Sticks and Stones Sarah Mlynowski
The second book in a hilarious and heartfelt new series about a group of magical misfits! Nory Horace is nine years old. She's resourceful, she's brave, she likes peanut butter cookies. Also, like most people in her magical world, she's able to transform into many different animals. Unfortunately, Nory's shape-shifting ability is a bit...wonky. And when she flunks out of her father's own magic academy, Nory's forced to enter the magic equivalent of the remedial classes. But Nory and her new classmates are going to prove that upside-down magic definitely beats right-side up!