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Catch the Sky

by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Emily Dove
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), imagination & play, seasons, non-classifiable

In the vein of Jack Prelutsky and Dennis Lee comes a celebration of the sky with thirty zippy poems that will lift your spirits and let your imagination soar.

Award-winning children’s poet Robert Heidbreder captures the magic and beauty of all the things kids around the world observe when looking up, from birds and balloons to snow and shooting st …

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Snow Doves

by Nancy Hartry, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: emigration & immigration, values & virtues, imagination & play

Sami has just arrived in a new country. The snow piled up outside his window is a mysterious and, frankly, chilly surprise! Joy, his new neighbor, does not speak his language, but that does not stop them from communicating as Joy helps Sami overcome his fears. The two new friends get bundled up against the cold, and Sami discovers the magic of play …

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Doggone Magic! (Go Away, Unicorn #2)

illustrated by Emily Mullock
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: humorous stories, media tie-in, imagination & play

 

The second original storybook featuring the lovable characters who inspired the hit TV show on Disney Channel! Join Alice and her whimsical best friend, Unicorn, for their second all-new adventure.

 

Alice's dog Max is used to leading a quiet life. But that was before Unicorn came along. Now every day brings a new magical misadventure... and Max is …

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Hide and Seek (Upside-Down Magic #7)

by Sarah Mlynowski; Lauren Myracle & Emily Jenkins
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, school & education, parents

The Upside-Down Magic kids are back in another topsy-turvy adventure in the next installment of this New York Times bestselling series!

 

When Nory’s magic first appeared, her father wanted her to go to fancy, selective Sage Academy, where he is the headmaster. But Nory’s magic went upside-down at the worst possible moment . . . and she was sent …

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The Big Shrink (Upside-Down Magic #6)

by Sarah Mlynowski; Lauren Myracle & Emily Jenkins
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Audiobook (CD) eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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Get ready for more magical hijinks in this series!

 

Marigold Ramos can magically make things small - sometimes very, very small. The only problem? She can't figure out how to make them big again.

Maybe a new tutor can help Marigold manage her magic. And maybe her magic will come in handy as she and her friends in the Upside-Down Magic class band tog …

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Upside-Down Magic Box Set (Books 1-5)

by Emily Jenkins; Lauren Myracle & Sarah Mlynowski
edition: Mixed media
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, friendship, special needs

 

A boxed set of five hilarious, magical adventures in the New York Times bestselling Upside-Down Magic series.

 

What do you do when you try to turn into a dragon or a kitten, but you accidentally turn into a dritten instead? Or you try to conjure fire but can only make flurries? Or maybe you get to fly, but you can't come back down? For Nory and her …

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Les contes de Clifford : Le haricot magique et le gros chien rouge

by Daphne Pendergrass & Norman Bridwell, illustrated by Remy Simard
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: adaptations, dogs, fantasy & magic

 

Jackie et Clifford décident de planter des haricots magiques. Le lendemain, ils découvrent qu’une énorme tige a poussé pendant la nuit! Quand ils grimpent le long de la tige pour voir ce qu’il y a au sommet, ils font face à un gigantesque problème! Les enfants adoreront ce conte mettant en vedette leur gros chien rouge préféré. Ils ra …

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Kira's Crossing

by Orysia Dawydiak
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic

Five years had passed since Kira discovered that she was a mermaid adopted by a fisherman and his wife. Her birth parents were merrow royalty who had been imprisoned by their enemies, the shape shifting Finfolk. The Finfolk had also taken over Merhaven, the hereditary undersea home of the West Atlantic merrows. Encouraged by merrow clans and suppor …

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When Stella was Very, Very Small

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, new experience, imagination & play

In this book in the Stella and Sam series, Marie-Louise Gay has gone back in time to answer the questions often asked by the children who read and love the books.
Where does Stella get her wild ideas? How big is Stella's imagination? What did Stella look like when she was small? How did Stella come to be the big sister to Sam that we all know and …

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Stella

A TreasuryA Treasury

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, imagination & play

Marie-Louise Gay published Stella, Star of the Sea more than ten years ago. It was an immediate hit, and since then she has written and illustrated four more books featuring the engaging, red-headed heroine, Stella, and her little brother, Sam — Stella, Queen of the Snow; Stella, Fairy of the Forest; Stella, Princess of the Sky and, most recently …