Took: a Ghost Story, by Mary Downing Hahn

Summary: A witch called Old Auntie is lurking near Dan’s family’s new home. He doesn’t believe in her at first, but is forced to accept that she is real and take action when his little sister, Erica, is ‘took’ to become Auntie’s slave for the next fifty years.

Clarion

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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One Witch at a Time, by Stacy DeKeyser

Summary:  When Rudi Bauer sets out for town one morning to trade, he never dreams that Susanna Louisa will sell his family’s cow for magic beans from the evil witch of Petz. The journey to Petz is long and hard, but Rudi and Susanna Louisa soon find a shortcut: a magically sprouted beanstalk leads them straight there…and straight into danger.

McElderry Books

Grounded: the Adventures of Rapunzel, by Megan Morrison

Series:  Tyme #1
Summary:  Rapunzel believes she is the luckiest person in Tyme, because Witch tells her so, but when Jack climbs into her tower to steal an enchanted rose, he hints that Witch is not telling the whole truth and Rapunzel, driven by her anger and fear, descends to the ground for the first time.

Scholastic

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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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