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Magical reads (5-8)

Tales from Old Ireland

Take your child on a magical journey or let them explore their own with this magic list of magic books about magic.

There are classics and new titles, picture books and chapter books and some books about the magic of imagination rather than traditional fantasy.

See our list for 9-12s

See our list for teens

  • The House in the Tree

    Author: Bianca Pitzorno Illustrator: Quentin Blake Translator: Stephen Parkin from Italian

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  • The House in the Tree

    Author: Bianca Pitzorno Illustrator: Quentin Blake Translator: Stephen Parkin from Italian

    A totally surreal story that puts a new spin on a magical faraway tree – Pitzorno’s story is full of surprises and delightful…

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  • The BFG

    Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake

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  • The BFG

    Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    The BFG stands for Big Friendly Giant, who unexpectedly spirits a little girl named Sophie out of bed, and into the land of the ch…

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  • The King of Birds

    Author: Alexander Utkin Translator: Lada Morozova

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  • The King of Birds

    Author: Alexander Utkin Translator: Lada Morozova

    Gamayun, the magical human-faced bird of Slavic mythology, narrates this vibrant and luxurious graphic novel for younger readers. …

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