Abington Journal

My Bookmark: The wizarding world of books

Get ready for the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice: The Wizarding World of Ice, set for Feb. 16-19 in downtown Clarks Summit, with these magical reads from the Abington Community Library:

“Frognapped” by Angie Sage and illustrated by Jimmy Pickering

Barry Wizard’s five acrobatic frogs are missing, and Araminta and her best friend Wanda, aided by the spectral Sir Horace, follow the trail to Morris’s Water Wonderland, where something fishy is going on.

“The Iron Trail” by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.

“J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Movie Magic: Volume 1, Extraordinary People and Fascinating Places” by Jody Revenson

An interactive read detailing behind-the-scenes movie magic.

“Lost” by Sarah Prineas and illustrated by Antonio Javier Caparo

Young wizard’s apprentice Connwaer travels to the city of Desh to find the source of the malevolent Shadows who are plaguing Wellmet City.

“Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy” by Karen Foxlee

Ophelia, a timid 11-year-old, suspends her disbelief in things non-scientific when a boy locked in a museum asks her to help him complete an age-old mission.

“Ravenous” by MarcyKate Connolly

A witch has come to the city of Bryne, ravenous for little children. In order to free her brother from the witch’s clutches, Greta must go on an epic quest to retrieve something the something the witch desires.

“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum

Enjoy the classic story of a girl trying to make her way home to Kansas in a mysterious land where only a wizard can help her.


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Laura Gardoski

Laura Gardoski is Head of Youth Services at Abington Community Library.