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Reading List - Magic

"In this world, imagination is the truest form of magic." - Unknown

Explore the magic elements of the world with these titles for all age groups.

Marvelous Magic by Susan Martineau

The world of magic is making way for old clothes and radishes. That may sound odd, but this book is all about taking ordinary objects and transforming them into the mesmerizing devices of magic. Craft enthusiasts will be creating magnificent disguises and tools used for unbelievable tricks. Colorful illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide readers into mastering the art of disguise and illusion.

Performing Magic by Mike Lane

Readers will learn wonderful performance tricks to impress their friends and family in this fascinating volume. Step-by-step instructions and colorful illustrations guide readers toward the mastery of these unbelievable illusions.

Magic by Rebecca Stefoff

Eleven-year-old Ted becomes concerned and intrigued when his five-year-old sister Vicki begins receiving visits from two female ghosts.


Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Thirteen-year-old DaIne has always had a knack with animals, but it's not until she's forced to leave home that she realizes it's more than a knack -- it's magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but also she can make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen's Riders, where she meets the master mage Numair and becomes his student. Under Numair's guidance, Daine explores the scope of her magic. But she begins to sense other beings too: immortals. These bloodthirsty monsters have been imprisoned in the Divine Realms for the past four hundred years, but now someone has broken the barrier. It's up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an immortal attack.

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton

Everywhere Silla Kennicott turns she sees blood. She can't stop thinking about her parents alleged murder-suicide. She is consumed by a book filled with spells that arrives mysteriously in the mail. The spells share one common ingredient: blood, and Silla is more than willing to cast a few. What's a little spilled blood if she can uncover the truth? And then there's Nick--the new guy at school who makes her pulse race. He has a few secrets of his own and is all too familiar with the lure of blood magic.

Old Magic by Marianne Curley

Jarrod Thornton is mesmerizing, but Kate Warren doesn't know why. The moment the new guy walks into the room, Kate senses something strange and intense about him. Something supernatural. Her instincts are proven correct a few minutes later when, bullied by his classmates, Jarrod unknowingly conjures up a freak thunderstorm inside their classroom. Jarrod doesn't believe in the paranormal. When Kate tries to convince him that he has extraordinary powers that need to be harnessed, he only puts up with her "hocus pocus" notions because he finds her captivating. However, the dangerous, uncontrolled strengthening of his gift finally convinces Jarrod that he must take Kate's theories seriously. Together, they embark on a remarkable journey -- one which will unravel the mystery that has haunted Jarrod's family for generations and pit the teens against immense forces in a battle to undo the past and reshape the future.

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Hero Name: Fable Fox
Secret Identity: Leona Bond
Powers & Abilities: Serves the community while hiding in the shadows. Able to reclaim stolen items and return them to their owners. Has strong athletic abilities and razor-sharp claws which are built into her super suit.

Special Notes:
Was taken by the city’s most powerful mafia as payment for her parents’ debt. She chose to leave her new family’s unjust business. Now, she focuses on restoring the happiness of others who have had precious items stolen from them.

 

Hero Name: Super Levant
Secret Identity: Oliver Davidson
Powers & Abilities: Operates as an officer for a secret mutant organization. Has the ability to beam destructive light forces from his eyes and tactical skills.

Special Notes:
Was a test pilot for the U.S. Air Force. When he was flying his wife and children home after a vacation to the Galapagos Islands, they were shot out of the sky by unknown agents, and he suffered an injury that brought about his power.

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Featured Reviews from our SRP Heroes

My little sister hugged an ape book coverTitle: My Little Sister Hugged an Ape
Author: Bill Grossman
Notes: Child Audience

Review: it was a crazy book with lots animals. they ran away cause a lil girl kept hugging them. my favorite animal was a zebra

 

Title: Annabelle the Drawing Fairy
Author: Daisy Meadows
Series: Magical Crafts Fairies
Notes: Child Audience

Review: I liked this one because they always outsmart the goblins! And I was so happy when they got they got the magic pencil sharpener!

 

Book Jacket CoverTitle: Dragon's Blood
Author: Jane Yolen
Series: Pit Dragon Chronicles
Notes: Teen Audience

Review: I like this book and would recommend it. It had a lot of action, which I thought was great. It also has some kissing, which I didn't like.

 

Book Jacket CoverTitle: Shadows on the Moon
Author: Zoe Marriott
Notes: Teen Audience

Review: A really good rewrite of the classical fairytale Cinderella with an Ancient Japanese twist. Awesome.

 

Book Jacket CoverTitle: A Toast to Bargain Wines: How Innovators, Iconoclasts, and Winemaking Revolutionaries Are Changing the Way the World Drinks
Author: George Tabor
Notes: Adult Audience

Review: Nice history on the industry and yes, $10-$15 bottles of wine can be just as good as the $100 bottles. Nice reference guide in the back.

 

Book Jacket CoverTitle: Severed Souls
Author: Terry Goodkind
Series: Richard and Kahlan
Notes: Adult Audience

Review: I had to give this book the highest marks possible due to the extreme outburst of emotions that it brought out. Any book that moves a reader this much deserves high praise. This is possibly the darkest book that I've ever read. There were two spots in the story where I seriously considered to not finish the book just because I don't think that I could take any more bad happening to my favorite characters. Severed Souls is Terry Goodkind at his absolute very best! November can't get here fast enough for the final book in the Richard & Kahlan series.