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La fée scientifique : Solide, liquide, gazeux

illustrated by Ashley Spires
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: fantasy & magic, weather, friendship


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Esther la fée ne croit pas à la magie. Elle croit à la science. En tant que fée préférant le microscope à la baguette magique, elle ne peut contenir son enthousiasme lorsqu’elle parvient à former une hypothèse sur les solides et les liquides. Mais son enseignante et ses camarades de classe ne sont pas a …


A Little Reindeer

by Holly Berry-Byrd, illustrated by Roxanne Rainville, edited by Cottage Door Press
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: christmas & advent, fantasy & magic, deer, moose & caribou

Follow along as the little reindeer who lives on the North Pole as it practices certain skills! This little reindeer's mom and dad help pull Santa's sleigh and, someday, he'll be just like them. But first, there is a lot to learn—like how to put a harness on. Flying is also hard work, but practice makes perfect so this little one will keep trying …


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 …


A Sure Cure for Witchcraft

by Laura Best
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p
tagged: europe, fantasy & magic

Witches are hated in Württemberg, in what is now Germany, in the eighteenth century. It’s not so long since they were burned, and any woman who knows too much, who’s too clever or quick or skilled at healing, is suspect.

Young Lilli knows this, and yet she also knows that the wise woman she’s learning from, Alisz, isn’t evil. She is teachin …


The Great Bear

The Misewa Saga, Book Two

by David A. Robertson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
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 …


The Bridge of Whispers

by Kristin Butcher
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: fantasy & magic, ghost stories, self-esteem & self-reliance

Maeve, a blacksmith's daughter, has been living among the Druids for several months as she trains to be a seer. She still marvels at the newfound friendship in her life. Her teacher Bradan, her friends Enda, Nora and Declan, and the rest of the Druids living at the Ruin, provide her with a sense of belonging she's never felt before.

But she learns h …


Children of the Fox

Thieves of Shadow, Book One

by Kevin Sands
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, law & crime

Five kids with unusual talents are brought together to commit an impossible crime in the first book in a thrilling new heist series from the bestselling author of The Blackthorn Key.

A magic-infused fantasy that brings together a ragtag group of kids to pull off a crime so difficult, countless adults have already tried and failed. Lured by the prom …


Valley of the Rats

by Mahtab Narsimhan
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, asia

Book nerd Krish hates the outdoors, and camping. But especially germs. When Krish and his father, Kabir, take a camping trip to Ladakh, he convinces himself that they will bond, despite their differences.

When they’re lost in a bamboo forest, teeming with black rats, and germs, Krish is at an all-time low. His GF (gut feel) and a couple of rats l …

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