BookIf You Like Emily Windsnap: Tales of Mermaids and Fairies...

Browse the list below for a selection of great books for readers who enjoyed Emily Windsnap. Click the book cover or title to go to the book in the online catalog. Click the author's name to search for more books by that author.

Bridging Fiction

Almond Blossom's mystery Almond Blossom's mystery
Woodward, Kay.
Almond Blossom must discover who has stolen the season of spring so that warmth can return to the garden after winter.

The Hinky Pink The Hinky Pink
McDonald, Megan.
Summoned to the Great Castle of Firenze to create a special dress for Princess Isabella Caramella Gorgonzola, Anabel, a talented seamstress, is at first delighted but then increasingly despairing as time passes and her efforts are continually subverted by an unseen sprite.

Stephanie the starfish fairy Stephanie the starfish fairy
Meadows, Daisy.
Kristy, Rachel and Stephanie the Starfish Fairy need to find Spike the starfish. But before they do, Stephanie is trapped--by the goblins! Can the girls help?

Double trouble dwarfs Double trouble dwarfs
West, Tracey, 1965-
Fourteen fairies have escaped from their world. Now they're causing trouble in out world! It's up to a girl named Violet and a fairy named Sprite to trick them all and send them back home. Who will they trick next?


The boy in the oak The boy in the oak
Albarn, Jessica, 1971-
"In the garden behind the cottage grows an ancient oak that hides a secret. The boy who lives in the cottage couldn't care less about the ancient tree and certainly doesn't know it is enchanted. But the Faeries will soon change this. . ." -- Back cover.

Keeper Keeper
Appelt, Kathi, 1954-
On the night of the blue moon when mermaids are said to gather on a sandbar in the Gulf of Mexico, ten-year-old Keeper sets out in a small boat, with her dog BD and a seagull named Captain, determined to find her mother, a mermaid, as Keeper has always believed, who left long ago to return to the sea.

The fairy rebel The fairy rebel
Banks, Lynne Reid, 1929-
A rebellious fairy named Tiki, already in trouble for breaking the rule against wearing jeans, risks the further wrath of the Fairy Queen by trying to fulfill a human's special request for help.

Peter and the Starcatchers Peter and the Starcatchers
Barry, Dave.
Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island.

Come fall Come fall
Bauer, A. C. E.
Drawn together by a mentoring program and an unusual crow, middle school misfits Salman, Lu, and Blos form a strong friendship despite teasing by fellow students and the maneuverings of fairies Oberon, Titania, and Puck.

Small persons with wings Small persons with wings
Booraem, Ellen.
When Mellie Turpin's grandfather dies and leaves her family his run-down inn and bar, she learns that for generations her family members have been fairy guardians, and now that the fairies want an important ring returned, the Turpins become involved in a series of magical adventures as they try to locate the missing ring.

Birdie's book Birdie's book
Bozarth, Jan.
When twelve-year-old Birdie goes to meet her grandmother, who is estranged from Birdie's mother, she learns a secret which leads to fantastic adventures, new understanding, and a renewed closeness among members of her family.

The faerie door The faerie door
Maxwell, Bruce, 1957-
Victoria Deveny is transported from her Northumberland, England, home in 1890 to 1964 Alton Bay, New Hampshire, where she meets Elliot Good and they agree to help the Faerie Queen defeat the Shadow Knight, who is trying to close the portals that allow fairies to help humans in time of need.

Rise of the Darklings Rise of the Darklings
Crilley, Paul, 1975-
After saving a piskie's life, twelve-year-old Emily Snow finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old war between rival fairy factions and a secret society named The Invisible Order.

Beck and the great berry battle Beck and the great berry battle
Driscoll, Laura.
Beck, a fairy, has a talent for talking to animals, but that may not be enough when she tries to mediate a war between the hummingbirds and the chipmunks.

The goblin baby The goblin baby
Doherty, Berlie.
After nine-year-old Tam's baby sister is stolen away by faeries and replaced by a goblin baby, he must journey to the land of the faeries to retrieve her and bring her back home.

Following magic Following magic
Duey, Kathleen.
Having escaped from the tower where she was trapped, the faerie Alida and her human helper Gavin try to elude capture by Lord Dunraven's men while they search for Alida's family.

I, Coriander I, Coriander
Gardner, Sally.
In 17th century London, Coriander, a girl who has inherited magic from her mother, must find a way to use this magic in order to save both herself and an inhabitant of the fairy world where her mother was born.

