If you like Sandry's Book by Tamora Pierce
Here are some other books that I hope you will like. Like
Sandry's Book, all of these are stories have magic and friendship in
If you haven't read the three books by Tamora Pierce that come after
Sandry's Book, I'd definitely recommend the rest of the Circle of Magic quartet:
While at Gold Ridge castle to the north of Winding Circle, Daja and the three other mages-in-training who have become her friends develop their unique magical talents as they try to prevent a devastating forest fire from consuming everything in its path.
Briar, a young mage-in-training, and his teacher Rosethorn must use
their magic to fight a deadly plague that is ravaging Summersea.
With the defenses of Winding Circle Temple seriously weakened by an
earthquake, Tris and her fellow mages-in-training try to join their
different magic powers to protect the Winding Circle community from a
(I'd also recommend reading them in this order!)
Tamora Pierce went on to write more about these friends in her "Circle Opens" series. The first in this series is
When drawn into the investigation of murders perpetrated on a powerful family in Summersea, Sandy and her student Pasco undertake the dangerous mission of entrapping the invisible killers.
These are other fantasies I would recommend, and all have sequels!
Sabriel by Garth Nix.
Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the
mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.
Singer of All Songs, by Kate Constable.
Calwyn, a young priestess of ice magic, or "chantment," joins with other chanters who have different magical skills to fight a sorcerer who wants to claim all powers for his own.
Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander.
Taran, the assistant pig-keeper, longs to be a hero. He begins his
journey to heroism with a strange assortment of companions on a
dangerous mission to save his beloved homeland, Prydain. Taran's
adventures chronicle the brave battle he wages against the forces of
evil to protect it.