If you've stumbled upon this website, there's a good chance you have nagging memories of a book you read during your childhood. Your memories may be so vague that you're not certain you didn't just dream it up. Or you might remember vivid details about the book's plot and characters - virtually everything except that much-needed title or author.

Some books come up on discussion boards with such surprising frequency, you have to wonder how such a well-loved book could be out of print. And many of them are out of print. However, all hope is not lost.

Gathered together on this blog are some of the most often-requested and well-remembered children's picture and chapter books of the 20th century. Take a moment and browse the title list; maybe one of them will jump out at you. Or, use the search box at the top of the screen. Keywords are included with each book. If we can be of further assistance, please contact us at favoritechildrensbooks@gmail.com. We hope to help reunite you with your
Favorite Children's Books.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Black and Blue Magic

Black and Blue Magic
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, originally published in 1966.

Twelve-year-old Harry Houdini Marco is awkward and clumsy. But when he returns a suitcase lost by a funny little man he met on the bus, he is rewarded with the gift of flight. Two drops of a magic potion rubbed on his shoulders is all it takes for Harry to sprout wings and soar high above the his house, the city, and the California coastline.

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Keywords: Magic, Flying, Potion, Wings, San Francisco, Boarding House, Scholastic

Character Names: Harry Houdini Marco, Tarzack Mazzeeck
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