If You Liked Harry Potter
If you've finished all the Harry Potter books and are looking for something new to read, try these titles. They aren't exactly like Harry Potter, but offer their own worlds of magic and excitement. The symbol (+) indicates that there are other books by the same author, possibly in the same series, to look for. You'll find these books in the Children's Fiction and Young Teen Fiction collections organized by the author's last name. Books in YT are designated as such.
|Alexander, Lloyd||(+) The Book of Three|
|Assistant Pig Keeper Taran dreams of becoming a hero.|
|Allison, Jennifer||(+) Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator|
|Gilda Joyce travels to the mansion of a distant cousin, where she uses her psychic abilities to solve the mystery of the mansion's boarded-up tower.|
|Baccalario, Pierdomenico||(+) Ulysses Moore: the Door to Time|
|Twins Jason and Julia discover that their new home has twisting tunnels, strange artifacts from around the world, and a mysterious, locked door.|
|Balliett, Blue||(+) Chasing Vermeer|
|When strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.|
|Barry, Dave & Ridley Pearson||(+) Peter & the Starcatchers|
|A newly imagined prequel to Peter Pan.|
|Buckley, Michael||(+) The Fairy-tale Detectives|
|Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.|
|DeMatteis, J.M||(+) Abadazad|
|When Kate's little brother Matt goes missing, she learns that he is trapped in the world of Abadazad and she decides to go there to find him, even if it means never returning home.|
|Farmer, Nancy||The Sea of Trolls|
|Jack and Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar and his half-troll queen, leading Jack to take on a quest to Jotunheim, home of the trolls.|
|Funke, Cornelia||(+) Dragon Rider|
|Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find the legendary valley known as the Rim of Heaven.|
|Hunter, Erin||(+) Midnight|
|To fulfill a new prophecy, a group of young cats sets out on a long and dangerous journey, knowing only that trouble threatens the forest, as the adventures of the warrior clans continue.|
|Jacques, Brian||(+) Redwall|
|Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's peaceful abbey inhabitants destroy the evil rat Cluny.|
|Lowry, Lois||(+) Gossamer|
|A young dream giver tries to save an eight-year-old boy from the effects of both his abusive past and the nightmares inflicted on him by the frightening Sinisteeds.|
|Nimmo, Jenny||(+) Midnight for Charlie Bone|
|Charlie Bone's life undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.|
|Paolini, Christopher||(+) Eragon|
|A boy of unknown lineage finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.|
|Pullman, Philip||(+) The Scarecrow and His Servant|
|A scarecrow and his boy servant set off on a dangerous adventure as they try to outwit a crooked family and stake their claim to Spring Valley.|
|Skelton, Matthew||Endymion Spring|
|Twelve-year-old Blake Winters stumbles across a magical book with a strange history, and which now draws Blake into a dangerous and life-threatening quest.|
|Waugh, Sylvia||Space Race|
|Thomas Derwent is upset when he learns that he and his father must soon leave Earth, but a terrible accident that separates the two of them makes Thomas's situation much worse.|
|Yep, Laurence||(+) The Tiger's Apprentice|
|A tiger, a monkey, a dragon, and a Chinese American boy fight to keep a talisman out of the hands of an enemy bent on using its power to destroy the world.|
Babbitt, Natalie. Ouch!: a Tale from Grimm Burningham, John. The Magic Bed Cole, Brock. Larky Mavis Cooper, Helen. The Boy Who Wouldn't Go to Bed DePaola, Tomie. Strega Nona's Magic Lesson Gackenbach, Dick. Mag the Magnificent Galchutt, David. There Was Magic Inside Graham, Bob. Max Heidbreder, Robert. I Wished for a Unicorn Joyce, William. A Day With Wilbur Robinson Joyce, William. The Leaf Men & the Brave Good Bugs Kirk, Daniel. Moondogs LaRochelle, David. The Evening King Lehman, Barbara. The Red Book Long, Melinda. How I Became a Pirate Melmed, Laura Krauss. Little Oh Robertson, M.P. The Dragon Snatcher Rohmann, Eric. The Cinder-Eyed Cats Stevenson, James. Could Be Worse! Van Allsburg, Chris. Jumanji Van Allsburg, Chris. Zathura: a Space Adventure Walsh, Ellen Stoll. Pip's Magic Weisner, David. Hurricane Wood, Audrey. The Flying Dragon Room
Harry Potter Web Sites:
- http://www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/home.asp - An ALA "Great Web Site for Kids", Scholastic is the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books, and this official site has a set of Harry Potter games as well as information on the books to date.
- http://www.hp-lexicon.org/index-2.html - Exhaustive reference guide to everything Harry.
- http://www.kidsclick.org/ - Check for more good Harry Potter sites at the KidsClick! Search site.
Want more suggestions? Ask for the complete list at the Children's desk of any Berkeley Public Library.
Want to get your hands on one of these books? Check the Berkeley Public Library catalog to see where you can get a copy!