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Classic childhood favorites for third graders

These are the books you'll remember from childhood - and that your child will love for a lifetime

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Half Magic

Half Magic

Half Magic by Edward Eager (Oxford University Press, 2000, originally published in 1954). $6.99.
Amazon / IndieBound / Powell's.

Half Magic was the Magic Tree House of its day. As if wizardry was not enough, our four main characters take on multiple adventures with only "half" the magical prowess they need from a found coin. The kids devise clever ways to utilize the coin's capacity and the result is a very cool and captivating story. If your child falls in love with Half Magic, there are several sequels to quench their thirst for more. 208 pages.

— Danielle Marshall and the Kids' Team at

Comments from readers

"My daughter listened to this book on audio in 2nd grade, she loved it. "