Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Magic Books

In Half Magic, four children experience magic one summer after double-wishing on an ancient coin. The children's department has many, many books about magic and wishing. Here are a few magical books you might enjoy:

The Magic Half by Annie Barrows

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.

Ibby's Magic Weekend by Heather Dyer

While visiting her two troublemaking cousins, Ibby learns about a magic box the boys found in the attic in their country home. She soon stumbles upon the strange tale of Uncle Godfrey, a professional magician who mysteriously vanished many years ago.

Drizzle by Kathleen Van Cleve
When a drought threatens her family's magical rhubarb farm, eleven-year-old Polly tries to find a way to make it rain again.

Any Which Wall by Laurel Snyder
In the middle of an Iowa cornfield, four children find a magic wall that enables them to travel through time and space.

Wish: Wishing Traditions Around the World by Roseanne Thong

There of many delightful ways children from cultures around the world help their wishes come true. From birthday candles to giant kites to lucky pennies, here are 15 fascinating ways to make a wish, whether big or small.

1 comment:

Wise Take said...

These look great! The little girl I babysit for would love Magic Half!