Books for young Pagans

Here’s a few recommended reads for young pagans. These are all books I’ve read, and that have pagan themes, suitable for YA readers and good for kids who exploring paganism. These stories offer characters to identify with, and good pagan representation, or draw on pagan myths. Please do add more suggestions!

Witch Child – by Celia Rees. Historical setting, Puritan American settlement, beautiful writing and good witchy representations.

The Sun Miners – Kevan Manwaring – fantasy setting, heroic, and with good underpinning philosophy.

Runemarks – Joanne Harris – Norse inspired, drawing on myths, lively adventure.

The Wierdstone of Brisingamen and The Moon of Gomrath, Elidor – Alan Garner… much mythical underpinning to these, good stories.

The Owl Service – Alan Garner – draws on the tale of Blodeuwedd and is an excellent way into the mabinogian.

The Way of Wyrd – Brian Baters – perhaps for slightly older kids, this is an excellent portrayal of things Heathen.

Stag Boy – William Rayner. A mystical tale, a touch shamanic, melancholy and beautiful.

The Vision of Stephen – Lolah Burford. It was a while ago that I read this, but I recall that karma/reincarnation seemed to play a part, and it’s a rather haunting story.

Ice is Coming – Patricia Wrightson – another one I loved as a child. Much Australian mythology at play in this one.

I’d also recommend any of the Terry Pratchett witches books. I think Pratchett is one of the best authors for depicting witchcraft and magic. He does it in a fantasy setting, but with remarkable insight.

4 thoughts on “Books for young Pagans”

  1. This is a GREAT list. Last year I was trying to find some Pagan YA reads for my son, and no matter what I Googled, I kept coming up with confusion. SO glad you did this. I might have to figure out a way to do some sort of a page or something to keep track.

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