Books About Magic

Harry Potter isn't the only fictional young wizard out there learning spells and fighting off evil. These fun fantasy books introduce fans of magic-themed stories to other memorable heroes -- human and otherwise -- and their very special powers. For more exciting, otherworldy reads, check out our Fantasy Books for Kids and Science Fiction Books.

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Half Magic: Tales of Magic, Book 1

age 7+

Delightful, charming classic has adventure, humor, heart.

By: Edward Eager (1999)
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The Worst Witch at School

age 7+

Too young for Harry? Try this fun witch series.

By: Jill Murphy (2007)
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The Courage of Cat Campbell

age 8+

Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.

By: Natasha Lowe (2015)
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The Familiars

age 8+

Magical animal adventures for kids not ready for Potter.

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Granted

age 8+

Grounded fairy learns to let her heart lead in magical tale.

By: John David Anderson (2018)
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The Last Fallen Star: Gifted Clans, Book 1

age 8+

Magical fantasy romp has awesome Korean American girl lead.

By: Graci Kim (2021)
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The Lifters

age 8+

Quirky fable promotes family, community, teamwork.

By: Dave Eggers (2018)
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Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble, Book 1

age 8+

Magically sweet story set in Mexican American family bakery.

By: Anna Meriano (2018)
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The Magic Misfits, Book 1

age 8+

Fast-paced, fun adventure about kid magician finding home.

By: Neil Patrick Harris (2017)
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A Snicker of Magic

age 8+

Kids try to find town's lost magic in beguiling tale.

By: Natalie Lloyd (2014)
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A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic

age 8+

History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.

By: Lisa Papademetriou (2015)
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Upside-Down Magic

age 8+

Laughs, life lessons in magical-misfit series start.

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Circus Mirandus

age 9+

A mesmerizing journey through a wonderful, magical world.

By: Cassie Beasley (2015)
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Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

age 9+

Harry Potter's textbook details 85 funny magical beasts.

By: J. K. Rowling (2001)
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Furthermore

age 9+

Kids race to save imprisoned dad in magical adventure.

By: Tahereh Mafi (2016)
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Foxheart

age 9+

Girl and dog pal face riveting, intense fight to save magic.

By: Claire Legrand (2016)
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The Lost Girl

age 9+

Imaginative, creepy twin tale full of love, magic, wisdom.

By: Anne Ursu (2019)
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The Magic Half

age 9+

Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.

By: Annie Barrows (2009)
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Magic in the Mix

age 9+

Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.

By: Annie Barrows (2014)
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The Marvellers

age 9+

Marvelous, unique story about belonging and friendship.

By: Dhonielle Clayton (2022)
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