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Hi all! Looking to compile a list of middle grade books about kids who have magic powers--whether in a positive way (a la Savvy) or a negative way (like in Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians). I know there are books where kids get a magic power when they turn 13 or so, but I'm suddenly blanking out on them. Suggestions? Specifically I'm thinking of books where the magic power is more or less a specific one (not just "you can do magic!"), more like suddenly you can talk to cockroaches or something. Ideas?
#1 - November 10, 2013, 11:16 AM

MAGYK by Angie Sage
#2 - November 10, 2013, 11:43 PM

THE GIVER (Lois Lowry) maybe ...
#3 - November 11, 2013, 04:54 AM
2019, Dancing with Daisy (PB)
2019, Say What You Mean (MG)
2018, Talking to the Moon (MG)
2018, A Halifax Time-Travelling Tune (PB)

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 It's an old one, but what about The Girl with the Silver Eyes?
#4 - November 11, 2013, 05:45 AM

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THE MAGIC REPAIR SHOP books by Amanda Marrone
#5 - November 11, 2013, 07:31 AM
BLACKOUT -- available now
DESERTED -- available now
SISTERS DON'T TELL -- available now

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SIDEKICKED by John Anderson is great fun.

And just incase it isn't already on your list, MATILDA by Roald Dahl.
#6 - November 11, 2013, 09:57 AM

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Quantum Prophecy by Michael Carroll.
#7 - November 12, 2013, 09:12 AM

It's been mentioned already, but MATILDA by Roald Dahl is my absolute favorite example of this.

*Note: The MC is a little younger, but I consider MATILDA to be a middle grade book.
#8 - November 12, 2013, 09:22 AM

Percy Jackson is a good example.
#9 - November 19, 2013, 06:10 AM

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Powerless by Matthew Cody is a relatively new one where the kids lose their powers when they turn thirteen. Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo is one where he can hear what people say in photographs.
#10 - November 19, 2013, 10:13 AM
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