Exhibit Related Reading List

The Peoria Public Library staff has created a reading list of books related to Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids: Mythic Creatures. Visit your local library to check out one of these books!

Water | Creatures of the Deep

Books for Children

When Mermaids Sleep by Ann Bonnwill
The Mermaid by Jan Brett
The Mermaid’s Purse by Patricia Polacco
The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
Lilly and Fin: the Mermaid’s Tale by Cornelia Funke
Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau
Hannah by Kathryn Lasky

Books for Young Adults
Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
September Girls by Bennett Madison
The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan
The Brides of Rollrock island by Margo Lanagan

Books for Adults
Sleeping with the Fishes by Mary Janice Davidson
Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet

Land | Creatures of the Earth

Books for Children
Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
The Prophecy by Hilari Bell
Phoebe and her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

Books for Young Adults
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
Warped by Maurissa Guibord

Books for Adults
The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey
Acorna: The Unicorn Girl by Anne McCaffrey

Air | Creatures of the Sky

Books for Children
Pegasus: The Flame of Olympus by Kate O’Hearn
In a Blink by Kiki Thorpe

Books for Young Adults
Pegasus by Robin McKinley
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Books for Adults
Year One by Nora Roberts
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Dragons | Creatures of Power

Books for Children
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Regan Barnhill
The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui Sutherland

Books for Young Adults
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Books for Adults
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
A Natural History of Dragons: a Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan

Multiple creatures:

Fiction
Books for Children

Arthur Spiderwick's field guide to the fantastical world around you by Tony DiTerlizzi
Books for Young Adults
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
Books for Adults
Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
Menagerie by Rachel Vincent
Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire
A Kiss of Fate by Mary Jo Putney

Non-Fiction
Dragons and Mythical Creatures by Mary Pope Osbourne
Mermaid Tales From the Around the World by Mary Pope Osbourne
Monsters and Water Beasts: Creatures of Fact or Fiction? By Karen Miller
Pegasus, the flying horse by Jane Yolen
Let’s Go, Pegasus! By Jean Marzollo
Pegasus by Marianna Mayer
The Mythical Creatures Bible by Brenda Rosen