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Le Guin, Ursula K.
A young boy is taken by trolls and his older sister tries to find him with the help of her magic wooden horse. The red mare comes to life and they rescue her brother from the troll's high mountain.

Wright, Mildred Whatley
Lee Chow's grandfather shows him the wonderful items in the magic Chest of Dragons. What Lee Chow really wants is marbles and the Chest of Dragons cannot provide them. Fortunately, the Spring Festival creates good times, friends, and the beautiful marbles Lee Chow desires.

Seeger, Pete
A little boy and his father are banished from town. The little boy is banished because he plays his ukelele all the time and his father is banished because of his magic and his storytelling about the monster Abiyoyo. When the monster comes to terrorize the town, the boy puts it to sleep with his ukelele music and then his father makes the giant disappear with his magic. They are welcomed back into the town.

Hiller, Catherine
A boy gets a cat that is magical. The boy tells a friend about his cat and his friend promises not to tell. His friend tells and all the kids laugh and make fun of him. The cat proves to everyone that he is magical and then makes everyone forget, but the friend remembers and never tells.

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.

Anno, Mitsumasa
Jack is given two magic seeds by a wizard. He is told to plant one seed and eat one seed, but Jack figures out a more lucrative method. How many seeds does each harvest yield?

Anno, Masaichiro//Anno, Mitsumasa
Children's eyes are opened to the excitement of seeing and learning the alphabet in a different way. Although initially distorted, the letters can be easily viewed when using a silver tube as directed.

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.

Wilson, April
A child's drawing of a bird comes to life. The child and the bird draw with the coloring pencils to outsmart each other. (A Wordless Book).

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.

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.

Graham, Bob
Benny is a very talented magician's assisstant. When he outshines the magician though, he is kicked out of the show. For the first time, Benny is on his own and he doesn't know where to go or what to do. He searches everywhere for a place to belong. In the last place he looks, Benny finds the perfect home.

Child, Lauren
Herb loves being read storybooks by his mother, as long as she takes the books out of his room when she is done. Tonight though, his mother gets distracted and forgets the book. As Herb is just about to fall asleep, two wolves jump out of the book with the intention of eating him. Herb must now find a way to keep them from eating him. With the help of a fairy godmother (from another book!), Herb escapes the hungry wolves.

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.

Nolan, Jerdine
Momma Mary goes back in time and tells stories of a unique young man named Jabe, who is responsible for creating magic among the slaves of the Plenty Plantation. He is described as a hero with the strength of fifty men, a big heart, and a wondrous gift at leading slaves away to freedom.

Allen, Debbie
Twelve brothers magically disappear every night even though their door is locked. Their father hires a housekeeper to figure out the mystery of his boys. She learns to listen, which turns out to be more powerful than simply solving a mystery.

Egan, Tim
Arthur Crandall is granted three wishes from a magic fly. Since Arthur does not really believe in the magic fly, his wishes are not very thoughtful. Two of his wishes come true but they are mixed up. The third wish has the potential to change life as the Crandall's know it.

Steig, William
Caleb and Kate get into an argument, so Caleb leaves to go for a long walk in the woods where he meets a witch who puts a spell on him to changes him into a dog. In the end, burglars end up cutting off Caleb's foot (where the witch put the spell on him) in order to change him back to a man.

Gilmore, Maeve//Welfare, Kenneth
A doll and his friends have adventures in the house. When the owner is away, they explore the magic room so that the poet will make them each a special rhyme.

Holder, Heide
Carmine is old and has little energy. He saves a swan and in return, she gives him magical stardust. He gives it all away to make others happy. In despair, he finds one more speck and he wishes to be young again.

Minters, Frances
A little girl lives with her two sisters in New York. They all get invited to a basketball game to see the prince play. Elly doesn't have anything to wear but her godmother comes and saves the day. Elly goes to the game, gets her prince, and teaches others the value of not being mean.

Meddaugh, Susan
Cinderella's fairy godmother turns a rat into a coachboy. The coachboy loves that he has more food to eat and less enemies (cats). But what will he do when someone wants to harm his sister (a rat)?

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

Ringgold, Faith
While Melody and her aunt's adopted son, Lonnie, are playing hide-and-seek, they stumble upon something magical. They discover that her aunt's paintings can speak. Each of the paintings is a portrait of a famous African-American woman, who tells Melody and Lonnie of their accomplishments.

Mora, Pat
A vicious animal is causing panic among the villagers. Done Flor, a giant woman with a heart of gold, helps find the reason behind the mysterious beast.

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.

Yolen, Jane
Dove Isabeau is a young beauty whose stepmother is a jealous witch. One day, the witch turns Isabeau into a dragon. A young man saves her by risking his own life. In the end, Dove Isabeau saves her lover's life and they live happily ever after.

Amico, Carmela
Ella wants so badly to be in the school talent show, but she has no talent. She decides instead to join the talent show committee and helps make the show the best it can be. During the show, something unexpected happens and Ella comes to the rescue, finding her true talent: helping others.

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.

Little, Jean
When a new neighbor named Sally moves in, Emma learns to overcome her shyness and her fear of reading out loud to her schoolmates. Early readers can explore their friendships and activities during winter then spring.

LeGuin, Ursula K.
The thinking man and the writing woman are good friends. They decide to find a child to run messages between their homes and to catch fish for their fish soup. The child is created by their imaginations and a touch of magic.

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)

Desbarats, Peter
Gabrielle and Selena are tired of the same routine everyday. They switch places for the evening, and their parents play a trick on them. Be ready for a funny ending.

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.

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.

Steig, William
Gorky the frog invents a magical potion that allows him to fly through the country side and town.

Wood, Audrey
A mother goes to market. While she is gone, a witch persuades her children to let her in the house. The witch turns the children into her supper, but the mother arrives home in time to save her children and chase the witch away.

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.

Kipling, Rudyard
When the world was brand new camal had no hump. He did not work, only idled in the desert. This upset the other animals who told a magic man. This magic man gave the camel his hump so he can work for three days without food and water.

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

Blacker, Terence
It all seems so simple. To stop the local library from being closed down, Ms. Wiz sprinkles her special powder over a few books to bring them to life. But soon the greediest man in the world, some Flopsy Bunnies, and a very royal couple are on the loose. Jack and Podge are worried- this time, is Ms. Wiz really in control?

Siegelson, Kim L.
Mentu and Twi tell the story of an African family newly arrived in the Americas. Twi never gives up on returning to her native Africa. Twi tells stories of cooking, planting, music and dancing from her native land.

Hamilton, Virginia
Jahdu uses creativity to outwit his shadow in order to recover his magic dust.

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.

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.

Mora, Francisco X
Two friends, an oppossum and a prairie dog, live together. After being warned by their landlord to pay the rent, they receive a magic bag after saving a coyote's life. This bag takes them on a very exciting adventure.

Borton, Lady
When Jamie Kay helps her dad in their magical junk yard, Robert Haines and other kids make fun of her. Jamie Kay has to find a way to show the kids that her junkyard is magical. But most of all, Jamie has to find a way to make a friend.

Angelou, Maya
A young Ashanti boy describes some of the wonders of his life in and around the West African village of Bonwire.

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.

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.