April 3, 2019

#kidlitpicks March Round-Up: 12 Magical Reads

“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” —Albus Dumbledore.

Books are truly magical objects that can transport us into a whole other world without us ever having to leave the comfort of our chair! And in children's books that magic is all the more powerful. With characters that children connect with, stories that lift you into an adventure, illustrations that create a whole other world, picture books and children's novels capture the imagination like no other. Sometimes books which create magic aren't always the ones you expect because it's in the sharing of the story that the magic comes to life. This month we are looking for a little spark of magic! Share with us the books that have worked a little magic in your home with your children. They might not be the most beautiful, or the most well-known but if they have sparked magic in your heart then they are truly special books and need to be shared.

March meant magic for the @kidlitpicks book club, and our theme was chosen by Kim from BookBairn!



Mamie, by Tania McCartney
"A charming story that explores the brilliance and magic of May Gibbs and her Gumnut Babies or Bush Fairies."” — Summer from @readingisourthing


My Island, by ​​Stéphanie Demasse-Pottier and Seng Soun Ratanavanh
The amount of care put into every detail of the spreads is impressive." — Mel from @spiky_penelope


The Sound of Magic: Cinderella, by Sanna Mander
Just magical! ” —  Kim from @bookbairn


The Cottingley Fairies, by Ana Sender
With radiant illustrations throughout, readers can’t help recall that immutable feeling—however enduring or fleeting—of believing in magic for its own sake.” — Miranda from @bookbloom


Harry Potter: A History of Magic, illustrated by Jim Kay
“This book is teaching my girls all about the real-life history that inspired JK Rowling’s stories”  Carissa from @bookskidslove_


Harry Potter: A History of Magic, illustrated by Chris Riddell
The illustrations are fantastic – they’re on every page and have a genuine fairytale feel.”  Carissa from @bookskidslove_



When I Was a Child, by Andy Stanton
"When I Was a Child is a celebration of the special bond between a grandparent and child as they share the love, hope, magic and the beauty of the world both in the past and present."  Rossa from @curiouslittlepeople



There's a Sea in My Bedroom, by Margaret Wild and Jane Tanner
“It evokes so much creativity and in depth thinking that I believe it needs to be in every child's book collection.” — Angelique from @heads.shoulders.knees



The Lost Book of Adventure, by an Unknown Author
It’s pure magic! ” — Charnaie from @hereweeread



Once Upon a Magic Book, by Lily Murray and Katie Hickey
"Each page offers a new world, often with literary influences, that can introduce children to a classic setting." — Wendy from @homegrownreader


Seb and the Sun, by Jami Gigot⁣
Quiet lessons of community and adventure permeate this cozy tale.” — Heather from @kidlitbookbits


Georgia's Terrific Colorific Experiment, by Zoe Persico
This book combines three of my kids’ favorite things: art + science + a good story. How could that combination be anything but magic?” — Anna from @kidlitcrafts


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