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 Book Poster Image
Delightful, charming classic has adventure, humor, heart.
By Edward Eager
(2015)
(1999)
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The Worst Witch at School Book Poster Image
Too young for Harry? Try this fun witch series.
By Jill Murphy
(2007)
(2007)
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The Courage of Cat Campbell Book Poster Image
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
(2015)
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The Familiars Book Poster Image
Magical animal adventures for kids not ready for Potter.
By Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson
(2012)
(2010)
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Granted Book Poster Image
Grounded fairy learns to let her heart lead in magical tale.
By John David Anderson
(2018)
(2018)
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The Lifters Book Poster Image
Quirky fable promotes family, community, teamwork.
By Dave Eggers
(2018)
(2018)
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Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Magically sweet story set in Mexican American family bakery.
By Anna Meriano
(2018)
(2018)
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The Magic Misfits, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Fast-paced, fun adventure about kid magician finding home.
By Neil Patrick Harris
(2017)
(2017)
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A Snicker of Magic Book Poster Image
Kids try to find town's lost magic in beguiling tale.
By Natalie Lloyd
(2014)
(2014)
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A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic Book Poster Image
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
(2015)
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Upside-Down Magic Book Poster Image
Laughs, life lessons in magical-misfit series start.
By Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins
(2015)
(2015)
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Circus Mirandus Book Poster Image
A mesmerizing journey through a wonderful, magical world.
By Cassie Beasley
(2015)
(2015)
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Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Book Poster Image
Rowling's humorous Magical Beasts 101 for charity.
By J. K. Rowling
(2003)
(2001)
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Furthermore Book Poster Image
Kids race to save imprisoned dad in magical adventure.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2016)
(2016)
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Foxheart Book Poster Image
Girl and dog pal face riveting, intense fight to save magic.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
(2016)
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The Magic Half Book Poster Image
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
(2009)
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Magic in the Mix Book Poster Image
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
(2014)
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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book Poster Image
First-rate, spellbinding story of misfit girl who's magic.
By Jessica Townsend
(2017)
(2017)
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Pennyroyal Academy Book Poster Image
Brave kids, scary monsters, lessons galore in series debut.
By M.A. Larson
(2014)
(2014)
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The Cabinet of Earths Book Poster Image
American kids find magical, creepy adventure in Paris.
By Anne Nesbet
(2011)
(2012)
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
(2016)
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Hour of the Bees Book Poster Image
Tween finds herself and her roots in gripping magical tale.
By Lindsay Eagar
(2016)
(2016)
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The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons Book Poster Image
Brave heroine faces danger with help of magic and friends.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2012)
(2012)
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Whichwood Book Poster Image
Lush, dark fantasy has magical teens, ghosts, the undead.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2017)
(2017)
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The Witch's Boy Book Poster Image
Exciting, moving magical adventure explores love and greed.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2014)
(2014)
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The Apothecary Book Poster Image
Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
By Maile Meloy
(2011)
(2011)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
(2012)
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The Crown's Game Book Poster Image
Captivating tale of competing magicians in 1825 Russia.
By Evelyn Skye
(2016)
(2016)
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Tempests and Slaughter: The Numair Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Strong characters, murder fill exciting magic-academy tale.
By Tamora Pierce
(2018)
(2018)
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Caraval Book Poster Image
Sisters escape abusive father to play dangerous magic game.
By Stephanie Garber
(2017)
(2017)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
(2017)
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Wicked Like a Wildfire Book Poster Image
Magical twins chase a family curse in absorbing fantasy.
By Lana Popovic
(2017)
(2017)
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The Last Magician, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Clever con schemes distinguish New York City fantasy.
By Lisa Maxwell
(2017)
(2017)
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A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Dark magic, gore, hot faerie romance mark mature fantasy.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2015)
(2015)
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