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The Dreaded Ogress of the Tundra

Christopher, Neil (Author)
MacDougall, Larry (Illustrator)
Inhabit Media 2015. 54 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Children, fear, Inuit, legends, magic, ogres, oral history, resourcefulness, scary stories
 
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Julia Vanishes

Egan, Catherine (Author)
Doubleday Canada 2016. 376 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Adventure, brothers and sisters, fantasy, female protagonist, first-person narration, magic, mystery, romantic relationships, socio-economic disparity, supernatural, witches
 
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The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale

Bruchac, Joseph (Author)
Farnsworth, Bill (Illustrator)
Wisdom Tales 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Abenaki, hunting, illustrations (oil paint), Indigenous peoples, legends, magic, moose, nature, promises, transformation
 
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Abracadabra! It’s Spring!

O'Brien, Anne Sibley (Author)
Gal, Susan (Illustrator)
Abrams 2016. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Animals, life cycles, lift-the-flap books, magic, nature, seasons, spring
 
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

Van Allsburg, Chris (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1979. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dogs, gardens, illustrations (monochrome), imaginary world, magic, open-ending, portal fantasy
 
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Jackalope

Stevens, Janet (Author/Illustrator)
Crummel, Susan Stevens (Author)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014. 56 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Courage, fractured stories, honesty, magic, rabbits, self-acceptance, wishes, wordplay
 
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The Seventh Wish

Messner, Kate (Author)
Bloomsbury 2016. 232 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Dancing, family life, first-person narration, fish, fishing, friendship, intergenerational relationships, magic, magic realism, sisters, substance abuse, wishes
 
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Hiawatha and the Peacemaker

Robertson, Robbie (Author)
Shannon, David (Illustrator)
Abrams 2015. 48 pages + 1 CD
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Community, cooperation, empathy, forgiveness, historical fiction, Indigenous peoples, legends, magic, making peace, spirituality, storytelling
 
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Rumpelstiltskin

Galdone, Paul (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Boasting, fairy tales, fear, imagination, magic, names, responsibility, Rumpelstiltskin, strangers
 
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Nimona

Stevenson, Noelle (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2015. 266 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adventure, fantasy, friendship, heroes, humour, magic, Middle Ages, satires, science, superheroes, villains
 
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Tuesday

Wiesner, David (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: City life, fantasy, flight, frogs, graphic tale, magic, mystery, night, time, wordless book
 
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Into the Woods

Torres, J. (Author)
Hicks, Faith Erin (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2012. 100 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adventure, courage, family life, friendship, Indigenous peoples, kindness, magic, pollution, sasquatch, totem poles
 
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Medea Tells All: A Mad, Magical Love

Braun, Eric (Author)
Gilpin, Stephen (Illustrator)
Capstone 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: First-person narration, Greek mythology, illustrations (cartoon), Jason (Mythological character), love, magic, Medea (Mythological character), retelling
 
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The Persian Cinderella

Climo, Shirley (Author)
Florczak, Robert (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2001. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Arabian Nights, Cinderella, fairy tales, generosity, jealousy, magic
 
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Barnhill, Kelly (Author)
Workman 2016. 390 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Courage, fantasy, friendship, identity, magic, magical creatures, moon, multiple narrators, power, witches
 
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The Snow Queen

Andersen, Hans Christian (Author)
Ibatoulline, Bagram (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Fairy tales, female protagonist, friendship, illustrations (acrylic), magic, Snow Queen
 
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Robo-Sauce

Rubin, Adam (Author)
Salmieri, Daniel (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2015. 44 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Imagination, instructions, interactive books, magic, robots, transformation
 
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The Night Gardener

Fan, Terry (Author/Illustrator)
Fan, Eric (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2016. 44 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, community, creativity, gardens, intergenerational relationships, magic, mentors, orphans, transformation
 
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Kate and the Beanstalk

Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
Potter, Giselle (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2005. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Farms, female protagonist, folktales, fractured stories, giants, Jack and the Beanstalk, magic, mothers and daughters, overcoming adversity
 
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The Christmas Wish

Evert, Lori (Author)
Breiehagen, Per (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2013. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Christmas, gifts, human-animal relationships, illustrations (photographs), kindness, magic, Santa Claus
 
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The Lost Christmas Gift

Beckham, Andrew (Author/Illustrator)
Princeton Architectural Press 2012. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Christmas, family history, fathers and sons, illustrations (photographs), magic, memories, mythological creatures, story within a story, translucent pages
 
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Quest

Becker, Aaron (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2014. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adventure, art, colours, friendship, imaginary creatures, imaginary world, magic, wordless book
 
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Beauty and the Beast

Brett, Jan (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Beauty and the Beast, fairy tales, fathers and daughters, magic, personal appearance, sacrifices
 
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Jungle Drums

Base, Graeme (Author/Illustrator)
Abrams 2004. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Africa, animals, differences, jungles, magic, self-acceptance, size, wishes
 
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The Nutmeg Princess

Keens-Douglas, Richardo (Author)
Galouchko, Annouchka Gravel (Illustrator)
Annick Press 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Caribbean, magic, pourquoi tales, princesses, storytelling, traditions
 
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When It Snows

Collingridge, Richard (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Christmas, imagination, magic, reading, snow, winter
 
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Ella May and the Wishing Stone

Fagan, Cary (Author)
Côté, Geneviève (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Friendship, gratitude, imagination, magic, sharing, wishes
 
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Strega Nona: An Old Tale

dePaola, Tomie (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 1979. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Consequences, folktales, food, Italy, magic, respect, witches
 
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Hocus Pocus

Desrosiers, Sylvie (Author)
Simard, Rémy (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Comic strips, dogs, humour, magic, onomatopoeias, rabbits, tricks, wordless book
 
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Magic Words: From the Ancient Oral Tradition of the Inuit

Field, Edward (Author)
Blanc, Mike (Illustrator)
VanitaBooks 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Far North, folktales, human-animal relationships, Inuit, magic, oral history
 
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The Balloon Tree

Gilman, Phoebe (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic Canada 2004. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Courage, fairy tales, fathers and daughters, magic, persistence, princesses, rescue
 
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Journey

Becker, Aaron (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adventure, art, creativity, friendship, imaginary world, imagination, journeys, magic, wordless book
 
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The Sweetest Fig

Van Allsburg, Chris (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1993. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dogs, dreams, greed, magic, retribution, surprise endings
 
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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Steig, William (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 1997. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Contentment, donkeys, happiness, magic, wishes
 
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