Instagram peeps finally came through and voted for my favourite category! Being *a bit* of a fantasy lover, I couldn’t pass up a chance to feature new releases starring magical creatures. Unicorns, fairies, mermaids, dragons, giant fish monsters. They are all here, folks. You’ll have a hard time keeping these on your shelves.
Check out the other posts in my 2019 Picture Books series:
I lol’d at his little speech bubble. A tale to combat perfectionism. I can confirm there is a unicorn in this book. They look so….buff. You get rainbow cupcakes? Unicorn is back, ya’ll! A nonfiction title covering the history of the legends around these mythical creatures. See, there’s more than just unicorns. But also more unicorns. NEW ASHLEY SPIRES! Clap if you believe! She wrote Uni the Unicorn so I have high hopes for this one. Pretty sure I wanted to be that mermaid when I was a kid. A retelling of The Little Mermaid by Israeli author and illustrator team. Mermaids with bobs, I dig it. This parody follows a mermaid as she says goodnight to the creatures of the lagoon. Is it to be…part of that world!!! A dragon of mixed descent finds her place in the world. As someone who was obsessed with her blankie as a child, I understand the despair hidden in this question. They look like pretty nice dragons to me. Awww, poor dragons. I really hope this one works for storyime. A retelling of the classic story behind Chinese New Year’s traditions. A heroic girl stars in this fantasy. Spend the summer with this unusual best friend. Getting Game of Thrones vibes. This one involves storytelling. Okay but how can something that breathes fire have a fever?! This ogre doesn’t have stage fright, no sir. I couldn’t not include this one. This is not the tooth fairy I grew up with. Bob Graham still going strong. I’m not sure why she’s undersea, but I’ll take it! Oh boy. I don’t see why not.
Which ones are you looking forward to reading? Let me know in the comments!
4 thoughts on “2019 Picture Books: Magical and Mythical Creatures”
My students are always asking for mermaids, unicorns, and dragons. Printing this out for reference!
Fantasy lovers, unite! 🙂
I’m excited about all of these but especially for Fairy Science. It looks absolutely perfect for my almost 6 year old who loves fairies and also proudly proclaims to anyone asks (and many who don’t) “I’m a scientist!” Great list, Lindsay! Thank you!
I love everything Ashley Spires writes, so I am really excited about this one too!