Folklore

Atlas of Afterlives (Staff Pick)

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An Atlas of Afterlives: Discover Underworlds, Otherworlds and Heavenly Realms (Lost Atlases) By Emily Hawkins, Manasawee Rojanaphan (Illustrator) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780711280861
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - October 31st, 2023

Folklore and beliefs of the hereafter for those chilly winter nights (or for the scary, oddly warm ones).

- Stacey


Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone (Staff Pick)

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Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone By Sequoia Nagamatsu Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781625579447
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Published: Black Lawrence Press, Inc. - May 31st, 2016

Snow babies. Mermaids. Amphibian river monsters. Love. Laughs. Death. It is everything and more. Will you really say no to a most delicious collection of 12 short-stories, woven together by Japanese folktale and contemporary fantastical roots?

- Kai


A Study in Drowning (Staff Pick)

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A Study in Drowning By Ava Reid Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063211506
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Published: HarperTeen - September 19th, 2023

When Ava Reid writes a story it's like she's cut my heart out of my chest and handed it to me. A Study in Drowning absolutely drips with folklore and subtle worldbuilding until Llyr feels more real than our world. The characters are so heartbreakingly human, and watching them unravel the mystery of Myrddin's work moved me to tears. A dark academia book complete with myths and fairy bargains, you won't be able to put this one down.

- Katherine


All The Murmuring Bones (Staff Pick)

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All the Murmuring Bones By A.G. Slatter Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781789094343
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Published: Titan Books - March 9th, 2021

Female rage! Cursed family bloodline! Decrepit house! Mermaids! This book has everything you could possibly want for a summer read! Miren O'Malley struggles to shape her own destiny as her grandmother plans to marry her off to preserve their shriveling family legacy. What results is an empowering tale of taking the reigns of your own life, accentuated by oceanic folklore.

- May


The People Could Fly

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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales By Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon, Ph.D. (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon, Ph.D. (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780679843368
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 1993

The pompous will fall and the humble prevail in these stories born (mostly) of American Slavery. From the transcendent title story to the tale of the iconic “tar baby,” cleverness and magic have a way of triumphing over greed. Told in witty dialect and evocatively illustrated; subject matter might be heavy for the very young.

Rachael


Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories

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Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories (Favorite Children's Stories) By Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, Dong Nguyen (Illustrator), Hop Thi Nguyen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, Dong Nguyen (Illustrator), Hop Thi Nguyen (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804844291
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - April 14th, 2015

 

Start a new tradition of fairy and folk tales starting with this book! The stories and illustrations are fantastical and vibrant.

Sinny


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