Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Display - Magical Creatures

By Isobelle Carmody
Seeking a cure for her sick mother, Courage "Rage" Winnoway and her dogs pass through a magical gateway to a strange land known as Valley where they must find, before the sand in an enchanted hourglass runs out, the powerful wizard noted for his healing magic.
By Bruce Coville
 What moans at midnight in Toad-in-a-Cage Castle? Toad-in-a-Cage Castle was filled with secrets -- secrets such as the hidden passages that led to every room, the long stairway that wound down to the dungeon, and the weird creature named Igor who lived there. But it was the mysterious night noises that bothered William the most -- the strange moans that drifted through the halls of the castle where he was raised. He wanted to know what caused them. Then one night he found out....
By Amanda Ashby

Sophie can't wait to start middle school. She has a brand-new pair of jeans that make her look impossibly tall and will hopefully cause her dreamy crush to fall in love with her. But when an odd, floating Zac Efron look-alike appears and offers her a ring, Sophie takes it and becomes a djinn. Can she manage to learn to control her new powers?
By Amanda Ashby
Sophie is in sixth grade which is anything but boring since she's been turned into a genie and has also developed Random Wish Disorder. She has also discovered that her missing father is also a djinn. So now all Sophie has to do is impress the Djinn Council, find out where her father is, and get her heart-throb friend, Jonathan's twin sister to like her.
By Kimberly Jones
 When twelve-year-old Janna, who lives in a small house with her single mother, helps a homeless woman who turns out to be a genie, she discovers how interconnected the world really is.
By Miranda Jones
When Ali wishes for a touch of pink in her bedroom, Little Genie's magic goes awry again and everything Ali touches turns pink--which proves embarrassing for the soccer team on which Mary's brother plays.
By Miranda Jones
Ali uses one of her magical wishes so that she and Little Genie can trade places and Ali can stay home from school.
By Tui Sutherland
Determined to end a generations-long war among the seven dragon tribes, a secret movement called the Talons of Peace draws on a prophecy that calls for a great sacrifice, compelling five appointed dragonets to fulfill a painful destiny against their will.
By Susan Fletcher
Kaeldra, an outsider adopted by an Elythian family as a baby, possesses the power to understand dragons and uses this power to try to save her younger sister who needs dragon's milk to recover from an illness.
By Laurence Yep
Shimmer, a renegade dragon princess, tries to redeem herself by capturing a witch with the help of a human boy.
By Jessica Day George
Orphaned after a fever epidemic, Creel befriends a dragon and unknowingly inherits an object that can either save or destroy her kingdom.
 By Joseph Bruchac
After falling in love with an Abenaki Indian woman, a white great horned owl named Wabi transforms into a human being and has several trials and adventures while learning to adapt to his new life.

 The Boggart
By Susan Cooper
After visiting the castle in Scotland which her family has inherited, Emily finds that she has accidentally brought back a boggart, an invisible and mischievous spirit with a fondness for practical jokes.

The Amulet of Samarkand
By Jonathan Stroud

Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.
By Jaleigh Johnson
Since her father's death in a factory in the Dragonfly territories, thirteen-year-old Piper has eked out a living as a scrapper in Merrow Kingdom, but the arrival of a mysterious girl sends her on a dangerous journey to distant lands.
By Jennifer Donnelly
Uncovering an ancient evil, Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas, to save their hidden world.
By Babette Cole
Penny Simms is overjoyed when she wins a place at the pony school Fetlocks Hall and can now learn about horses and discover the magical unicorn world of Equitopia. She may even be the Unicorn Princess whose appearance is predicted by the king of the unicorns. But can she overcome the sinister threat from the Devlipeds and save the unicorns and the pony world?
By Carol Hughes
Joyce the fairy has the adventure she has always dreamed of when she joins forces with a human princess to rescue the unicorn stolen from Swinley Forest, placing the forest and its fairy community in grave danger.
By Sheila Nielson
 When a mermaid attempts to lure her into the sea, fourteen-year-old Adrianne, who lives in a superstitious island community, must choose between the promise of an underwater paradise and those she loves.
By Alice Hoffman
A love-struck mermaid named Aquamarine supplies adventure and insights to two twelve-year-old girls, life-long friends who are spending their last summer together before one of them moves away.
By Patricia McKillip
A floor scrubber and a magician try to help a prince return to his home beneath the sea and help his half brother, a human trapped in the body of a sea monster, return to the land.
By Shannon Messenger
At age twelve, Sophie learns that the remarkable abilities that have always caused her to stand out identify her as an elf, and after being brought to Eternalia to hone her skills, discovers that she has secrets buried in her memory for which some would kill.
By Shannon Messenger
ophie is settling in nicely to her new life in Havenfield. She's getting to spend time with rare, precious species -- including the first female Alicorn, who shows herself to Sophie and trusts no one but her. Sophie is tasked with helping to train the magical creature so that the Alicorn can be revealed to the people of the lost cities as a sign of hope. But the secrets buried deep in Sophie's memories remain, and before long she's back in incredible danger, risking everything to find the answers to questions that could save not only her life, but the life of someone close to her.
By Kate O'Hearn
Reborn as the Flame, thirteen-year-old Emily has saved Olympus from destruction but when the gruesome Nirads begin a new invasion, Emily and her friends become entangled in the conflict as old grudges are unearthed and new enemies are discovered.
By Elizabeth Gouge
In 1842, newly orphaned Maria Merryweather, her governess, and dog arrive at her ancestral home in an enchanted village in England's West Country where the people's bliss is marred by a dark shadow.

 The Menagerie
By Tui Sutherland
When twelve-year-old Logan Wilde wakes up to discover a baby griffin hiding under his bed, he suddenly finds himself thrown into a mystery involving his classmate Zoe Kahn and a magical menagerie right in the middle of his sleepy Wyoming town.

Wednesdays in the Tower
by Jessica Day George
 After discovering a giant egg in the magical Castle Glower, Princess Celie agrees to care for the egg and what creature it hatches.

 I, Coriander
By Sally Gardner
In 17th century London, Coriander, a girl who has inherited magic from her mother, must find a way to use this magic in order to save both herself and an inhabitant of the fairy world where her mother was born.
By Tony DiTerlizzi
When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.
By Paul Crilley
After saving a piskie's life, twelve-year-old Emily Snow finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old war between rival fairy factions and a secret society named The Invisible Order.
By Sarah Prineas
Spirited young Fer travels through the Way to a magical world in which beings part human and part animal serve an evil ruler known as the Lady, and where she hopes to learn about her long-lost parents and her own identity.
By Holly Lisle
In a world where an uneasy peace binds Humans and Nightlings, fourteen-year-old Genna and her twelve-year-old brother Dan learn of their uncle's plot to gain immortality in exchange for human lives, and the two strike their own bargain with the Nightling lord, which sets them on a dangerous journey along the Moonroads in search of a key.

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