hamilton, Laurell K., Merry Gentry (Book Series)

  1. A Kiss of Shadows

  2. A Caress of Twilight

  3. Seduced by Moonlight

  4. A Stroke of Midnight

  5. Mistral's Kiss

  6. A Lick of Frost

  7. Swallowing Darkness

  8. Divine Misdemeanors

  9. A Shiver of Light

Lasky, Kathryn. The Guardians of Ga'Hoole (Book Series).

  1. The Capture

  2. The Journey

  3. The Rescue

  4. The Siege

  5. The Shattering

  6. The Burning

  7. The Hatchling

  8. The Outcast

  9. The First Collier

  10. The Coming of Hoole

  11. To Be a King

  12. The Golden Tree

  13. The River of Wind

  14. Exile

  15. The War of the Ember

  16. The Rise of a Legend

Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia (Book Series).

  1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  2. Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia

  3. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  4. The Silver Chair

  5. The Horse and His Boy

  6. The Magician’s Nephew

  7. The Last Battle

Paolini, Christopher. The Inheritance Cycle (Book Series)

  1. Eragon

  2. Eldest

  3. Brisingr

  4. Inheritance

Pratchett, Terry. Tiffany Aching (Book Series).

  1. The Wee Free Men

  2. A Hat Full of Sky

  3. Wintersmith

  4. I Shall Wear Midnight

  5. The Shepherd's Crown

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter (Book Series). Penguin Random House.

  1. Philosopher's Stone

  2. Chamber of Secrets

  3. Prisoner of Azkaban

  4. Goblet of Fire

  5. Order of the Phoenix

  6. Half-Blood Prince

  7. Deathly Hallows

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings (Book Series)

  1. The Hobbit (It was written as a stand alone novel but is now generally considered as the prequel to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy)

  2. The Fellowship of the Ring

  3. The Two Towers

  4. The Return of the King

Non-Fiction

Artisson, Robin. An Carow Gwyn: Sorcery and the Ancient Fayerie Faith. Black Malkin Press. 2018.

Briggs, Katharine. The Vanishing People: Fairy Lore and Legends. New York: Pantheon Books. 1978.

Daimler, Morgan. Fairycraft: Following the Path of Fairy Witchcraft.” Moon Books. 2016.

Evans-Wentz, W.Y. The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries. Bibliobazaar. 2008.

Rose, Carol. Giants, Monsters and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend and Myth. New York: W.W. Norton and Company. 2000.

Rosen, Brenda. The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings. New York: Sterling Publings. 2009

Young, Simon and Ceri Houlbrook. Magical Folk: British and Irish Fairies, 500 AD to the Present. London: Gibson Square 2018

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