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Have You Seen My Dragon?

Take your child on a magical journey with our Magic booklist that includes books about the magic of the imagination as well as real witches, wizards and fairies.

There are classics and new titles to be enjoyed by a range of authors and illustrators including Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson.

  • That's Not My Fairy...

    Author: Fiona Watt Illustrator: Rachel Wells

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • That's Not My Fairy...

    Author: Fiona Watt Illustrator: Rachel Wells

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

    Lots of different fairies are introduced throughout this book, but none of them are quite right. "That’s not my fairy. Her w…

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  • Box of Tricks

    Author: Katie Cleminson

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Box of Tricks

    Author: Katie Cleminson

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Every child loves an empty box and here, with the help of some magic, it contains a fantasy birthday party.

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  • Winnie the Witch

    Author: Valerie Thomas Illustrator: Korky Paul

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  • Winnie the Witch

    Author: Valerie Thomas Illustrator: Korky Paul

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    This is the first of many stories about Winnie and her cat, Wilber. Winnie is a well-loved character, and the excellent illustrati…

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  • Meg Goes to Bed

    Author: Helen Nicoll Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Meg Goes to Bed

    Author: Helen Nicoll Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 4+

    Meg, Mog and Owl are a beloved addition to any picture book collection and this quirky fun tale is no exception.

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  • The Magic Paintbrush

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Joel Stewart

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Magic Paintbrush

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Joel Stewart

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

    When Shen is given a magic paintbrush, she promises only to use it for the good of the poor. But how will she avoid painting for t…

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  • Katinka’s Tail

    Author: Judith Kerr

    Interest level: 3-6

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  • Katinka’s Tail

    Author: Judith Kerr

    Interest level: 3-6

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    Katinka is an ordinary and lovely white pussycat – apart from her tail, which is stripy. This is a beautiful, funny, war…

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  • My Magical Unicorn

    Author: Illustrator: Yujin Shin

    Interest level: 0-2

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  • My Magical Unicorn

    Author: Illustrator: Yujin Shin

    Interest level: 0-2

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    Follow the bright adventures of one very cute unicorn as she spends a day in a magical world full of rainbows, castles, multicolou…

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  • Hat Tricks

    Author: Satoshi Kitamura

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Hat Tricks

    Author: Satoshi Kitamura

    Interest level: 2-5

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    This super simple picture book is ideal for very young readers who like to learn their animals. Kitamura’s fun illustrations are b…

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  • Extra Yarn

    Author: Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Extra Yarn

    Author: Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    On a cold afternoon, in a cold little town, a little girl called Annabelle finds a box filled with yarn of every colour.

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  • Whizz Pop Granny Stop

    Author: Tracey Corderoy Illustrator: Joe Berger

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Whizz Pop Granny Stop

    Author: Tracey Corderoy Illustrator: Joe Berger

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Having a granny who does magic is possibly every child’s dream, but it can get embarrassing.  She means well, but somet…

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  • Patrick

    Author: Quentin Blake

    Interest level: 0

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Patrick

    Author: Quentin Blake

    Interest level: 0

    Reading age: 6+

    Setting out to buy a violin, Patrick finds that playing it transforms not only his outlook on life, but the lives of all he meets,…

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  • My Friend Nigel

    Author: Jo Hodgkinson

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • My Friend Nigel

    Author: Jo Hodgkinson

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 7+

    Billy’s parents are mad about magic but their spells usually go wrong with dangerous results! When Billy rescues a snail, hi…

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