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Stockton, Frank R.
A magician tells the Bee-man how he was transformed into the Bee-man, then sets out to find out what he was before.

Lenica, Jan
A train that carries people and animals travels to magical places.

Melmed, Laura Krauss
An old couple wants a child of their own. They find a bunch of little rainbabies in the grass and they take care of them. A fairy comes to Earth and gives them a real child to love.

dePaola, Tomie
A little girl name Nona is born, and her Grandma Concetta says that she will teach her the ways of a strega who gives cures and advice on many things. Nona grows up and attends the convent school and the Academy of Stregas in the city. Nona eventually returns to the country to take her Grandma's place after she retires.

Egielski, Richard
Jazper's dad breaks three legs at work, so Jazper must find a job to pay the rent. He begins watching a house for menacing moths and while at the house, he learns how to transform himself into various things by reading. When the moths find out, Jazper must use his new talent to save himself.

Alexander, Sue
A professor invites Muriel to watch a magician warm up before a magic show. When the magician disappears, the professor asks Muriel to find the magician for him. She needs peanut butter cookies to help her think. She finally finds him in the library and has him back in time to do his magic show.

Nash, Ogden
Roy and Joy beg their parents for pets, but they are not allowed because of their parents' allergies. One night, the magical Abidan comes and gives the children seeds. In the morning, they have an animal garden, free of allergies.

Williams, Jay
Farmer Fred has been given one wish so he wishes that all of his future wishes come true. This wish ends up getting him into trouble and things get out of control.

Moser, Barry
Yoder is a lost soldier trying to find his way home. He runs into an old man who makes him rich, and he also gets the old man's magic tinderbox. Yoder, still lost, continues into a town. He stays in this town because he wants to marry the princess. The tinderbox ends up saving his life and helps him accomplish his goal.

Browne, Anthony
Neglected by a busy father, a young girl receives a gorilla stuffed animal from her father. Gorillas are her favorite animal and soon she and her gorilla are off on a magical trip.

Brown, Laurie Krasny
Different vegetables put on a vaudeville show for a group of children to enhance their popularity. For example, Bud the Spud does some magic tricks where he becomes a bowl of mashed potatoes, french fries, and potato pancakes. Other vegetable performers include B.A. Dilly (pickle), Miss Lotta Root (carrot), and Super Chile (pepper). By the time the show is over, the children like their vegetables.

Albee, Sarah
From 10 to 1, it's Oreo counting fun. Practice counting down from 10 to 1 with the help of Oreo cookies. Oh, some friends have come along to help. Turn the page and find out how many Oreos are left.

Wangerin, Walter Jr.
There is trouble when a family of potato farmers gets attacked by a fierce potato. Thistle proves that intangible skills are just as important as tangible ones.

Wiesner, David
Two young brothers have fun after a hurricane by turning a fallen Elm tree into a world full of magic and wonder.

McCrea, James//McCrea, Ruth
An unhappy princess looks for happiness by trying to take it from the gardener's son. She finally decides to join him.

Stevenson, James
A little witch, Emma, wants to be like the older witches, but is always excluded. One day, out of frustration, Emma gets together with the animals in the woods and makes a plan. The animals pretend to be under Emma's spell and all the other witches think she is a hero.

Steig, William
A hungry fox ruins Pearl the Pig's beautiful day. A talking magic bone saves the day.

Coville, Bruce//Coville, Katherine
A little girl named Sarah lives with her mean Aunt Meg who is a witch. One day when Sarah was sent to the forest to find toads, Sarah meets a friendly unicorn named Oakhorn. The unicorn with his magic horn broke the spell over Aunt Meg which made her nice again.

Wright, Jill
The Little Old Woman who lives in the woods has not gotten a good night's rest because every night her shoes get up and dance. She visits a very scary man, the Willy Nilly Man, to ask for his help.

Fleischman, Sid
A thief sees a farmer bury gold by a magical tree. The thief steals the gold and runs away with it. The thief is followed by the tree's Hey Hey man. The wood spirit tricks the thief into returning the farmer's gold.

McDermott, Gerald
A very poor Irishman is given magical things by the wee folk, but he must keep his good fortune away from the McGoons.

Sandberg, Inger//Sandberg, Lasse
Little Anna has a babysitter that is too tall to stand up in her house, so he has to lie on the floor. While on the floor, he shows Anna his magic hat. Unfortunately what he commands to come out is not always what appears from the hat.

McCully, Emily Arnold
Even on the boat, Felix has to play the piano and practice but he can't sit still. After watching the magic show, he decides he'd rather practice that. Felix ends up saving the day and amazing his father.

Catalanotto, Peter
A young girl loves to spend time with her father but he plays with her only at mealtimes. Between meals, he paints in his studio. She wants to play with her father but he says no. When she asks to paint, she spends time with her daddy and becomes a painter too.

