• "Carnival Magic" by Amy Ephron Is the Whimsical Adventure of Your Dreams

    Carnival Magic Final CoverThe heroine, Tess, is Hermione Granger meets Little Princess Sara Crewe.

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  • A Christmas Mystery

     Wintertime in London, where siblings Tess and Max are spending their holiday.


    By Amy Ephron

  • A Cup of Tea: A Novel of 1917


    Ephron turns the notion of the good Samaritan on its head in a bauble of a tale about altruism gone horribly wrong.
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    International Bestseller

  • American Library Association Book Award

    American Library AssociationThe Castle in the Mist has been nominated for a State Book Award

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  • Amy Ephron introduces her new novel, ‘The Castle In The Mist’

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  • Amy Ephron Reveals Cover for 'The Castle in the Mist'

    Take an exclusive look at the cover and two interior illustrations to Amy Ephron’s first children’s book, The Castle in the Mist, which will go on sale Feb. 7, 2017, from Penguin Young Readers imprint Philomel.

  • Amy Ephron’s Carnival Magic Reminds Young Readers to Touch the Sky - Parade

    parade logoBest-selling author Amy Ephron has always been a magical storyteller. These days, she is using her writing ways to fuel the imaginations of young readers. In the recently released Carnival Magic, the world is invited to join the continued adventures of Tess and Max where all things seem possible.

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  • Carnival Magic


    Carnival Magic features a mysterious carnival, an ominous psychic, and a wind that whisks Tess and Max away from their vacation in South Devon, England. Which fantastical world will they find this time?

    Carnival Magic Final CoverAmy Ephron’s CARNIVAL MAGIC, follows Tess and Max from Ephron’s THE CASTLE IN THE MIST, as they embark on their second magical adventure, this time in Devon, England where a roadside carnival runs away with them!

  • Castle in the Mist - Pop Bop

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    Puts the Magic and the Reality Into Middle Grade "Magical Realism"

  • Children's Books Heal

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  • Ephron Stumbles Across Magic in Researching Her Fantasy

    Carnival Magic Final CoverI called Amy Ephron, expecting the usual type of interview to take place, presenting one by one the questions I had carefully outlined about her newest books, “The Castle in the Mist” and its companion, “Carnival Magic,” and then jotting down her replies.

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  • Loose Diamonds



    "Her honest approach to her good and not-so-good relationships might be just the thing for anyone feeling sorry about themselves." – Morgan Murrell

  • One Sunday Morning: A Novel

    Booklist: Best Fiction Award
    Booklist: Best Histortical Fiction Award


  • Teen Vogue -"Carnival Magic" Is the Whimsical Adventure of Your Dreams

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    Reading Amy Ephron’s new novel Carnival Magic feels like stepping into a different literary landscape entirely. Gone are the themes of extreme fantasy or acute realism that polarize YA novels in 2018, and in their place is a much softer, otherworldly take on childhood mystery, reminiscent of classics such as The Secret Garden or A Little Princess.

  • The Castle in the Mist - is here!


    The Castle in the Mist Cover

    In the tradition of Edward Eager and E.L. Konigsburg, a novel about the excitement—and the dangers—of wishing.


    Tess and her brother, Max, are sent for the summer to their aunt’s sleepy village in the English countryside, where excitement is as rare as a good wifi signal. So when Tess stumbles upon an old brass key that unlocks an ornately carved gate, attached to a strangely invisible wall, she jumps at the chance for adventure. And the world beyond the gate doesn’t disappoint. She finds rose gardens, a maze made of hedges, and a boy named William who is just as lonely as she is.

    But at William’s castle, strange things begin to happen. Carnival games are paid for in wishes, dreams seem to come alive, and then there's William's eerie warning: Beware of the hawthorn trees. A warning that chills Tess to the bone.

    In a magical, fantasy world that blurs the line between reality and imagination, readers are left to wonder exactly what they’d wish for if wishes could come true. Perfect for fans of Half Magic and The Secret Garden—and for anyone who's ever wondered if magic is real.


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  • The Other SIde of the Wall

    In this new adventure with Tess and Max, internationally bestselling author Amy Ephron takes readers to London at Christmastime, where a new fantastical journey awaits.

    the other side of the wallIt's Christmas break and Tess and Max are in London, staying at the posh Sanborn House with their Aunt Evie. As they wait for their parents to arrive, there is an unusual snowstorm that makes the city seem as if it's caught in a snow globe. Perfect

  • White Rose: Una Rosa Blanca

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    Newspaper reporter Karl Decker has seen many covert missions. But nothing prepares him for Evangelina Cisneros--the young Cuban revolutionary he is sent to rescue from a Havana jail. 


  • Young Adult Reading Machine

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    I loved this book. I think it is perfect for middle school libraries. It's a great read and the audio book also very good. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. Enjoy.