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by | Oct 11, 2017

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!

Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue

Paula Harrison, Jenny Løvlie

Join Kitty and her cat crew on the rooftops for a series of enchanting adventures by the light of the moon. Kitty is a hero-in-training with incredible feline powers. She dreams of being just like her superhero mum one day, but she’s still got a lot to learn. Here, she will discover that being a superhero is about more than using her special abilities – she must learn to be courageous too.

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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!

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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 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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The Goozillas!: Attack on Fungus Fort

Dexter Green, Jake Dash

When Max accidentally sneezes himself into his World of Slime computer game, he comes face to face with the Goozillas that live there… The Goozillas that he created! But all is not well in the World of Slime. The Goozillas are under attack from the cute-but-evil Sicklies, with their big eyes, soft fur, and deadly powers. The Sicklies have taken over Fungus Fort and it’s up to Max and his gooey friends to reclaim it, but how are they ever going to get over that enormous wall with its barbed wire defences? Well, there are some advantages to being super-stretchy…

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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 Secret Spell

Gwyneth Rees

Cosmo the witch-cat is back, and he’s got his paws full with his new brothers and sisters – especially when the kittens accidentally fall under the kindly Frog-Witch’s spell and are turned into frogs themselves. Can Cosmo come up with the purr-fect way to save the day?

Gigglesome, spooky fun – an utterly ribbeting read!

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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 Sand Witch

Alan MacDonald, Chris Mould

Drusilla the Sand Witch is a friendly witch, but not when it comes to greedy Hagbag. In this magically funny story, Drusilla and her cat, Peg, must come up with a good spell to get rid of their unwanted visitor.

This Read with Oxford book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous colour illustrations, as well as tips for parents and fun after-reading activities to help you to get the most out of the story.

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Disgusting Denzil

Tessa Krailing, Mike Phillips

Denzil is everyone’s favourite yucky little monster! That is, until his new baby sister, Devora, arrives. Can she really be more disgusting than Denzil?

This Read with Oxford book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous colour illustrations, as well as tips for parents and fun after-reading activities to help you to get the most out of the story.

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