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I’ve been having a lot of fun reading all kinds of books. ¬†I’ve shared some with James and Madeline. (I know they’re not reading in this picture, but I thought you might like to see them.) I’ve shared other books some with my daughters and lots with other teachers too. ¬† Here are a couple I think you’ll like.

Did you know there is magic in New York city? ¬†The real dragon, unicorn, fairy type of magic? When you read¬†Dragons in a Bag and its sequel,¬†The Dragon Thief by Zetta Elliot you’ll discover more. ¬†After a freak accident, Jaxon finds himself without a dad or an apartment. ¬†He’s forced to stay with a cranky old woman named Ma. ¬†It doesn’t take Jaxon long to learn that she is a witch who has one last mission before she retires. ¬†Jaxon decides to help. ¬†This mission will bring stability to both the real and magical realms. ¬†Jaxon finds every turn of this adventure to be extraordinary, exciting and overwhelming, but still successful – ¬†until his best friend’s sister turns out to be a thief. ¬†Kavita disrupts the mission and leaves everything in chaos. ¬†Jaxon alone has to solve the problem and restore balance to the worlds, but how? ¬† ¬†Read the books to find out.

I like the story – it’s a fun adventure set in the city. ¬†That’s not the usual setting for a story with dragons and fairies. ¬†On top of that, the main characters are of African-American and Indian descent. ¬†I like that too and appreciated the cultural and historical information that was woven throughout both stories. ¬†Best of all, this mission¬†may be done, I have a feeling the Jaxon, Vikram, Kavita, and Kenny will be back. ¬†The world needs more of them!