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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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

 

ParaNorman, by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Summary:  In a quaint New England town with a history of witches and pilgrims, misunderstood Norman Babcock can see and talk to ghosts. No one believes him, of course-everyone just thinks he’s weird. This young ghoul whisperer finds his paranormal talents pushed to their otherworldly limits in this hilarious and spooky adventure!

Little, Brown

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Power of Poppy Pendle, by Natasha Lowe

Summary:  Ten-year-old Poppy, born to ordinary parents, inherits her famous Great Aunt Mabel’s genes—GAM was a famous witch. In Poppy’s world, witches work for good and are much valued, with powers both coveted and praised. But Poppy does not want to be a witch—she wants to be a baker, and she is extremely good at baking. Her parents insist Poppy follow in the footsteps of her great aunt, but Poppy has plans of her own.

Simon & Schuster

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, by Christopher Healy

Summary: The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales form an unlikely team.  They  stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes.

Walden Pond Press

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