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Fairies, Dragons, and Unicorns: Fantasy for the Very Young

Start out on your own adventure with these delightful tales of mystical creatures. Pull out your paper crown and curl up for some storytime magic.

You can check out up to sixty books with your Richland County Library card. When you have finished with this list, call your closest Richland Library location and the staff will recommend more whimsical titles for your little one.


Amazon Says: According to certain tales, faeries leave the underworld once a year to join in a faerie ring beneath the moonlight. On this magical night, a faerie boy meets a child of the e more...
Amazon Says: According to certain tales, faeries leave the underworld once a year to join in a faerie ring beneath the moonlight. On this magical night, a faerie boy meets a child of the earth and the two become friends forever. Luminous full-color paintings by award-winning artist Jane Dyer add to the magic. less...
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Nobody Rides the Unicorn by Adrian Mitchell
Amazon Says: Zoe is a nobody - a poor orphan with nothing of her own but a golden singing voice. When a greedy king exploits her voice to capture a unicorn, Zoe rebels and helps the unicor more...
Amazon Says: Zoe is a nobody - a poor orphan with nothing of her own but a golden singing voice. When a greedy king exploits her voice to capture a unicorn, Zoe rebels and helps the unicorn escape. Then her faith and courage lead her to the land of the unicorns, a place of happiness where at last she is somebody indeed. less...
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Goldilicious by Victoria Kann
Amazon Says: Being Pinkalicious is pinkatastic, especially when she's accompanied by her pet unicorn, Goldilicious. Goldie is a roller-skating, kite-flying, high-jumping unicorn who will p more...
Amazon Says: Being Pinkalicious is pinkatastic, especially when she's accompanied by her pet unicorn, Goldilicious. Goldie is a roller-skating, kite-flying, high-jumping unicorn who will protect Pinkalicious from the evil wizardry of her little brother, Peter. Together, Pinkalicious and Goldilicious can conquer anything! This enchanting follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Pinkalicious and Purplicious brings to life a new and magical character that is every bit as captivating as her pinkeriffic owner. With heaps of creativity and a touch of sparkle, Goldilicious glows—from horn to toe. less...
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Waking Dragons by Jane Yolen
Amazon Says: Wake up with a pair of sleepy dragons and the knight who must get them ready for school! Dragons wake up, Dragons rise, Dragons open Dragon eyes.      From tum more...
Amazon Says: Wake up with a pair of sleepy dragons and the knight who must get them ready for school! Dragons wake up, Dragons rise, Dragons open Dragon eyes.      From tumbling out of their humongous blankets to devouring a breakfast of catapulted waffles, these characters and their loveable antics fill the pages with luminous color and dragon-size fun. A joyful collaboration between two bestselling talents, author Jane Yolen and illustrator Derek Anderson, this book will make any young reader fly out of bed. less...
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Raising Dragons by Jerdine Nolen
Amazon Says: When a dragon hatches on her pa’s farm, a young girl finds a best friend. At first Ma and Pa are wary of Hank, but it’s not long before they see him as their daughter does more...
Amazon Says: When a dragon hatches on her pa’s farm, a young girl finds a best friend. At first Ma and Pa are wary of Hank, but it’s not long before they see him as their daughter does--and welcome the baby dragon into their family. As it turns out, Hank is not cut out for farm life, but still, he warms the hearts of those around him and leaves a legacy that no one will ever forget. less...
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The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward
Amazon Says: Ignored and overlooked, the dragons go unnoticed . . . just like George. But one rainy Thursday, lonely George sees his first dragon. Before long, they are everywhere, and the more...
Amazon Says: Ignored and overlooked, the dragons go unnoticed . . . just like George. But one rainy Thursday, lonely George sees his first dragon. Before long, they are everywhere, and the trouble begins. Since he is the only one who can see them, George knows he must lead the dragons back to the great wilderness where they belong-and then somehow find his way home again. This beautiful story by the creators of The Tin Forest shows the power of the imagination not only to create but also to liberate. Illustrated by Wayne Anderson. less...
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The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle
Amazon Says: This boy-wants-dog story with a twist is both snappy and endearing. The little boy's mother won't let him have a dog. Dogs are too messy and too loud. But she says he can hav more...
Amazon Says: This boy-wants-dog story with a twist is both snappy and endearing. The little boy's mother won't let him have a dog. Dogs are too messy and too loud. But she says he can have a dragon for a pet&150if he can find one. Enter the coolest&150but naughtiest&150pet ever. The dragon is messier and louder than any dog. And he will not leave. How will the boy ever get a dog now? Wry, stylish illustrations with an appealing retro look perfectly complement the spare, witty text. A comical, engaging story for anyone who's ever wanted a pet! less...
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Lovabye Dragon by Barbara Joosse
Amazon Says: In her bed in her room in her castle, a girl longs for a dragon. In his nest in his cave in his mountain, a dragon dreams of a girl. When a lonely dragon follows a tr more...
Amazon Says: In her bed in her room in her castle, a girl longs for a dragon. In his nest in his cave in his mountain, a dragon dreams of a girl. When a lonely dragon follows a trail of princess tears, a beautiful friendship is born. They march and sing, roar and whisper, hide and seek, then settle into snug companionship at bedtime. Barbara Joosse’s fiercely protective and gently loving dragon cavorts across the pages, endearingly illustrated by Randy Cecil. At the end of the day, who can resist curling up in the embrace of a lovabye dragon? less...
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Again! by Emily Gravett
Amazon Says: A little dragon and his favorite book make for a combustible combination in this clever picture book with a surprise ending. It’s nearly Cedric the dragon’s bedtim more...
Amazon Says: A little dragon and his favorite book make for a combustible combination in this clever picture book with a surprise ending. It’s nearly Cedric the dragon’s bedtime, and for Cedric, bedtime means storytime! When his mother reads him his favorite book, he likes the story so much that he wants to hear it again…and again…and again! Cedric’s mom understands that the best stories are ripe for repetition, and she tries very hard to be patient. But sometimes dragons will be dragons—which is why this bedtime tale ends with an incendiary surprise! less...
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Princess, Princess by Penny Dale
Amazon Says: A little princess can only be woken with a kiss - but from whom? There’s a princess in a castle, sleeping, sleeping. . . . Who will wake the princess with a kiss? more...
Amazon Says: A little princess can only be woken with a kiss - but from whom? There’s a princess in a castle, sleeping, sleeping. . . . Who will wake the princess with a kiss? Once upon a time, a little princess loved nothing more than playing happily with her friends - until an uninvited birthday guest spoiled the fun by casting a spiteful spell. But not for long! With soft, dreamlike pastels, Penny Dale offers a sweet fairy tale that celebrates the resilience of friendship and the magic of play. less...
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Alice the Fairy by David Shannon
Amazon Says: Caldecott Honor artist and bestselling author David Shannon's warm and funny new picture book introduces Alice, a mischievous little girl with a "No, David" nose for trouble a more...
Amazon Says: Caldecott Honor artist and bestselling author David Shannon's warm and funny new picture book introduces Alice, a mischievous little girl with a "No, David" nose for trouble and a magic wand. Alice has a nose for trouble, but luckily she's a fairy--a Temporary Fairy. She has a magic wand, fairy wings, and a blanket, all of which she uses to disappear, to fly, to transform her dad into a horse, and to turn his cookies into her own! There are still a few things Alice needs to learn to become a Permanent Fairy, like how to float her dog on the ceiling and make her clothes put themselves away, but she's working on it--sort of. Here's an endearing, funny story about a girl and her magical imagination, sure to delight every fairy in training! less...
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