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Thread: pagan children's book list

  1. #11
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    Feb 2005
    Ontario, Canada
    The Golden Book of Fairy - O.R. Melling
    (a compilation of The Hunter's Moon, The Summer King, The Light-Bearer's Daughter, and The Book of Dreams)

    Modern adventures set in Irish fairy folklore. The one I found most exciting was The Book of Dreams which dealt with how the fey opperate in North America along aside the spirits who were already here and the spirits of other immergrants.
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  2. #12
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    May 2002
    Novelty Ohio USA
    Excellent list! I've made it "sticky" so it's easier for people to find.

    I also have fond memories of two books in particular:

    "Witches" by Colin Hawkins and an old witch (really!)


    "The Witch's Handbook" by Malcolm Bird.

    They're basically picture books with lots of amusing stuff about witches (mostly stereotypical but with a positive spin on things).

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  3. #13
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    Dec 2004
    Driving the Hippie Bus

    For wee younguns

    'ABC Book of Shadows' by Katie Lydon Olivares


    PS Wow, I read 'The Witch of Blackbird Pond' when I was a kid!! And I ain't no spring chicken!!

  4. #14
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    Jun 2004
    Rural New South Wales, Australia
    If no one said it yet...

    The Wind in the Willows,
    Puck of Pook Hill and The Jungle Book --Kipling
    The Wind in the Door --L'engle
    The FLower Fairies
    The Last Unicorn
    The Chronicles of Narnia-- CS Lewis

    further.. lets face it.. my daughter loves Harry Potter

  5. #15
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    Jan 2005
    Philadelphia-ish, PA
    A Gift of Magic - Lois Duncan

    I'm not sure if it's still in print, but some of the cooler public libraries should have it.

    The Green Knowe series by Lucy M. Boston is a fantastic set of books about the Ghosts of an old English manor house that appear to a loney boy (and later his friends) that spend time in the mysterious home.

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    Jul 2005
    I'd have to add Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies. The deer worship Herne! *giggles with delight*

    And Eragon and Eldest by Christopher Paolini... And Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. I don't think I saw those mentioned...


    "Being Nietzschean requires one to think apart from him, starting from the spot where the "work in progress" that is philosophy was transformed by his passage. He called for unfaithful disciples who, by their betrayal, would prove their loyalty. He wanted people to obey him by following themselves and no one else, not even him. Particularly not him."
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  7. #17
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    Oct 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by magickalmeli View Post
    I want to add: The Girl With the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts. This was my favorite book as a kid. Its about a girl who can move things with her mind... and her quest to find others like her. Its great!
    I LOVED that book as a kid.

    Some other favorites:

    Emir's Education in the Proper Use of Magical Powers by Jane Roberts
    Little Witch by Anna Bennett
    The Wizard of Oz (and sequels by Baum)
    The Changeling by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
    The Witch's Buttons and What the Witch Left and The Hidden Cave by Ruth Chew
    Active Enzyme Lemon-Freshened Junior High School Witch by Wallace Hildick
    Mrs. Coverlet's Magicians
    Anything by author Alexander Key, especially Flight to the Lonesome Place, The Forgotten Door, The Magic Meadow, Mystery of the Sassafras Chair, and The Preposterous Adventures of Swimmer
    The Witch's Handbook by Malcolm Bird
    Wise Child by Monica Furlong
    The Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. LeGuin
    The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
    The Sins of Rachel Ellis
    Anything by Lois Duncan, especially A Gift of Magic, Summer of Fear, Stranger with My Face, and Down a Dark Hall
    Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme by Jane Louise Curry
    Lavender-Green Magic by Andre Norton
    The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper
    The Hobbit

  8. #18
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    May 2005
    One I always liked but haven't seen listed here is Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynn Jones.
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  9. #19
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    Feb 2005
    i'm so glad i found this thread
    i'm pregnant and have already started looking for kids' books that are pagan or pagan related. :}

    not sure if any of these were listed, but here are some that i bought from

    Fairyland Sticker Activity Book by Noble, Marty
    ABC Book of Shadows by Olivares, Katie
    Celtic Fairy Tales by Jacobs, Joseph

  10. #20
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    May 2003
    Let me know what you think of Celtic Fairy Tales, I'd be interested in something like that for my son.
    We just discovered a new series: The Dragon Slayer Academy by Kate McMullen (the first book in the series is The New Kid at School). This series is aimed at kids from 1st to about 3rd or 4th. My son is Kindergarten and loved having it read to him.
    Another good book that we are reading is Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. This is an awesome book!
    Don't forget the Dragonology books.
    How to Train Your Dragon, How to Speak Dragonese, and How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse by Cressida Cowell (These are part of the Hiccup Horrendous Haddock 111). My son LOVES these books!
    The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart
    Light and Love,
    Saoirse (Rising Phoenix Guild)

    Friendship! mysterious cement of the soul!
    Sweetener of life! and solder of society!
    ~Robert Blair~

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