The Witch’s Boy, by Kelly Barnhill

Summary:  When a Bandit King comes to take the magic that Ned’s mother, a witch, is meant to protect, the stuttering, weak boy villagers think should have drowned rather than his twin summons the strength to protect his family and community, while in the woods, the bandit’s daughter puzzles over a mystery that ties her to Ned.

Algonquin

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Copper Magic, by Julia Mary Gibson

Summary:  The year is 1906, and twelve-year-old Violet Blake unearths an ancient talisman–a copper hand–beside the stream where her mother used to harvest medicine. Violet’s touch warms the copper hand and it begins to reveal glimpses of another time. Violet is certain that the copper hand is magic–and if anyone is in need of its powers, it’s Violet. Surely the magic of the copper hand can make things right for Violet and restore her fractured family. Violet makes a wish. But her ignorant carelessness unleashes formidable powers–and her attempts to control them jeopardizes not only herself, but the entire town of Pigeon Harbor.

Tom Doherty Books

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Bad Magic, by Pseudonymous Bosch

Summary:  Thirteen-year-old Clay, a boy who no longer believes in magic, tags graffiti on his classroom wall and, as punishment, is sent to a camp for wayward kids located on a volcanic island, where eccentric campmates abound, a ghost walks among the abandoned ruins of a mansion, and a dangerous force threatens to erupt with bad magic.

Little, Brown and Co.

 

Eighth Day, by Dianne Salerni

Summary:  Orphan Jax Aubrey doesn’t expect much on his thirteenth birthday, but when he discovers there’s an extra day squeezed between Wednesday and Thursday whose origins are rooted in Arthurian legend, it’s clear his life will never be the same.

Harper

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Iron Trial, by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Iron TrialSummary:  Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron trial, but not Callum Hunt. All his life his father as warned him to stay away from magic.

Scholastic

 

Sparkers, by Eleanor Glewwe

SparkersSummary:  Marah, an underclass ‘sparker’ in a society ruled by magicians, works with her friend Azariah to find a cure for a mysterious disease that turns its victims’ eyes black.

Viking

 

Backwards Moon, by Mary Losure

Backwards moonSummary:  When the magical veil that protects their valley from humans is broached and the Wellspring Water needed to repair it is polluted, it is up to two young witches, Bracken and Nettle, to save the coven.

Holiday House

 

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