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

 

Magic in the Mix, by Annie Barrows

Magic in the MixSummary:  Life seems to be back to normal for “newly twinned” sisters Miri and Molly until their magical house sends them on a new time-traveling adventure to the Civil War, where they must risk everything to save two unusual soldiers and come to terms with the emotional truth about Molly’s past.

Bloomsbury

The Blood Guard, by Carter Roy

Blood GuardSummary:  Thirteen-year-old Ronan Truelove learns that he is a member of the Blood Guard, a secret society sworn to protect the pure, and must use his skills to save his kidnapped father, the girl of his dreams, and the world.

Two Lions

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Creature of Moonlight, by Rebecca Hahn

Creature of MoonlightSummary:  Marni, a young flower seller who has been living in exile, must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and a life with the father she has never known–a wild dragon.

Houghton Mifflin

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Dreamer Wisher Liar, by Charise Mericle Harper

Dreamer Wisher LiarSummary:  Ashley’s summer is filled with babysitting, letters to her best friend at camp, and a wish jar filled with secret revelations that help her understand her mother in a whole new way.

Harper Collins

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Evil Fairies Love Hair, by Mary Thompson

Evil Fairies Love HairSummary:  Ali and her middle school classmates are raising flocks of fairies to make their wishes come true. But growing a flock is harder than it sounds: the fairies eat only human hair, and the rules for dealing with them are confusing, misleading, and subject to change. As Ali and her friends struggle to earn their wishes, mistakes are made, spells go awry, and soon Ali is up against hundreds of two-inch-tall imps who have very big plans—to replace all the parents in town!—and the power to carry them out.

Clarion

 

The Forbidden Library, by Django Wexler

Forbidden LibrarySummary:  When her father is lost at sea shortly after meeting a very unusual visitor, Alice must leave her home to live with an “uncle” whose rural Pennsylvania estate includes a massive and mysterious library that holds much more than books.

Kathy Dawson

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Nightingale’s Nest, by Nikki Loftin

Nightingales NestSummary:  In this twist on “The Nightingale,” Little John, despite his own poverty and grief, reaches out to Gayle, an unhappy foster child living next-door who sings beautifully and hides a great secret.

RazorBill

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The Witch’s Island, by Zoe Griffin

Witchs IslandSummary: Melody Spring is a normal fifteen-year-old girl living in a tiny town in Indonesia. But when Melody and her best friends Claire and Sky find out that an evil enchantress called the Witch Greene lives on a nearby island and plans to take over their town, their lives change forever.  The three girls undertake the task of defeating the witch and saving their town, but is the Witch Greene really the end of their problems, or is she just a pawn in a much bigger game?

CreateSpace Independent Publishing

 

The Secret Box, by Whitaker Ringwald

Secret BoxSummary:  On her twelfth birthday, Jax Malone receives an odd, unopenable present from an estranged aunt. When Jax and her cousins Ethan and Tyler go on a quest to open the box, they uncover a mystery with magical consequences.

Katherine Tegen

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A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd

Summary: Snicker of Magic The Pickles are new to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic–but Felicity is convinced the magic is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to bring the magic back.

Scholastic

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