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Magical stories (teen)

All Sorts of Possible

These books are brilliant for teenagers who want to get lost in a magical journey.

There are classics and new titles, picture books and chapter books and some books containing magic realism rather than traditional fantasy.

See our list for 5-8s

See our list for 9-12s

  • Out of the Blue

    Author: Sophie Cameron

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Out of the Blue

    Author: Sophie Cameron

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 10+

    Angels are falling from the sky, and it is 17-year-old Jaya who finds a live one. The urgent drama of saving the angel plays out a…

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  • All Sorts of Possible

    Author: Rupert Wallis

    Interest level: 15+

    Reading age: 15+

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  • All Sorts of Possible

    Author: Rupert Wallis

    Interest level: 15+

    Reading age: 15+

    When a giant sinkhole swallows Daniel and his father, it not only steals the only life he has ever known, it releases something da…

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  • State of Sorrow

    Author: Melinda Salisbury

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • State of Sorrow

    Author: Melinda Salisbury

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 10+

    This is the first book in a new fantasy thriller series characterised by thwarted love, fraud, trickery and a ruthless battle for …

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  • The Trilogy of Two

    Author: Juman Malouf

    Interest level: 10-14

    Reading age: 10-14

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  • The Trilogy of Two

    Author: Juman Malouf

    Interest level: 10-14

    Reading age: 10-14

    Fans of Philip Pullman’s sophisticated fantasy will love Juman Malouf’s intricate, strange world of urchin children in a shadowy w…

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  • And the Ocean Was Our Sky

    Author: Patrick Ness Illustrator: Rovina Cai

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • And the Ocean Was Our Sky

    Author: Patrick Ness Illustrator: Rovina Cai

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

    In Patrick Ness’ amazing homage to Moby Dick, the worlds of ocean and sky are upturned, and it’s a whale that tells her version of…

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  • The Beast Player

    Author: Nahoko Uehashi Translator: Cathy Hirano

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • The Beast Player

    Author: Nahoko Uehashi Translator: Cathy Hirano

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

    Elin's mother has a very special job - caring for the magical Toda which protect their kingdom. But when something goes wrong, Eli…

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  • To Hold the Bridge

    Author: Garth Nix

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • To Hold the Bridge

    Author: Garth Nix

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 8+

    Beginning with this novella set in the magical world of the Old Kingdom series; this is a fantastic collection of short stories, r…

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  • Storm-Wake

    Author: Lucy Christopher

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Storm-Wake

    Author: Lucy Christopher

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 10+

    Moss has always believed that the island she lives on is all that is left, after the great floods have swallowed the world. But a …

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  • Geis

    Author: Alexis Deacon

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Geis

    Author: Alexis Deacon

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

    The chief of her tribe is dying, and has no heir. To decide the rulership of her kingdom after her death, she calls fifty warriors…

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  • Runemarks

    Author: Joanne Harris

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Runemarks

    Author: Joanne Harris

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

    The runemark on her hand has always marked Maddy as an outsider.

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  • The Shepherd's Crown

    Author: Terry Pratchett

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

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  • The Shepherd's Crown

    Author: Terry Pratchett

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

    The final Terry Pratchett novel shows there is something menacing in the air, change is coming and the veil between worlds is dang…

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  • The Graces

    Author: Laure Eve

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

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  • The Graces

    Author: Laure Eve

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

    Like everyone else in town, River is obsessed with the Graces: attracted by their glamour and apparent ability to weave magic. But…

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  • Wolf by Wolf

    Author: Ryan Graudin

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Wolf by Wolf

    Author: Ryan Graudin

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 10+

    Set in an alternative post-World War II, a shape-shifting death camp survivor tries to win a cross-continent race in order to kill…

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  • Crow Moon

    Author: Anna McKerrow

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 14+

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  • Crow Moon

    Author: Anna McKerrow

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 14+

    Crow Moon is an utterly unique take on witches, dystopia, and the environment.

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  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Author: Diana Wynne Jones

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Author: Diana Wynne Jones

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

    Sophie Hatter is cursed with an old body by the Witch of the Waste and the spell can only be broken by the dreaded Wizard Howl who…

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