Category Archives: Magic

The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat

The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536204957 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? In a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Sai, a 12-year-old … Continue reading

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The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton

The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton. Henry Holt, 2022. 9781250174949  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? Ella Durand is a Conjuror who commands African American … Continue reading

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Ashes of Gold by J. Elle

Ashes of Gold by J. Elle. Simon & Schuster, 2022. 9781534470705 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy What did you like about the book?  In this follow-up to last year’s Wings … Continue reading

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Star Friends: Hidden Charm by Linda Chapman, illustrated by Lucy Fleming

Star Friends: Hidden Charm by Linda Chapman, illustrated by Lucy Fleming. Tiger Tales, 2019. 9781664340305 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? The books in … Continue reading

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The Science Spell Book: Magical Experiments for Kids by Cara Florance

The Science Spell Book: Magical Experiments for Kids by Cara Florance. Sourcebooks Explore, 2022. 9781728232522 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Advanced reader copy paperback What did you like about the book? This visually … Continue reading

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The Witch’s Apprentice by Zetta Elliot, illustrated by Cherise Harris

The Witch’s Apprentice (Dragons in a Bag Book 3) by Zetta Elliot, illustrated by Cherise Harris. Random House, 2022. 9780593427712 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about … Continue reading

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The Monster in the Lake by Louie Stowell, illustrated by Davide Ortu

The Monster in the Lake by Louie Stowell, illustrated by Davide Ortu.  Walker Books, 2022. 9781536214949 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy What did you like about the book?  Kit has … Continue reading

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Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin

Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin. Sourcebooks, 2022. 9781728229454 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 4 Format: Paperback, advanced reader copy Genre:  Young adult fantasy (magical realism) What did you like about the book? (Synopsis) In … Continue reading

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Tidesong by Wendy Xu

Tidesong by Wendy Xu. Quill Tree Books, 2021. 9780062955807 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover graphic novel Genre: Fantasy What did you like about the book? Sophie is a young witch who is being … Continue reading

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Witchlings by Claribel A. Ortega

Witchlings by Claribel A. Ortega. Scholastic Press, 2022. 9781338745528 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback ARC (to be published 2/1/22) Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? (Synopsis) In the fantastical … Continue reading

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