Tag Archives: contemporary fantasy

Freddie vs. the Family Curse by Tracy Badua

Freddie vs. the Family Curse by Tracy Badua is a great book for fans of over-the-top humor, with a healthy dose of personal growth and Filipino-American culture. Continue reading

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Ravenfall by Kalyn Josephson

It’s the perfect time of year to curl up with a mug of hot mulled cider to read Ravenfall by Kalyn Josephson, a creepy-cozy story of supernatural happenings around Samhain. Continue reading

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The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

If you’re in the mood for a comfortingly cozy yet witchy (and witty) story, take a look at Sangu Mandanna’s debut adult book! Continue reading

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Every Bird a Prince by Jenn Reese

The shifting landscape of seventh grade combines with the unseen magical battles in the nearby woods.   Continue reading

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Witchlings by Claribel Ortega

Claribel Ortega’s newest middle grade fantasy, Witchlings, is an appealing mix of friendship, danger, and magic set in a contemporary fantasy world filled with whimsical details. Continue reading

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3 Fantasies about Bullying: The Insiders, Friend Me, and the Nightmare Thief

As an empathic adult who was bullied as a child, bullying is always very painful for me to read about. But it happens all too frequently, and it is dishonest for adults to deny kids the opportunity to read about … Continue reading

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That Thing about Bollywood by Supriya Kelkar

A girl who’s always loved Bollywood but keeps her feelings locked up suddenly unable to stop singing and dancing about them – and everyone else thinks it’s normal. Continue reading

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The Wild Huntsboys by Martin Stewart

The deprivations of wartime London mix with the modern era and dark fairies.   Continue reading

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Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young

12-year-old Nathan’s summer on the reservation gets a whole lot more interesting when he has to rescue a dying young water monster, connecting more with his Navajo culture in the process. Continue reading

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More Modern Adventures with Gods: Girl Giant and the Monkey King and City of the Plague God

Two stories in which modern-day kids get entangled with the living mythology of their culture, both great for fans of the Percy Jackson books. Continue reading

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