Lexile measure 620; Ages 8-13 Gr.3-7.
From renowned Japanese children's author Sachiko Kashiwaba, Temple Alley Summer is a fantastical and mysterious adventure filled with the living dead, a magical pearl, and a suspiciously nosy black cat named Kiriko featuring beautiful illustrations from Miho Satake.
Ages 14 and up; Gr.9 and up.
Only those from the most powerful magical families can attend Blackwater Academy, but new student Alka has them fooled. Now it's time to take down the oppressive wizard ruling class from the inside.
Ages 13 and up; Gr.7 and up.
In this young adult novel by award-winning author Anna-Marie McLemore, two non-binary teens are pulled into a magical world under a lake - but can they keep their worlds above water intact? Everyone who lives near the lake knows the stories about the world underneath it, an ethereal landscape rumored to be half-air, half-water. But Bastián Silvano and Lore Garcia are the only ones who've been there.
Ages 12 -18; Gr.7 and up.
After Jonathan Lambshead's elusive grandfather dies, the recently orphaned teenager inherits the family mansion--and its contents. Jonathan soon discovers that the mansion's basement holds more than just oddities: three doors serve as portals, with one leading to an alt-Earth called Aurora, where magic abounds, history has been re-written, and an occult dictator called Aleister Crowley leads an army pillaging alt-Europe.
Ages 13 and up; Gr.8 and up.
Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where V. E. Schwab weaves a dark and original tale about the place where the world meets its shadow, and the young woman beckoned by both sides.