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Spell Starter (A Caster Novel)

by Elsie Chapman
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: dystopian

Yes, Aza Wu now has magic back. But like all things in her life, it has come at a great cost. After the tournament, Aza is able to pay off her parents' debt to Saint Willow. Unfortunately, the cost of the gathering spell she used to strip Finch of his magic has put her permanently in the employ of the gang leader. Aza has been doing little errands …

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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, now a Disney Channel Original Movie!

 

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 possib …

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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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The Upside-Down Magic kids are back in another topsy-turvy adventure in the next installment of this New York Times bestselling series, now a Disney Channel Original Movie!

 

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 Marigol …

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Barefoot Helen and the Giants

by Andy Jones, illustrated by Katie Brosnan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: adaptations

A hilarious new folktale adaptation from Andy Jones, with brave and resilient girls, evil giants, a magical cat, a storytelling hotel, and hairy feet.

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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, now a Disney Channel Original Movie!

 

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 ca …

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The Gryphon's Lair

by Kelley Armstrong
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: fantasy & magic, self-esteem & self-reliance, monsters

The exciting follow-up book in the fantastical duology for ages 10-14 by NYT bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong.

Rowan is now the Royal Monster Hunter, and her twin brother, Rhydd, is destined to be king. But her mother's cousin Heward is still determined that his children be the ones to inherit the titles, and will stop at nothing to show that R …

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Baba Yaga's Assistant

by Marika McCoola, illustrated by Emily Carroll
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: adaptations, multigenerational, fairy tales, folklore, legends & mythology

Russian folklore icon Baba Yaga mentors a lonely teen in a wry graphic novel that balances gleefully between the modern and the timeless.

Most children think twice before braving a haunted wood filled with terrifying beasties to match wits with a witch, but not Masha. Her beloved grandma taught her many things: that stories are useful, that magic is …

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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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The Girl Who Danced with Giants (English)

by Shawna Thomson, illustrated by Tamara Campeau
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: beginner, fantasy & magic, native canadian

Iviit doesn’t want to stay at her camp and clean skins. It’s so boring! She would much rather go exploring and sing and dance.

One day, Iviit sneaks away from her camp and meets a new friend named Kaaktuq. But Kaaktuq is no ordinary friend—he is a giant! Iviit and Kaaktuq spend a fun summer together, but Iviit soon realizes she has a giant pr …

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Joannie and the Nunavut Forest (English)

by Jessie Hale, illustrated by Amanda Sandland
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: beginner, fantasy & magic, native canadian

Follow Joannie on another adventure!

Joannie is enjoying his new life in Ottawa, but he soon finds himself on another time-travelling adventure with Hannah and Maghnild! This time, they go back too far, to when Nunavut was a big forest. Will Joannie and his friends find a way to get back home?