Harry Potter Read Alikes

  • Secrets of Droon (Series)

    Secrets of Droon (Series)

    Tony Abbott (J Abbo)

    After entering the tiny room underneath the stairs, three friends find themselves in a magic world of shiny red men and flying lizards, and they are soon forced to face great challenges in order to survive and make their way back home.

  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    John Bellairs (J Bell)

    A boy goes to live with his magician uncle in a mansion that has a clock hidden in the walls which is ticking off the minutes until doomsday.

  • Gregor the Overlander (Series)

    Gregor the Overlander (Series)

    Suzanne Collins (J Coll)

    When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

  • The Dark is Rising (Series)

    The Dark is Rising (Series)

    Susan Cooper (J Coop)

    This night will be bad and tomorrow will be beyond imagining. It's Midwinter's Eve, the day before Will's eleventh birthday. But there is an atmosphere of fear in the familiar countryside around him. Will discovers that he has the power of the Old Ones, and that he must embark on a quest to vanquish the terrifyingly evil magic of the Dark.

  • The Sea of Trolls (Series)

    The Sea of Trolls (Series)

    Nancy Farmer (J Farm)

    After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar the Boneless and his half-troll queen, leading Jack to undertake a vital quest to Jotunheim, home of the trolls.

  • Inkheart (Series)

    Inkheart (Series)

    Cornelia Caroline Funke (J Funk)

    Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service

  • Coraline


    Neil Gaiman (J Gaim)

    Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

  • The Warriors (Series)

    The Warriors (Series)

    Erin Hunter (J Hunt)

    Called by StarClan 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.

  • Secret of Platform 13

    Secret of Platform 13

    Eva Ibbotson (J Ibbo)

    Odge Gribbie, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission through a magical tunnel from their island to London to rescue their King and Queen's son who had been stolen as an infant.

  • The Phantom Tollbooth

    The Phantom Tollbooth

    Norton Juster (J Just)

    A bored young boy, Milo, drives his small electric car through a toy tollbooth and finds himself in the Land Beyond. A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

  • A Wrinkle in Time (Series)

    A Wrinkle in Time (Series)

    Madeleine L’Engle (J SF Leng)

    Meg and Charles Wallace set out with their friend Calvin in a search for their father. His top secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away and the children search through time and space to find him.

  • Theodosia (Series)

    Theodosia (Series)

    R.L. Le Fevers (J Lafe)

    Eleven-year-old Theo uses arcane knowledge and her own special talent when she encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world, both of which want a valuable artifact stolen from the London museum for which her parents work.

  • Ella Enchanted

    Ella Enchanted

    Gail Carson Levine (J Levi)

    In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia (Series)

    The Chronicles of Narnia (Series)

    C.S. Lewis (J Lewi)

    Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter

  • Charlie Bone (Series)

    Charlie Bone (Series)

    Jenny Nimmo (J Nimm)

    Charlie Bone's life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.

  • Keys to the Kingdom (Series)

    Keys to the Kingdom (Series)

    Garth Nix (J Nix)

    Although Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to die, he is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock, and now some bizarre creatures--including Mister Monday, his avenging messengers, and an army of dog-faced Fetchers--will stop at nothing to get the key.

  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

    Robert O’Brien (J Obri)

    When a little field mouse falls ill, his mother, Mrs. Frisby, seeks help from the other animals and discovers a secret laboratory.

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Series)

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Series)

    Rick Riordan (J Rior)

    After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is transferred from boarding school to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

  • The Kane Chronicles

    The Kane Chronicles (Series)

    Rick Riordan (J Rior)

    Brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane accidentally unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes the doctor to oblivion and forces his two children to embark on a dangerous journey, bringing them closer to the truth about their family and its links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

  • Deltora Shadowlands Series

    Deltora Shadowlands (Series)

    Emily Rodda (J Rodd)

    Lief, Barda, and Jasmine must find a weapon powerful enough to combat the Shadow Lord's magic on his own ground.

  • The Fairy Realm (Series)

    The Fairy Realm (Series)

    Emily Rodda (J Rodd)

    When Jessie’s searches for her ill grandmother's missing charm bracelet, she is led to a magical world and finds she has a reason and right to be there.

  • Septimus Heap (Series)

    Septimus Heap (Series)

    Angie Sage (J Sage)

    After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier

  • Time Warp Trio (Series)

    Time Warp Trio (Series)

    Jon Scieszka (J Scie)

    Three boys use a magical book to travel through time and have many adventures involving many historical figures.

  • The Unseen

    The Unseen

    Zilpha Keatley Snyder (J Snyd)

    Feeling angry and out-of-place in her large family, twelve-year-old Xandra finds a magical key to a world of ghostly, sometimes frightening, phantoms that help her see herself and her siblings more clearly.

  • The Edge Chronicles (Series)

    The Edge Chronicles (Series)

    Paul Stewart (J Stew)

    Thirteen-year-old Twig, having always looked and felt different from his woodtroll family, learns that he is adopted and travels out of his Deepwoods home to find the place where he belongs.

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