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Frostborn

Lou Anders · Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Fantasy fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series will embrace this first novel in an adventure-filled, Viking-inspired series by a debut author. Meet Karn. He is destined to take over the family farm in Norrøngard. His only problem? He'd rather...
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The Battle for Urth

Lee Bacon · Delacorte Press
Pages: 279
Format: Print book

Welcome to LEGENDTOPIA, where fantasy meets reality in a new series from the author of JOSHUA DREAD! Two kids--Kara, a girl from our world, and Prince Fred, a royal boy from the kingdom of Heldstone--join forces to save Urth.Have you ever been on a school trip that went totally, epically...
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Circus Mirandus

Cassie Beasley · Dial Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015A New York Times Bestseller Fans of The Magician's Elephant, Savvy, and Roald Dahl will fall in love with Circus Mirandus, which celebrates the power of seeing magic in the world. Do you believe in magic? Micah Tuttle does. Even...
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Heartseeker

Melinda Beatty · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant fantasy-adventure debut about a girl who can see lies.You're a Fallow of the Orchard. You're as tough as a green apple in summer . . . Only Fallow was just six harvests old when she realized that not everyone sees lies. For Only, seeing lies is as beautiful as looking through...
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Bad Magic

Pseudonymous Bosch · Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A magical new series from Pseudonymous Bosh, the bestselling author of the Secret Series
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The Secret Zoo

Bryan Chick · Greenwillow Books; Revised edition
Format: Hardcover

Something strange is happening at the Clarksville City Zoo. Late at night, monkeys are scaling the walls and searching the neighborhood—but what are they looking for?Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice...
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The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

Chris Colfer · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 438
Format: Hardcover

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.

The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished...
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House of Secrets

Chris Columbus · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 490
Format: Hardcover

Hailed as "a breakneck, jam-packed roller coaster of an adventure" by J. K. Rowling, this New York Times bestseller is the first installment in the explosive tween fantasy series by famed Hollywood director Chris Columbus (of Harry Potter fame) and bestselling author Ned Vizzini...

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The Wizards of Once

Cressida Cowell · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 373
Format: Hardcover

The instant New York Times and International Bestseller!

In the first book of a new series by the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon, the warring worlds of Wizards and Warriors collide in a thrilling and enchanting adventure.

Once there were Wizards, who were...
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The Wearle

Chris D'Lacey · Scholastic Press
Pages: 284
Format: Print book

A Wearle of dragons set out on an expedition from their home planet and was never heard from again. Now, a new Wearle, determined to find the first, has come to the place its creatures call Erth. Gabrial, who still has the blue scales of a young dragon, is eager to prove himself, and to find...
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The Girl Who Could Not Dream

Sarah Beth Durst · Clarion Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"A perfect combination of adventure, humor, and pure imagination!" - Jessica Day George, New York Times best-selling author of Tuesdays at the Castle "Funny, scary, and endlessly inventive." - Bruce Coville, author of Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher...
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The Castle in the Mist

Amy Ephron · Philomel Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Edward Eager and E.L. Konigsburg, a novel about the excitement - and the dangers - of wishing.Tess and her brother, Max, are sent for the summer to their aunt's sleepy village in the English countryside, where excitement is as rare as a good wifi signal. So when...
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Dragonborn

Toby Forward · Bloomsbury
Pages: 344
Format: Book

When Flaxfield the great wizard dies, his apprentice Sam is left without a master. Sam has great power-but he doesn't know it yet. All he knows is that he needs a new master if he wants to finish his education in magic.

With his dragon Starback at his side, Sam sets out alone...

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The Magic Misfits

Neil Patrick Harris · Little
Pages: 253
Format: Print book

"Six young magicians and illusionists team up to save their small town from a crooked carnival owner and his goons"--
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The Princess Curse

Merrie Haskell · HarperCollins
Pages: 327
Format: Hardcover

Merrie Haskell's middle-grade fantasy novel Princess Curse is an imaginative retelling of the fairy tales The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Beauty and the Beast.

In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Sylvania, the prince offers a fabulous reward to anyone who cures the curse that...

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Seven Sorcerers

Caro King · Aladdin
Format: Book

Nin had never liked Wednesdays, but this one took the cake. On this Wednesday she woke up to find that it was raining buckets and that her little brother had ceased to exist. Nin Redfern wakes up one Wednesday to discover that her little brother, Toby, has vanished and no one -- not her mother,...

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The Dragon of Trelian

Michelle Knudsen · Candlewick; 1 edition
Format: Book

Calen, a lonely young mage-to-be, never dreamed that Princess Meglynne would become his friend. And impulsive Meg never imagined that secretly tending a baby dragon would cause her to be linked to the winged beast — for life. Being attuned to a dragons thoughts and feelings is exciting...

