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Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
If you're looking for magical hijinks and laughter, Howl, Calcifer and a few others have you covered.
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The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume 1: Charmed Life / The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
There are so many magical characters in this series, but Chrestomanci and Cat Chant are definitely standouts.
2 / 10
Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones
There's Andrew and Aidan and the housekeeper and gardener who terrorize their boss, and myriads more. Basically, just go read Diana Wynne Jones.
3 / 10
The Keys to the Kingdom #1: Mister Monday by Garth Nix
Arthur doesn't have any magic to start, but he quickly gets the hang of it when adventure drags him in and won't let go.
4 / 10
Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
Move over Harry Potter. Finn is charming, silly, too cute AND magical.
5 / 10
Storm Siren by Mary Weber
Nym is like Storm from X-Men, but it's magic, so we don't question how her "evolution" summons wind, rain and lightning.
6 / 10
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, Book 1) by Ilona Andrews
Words of power? Special blood? Okay, so technically Kate has a little too much "specialness" going on, but it's cool because it's never smooth sailing and easy wins.
7 / 10
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Because Kelsier and Vin are pretty cool (and because I have a certain friend who will be unhappy with me if Sanderson doesn't make this list at least once).
8 / 10
J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
4 books (not including the various side histories), 6 movies and comes back from the dead: you have to mention Gandalf.
9 / 10
Strega Nona: Book & CD (A Strega Nona Book) by Tomie dePaola
And for younger readers, I'll bet Harry wishes he had a pasta pot.
10 / 10