Fantasy

In a world where supermen rule comics, video games, and film, we offer a list of graphic novels created by women that range from dark to whimsical and otherworldly to all too similar to everyday life.

Exquisite corpse by Pénélope Bagieu

Zoe looks for escape from her mediocre existence in the arms of a shut-in harboring a big secret.

A collection of observations and oddities in stunning color.

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Stories of dislocation and family fracture, of whimsical infidelities and sudden deaths with sinister causes, brilliantly unsettle the reader in that unmistakably Mantel way.

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Thirteen-year-old Lizzie seeks out answers when her best friend and next-door neighbor Evie Verver goes missing after the two girls saw a dark car driving past earlier in the day, and throughout her efforts, Lizzie begins to question how well she knew Evie.

One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendia family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. 

 

Explore this selection of great sci-fi and fantasy reads. Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.

The disappearing by Jennifer Torres

Tim, Max, Emily, Luke, and Nina, learn that their quiet town of Briny Deep isn't as safe as they once thought. With children vanishing, they need to find answers before all their friends disappear.

 

Explore this selection of great sci-fi and fantasy reads. Books are suggested for Fifth Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

Alien in a bottle by Kathy Mackel

With the help of a star-gazing classmate and an unusual assortment of aliens from outer space, teenager Sean Winger tries to find a way to convince his parents to let him pursue his dream of becoming a glass blower.

Always Neverland by Zoe Barton

Ashley is whisked away from her home by Peter Pan to help the Lost Boys with spring cleaning, but her love of adventure brings changes that are not enjoyed by all of Neverland's inhabitants.

 

Explore this selection of great sci-fi and fantasy reads. Books are suggested for Fourth Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

Discover tales of Sir Lancelot, the bravest knight in King Arthur's court.

At Camp Whatsitooya, twins Joules and Kevin and new friend Nelson face off against large, rabbit-like creatures from the Mallow Galaxy who thrive on sugar but are not above hypnotizing and eating human campers.

 

Explore this selection of great sci-fi and fantasy reads. Books are suggested for Third Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

Aliens for dinner by Stephanie Spinner

Aric the alien returns to Earth to help Richard Bickerstaff save the world from an invasion of Dwilbs, pollution-loving aliens who want to turn the planet into a toxic theme park.

When Nalu, the Prince of the Merpeople, is kidnapped by Laverna's henchmen, Elina and Nori must try to save Nalu before the henchmen poison the waters of Mermaidia.

 

Explore this selection of great sci-fi and fantasy reads. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

The Green Lantern Bug Corps spring into action to defend a baseball game and the planet from an invasion of the evil Sinestro Bug Corps.

Cosmo and the robot by J. Brian Pinkney

Cosmo, a boy living on Mars, must come up with a quick solution when his malfunctioning robot Rex threatens his sister Jewel.

 

Explore this selection of great sci-fi and fantasy reads. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

Possum loves hanging upside down. It makes him feel new. When Alien tries hanging upside down, the electricity rushes to its head. But these friends stick together, and that's what counts!

On their first assignment, two young tooth fairy sisters journey by night into the huge world of humans to collect Daniel Dangerfield's tooth and fly it safely home.

 

Explore this selection of great sci-fi and fantasy reads. Books are suggested for Kindergarten, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

Alice the fairy by David Shannon

Alice, who claims to be a Temporary Fairy, still has a lot to learn, such as how to make her clothes put themselves away in the closet.

Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman

A boy and a robot strike up a friendship despite their differences.

 

Hey Kids,

You may have noticed my new chapeau, as well as my new location in front of the Children's Department. There's a lot going on over here. A lot of very loud sawing and jackhammering that makes it difficult to get settled into a relaxing hibernation. You can look at what's coming on the Patron Service Improvement Project page.

In the meantime, you may find there are some books you are looking for that didn't make it to the temporary location for Children's materials in the East Wing. I found myself facing this very problem just the other day when I came across a book by an author I really like:

Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

When little, twelve-year-old Molly arrives at Castle Hangnail to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the minions who dwell there have no choice but to give her the job and at first it seems she will be able to keep the castle open, but Molly has quite a few secrets that could cause trouble.

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