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Downside Up

by Richard Scrimger
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: death & dying, fantasy & magic

Fred is a sixth-grader reeling from the loss of his beloved dog, Casey. Every day he walks home from school bouncing Casey's old worn-out tennis ball. One day, the ball falls down a sewer grate, and Fred can't bear to leave it down there. He pries open the grate and stumbles down. Through the sewer, Fred enters a parallel universe: Casey is alive, …

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Mega Man 11: The Ultimate Betrayal

by Ian Flynn, illustrated by Ryan Odagawa
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, superheroes

MEGA MAN is the hit action-adventure series from Archie Comics!

Mega Man put his name and his life on the line to prove Dr. Wily was an innocent victim of Ra Moon. Dr. Wily repaid that kindness with treachery! The malevolent megalomaniac has stolen Gamma, the eight priceless Energy Elements, and burned Light Labs to the ground!

This time, it's per …

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The Bridge

by Jane Higgins
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: fantasy & magic, friendship

 The City is divided. The bridges gated. In Southside, the hostiles live in squalor and desperation, waiting for a chance to overrun the residents of Cityside.
     Nik is still in high school but is destined for a great career with the Internal Security and Intelligence Services, the brains behind the war. But when ISIS comes recruiting, everyon …

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The Silverwing Saga

by Kenneth Oppel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic
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Little Monster

by Caroline Merola
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: fantasy & magic, imagination & play, friendship

I have a little pocket monster
that is very naughty and very ugly.
He's here, I see him
But I won't show him to you.

Little monster is the imaginary friend, the little rascal in every child's mind! The one only children can see! A must-read album on children's imaginary friends and mischievous spirit.

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Anthony and the Gargoyle

by Jo Ellen Bogart, illustrated by Maja Kastelic
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: friendship, europe, fantasy & magic

A boy befriends a baby gargoyle in this magical wordless story in graphic-novel style from award-winning creators Jo Ellen Bogart and Maja Kastelic.

Anthony’s house is full of family photos — of his parents’ trip to Paris, his great aunt, and Anthony himself as a toddler, holding his favorite rock.

When Anthony wakes up one morning, he sees tha …

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The Great Bear

The Misewa Saga, Book Two

by David A. Robertson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: fantasy & magic, native american, orphans & foster homes

In this second book in the Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series, Eli and Morgan journey once more to Misewa, travelling back in time.

Back at home after their first adventure in the Barren Grounds, Eli and Morgan each struggle with personal issues: Eli is being bullied at school, and tries to hide it from Morgan, while Morgan has t …

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Song for the Snow

by Jon-Erik Lappano, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: weather, music, fantasy & magic

Can a long-forgotten song bring the snow back to Freya’s town? A lyrical fable from award-winning creators Jon-Erik Lappano and Byron Eggenschwiler.

Freya has always loved the snow and the way it covers everything like powdered sugar. But the snow hasn’t come to her town for two winters, and she’s starting to forget what it looks and feels lik …

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The Barren Grounds

The Misewa Saga, Book 1

by David A. Robertson
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: fantasy & magic, orphans & foster homes, native american

Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle-grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson.

Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their cultu …

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The Wherewood

by Gabrielle Prendergast
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, siblings

Fourteen-year-old Blue (a human) should be upset that his new friends Salix (a Nixie) and Finola (a Faerie) have tricked him into going on another adventure into the Faerieland. But he's actually quite excited. Especially since their quest to find the way back to Salix's homeland takes them through the Wherewood, a magical region where lost things …