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The Magician and the Spirits

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A century ago, the curious idea that spirits not only survive death but can be contacted on the “other side” was widespread. Psychic mediums led countless séances, claiming to connect the grieving with their lost relations through everything from frenzied trance writing to sticky expulsions of ectoplasm.

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The Magician and the Spirits

A Clatter of Jars

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It's summertime and everyone is heading off to camp. For kids with special Talents, the place to be is Camp Atropos, to sing songs by the campfire, practice for the Talent show, and take some nice long dips in the lake. But what the kids don't realize is that they've been gathered for a reason--one that the camp's director wants to keep hidden at all costs.

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A Clatter of Jars

Toads and Tessellations

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Magic. . .or math?



Enzo is the son of a great magician, however unlike his father, his spells create chaos instead of order. What really interests Enzo, more than books about magic, are books by and about the lives of famous physicists and astronomers like Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler. Enzo dreams not of becoming a magician, but a mathematician instead.



Toads and Tessellations

The Paper Crane

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Business returns to a once prosperous restaurant when a mysterious stranger pays for his meal with a magical paper crane that comes alive and dances.



The Paper Crane

Rules for Stealing Stars

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In the tradition of Sharon Creech and Wendy Mass, Corey Ann Haydu's sparkling middle grade debut is a sister story with a twist of magic, a swirl of darkness, and a whole lot of hope.

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720L
Rules for Stealing Stars

The Velveteen Rabbit

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By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.

The Velveteen Rabbit

Peter Pan

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The adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up. Also includes an author profile, contextual notes, questions for reflection, and ideas for activities.

Peter Pan

My Father's Dragon

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A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.

My Father's Dragon

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Harry, wand in hand, is in his sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A great war is raging between good and evil, the "Second War" prophesied at the conclusion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. There is no doubt that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has returned. The New York Times Book Review praises the author: "... funny, moving and impressive ...Like Harry Potter, [J.K. Rowling] has soared beyond her modest Muggle surroundings to achieve something quite special."

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Now 15 years old and in his fifth year at Hogwort's, Harry has much on his mind. Terrible nightmares are interrupting his sleep, forcing him to wake up screaming. Worse still, the terrifying presence of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is growing stronger. Add to this the disappearance of Hagrid and the fast-approaching Ordinary Wizarding Level exams, and the boy wizard's fifth year promises to be a great challenge.

Kit includes paperback book and audio CD.

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