13 treasures 13 treasures
Harrison, Michelle, 1979-
Bedeviled by evil fairies that only she can see, thirteen-year-old Tanya is sent to stay with her cold and distant grandmother at Elvesden Manor, where she and the caretaker's son solve a disturbing mystery that leads them to the discovery that Tanya's life is in danger.

The tail of Emily Windsnap The tail of Emily Windsnap
Kessler, Liz.
After finally convincing her mother that she should take swimming lessons, twelve-year-old Emily discovers a terrible and wonderful secret about herself that opens up a whole new world.

Philippa Fisher's fairy godsister Philippa Fisher's fairy godsister
Kessler, Liz
Philippa Fisher is just your average eleven-and-a-half year-old girl - she's a bit shy and not the most popular girl at school. But all that changes one day when a new girl named Daisy arrives at school and reluctantly confesses that she is Philippa's very own fairy godsister--Publisher.

Ella enchanted Ella enchanted
Levine, Gail Carson.
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

Fairy dust and the quest for the egg Fairy dust and the quest for the egg
Levine, Gail Carson.
Prilla, the unusual new fairy in Neverland, finds her mettle, Mother Dove's wisdom, and Tinker Bell's courage tested by many trials, including a hurricane, a selfish fairy, and Captain Hook.

Apple-y ever after Apple-y ever after
Mason, Jane B.
Snow White and her friends must find a way to break the magic spell which caused her father to lose his memory.

The faerie door The faerie door
Maxwell, Bruce, 1957-
Victoria Deveny is transported from her Northumberland, England, home in 1890 to 1964 Alton Bay, New Hampshire, where she meets Elliot Good and they agree to help the Faerie Queen defeat the Shadow Knight, who is trying to close the portals that allow fairies to help humans in time of need.

The same place but different The same place but different
Nodelman, Perry.
Young John Nesbit enters the world of the Strangers in order to rescue his baby sister whom the fairies have replaced with a Changeling.

Caramel moon Caramel moon
Perelman, Helen.
Melli and the other Candy Fairies must figure out who is destroying the candy corn crop before the Caramel Moon Festival.

Enter the Realm : three adventures Enter the Realm : three adventures
Rodda, Emily.
Presents the first three books in the Fairy Realm series in which Jessie discovers the magical Realm and has many adventures.

Anacaona, Golden Flower Anacaona, Golden Flower
Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
Beginning in 1490, Anacaona keeps a record of her life as a possible successor to the supreme chief of Xaragua, as wife of the chief of Maguana, and as a warrior battling the first white men to arrive in the West Indies, ravenous for gold.

Magyk Magyk
Sage, Angie.
After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.

The night fairy The night fairy
Schlitz, Laura Amy.
When Flory the night fairy's wings are accidentally broken and she cannot fly, she has to learn to do everything differently.

To catch a mermaid To catch a mermaid
Selfors, Suzanne.
When twelve-year-old Boomerang Broom discovers a wish-granting baby mermaid, he takes her home and his little sister begs to keep her, with unexpected consequences.

Amber's first clue Amber's first clue
Shields, Gillian.
Amber leads her fellow mermaids in trying to help beluga whales that are trapped in ice, while working on solving a riddle from evil Mantora, whose theft of the Snow Diamonds may cause the Ice Kingdom to melt.

Unicorns of Balinor. Books 1-3 Unicorns of Balinor. Books 1-3
Stanton, Mary.
A princess and her unicorn battle the dark forces of Evil to reclaim the magical land of Balinor.

Under the green hill Under the green hill
Sullivan, Laura L.
While staying with distant relatives in England, Americans Rowan, Meg, Silly, and James Morgan, with their neighbors Dickie Rhys and Finn Fachan, learn that one of them must fight to the death in the Midsummer War required by the local fairies.

Dragonfly and the Web of Dreams Dragonfly and the Web of Dreams
Sweet, J. H.
When the Web of Dreams is destroyed, Jennifer and her friends once again need to transform into fairies so they can contact the Dream Spider who is on holiday.

Butterfingers Butterfingers
Trewellard, Juliet.
When beautiful Princess Bella is kidnapped by a fearsome dragon, it is left to a clumsy stable boy, accompanied by his dog and pony, to save her.

The fairies of Nutfolk Wood The fairies of Nutfolk Wood
Ullman, Barb Bentler.
After her parents divorce and she moves to the country with her mother, fourth-grader Willa Jane, anxious and unhappy with the changes in her life, discovers a world of little people called Nutfolk living in the woods around her new home.

The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making
Valente, Catherynne M., 1979-
Twelve-year-old September's ordinary life in Omaha turns to adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman the new and fickle Marquess wants from the enchanted woods.

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