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

#KidLitPicks March Round Up - Magic

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 BookBairn 2 Comments

“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 Me!!!

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


Diversity brings knowledge, understanding, unity, love and empathy. Diversity is what makes our world so beautiful. We are all different flowers in a glorious bouquet, a variety of strands that weave together to form an incredible tapestry. It is vital that our children embrace the uniqueness of individuals. “It is time for parents [for all of us] to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” —Maya Angelou.

Share with us children’s books that celebrate diversity and tag them with #kidlitpicks_diversity

Happy Reading,

The #KidLitPicks Team and Kim x