With the new animated film “Rise of the Guardians” in theatres now, libraries may see an increase in demand for the “Guardians of Childhood” series on which it is based. Other fantasy novels featuring famous literary characters or figures from mythology and folklore can be potential read-alikes.
Alexander, William. Goblin Secrets.
Barry, Dave and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatchers series.
Buckley, Michael. The Sisters Grimm.
Colfer, Chris. The Land of Stories: the Wishing Spell.
Gaiman, Neil. Odd and the Frost Giants.
Gidwitz, Adam. A Tale Dark and Grimm.
Hale, Shannon. Rapunzel’s Revenge.
Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted.
Lin, Grace. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.
McCaughrean, Geraldine. Peter Pan in Scarlet.
McKinley, Robin. Beauty.
Mlynowski, Sarah. Fairest of All.
Rex, Adam. Cold Cereal.
Valente, Catherynne. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making series.
Ursu, Anne. Breadcrumbs.
Ward, David. Between Two Ends.
Submitted by Penny Peck