Harry Potter Read a Likes

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What to Read While Harry's at Hogwarts:

-Read-A-Likes (Available at the Reedsburg Library)


Hero and the Crown: by Robin McKinley
Wizard's Hall: by Jane Yolen
Ella Enchanted: by Gail Carson Levine
Secret of Platform: by Eva Ibbotson
Skellig: by David Almond
Bright Shadow: by Avi
Thief of Always: by Clive Barker
Wizard At Large: by Terry Brooks
The Skull of Truth: by Bruce Coville
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: by Roald Dahl
Matilda: by Roald Dahl
The Witches: by Roald Dahl
The Magic Finger: by Roald Dahl
A City in Winter: by Mark Helprin

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Redwall Series by: Brian Jacques
Prydain Series by: Lloyd Alexander
Chronicles of Narnia by: C.S. Lewis
Time Trilogy by: Madeleine L'Engle
Wizardry Series by: Diane Duane
Enchanted Forest by: Patricia Wrede
Omri Series by: Lynne Reid Banks
The Lost Years of Merlin by: Tom A. Barron
Oz Series by: L. Frank Baum
Tripods Trilogy by: John Christopher
Dark is Rising Sequence- (Arthurian Fantasy Series) by: Susan Cooper
Three Tales of My Father's Dragon by: Ruth Stiles Gannett
Earthsea Cycle by: Ursula K. Leguin


Harry-Read-a-like Books

Books that may have similar story elements to Harry Potter but more importantly replicate the accessibility, tone and flavor.


Author, Title. (Series Name)

Alexander, Lloyd. The Book of Three. (Chronicles of Prydain)

Baum, L. Frank. The Wizard of Oz.

Billingsly, Franny. The Folk Keeper

Black, Holly. The Field Guide. (The Spiderwick Chronicles)

Bode, N.E. The Anybodies.

Colfer, Eoin. Artemis Fowl.

Cooper, Susan. The Dark is Rising. (Dark is Rising Sequence)

Coville, Bruce. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. (Magic Shop Books)

Duane, Diane. So You Want To Be A Wizard.(Young Wizard Series)

Funke, Cornelia. Inkheart.

Griffin, Adele. The Witch Twins.

Haptie, Charlotte. Otto and the Flying Twins: the First Book of the Karmidee.

Ibbotson, Eva. The Secret of Platform 13.

Jones, Diana Wynne. Witch Week. (Chrestomanci Books)

Nimmo, Jenny. Charlie Bone.

Nix, Garth. Mister Monday. (Keys to the Kingdom)

Sage, Angie. Septimius Heap, Book One: Magyk.

Skye, Obert. Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo.

Snicket, Lemony. The Bad Beginning. (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Stroud, Jonathan. The Amulet of Samarkand . (The Bartimaeus Trilogy)

Wrede, Patricia. Dealing with Dragons. (Enchanted Forest Chronicles)

Yolen, Jane. Wizard's Hall.

If You Like Harry Books

Books that may be similar in theme to Harry Potter but are more complex or are great fantasy fiction.

Author, Title. (Series Name)

Avi. Midnight Magic.

Barron, T.A. The Lost Years of Merlin. (Lost Years of Merlin)

Bass, L.G. Sign Of The Qin. (Outlaws Of Moonshadow Marsh)

Bell, Hilari. The Wizard Test.

Collins, Suzanne. Gregor the Overlander. (Underland Chronicles)

Constable, Kate. Singer of All Songs.

Doyle, Debra and James D. Macdonald. School of Wizardry . (Circle of Magic)

Eager, Edgar. Half Magic.

Ende, Michael. The Neverending Story.


Farmer, Nancy. Sea of Trolls .

Fisher,Catherine. The Oracle Betrayed. (Oracle Prophecies)

Flanagan, John. Ranger's Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan.

Furlong, Monica. Wise Child.

Jones, Diana Wynne. Year of the Griffin .

LeGuin, Ursula. A Wizard of Earthsea.

L'Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time.

Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted.

Lewis, C.S. Chronicles of Narnia.

Mahy, Margaret. The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance.

McCaffrey, Anne. Dragonsinger. (Harper Hall Trilogy)

McKinley, Robin. The Hero and the Crown.

Nesbit, E. Five Children and It.

Nix, Garth. Sabriel. (Abhorsen Trilogy)

Nodelman, Perry. The Same Place but Different.

Oppel, Kenneth. Airborn.

