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A Magic Steeped in Poison

by Judy I. Lin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: epic

Judy I. Lin's sweeping debutA Magic Steeped in Poison, first in a duology, is sure to enchant fans of Adrienne Young and Leigh Bardugo.
I used to look at my hands with pride. Now all I can think is, "These are the hands that buried my mother."
For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it's her own fault. She was the one …

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A Dark and Hollow Star

by Ashley Shuttleworth
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Audiobook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary, dark fantasy, paranormal, occult & supernatural

“Beautifully written and deliciously complex…I couldn’t get enough.” —Nicki Pau Preto, author of the Crown of Feathers series
The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones in this thrilling urban fantasy set in the magical underworld of Toronto that follows a queer cast of characters racing to stop a serial killer whose crimes could expose the hid …

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In the Serpent's Wake

by Rachel Hartman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: fantasy & magic, medieval

Tess sets out a sea-faring adventure to stop a war in the latest fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hartman.

Tess has a mission from the Queen: sail across the oceans to the bottom of the world and prevent a war. Unbeknownst to the Queen, Tess also intends to find the last World Serpent -- a once-mythical creature with the magical …

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Beatrice and Croc Harry

A Novel

by Lawrence Hill
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: friendship

One of Canada’s most celebrated author’s debut novel for young readers

Beatrice, a young girl of uncertain age, wakes up all alone in a tree house in the forest. How did she arrive in this cozy dwelling, stocked carefully with bookshelves and oatmeal accoutrements? And who has been leaving a trail of clues, composed in delicate purple handwritin …

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The Montague Twins #2: The Devil's Music

by Nathan Page, illustrated by Drew Shannon
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: mystery & detective, action & adventure, paranormal

The Hardy Boys meets Paper Girls in the second volume of this mystery series featuring teen detectives, witches, and now a mystery rock 'n' roll song capable of a sinister, Pied Piper-like hypnosis.

Alastair, Pete, Charlie, and Rachel aren't just magical teen detectives in their coastal town of Port Howl--they are also members of a local teen rock b …

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True and The Rainbow Kingdom: 5-Minute Goodnight Stories

5 minute Storybook Collection

adapted by Anne Paradis & Robin Bright, illustrated by Guru Animation Studio Ltd
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bedtime & dreams, friendship, emotions & feelings, fantasy & magic, beginner
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Magic Dark and Strange

by Kelly Powell
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: death & dying, mysteries & detective stories

The Bone Witch meets Sherlock Holmes in this thrilling historical fantasy about a girl with the ability to raise the dead who must delve into her city’s dangerous magical underworld to stop a series of murders.

Catherine Daly has an unusual talent. By day she works for a printer. But by night, she awakens the dead for a few precious moments with …

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The Delusionist

by Don Calame
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance, theater & musicals

Quinn’s illusions are as good as those in any Vegas act—but can he win a spot at a prestigious magic camp despite an upstaging partner, a cute rival, and a con-artist mentor?

Fifteen-year-old Quinn Purcell wants only one thing: to win a coveted spot at the Masters of Magic Fantasy Camp. But the competition is stiff, including Dani Darling, an i …

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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 …

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