Baker, E.D.

A Question of Magic

Serafina is summoned from her village to the magical cottage of a great aunt she has never heard of and learns that she is meant to become the new Baba Yaga, whose magical role is answering the first question any stranger might ask her with the truth.


Barrows, Annie

The Magic Half

Eleven-year-old Miri Gill feels left out in her family, which has two sets of twins and her, until she travels back in time to 1935 and discovers Molly, her own lost twin, and brings her back to the present day.


Barrows, Annie

Magic in the Mix

Life seems to be back to normal for "newly twinned" sisters Miri and Molly until their magical house sends them on a new time-traveling adventure to the Civil War, where they must risk everything to save two unusual soldiers and come to terms with the emotional truth about Molly's past.


Baum, L. Frank

The Wizard of Oz (series)

Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the all-powered Wizard of Oz. 

Also in this series: The Land of Oz; Ozma of Oz; Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz; The Road to Oz; The Emerald City of Oz; The Patchwork Girl of Oz; Tik-Tok of Oz; The Scarecrow in Oz; Rinkitink in Oz; The Lost Princess of Oz; The Tin Woodman of Oz; The Magic of Oz; Glinda of Oz.

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Cammuso, Frank

The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Spelling Trouble

Frequently admonished for her impulsive behavior, Salem Hyde, a young witch, ignores long lectures by her dignified animal companion and enters a spelling competition at school only to discover that the "spelling" involves words instead of magic.

Also in this series: Big Birthday Bash.

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Coven, Wanda

Heidi Hecklebeck has a Secret

After being homeschooled her whole life, Heidi Heckelbeck enters a real school in second grade, where she encounters a mean girl named Melanie who makes her feel like an alien.

Also in this series: Casts a Spell; The Cookie Contest; In Disguise; Gets Glasses; The Secret Admirer; Is Ready to Dance!; Goes to Camp!; The Christmas Surprise; The Tie-Dyed Bunny; Is a Flower Girl; Gets the Sniffles.


Coville, Bruce

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher (The Magic Shop)

Mr. Elives' Magic Shop seems to appear from nowhere - and disappears again just as fast! Never in the same place twice, it sells only the most exclusive wares...A talking toad, anyone? A dragon's egg? There's plenty to choose from...Sheltering from bullies in the Magic Shop, Jeremy is persuaded to buy a dragon's egg by the mysterious Mr. Elives. Convinced it's a wind-up, he follows the instructions for a laugh - and suddenly he's got a tiny red dragon sitting on his desk, breathing fire and demanding food. Jeremy tries to hide the dragon, but she's beginning to grow, and she just won't stop...Has he made his problems even bigger?

Also in this series: The Monster's Ring; Jennifer Murdley's Toad; The Skull of Truth; Juliet Dove, Queen of Love; Charlie Eggleston's Talking Skull.


DiCamillo, Kate

The Tale of Despereaux

Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then?


DiTerlizzi, Tony and Black, Holly

The Field Guide (Spiderwick Chronicles)

When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.

Also in this series: The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgarath.


DiTerlizzi, Tony

The Search for WondLa

Living in isolation with a robot on what appears to be an alien world populated with bizarre life forms, a twelve-year-old human girl called Eva Nine sets out on a journey to find others like her. Features "augmented reality" pages, in which readers with a webcam can access additional information about Eva Nine's world.

Also in this series: A Hero for WondLa; The Battle for WondLa.


Eager, Edward

Half Magic

Four siblings, Jane, Mark, Katherine, and Martha, find their dull summer vacation transformed by the magical, wish-giving coin that Jane finds one day. After a number of experiments in which the children discover that the coin only half-grants the wishes asked of it, they set out to have some adventures, asking for twice as much of everything they desire. Hilarious misadventures ensue when the children travel back to the time of King Arthur, when baby Martha half disappears, and when Jane wishes she belonged to another family...

Also in this series: Knight's Castle; Magic By the Lake; The Time Garden; Magic Or Not?; The Well-Wishers; Seven-Day Magic.


Edwards, Julie

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

With help from an eccentric professor in giving their imaginations special intensive training, three children succeed in locating the last of the great Whangdoodles and granting his heart's desire.


Funke, Cornelia

Emma and the Blue Genie

Eight--year-old Emma and her little dog, Tristan, take a magic carpet ride to the distant land of Barakash to help a genie recover his stolen magical nose ring.


George, Jessica Day

Tuesdays at the Castle

Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday, and when the king and queen are ambushed while travelling, it is up to Celie--the castle's favorite--with her secret knowledge of its never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.

Also in this series: Wednesdays in the Tower; Thursdays with the Crown.


Hale, Bruce

The Prince of Underwhere

It's tough to be ZeKe. He's got his hands full: There is his prissy, know-it-all twin sister; his mean cousin Caitlyn, who's house-sitting for his missing parents; and a bully making life tough at school (as though it wasn't hard enough already). And now, thanks to a stinky, scruffy, good-for-nothing talking cat, he's also got to cope with zombies, midget freedom fighters, devious spies, superstar rappers, and a whole weird world beneath our own where people wear their underwear on the outside of their clothes.

Also in this series: Pirates of Underwhere; Flyboy of Underwhere; Fat Cat of Underwhere; Mole Men of Underwhere.