Stanley, Diane
When Rumpelstiltskin's daughter is ordered by the King to spin straw into gold, she tricks him instead by telling him that sharing his gold with the townspeople is the way to increase his wealth.

Zemach, Margot
When a man and wife free an imp from under a tree, they are given three wishes that could greatly improve their love. However, without thinking, they foolishly waste the three wishes.

Hru, Dakari
When Joshua is pressured by his parents to play his African instrument in the school talent show, he is embarrassed because it is not as cool as the rap his friends will do. His uncle then gives him a magical mask which makes Joshua seem cool to other people. When he realizes he would rather make music with his Kalimmba, he is a hit at the talent show.

Greenfield, Eloise
A black child dreams of the old Africa and of her ancestors. The child journeys to exciting places and sees old familiar faces.

Elmer, Irene
Anthony's father is a magician. Anthony tells his teacher and class that he wants to be a magician too. The class does not believe in magic, so Anthony is determined to prove to them that he can do it. He makes dragons grow right in front of their eyes, but they are unable to see the dragons because they do not believe.

Wiesner, David
After falling asleep with a book, a boy dreams of a magical adventure. He travels to a kingdom, a forest, and a city where he meets animals and many characters. (A Wordless Book)

Hope, Christopher
Tarquin is a dinosaur and his fellow dragon disowned him. After settling a quarrel between the dragons and people. Tarquin is criticized again. He and Ellio fly away.

Hasler, Eveline
Peter's mother tells him a story about winter magic. That night Peter dreams of winter magic and awakes. Peter's cat takes him out into the winter night and shows him the magic of winter.

Anderson, Lonzo//Adams, Adrienne
A boy wants to perform in front of the king at a festival. He first has to find a special talent. He tries to sing, juggle, and finally he comes up with something the king will love.

dePaola, Tomie
Big Anthony steals Strega Nona's magic ring and wishes to be handsome. Be ready for a surprise when he realizes it's more of a hassle than fun.

Shub, Elizabeth
As a child, Tom is tricked by a leprechaun. As an adult, Tom is a married man who has a run in with Pisky who try to steal his horse. This time, Tom is not tricked.

Schertle, Alice
A boy makes a scarecrow out of a witch hazel branch. The scarecrow, Hazel, has special powers only the boy knows of. Hazel saves a pumpkin to make a large harvest moon with it.

De Bruyn, Monica
Lauren was a new girl in town with no friends. She found a ring and pretended that it had magical powers. She was upset when she lost it one day, but she made new friends and realized she did not need the ring.

Wooding, S.
Arthur, a fat mouse, is granted one Christmas wish from his fairy Godfather. Godfather says his wish has to make someone happy. His wish, playing beautiful music on the piano, is granted.

Briggs, Robert
The town is putting on a benefit for Mr. Whittaker, because his barn burned down. Georgie, a ghost, helps Mr. Whittaker be a magician for the benefit.

Ungerer, Tom
This book is about a magic hat. The hat made a poor man rich, saved a rare bird, won a battle, and saved a baby and an archduke's cousin.

Cullen, Catherine Ann
Each day of the week, a young girl goes out searching for something new to see. Each day she encounters someone who needs the help of one of the six buttons on her magical coat. They are all grateful of the young girl's kindness and help. After helping each of them, her magic runs out on Sunday.

Falwell, Cathryn
The antics of a circus clown includes magical appearances and word play. Bright colors bring magic to life.

Seuss, Dr.
A king is very bored with the usual elements that come from the sky, so he summons his magicians to make something new and it gets out of hand.

Richter, K
Simon is made fun of all the time because he is very simple. One day, he catches a magic fish who grants him some wishes. Simon's life changes forever.

Griffith, Helen V.
A young girl named Emily kisses a frog and turns him into a handsome prince. The prince does not enjoy being a prince, so he wants to be turned back into a frog. The prince must first be kissed by another frog that has been turned into a beautiful princess.

Yorinks, A.
Al wants a new, more relaxed life. One day, a bird comes and takes him to a little paradise. Al turns into a bird, so maybe his life at home was not so bad afterall.

Polacco, Patricia
Patricia Polacco tells the story of her childhood summers at her dad's house. As a traveling car salesman, her father brought home many stories to share with his children. Together they experience a magic rock that has the power to change their outlook on life.

Willard, Nancy
A priest receives a broken crock pot which brings him food and other things he needs. A bishop visits one day and declares the pot a miracle. He throws the pot away to have a gold one made which causes the magic to disappear.

Kimmel, Eric A.
Instead of helping his family clean, Jacob plays with his new brass dreidel. Jacob's mom has had enough, so she sends Jacob to the well for a pail of water. At the well, Jacob meets a goblin who gives him two new magic dreidels.

Coombs, Patricia
It's the day of the Witches' Ball and all the witches are grouchy. Little Dorrie figures out that the evil Pin Witch is responsible for the mayhem and saves the day.