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Too young for Hogwarts? These read-alone and read-alouds are just the thing for wizards-in-waiting.
 
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Revenge of the Dragon Lady
Series: Dragon Slayers' Academy, Book #2
by Kate McMullan Illustrated by Bill Basso
Is a wizard's spell for courage enough to save Wiglaf when the "Mother of all Dragons" (or at least of 3,684 of them) comes looking for the lad who slayed son number 92?
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Half Magic
by Edward Eager Illustrated by N. M. Bodecker

Harry Potter fans, take note: magic is alive and well in this exciting adventure, which has been a favorite of readers for more than 50 years.

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Pirates Past Noon
Series: Magic Tree House, Book #4
by Mary Pope Osborne Illustrated by Sal Murdocca , Salvatore Murdocca

Jack and Annie are in deep trouble when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of desert islands, secret maps, hidden gold — and ruthless pirates. Will Jack and Annie discover a buried treasure? Or will they walk the plank?

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The Knight and the Dragon
by Tomie dePaola
A knight who has never fought a dragon and an equally inexperienced dragon prepare to meet each other in battle.
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My Father's Dragon
by Ruth Stiles Gannett Illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett

When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and under-appreciated flying baby dragon, he packs his knapsack with supplies and stows away on a ship headed for Wild Island. Nothing will stop Elmer from rescuing the dragon!

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Pippi Longstocking
by Astrid Lindgren Illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman

Tommy and Annika have always wished someone would come to live in the ramshackle house next door, and one day, someone does: Pippi Longstocking, an irrepressible nine-year-old girl with a unique way of doing things. Soon the three are inseparable friends.

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Matilda
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Poor, misunderstood Matilda fights back against an unappreciative world through a hidden talent: Matilda is the world's greatest practical joker!

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Paperbacks : $6.29

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