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Magical stories are an essential part of childhood. From myths and legends, to well-loved classics, magic has always been weaved into the great children’s tales. Here are six magical books for kids that entertain, nurture the imagination, and encourage a love of reading.

  • Jack's Secret Summer - Jack Ryder, Alice McKinley

    Jack has been dreading the summer holidays, but when his boisterous neighbours, Bruno and Rocco, make it their mission to pull him into an adventure, his life will never be the same again. Join the Secret Summer gang on an unforgettable magical adventure, full of humour and heart. Young readers will be spellbound by this adventure.

  • Scribble Witch: Notes in Class - Inky Willis

    A hilarious double-act like no other! Accidentally naughty nine-year-old Molly and Notes, the secret scribble witch who lives in her pen pot, face friendship troubles, spelling championships and, a few magical muddles along the way. Book 1 in this magical series is guaranteed to make 7-9s laugh out loud.

  • Nevermoor - Jessica Townsend

    A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut Australian author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world - but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination. Guaranteed to cultivate reading habits.

  • The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair - Enid Blyton

    Mollie and Peter discover the most extraordinary thing: a magical wishing-chair that takes them on some wonderful adventures. Your young readers will love the first book in Enid Blyton's classic fantasy series about a chair that can fly and grant wishes!

  • The Wizard In My Shed - Simon Farnaby, Claire Powell

    Merdyn has been banished to the 21st century for bad behaviour, and he's about to create a whole load of trouble. Meet Merdyn the Wild (the world's most badly-behaved wizard), Rose (the world's most ordinary girl) and Bubbles (the world's best guinea pig) on a hilarious adventure that might just end in an epic wizard battle in the garden - if you're lucky.

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