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Back to Magic School with RP Mystic

Photo of kids books from RP Mystic, laid side-by-side in a diagonal pattern. Covers seen are: Dream On, Practical Magic for Kids, The Junior Tarot Reader's Handbook, Your Birthstone Book, The Junior Astrologer's Handbook, Astrology for Black Girls, and The Junior Witch's Handbook.

It’s back to school time! RP Mystic is here to help middle-grade readers explore the magical world all year long. Find your official class schedule and reading list below, covering the basics of the mystical world plus special explorations of astrology, card divination, and symbol interpretation.

Scroll to the bottom to shop the full reading list and discover magical reads for even younger kids. A life of enchantment awaits. Happy learning!

Magic 101

We begin with an introduction to magic, learning the fundamentals of crystals, horoscopes, tarot, spellwork, auras, and more! Your teacher for this course is bestselling author Nikki Van De Car. Start your day by centering your body, mind, and spirit with the forthcoming The Young Witch’s Guide to Living Magically: Potions, Lotions, Rituals, and Spells for Kids, a guide to self-care that illuminates the connection between the mind and the body with an emphasis on connecting to the natural world. Then open yourself the magic all around you with Practical Magic for Kids: Your Guide to Crystals, Horoscopes, Dreams, and More. Finally, create your own magic to enrich your friendships, family life, and personal fulfillment with The Junior Witch’s Handbook: A Kid’s Guide to White Magic, Spells, and Rituals.

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The Cosmos Unveiled

Once you’ve mastered the basics of each practice, you’re ready to look to the stars! Discover the ancient knowledge of eastern astrology with Aaron Hwang’s forthcoming A Kid’s Guide to the Chinese Zodiac: Animal Horoscopes, Legendary Myths, and Practical Uses for Ancient Wisdom. Then turn back to the Western hemisphere with Jordannah Elizabeth’s Astrology for Black Girls: A Beginner’s Guide for Black Girls Who Look to the Stars and Nikki Van De Car’s The Junior Astrologer’s Handbook: A Kid’s Guide to Astrological Signs, the Zodiac, and More. Finally, take a step back and discover epic tales of the constellations’ origins from Ancient Greece to North America, Egypt, China, India, and the South Pacific with award-winning author Anita Ganeri’s Star Stories: Constellation Tales From Around the World.

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Divining the Cards

When you’re ready to seek spiritual guidance, turn to tarot and oracle decks with your first teacher, Nikki Van De Car. She’s developed special easy-to-divine tarot and oracle decks for young mystics: The Junior Tarot Reader’s Deck and Guidebook: 78 Cards for Budding Mystics and The Junior Astrologer’s Oracle Deck and Guidebook: 44 Cards for Budding Mystics (inspired by your previous reading, The Junior Astrologer’s Handbook). For deeper guidance in understanding the major and minor arcana, turn to The Junior Tarot Reader’s Handbook: A Kid’s Guide to Reading Cards, which inspired The Junior Tarot Reader’s Deck and Guidebook.

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Symbol Interpretation

Now that you’ve finetuned your intuition, you’re ready for your last class of the day! Did you know that flowers have been used to convey magical messages for centuries? Explore the wonders of floriography (the language of flowers) and discover your own flower power with Molly Williams’s How to Speak Flower: A Kid’s Guide to Buds, Blooms, and Blossoms. For even more inspiration from the natural world, turn to the magical correspondences of gemstones with Sarah Glenn Marsh’s Your Birthstone Book: Unearth the Secrets of Your Birthday Gem. At the end of the day, you’re sure to visit dreamland. Uncover the deeper meanings of your dreams with Cerridwen Greenleaf’s Dream On: A Kid’s Guide to Interpreting Dreams.

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Your Full Reading List

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Magical Reads for Young Mystics

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