A Wee Bit of Magic: 10+ Magical Realism Titles for Ages 3-7

28 May

Summer is here! And that means loads of time for kids to experience books in all their glory. This is also a great time to encourage kids to read the books they choose (without having to worry about school assignments) and to try out new genres that they might be interested in learning more about. This series will offer titles for toddlers to teens and include a variety of formats. Each week will focus on a different genre and will follow the same format:

  • Mondays – Titles for Ages 3-7
  • Tuesdays – Middle Grade Titles for Ages 8-12
  • Wednesdays – Young Adult Titles for Ages 13+
  • Thursdays – Nonfiction pairings
  • Friday – Recap of the Week

Picture Books

Chalk by Bill Thomson
Three kids find a bag of chalk on a rainy day in the park and start to draw. What happens next is magical!


Draw! by Raúl Colón
“A boy named Leonardo begins to imagine and then draw a world afar — first a rhinoceros, and then he meets some monkeys, and he always has a friendly elephant at his side. Soon he finds himself in the jungle and carried away by the sheer power of his imagination.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner
A cat isn’t so interested in toy  mice and catnip, rather he’s interest in the alien space ship that just crash landed behind the radiator.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
Amos, a zookeeper, takes good care of the animals, so when Amos is sick and can’t come to work, the animals go to take care of their friend.

Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
“In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there’s no such thing as unicorns, Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls!” (Taken from Goodreads)


A Unicorn Named Sparkle by Amy Young
Lucy sends away for a unicorn and when he arrives, he’s not quite what she expected, but she soon realizes he might just be exactly what she needs.

Easy Readers

Tooth Fairy’s Night by Candice Ransom
Go with the tooth fairy on a night of adventures!

Chapter Books

Bailey School Kids series
The Bailey School kids leave pretty ordinary lives, until they start realizing that the staff in their school are not quite who they think they are – werewolves, vampires, trolls and more!

Clover’s Luck (Magical Animal Adoption Agency series) by Kallie George
Clover isn’t as lucky as her name lends you to believe, so when she’s left in charge of the Magical Animal Adoption Agency and a sneaky witch comes in to cause trouble, will she be able to protect the animals all by herself?

Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
Dory is the youngest in her family and just wants someone to pay attention to her. After all, Dory’s rich imagination has gotten out of hand as she tries to defend herself from the sharp-toothed robber, Mrs. Gobber Gracker (an imaginary robber) with the help of her imaginary best friend Mary and a gnome named Mr. Nuggy.


Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Over night, Stanley’s bulletin board falls on him and flattens him, soon he’s off on adventures as Flat Stanley!

Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne
A brother and sister find a magical treehouse in the woods that can take them on adventures in all places and times.

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter
Piper doesn’t agree with her teacher about being able to wear earmuffs during the school day and instead hides up in an old tree where she discovers a little bit of magic.


4 Responses to “A Wee Bit of Magic: 10+ Magical Realism Titles for Ages 3-7”

  1. Kristin May 29, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

    We love A Unicorn Named Sparkle! And I’ll definitely check out some of those chapter books (we’ve done Flat Stanley and Magic Treehouse, though my daughter seems uninterested lately) for my soon-to-be-7-year-old!


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