It’s Spring and Magic Is in the Air!

Esteemed author Roald Dahl once wrote, “and above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”

The word "magic" stirs memories of white rabbits in black hats but is also in the most unlikely places. We can find it the fresh green grass bursting through the dirt, the comforting foods grandmothers prepare and the awe and wonder in children's eyes who've discovered something new. 

Here are some magical books to share with the whole family. 

Author Mirelle Ortega pays homage to her family's pineapple farm in Veracruz, Mexico in her debut picture book, Magic: Once Upon a Faraway Land. The vivid drawings illustrate the magical transformations from seeds to fruit, from sketches to buildings and from oral stories to picture books. 

Magic Candies is a picture book that will enrapture children and adults alike. Find out what happens when a young boy starts hearing his sofa's voice and even his dog's, after eating the special treats in this hilarious and heartwarming story with astonishing, animation style illustrations. 

Perhaps your child was once captivated by magic but is now older. Young adult author Angie Thomas released The Manifestor Prophecy, a story that combines African folklore and fantasy with mystery and features 12-year-old Nic Blake, a young girl who is anxious to become a Manifestor and learn the secrets of magic from her dad. 

If your child is a natural performer and can’t wait to entertain at birthday parties and family dinners, then 101 Ways to Amaze & Entertain is the only book you'll need to equip them with amusing jokes and tricks. 

No book list about magic is complete without a book about the best magician, Harry Houdini. Houdini’s birthday is March 24 and what better to celebrate than by reading Harry Houdini for Kids to learn about his life and new tricks!

There are millions of special moments that touch our lives and leave lasting memories. What are some of the magical moments of your life?