Oppel, Kenneth. Silverwing.

Paolini, Christopher. Eragon.

Pierce, Tamora. Sandry's Book. (Circle of Magic)

Pratchett. Terry. Wee Free Men.

Pullman, Philip. The Golden Compass. (His Dark Materials)

Tolkein, J.R.R. The Hobbit.

Zambreno, Mary Frances. A Plague of Sorcerers.


Harry Potter Readalikes


Alexander, L.

The Black Cauldron

Book of Three

Castle of Llyr

The Foundling

The High King

Taran Wanderer

Asimov, J.

Norby and the Terrified Taxi

Avi Bright Shadow


Poppy and Rye

Baehr, P. The Search for Happily Ever After

Baum, L. The Wizard of Oz

Beagle, P. The Last Unicorn

Bellairs, J. The Dark Secret of Weatherend

The House with a Clock in its Walls

Boston, L. The Children of Green Knowe

Cameron, E. The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet

Carroll, L. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Chetwin, G. The Riddle and the Rune

Climo, S. Magic and Mischief: Tales from Cornwall

Cooper, S. The Boggart

The Boggart and the Monster

Coville, B.

Into the Land of the Unicorns

Jennifer Murdley's Toad

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Dahl, R. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

James and the Giant Peach


Duane, D. Deep Wizardry

High Wizardry

Ende, M. The Never-Ending Story

The Night of Wishes

Furlong, M. Wise Child

Gardiner, J. Stone Fox

Garner, A. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Haddix, M. Just Ella

Hayes, S. Crumbling Castle

Hildick, E. The Case of the Dragon in Distress

Hunter, M. Day of the Unicorn

Ibbotson, E. The Secret of Platform 13

Which Witch

Jacques, B. The Bell Maker

The Great Redwall Feast

The Long Patrol

Mariel of Redwall


Martin the Warrior



Outcast of Redwall

Pearls of Lutra



Jones, D. Cart and Cwidder

Crown of Dalemark

Darklord of Derkholm

Drowned Ammet

The Magicians of Caprona

The Spell Coats

Witch Week

Juster, N. The Phantom Tollbooth

Kraan, H. The Wicked Witch is at it Again

Krensky, S. The Dragon Circle

LeGuin, U. A Wizard of Earthsea


The Farthest Shore

Tombs of Atuan

Levine, G. Ella Enchanted

The Fairy's Mistake

The Princess Test

Levy, R. Clan of the Shape-Changers

The Misfit Apprentice

Lewis, C. S. Prince Caspian

The Horse and his Boy

The Last Battle

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Magician's Nephew

The Silver Chair

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

MacDonald, B. Hello Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic

Mahy, M. The Pirate's Mixed Up Voyage

McKillip, P. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

McMullan, K. New Kid at School

Morris, G. The Squire's Tale

Pierce, M. The Son of Summer Stars

Pierce, T. Alanna

Briar's Book

Daja's Book

Emperor Mage

In the Hand of the Goddess

Lioness Rampant

Sandry's Book

The Realm of the Gods

Tris's Book

Wild Magic

Wolf Speaker

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man

Pope, E. The Perilous Gard

Prelutsky, J. Monday's Troll

Pullman, P. The Golden Compass

The Subtle Knife

Quindlen, A. Happily Ever After

Raskin, E. The Westing Game

Regan, D. Princess Nevermore

Reynolds, P. The Witch Returns

Witch Water

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Scieszka, J. 2095

The Good, the Bad and the Goofy

Knights of the Kitchen Table

The Not-So-Jolly Roger

Sherman, J. Child of Faerie, Child of Earth

Gleaming Bright


Smith, S. Wren's Quest

Wren's War

Sterman, B. Background Dragon

Strickland, B. Dragon's Plunder

Tolkein, J. R. R. The Hobbit

Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins and the House Next Door

Mary Poppins Comes Back

Mary Poppins in the Park

Ure, J. The Wizard in the Woods

Wein, E. The Winter Prince

Winthrop , E. The Battle for the Castle

The Castle in the Attic

Wrede, P. The Book of Enchantments

Calling on Dragons

Dealing with Dragons

Searching for Dragons

Talking to Dragons

Yep, L. Dragon Cauldron

Dragon of the Lost Sea

Dragon Steel

Dragon War

Yolen, J. Camelot

The Dragon's Boy




The Faery Flag

Wizard's Hall


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