Bayou Magic, by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Summary:  Visiting her grandmother in the Louisiana bayou, ten-year-old Maddy begins to realize that she may be the only sibling to carry on the gift of her family’s magical legacy.

Little, Brown

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Twist My Charm The Popularity Spell, by Toni Gallagher

Summary: When a package arrives in the mail for Cleo Nelson, she can’t wait to open it. The birthday present is from Uncle Arnie and that means magic! Inside is a voodoo doll complete with instructions for making happy, wonderful things happen to Cleo and her friend Samantha. They start small by wishing for treats (surprise pizza!), but then their spells start to grow. And when they wish for popularity, they accidentally get the popular girl in school in major trouble with the principal. Can happy spells be twisted into bad magic?

Random House

Stolen Magic, by Gail Carson Levine

Summary: Elodie, the dragon detective Meenore, and the kindly ogre Count Jonty Um are all on their way to Elodie’s home island of Lahnt. Elodie has barely set foot on land before she learns that the Replica, a statue that keeps her island’s deadly volcano from erupting, has been stolen! If the Replica isn’t found in three days, a mountain will be destroyed. And when Elodie ends up alone with a cast of characters each of whom may be guilty, she has to use her wits to try to unravel a tangled web of lies.

Harper

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Alistair Grim’s Odditorium, by Gregory Funaro

Summary: In Victorian England Grubb, an orphan about twelve years old, escapes his life of drudgery as a chimney sweep’s apprentice and finds himself in a very strange house filled with magical objects and creatures, but soon he learns that there are dark forces seeking his new master.

Disney Hyperion

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Castle Hangnail, by Ursula Vernon

Summary: When little, twelve-year-old Molly arrives at Castle Hangnail to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the minions who dwell there have no choice but to give her the job and at first it seems she will be able to keep the castle open, but Molly has quite a few secrets that could cause trouble.

Dial Books

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Hoodoo, by Ronald Smith

Summary: A mysterious man called the Stranger comes to town, and 12-year-old Hoodoo starts dreaming of the dead rising from their graves. The entire town is at risk from the Stranger’s black magic, and only Hoodoo can defeat him. He’ll just need to learn how to conjure first.  Set amid the swamps, red soil, and sweltering heat of small town Alabama in the 1930s, Hoodoo is infused with a big dose of creepiness leavened with gentle humor.

Houghton Mifflin

The Black Reckoning, by John Stephens

Summary: In the final book of the Books of Beginning trilogy, Kate and Michael must help the magical world prepare for the final war against the Dire Magnus, while Emma must travel to find the final book–the Book of the Dead.

Knopf

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