Magical tales for 5 – 7 year olds

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary. Treat younger children to these magical tales of fairies, witches and some rather pesky cats!

Isadora Moon Goes on a School Trip

Isadora Moon Goes on a School Trip

Harriet Muncaster

Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she is a bit of both. Isadora’s classmates are all a bit frightened when they go on a school trip to a spooky old castle—what if they see a ghost?

It’s up to Isadora to show her friends that sometimes things that seem scary at first really aren’t scary at all!

With a gorgeous glittery cover, irresistible pink and black artwork throughout, and a totally unique heroine with an out-of-this-world family, Isadora Moon is perfect for readers who like their magic and sparkle with a bit of bite!

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Winnie the Witch

Winnie the Witch

Valerie Thomas, Korky Paul

Winnie the Witch lives in a black house. She has black chairs and black stairs, black floors and black doors. Winnie’s cat Wilbur is black, too. And that is how the trouble begins! Very funny, stunning to look at, and very accessible for young readers.

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Winnie the Witch Haunted House

Winnie and Wilbur: The Haunted House

Valerie Thomas, Korky Paul

There are some unexplained happenings in Winnie and Wilbur’s house. A smashed vase, collapsing curtains, and a shattered chandelier. Could it be haunted? Winnie reaches for her magic wand but things just get even spookier. It’s a ghostly Winnie and Wilbur adventure!

Korky Paul’s intricate artwork is full of madcap humour and crazy details to pore over.

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Mortimer Keene: Ghosts on the Loose

Mortimer Keene: Ghosts on the Loose

Tim Healey, Chris Mould

Mortimer Keene, a young scientist with big ideas, conjures up ghosts on his computer. Their appearance causes total chaos. Entertaining rhyming text and wacky illustrations.

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Cosmo and the Magic Sneeze

Cosmo and the Magic Sneeze

Gwyneth Rees

Cosmo has always wanted to be a witch’s cat, just like his father, and can’t wait to use his magic sneeze to help Sybil the witch with her spells. Sybil is really scary and Cosmo begins to wonder what goes into her cauldron — could the special ingredient be KITTENS?

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Nixie, the Bad, Bad Fairy

Nixie, the Bad, Bad Fairy

Cas Lester

Nixie doesn’t mean to be bad, but she does cause havoc when she plays tricks on Adorabella, the goody-goody fairy. Magic doesn’t come easy to Nixie and her mischievous wand can’t always be relied on, leaving her to rely on her own genius inventions to get her out of trouble.

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The Great Dragon Rescue

The Great Dragon Rescue

M.P. Robertson

In the sequel to The Dragon Snatcher, George is swept off to the land where everything begins with ‘Once upon a time… ‘. A wicked witch has captured a baby dragon and George must outwit the witch, rescue the dragon and reunite it with its family. At the same time he must prevent himself from being turned into a toad for the witch’s dinner.

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The Sand Witch

The Sand Witch

Alan MacDonald, Chris Mould

Poor Drusilla and Peg have an unwanted guest, Greedy old Hagbag has arrived for a holiday. They need a spell to send Hagbag back home.

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