Hale, Shannon

The Storybook of Legends (Ever After High)

At Ever After High, a boarding school for the sons and daughters of famous fairy-tale characters, students Apple White and Raven Queen face the moment when they must choose whether to follow their destinies, or change them.

Also in this series: The Unfairest of Them All; A Wonderlandiful World.


Littlewood, Kathryn


Twelve-year-old Rose Bliss wants to work magic in her family's bakery as her parents do, but when they are called away and Rose and her siblings are left in charge, the magic goes awry and a beautiful stranger tries to talk Rose into giving her the Bliss Cookery Booke.

Also in this series: A Dash of Magic; Bite-Sized Magic.


McMullan, Kate

The New Kid at School (Dragon Slayers Academy)

When a traveling minstrel foretells that he is to become a hero, Wiglaf sets out to fulfill his destiny: he signs up at the Dragon Slayers' Academy. But how can he ever hope to be a dragon slayer when he can't even stand the sight of blood?

Also in this series: Revenge of the Dragon Lady; Class Trip to the Cave of Doom; A Wedding for Wiglaf; Knight for a Day; Sir Lancelot, Where Are You?; Wheel of Misfortune; Countdown to the Year 1000; 97 Ways to Train a Dragon; Help! It's Parent's Day at DSA; Danger! Wizard at Work!; The Ghost of Sir Herbert Dungeonstone; Beware! It's Friday the 13th; Pig Latin--Not Just for Pigs!; Double Dragon Trouble; World's Oldest Living Dragon; Hail! Hail! Camp Dragononka; Never Trust a Troll!; Little Giant - Big Trouble; School's Out...Forever!


Murphy, Jill

The Worst Witch

Mildred Hubble is starting her first year at Miss Cackle's Academy for witches - and is making such a mess of it! She can't ride her broomstick without crashing and is always getting her spells mixed up. But when Mildred makes the dreadful mistake of turning Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her sworn enemy, she realizes that her troubles have only just begun... Ages 9 – 12.

Also in this series: The Worst Witch Strikes Again; A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch; The Worst Witch All at Sea; The Worst Witch Saves the Day; The Worst Witch to the Rescue; The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star.


Pennypacker, Sara

Stuart Goes to School

The first day of school is here, and Stuart is worried. What if he gets stuck in the boys' bathroom? What if he doesn't have anything to show for show and tell? Worst of all, what if his mother really makes him wear those green plaid pants and a shirt with little cowboys on it? Doesn't she know that on a make-friends-or-else kind of day like this what Stuart really needs to wear is his cape?


Quinn, Jordan

The Lost Stone (Kingdom of Wrenly)

In The Lost Stone, Lucas and Clara search for Queen Tasha’s missing emerald. On their exciting adventure, they travel to all the main attractions of Wrenly: Primlox (the island of fairies), Burth (the island of trolls), Crestwood (the island of dragons), Hobsgrove (the island of wizards), and the beautiful Mermaid’s Cove. King Caleb has promised to reward the person who finds the precious stone, and Lucas and Clara are determined to search the entire kingdom until they find it!

Also in this series: The Scarlet Dragon; Sea Monster!; The Witch's Curse; Adventures in Flatfrost; Beneath the Stone Forest.


Scieszka, Jon

Knights of the Kitchen Table (Time Warp Trio)

Joe's been caught up in a book before, but this is ridiculous! Joe's Book, a gift from his magician uncle, doesn't just tell stories, it zaps Joe and his friends Sam and Fred right into the middle of them. And when these thoroughly modern kids meet King Arthur and become Knights of the Round Table, the result can only be thoroughly amusing mayhem.

Also in this series: The Not-So-Jolly Roger; The Good, the Bad and the Goofy; Your Mother Was a Neanderthal; 2095; Tut, Tut; Summer Reading is Killing Me; It's All Greek to Me; See You Later, Gladiator; Sam Samurai; Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge?; Viking It and Liking It; Me Oh Maya; Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci; Oh Say, I Can't See; Marco? Polo!


Thake, Richard

Sir Seth Thistlethwaite and the Soothsayer’s Shoes

The world of Seth Thistlethwaite is full of adventure that makes his everyday routine anything but. Dreary, dark, dank castles. Biting bushes of bumbleberries. And a saber-toothed . . . sloth? Seth is no ordinary kid — he is SIR Seth Thistlethwaite, and along with his best buddy, Sir Ollie Everghettz, he leads The Mighty Knights of Right and Honor. Together, they embark on adventures high and low, to and fro, day and night, or at least as long as weekends, curfews, and supper time will allow. In the self-created world of Thatchwych, they are gallant adventurers up to any task. But can these errant young knights contend with the scheming Prince Quincy Poxley and collar his latest theft — the Soothsayer’s Shoes? Will Seth, Ollie, and their horse (who’s really a dog named Shasta) be able to resist the dangers of dog-eating bog frogs, fire-breathing bats, elephant ants, and invisible voices to save the day?

Also in this series: Sir Seth Thistlethwaite and the Kingdom of the Caves; Sir Seth Thistlethwaite Seeks the Truth of Betty the Yeti.


Thorp, Kiki

In a Blink (Never Girls)

When four friends are whisked out of their ordinary lives to Never Land, home to fairies and mermaids, Queen Clarion and Tinker Bell have to figure out a way for them to get home.

Also in this series: The Space Between; A Dandelion Wish; From the Mist; Wedding Wings; The Woods Beyond; A Pinch of Magic.