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Children's Books That Brought Magic To My Life

AF Kat "air force wanderer"
The list author says: "I'm trying to find books that I remember reading. It's been a bear because the words I associate with these books are sometimes vague and not to be found on any webpage that contains that book. I wish to have someplace to bring those books together in one place.

There is a book I found when I was little from a bookmobile that had visited a school I went to that had the most wonderous illustrations of unicorns in it. The unicorns lived around a crystal lake. I haven't been able to locate this one."
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
"One of the first Science Fiction books I'd ever read. I loved it and often thought about Aunt Beast, a creature among a race that are content with an existence that is sightless and soundless, on a gray world."
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery
The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery
"I was dazzled by this book and remember it as one of the most beautiful I've ever laid eyes on. Truly amazing. Truly engaging. I discovered The Golden Snail today, and didn't guess it was by the same author of the book I had asked the lady at the bookstore for."
BLACK UNICORN (Ibooks Fantasy Classics)
BLACK UNICORN (Ibooks Fantasy Classics)
"I think this might be by Tanith Lee. It's the story about Tranquil, who fixes things, and puts together the skeleton of a unicorn that then comes to life. It's an enigmatic story. I don't think I understood it when I first read it, but it has haunted me from my childhood. I loved it because it felt otherworldly."
J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
"I read this in Junior High, about 6th or 8th grade, or when I was about 11 or 12. I found it hard to get into at first, but I have been captivated by it ever since. It is the most expansive, beautifully crafted worlds ever written. There are many  half-mentioned things create fertile ground for minds to create their own stories from."
The Prydain Chronicles
The Prydain Chronicles
"Probably the best children's book series I've ever read. Taran grows up from boy to man in this series and learns to understand himself and others. I often think of the solution he came up with in a dispute between two lords in Taran Wanderer: have one divide the flock and the other choose the portion."
The Unicorn and the Lake (Pied Piper)
The Unicorn and the Lake (Pied Piper)
"A beautiful book."
Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham
"The first Dr Seuss book I remember reading, the first of many. What a truly amazing, creative, unique, fun man was Theodore Geisel."
Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit)
Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit)
"I loved the illustrations in these books. My mom had porcelain figurines of these that we children broke. A terrible loss."
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Brown Bear and Friends)
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Brown Bear and Friends)
"I loved Eric Carle's illustrations. So much color! The rhythm of the poetic lines are also wonderful."
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
"I remember this as my first book I ever read on my own. I read it over and over and over again. :)"
Corduroy (40th Anniversary Edition)
Corduroy (40th Anniversary Edition)
"I remember this sweet teddy bear. I also remember that I would recognize corduroy cloth everywhere forever since reading this book."
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
"I remember being a bit frustrated because I figured out the mystery much sooner than the book revealed it. But it was fun reading nonetheless. Poor shriveled carrots. :)"
Chocolate Fever
Chocolate Fever
"Yummy! I remember this but vaguely. It was fun!"
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Enriched Classics)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Enriched Classics)
"I remember getting this book for Christmas one year. It was an Illustrated Classic version, with b&w illustrations every so many pages."
Dinotopia
Dinotopia
"Wow. I didn't realize there were so many Dinotopia books! I read the first one, and it was beautiful and creative. What struck me the most was the time pieces the Dinotopians used: they tracked time using a spiral, not a circular clock or straight timeline."
The Unicorn Chronicles; Book One: Into the Land of the Unicorns; Book Two: Song of the Wanderer
The Unicorn Chronicles; Book One: Into the Land of the Unicorns; Book Two: Song of the Wanderer
"I started this series many years ago, but only finished reading the last two books this year. It's a gentle story, though not without action. I was pulled in by the dramatic scene at the beginning, where the girl falls through a portal from a building that her grandmother tells her how to get through."
The Wee Free Men (Tiffany Aching)
The Wee Free Men (Tiffany Aching)
"I didn't read this as a child, but as an adult. I wish I had read it as a child, though. It's awesome. I want to grow up to become like Granny Aching someday. The Wee Free Men, the Nac Mac Feegle are truly endearing characters that are fun to read aloud."
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
"My absolute favorite book of poetry I've ever come across. The only poetry book I think I own. I fell in love with and remembered the poem "McCavity the Mystery Cat" ever since I found it between the pages of a reading textbook in elementary school."
Morgan and Me (reissue) (Serendipity)
Morgan and Me (reissue) (Serendipity)
"I remember reading several of the Serendipity books and watching the Serendipity movie. I loved the beautifully illustrated stories about Morgan, the unicorn and the funny looking princess."
The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch)
The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch)
"I barely remember this one, but reading the reviews I think I could check it out again."
Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One
Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One
"Wonderful story. I also sketched many dragons based off of my time studying the dragon on the cover of this book. I want to read the rest of these books. I thin I've read the second one where the princess meets a prince of the Enchanted Forest."