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Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble

ANNA MERIANO · Walden Pond Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"A charming and delectably sweet debut. Mischief, friendship, and a whole lot of heart - Love Sugar Magic has it all." - Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas seriesLeonora Logroño's family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending...
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Upside-Down Magic

Sarah Mlynowski · Scholastic Press
Pages: 196
Format: Book

From New York Times bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins comes a new, offbeat series about a group of misfits who set out to prove that life on the other side of ordinary has its charms.

It's never easy when your magic goes...

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The Wrinkled Crown

Anne Nesbet · HarperCollins
Pages: 387
Format: Hardcover

Fans of Anne Ursu will love Anne Nesbet's tale of music and friendship, set against an age-old war between magic and science.

In the enchanted village of Lourka, almost-twelve-year-old Linny breaks an ancient law. Girls are forbidden to so much as touch the town's namesake musical...

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Book of the Dead

Michael Northrop · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From the team that brought you The 39 Clues and Spirit Animals comes a brand new epic Egyptian adventure!Nothing can save Alex Sennefer's life. That's what all the doctors say, but his mother knows it's not true. She knows that the Lost Spells of the Egyptian Book of the Dead...
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Forest of Wonders

Linda Sue Park · Harper
Pages: 343
Format: Print book

From Newbery Medal-winning author Linda Sue Park comes a captivating fantasy-adventure about a boy, a bat, and an amazing transformation.

Raffa Santana has always loved the mysterious Forest of Wonders. For a gifted young apothecary like him, every leaf could unleash a kind of magic....

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Story Thieves

James Riley · Aladdin; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

This "clever opener likely to leave readers breathless both with laughter and anticipation" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) is the first in a new series from the bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy.Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of starring...
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The Map to Everywhere

Carrie Ryan · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 433
Format: Hardcover

Adventure, magic, and hilarity collide in New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis's first book in a fantastical series.

To Master Thief Fin, an orphan from the murky pirate world of the Khaznot Quay, the Map is the key to finding his mother....
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If the Magic Fits

Susan Maupin Schmid · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Try on a little magic with this lighthearted fantasy adventure! For fans of the Land of Stories and the Descendants series.

"A charming new fairy tale! Readers won't want this adventure to end!" - Jessica Day George, New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays...
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The Storm Makers

Jennifer E. Smith · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Enter the world of The Storm Makers, where theres magic behind every forecast. What starts as an ordinary summer turns exciting and perilous for twins Ruby and Simon when strange occurrences begin happening on their farm -- sudden gusts of wind, rainstorms, and even tornado warnings -- that...
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The Menagerie

Tui T. Sutherland · HarperCollins
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series, Tui T. Sutherland, and her sister, Kari Sutherland, comes the Menagerie series, perfect for fans of Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series and The Spiderwick Chronicles.

In the small town of Xanadu, Wyoming lies...

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Dragon's Green

Scarlett Thomas · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The Neverending Story meets Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus trilogy in this first magical adventure in a new series from acclaimed novelist Scarlett Thomas.Effie Truelove believes in magic, as does her grandfather Griffin (although he refuses to do any magic, let alone teach Effie how to use it) . After...
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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Jessica Townsend · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 465
Format: Hardcover

An instant New York Times bestseller!
"Poignant....A Harry Potter-esque adventure." --Time Magazine
A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world--but is then...
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Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath

Jacob Sager Weinstein · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

For fans of the Mapmakers trilogy and anyone who likes a little history along with their fantasy, here's a quirky new series!

Magic is real. History is a big, fat lie.

Before Hyacinth Hayward moves from Illinois to London, she reads up on the city's history....
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Behind the Canvas

Alexander P Vance · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 327
Format: Hardcover

There is a world behind the canvas. Past the paint of the canvas is a realm where art lives, breathes, creates, destroys.
Claudia Miravista loves art but only sees what is on the surface, until the Dutch boy Pim appears in her painting. Pim has been trapped in the world behind the canvas...
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100 Cupboards: Book 1 of the 100 Cupboards

N. D. Wilson · Random House Books for Young Readers; First Edition first Printing edition
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Twelve-year-old Henry York wakes up one night to find bits of plaster in his hair. Two knobs have broken through the wall above his bed and one of them is slowly turning . . .Henry scrapes the plaster off the wall and discovers cupboards of all different sizes and shapes. Through one he can hear...
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A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans

Laurence Yep · Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 152
Format: Hardcover

Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring charming illustrations and pet "training tips" in each chapter.

Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough,...
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