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Apprentice Witches: Kiki’s Delivery Service and Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch

I was fortunate enough to read both a new translation of the classic Japanese fantasy book and a recent book inspired by in the same week. There is lots of charming witchy fun to be had in both of these! Continue reading

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Magical Black Girls: A Song Below Water and Snapdragon

Here are two tales of girls coming to terms with their own magic, A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow and Snapdragon by Kat Leyh. Continue reading

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Secrets and Journeys: Four Graphic Novels for Kids

Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen. Oni Press, 2019. 9781620105511. Willow’s tears turn into actual monsters, and she seems to want to cry all the time.  She tries to keep them bottled up, but that just leads to … Continue reading

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3 Fantastic Graphic Novels for Kids

Here are three recent fantasy and science fiction graphic novels for kids Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill. Oni Press, 2018. I’m really fond of Katie O’Neill’s beautiful art style paired with woman- and queer-power storylines and couldn’t resist getting this … Continue reading

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Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

I suddenly realized that though I always have an audio book going and get through quite a lot of them, I haven’t been reviewing them.  Here, have an audio book! Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson. Narrated by Rebecca Soler. … Continue reading

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The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol

What does happen to a witch once she’s done with school? The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol. Read by Elizabeth Knowelden. Scholastic Audiobooks, 2017. Arianwyn Gribble has flunked her witch’s test.  She hopes it isn’t just the influence of her … Continue reading

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Castle Hangnail

I listed this as one of my favorite books of the year so far a couple of months ago now… so perhaps I should review it. Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon. Dial Books, 2015. As our story opens, the minions … Continue reading

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Two for Grown-Ups

Here’s a last couple of adult books before things shift over to a steady diet of middle grade speculative fiction. The Book of Life. All Souls Trilogy Book 3 by Deborah Harkness. Viking, 2014 This is the last book in … Continue reading

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The Witch’s Boy

I was hearing a lot of buzz about this book, so I was very excited to be approved for a digital ARC for it through Edelweiss. The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill. Algonquin Press, 2014. Once upon a time, in … Continue reading

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