Magic in the Real World Books for 4th-8th Graders


It seemed like such an ordinary thing, but you picked it up and turned it over in your hand; your library card, then a book list, then a book, and Abracadabra!!! The ordinary became extraordinary. How did it happen? Can you do it again? The special powers hidden in these books only come to life when you check them out, take them home, and say the magic words: "Leave me be, I'm reading!"

Book Cover Title
Image of Tuck everlasting book cover Tuck everlasting
Natalie Babbitt
Winnie discovers a family's secret of eternal youth.
Image of The house with a clock in its walls book cover The house with a clock in its walls
John Bellairs
Lewis, with his warlock uncle and witch neighbor, searches for the hidden clock that has been programmed to end the world.
Image of Well wished book cover Well wished
Franny Billingsley
Nuria's wish on a wishing well goes terribly wrong when it switches her body with her friend's.
Image of The dark is rising book cover The dark is rising
Alan E. Cober
On his birthday Will awakens to new powers that will help him in the coming battle between the Light and the Dark.
Image of Jennifer Murdley's toad book cover Jennifer Murdley's toad
Bruce Coville
Jennifer's purchase of a magical talking toad means she's in for some adventures.
Image of Matilda book cover Matilda
Roald Dahl
Matilda's special powers help her defeat the evil headmistress at her school and save her teacher.
Image of Half magic book cover Half magic
Edward Eager
Four children find a magic charm that grants only half of any wish.
Image of Falcon's egg book cover Falcon's egg
Luli Gray
Falcon hatches a dragon in her New York City apartment and tries to keep it as a secret pet.
Image of Faith and the electric dogs book cover Faith and the electric dogs
Patrick Jennings
Faith, homesick for San Francisco, powers a homemade spacecraft with pork fat and jalapeños, and sets out on an adventure.
Image of Witch week book cover Witch week
Diana Wynne Jones
Someone in class 6B is a witch, and whoever it is risks being burned at the stake if they are found out.
The haunting
Margaret Mahy
Barney receives messages through ESP from his uncle, a magician whom the family assumed was dead.
Image of Hob and the goblins book cover Hob and the goblins
William Mayne
Hob, the spirit who lives under the stairs, must protect his family's home from evil forces.
Image of The enchanted castle book cover The enchanted castle
E. Nesbit
Four English children find an enchanted castle in the woods.
Image of Figgs & phantoms book cover Figgs & phantoms
Ellen Raskin
When Mona's uncle dies, she goes searching for the family's fantastic after-world, Capri, to retrieve him.
The girl with the silver eyes
Willo Davis Roberts
Katie has always looked different from anyone else, but she discovers that she is psychokinetic.
Image of Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone book cover Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
J.K. Rowling
Orphaned Harry discovers on his birthday that he is heir to magic, and embarks for wizard school.
Image of Knights of the kitchen table book cover Knights of the kitchen table
Jon Scieszka
Three friends are transported to the middle ages.
Black and blue magic
Ziplha Keatley Snyder
Harry is in for more than he bargained for when a stranger gives him a pair of wings.
Image of Mary Poppins book cover Mary Poppins
P.L. Travers
A magical nanny arrives to take care of the Banks family.