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How to become a witch: Fiction Novel - Girl finds a how-to book about witches at the library

You may be looking for the "Young Wizards" series, by Diane Duane. This series of eleven novels began its publication history in the early 1980s. I, myself, have only read the first two ...
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Fantasy/science-fiction book about a boy with a piece of a dragon scale in him

Partial match: The Return of Dragons (2020) by R. R. Harper. From this Goodreads review: Harper introduces readers to a world where dragons and humans coexist in this entertaining first installment ...
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A short YA SF novel about teenagers who lived their whole childhood in a house surrounded by a fence in a clearing of a "dangerous forest"

Projet oXatan (2002) by Fabrice Colin. From nooSFere, most of the translation courtesy of DeepL: "I dreamed of death. I dreamed that death struck us. One, two, three." It was this ...
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Arts-based magic system, parallel world, and a character kidnapped in a factory in the regular modern world

A lot of this description matches Pierre Bottero's series La QuĂȘte d'Ewilan and Les Mondes d'Ewilan, three books each, all published between 2003 and 2005. Camille, a young modern French teenager, ...
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Searching text about school girl growing wings and trying to hide them at first

Sounds like When the Wind Blows by James Patterson. It was the inspiration for the Maximum Ride series of books. Frannie Devin O'Neill is a veterinarian living in Bear Bluff, Colorado, whose husband ...
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Finding a YA book about a boy with powers

Possibly Spell Robbers by Matthew Kirby? After Ben Warner is recruited to join a "science camp" led by the eccentric quantum physicist Dr. Madeleine Hughes, he quickly realizes it's no ...
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Educational children's book about a young girl learning about computers in an Alice in Wonderland homage

Could it be Computational Fairy Tales by Jeremy Kubica? It isn't exactly Alice in Wonderland themed (Princess Ann sets off on a quest through the kingdom) but the chapter set-up matches your ...
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