A sweet chapter book series about everyday enchantment and the magic of friendship, these books are emotionally complex and thought-provoking, but accessible and easy to read. They feature a multiracial and multigenerational Latinx family, with Spanish words interspersed throughout. With chapters that alternate between two relatable and engaging protagonists, they are sure to be a winner with young readers who like realistic stories with a touch of magic thrown in. Recommended By Ariel K., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The best-friend-cousins at 86 1/2 Twenty-Third Avenue are back for a party With adorable illustrations and short, easy-to-read chapters, this second installment in the Hand-Me-Down Magic series is perfect for fans of Ivy and Bean and Dory Fantasmagory.
Alma's birthday gift for Del was supposed to be delightful and daring--just like Del. Her present was a magical crystal ball, and it worked, too All of Del's predictions for her party guests were coming true. But when Alma looks into the ball to read Del's future, she sees something frightening.
Del is certain Alma has given her a bad luck fortune and that it will spell DISASTER for her. Suddenly, Del doesn't feel like the brave cousin anymore. Which means it's up to Alma to help Del face her fear--and her crystal ball fortune--with her best-friend-cousin right by her side.