Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Books For People Who Like Harry Potter




This is the most common question I've been asked as a librarian:
"I loved Harry Potter.
Do you know of any books that are like Harry Potter?"

My answer is, "Yes, I do."



Inkheart


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe


The Neverending Story


Watership Down


Half Magic


The Hobbit


Animal Farm


The Lightning Thief


Eragon


And, of course, my personal favorite,
A Wrinkle in Time.

Other suggestions?



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42 comments:

  1. Animal Farm has been on my "to read" list for ages! You've just convinced me to actually make a start with it. Thanks :)Great blog. x

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  2. I'll try some of these on my daughter, who still wants to JUST read Harry Potter. I can see them all except Watership Down. Evil bunnies? Hmmm.

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  3. I just read a book called Fablehaven that would be perfect on this list too! http://immabookworm.blogspot.ca/2012/07/fablehaven-book-1-by-brandon-mull.html

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  4. The Wall Around the World by Theodore R. Cogswell.

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  5. Some great books here, but feel you missed out an obvious writer, that being Neil Gaiman, when my daughter had read her way through the Potters for about the 3rd time, I got her a couple of his books, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, Stardust etc and she is now a fan of this writer, also went with the Watership Down idea, but she's not read that yet.

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  6. Some great books here, although i think you could add Neil Gaiman to this list. When my daughter started obsessing & had read all the Potters for the 3rd time & was considering starting again, I introduced her to Gaiman The Graveyard Book, Coraline, Stardust etc & now she has a new writer to investigate, Also bought her a copy of Watership Down

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    1. Stardust and Graveyard Book and Coraline were all just meh books to me.

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  7. I'm sure this is a question librarians, booksellers, etc. get a ton. It's great to have a go-to list for those popular books out there.

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  8. Great, great list! I've only read three books on your list, but I've heard good things about the others! I hadn't heard of Half Magic before, so I will have to check that out.

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    1. Half Magic was a book I discovered on the shelves of the Alvin Public Library when I was a little girl. I devoured it and raced back to the E shelf, "eager" to find more books by the same author. I was so disappointed to find there were only three more. I read them very slowly.

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  9. I have read 7 novels from your list. I am noting down the other three! Especially Half Magic....


    Here is my Top Ten post!

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  10. Interesting list! I've read a few of them :) Thanks for visiting my blog earlier today!

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    1. Fortunately there are lots of new magic books out there, but these are some I loved when I was young.

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  11. Great list! A lot of these are my all time favorites. Definitely agree with you on The Hobbit and C.S. Lewis.

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    1. Yes. I'm working on Prince Caspian now (my first time to read it!)

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  12. I read The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe in middle school and I still love that book.

    My Top Ten

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  13. Great suggestions! I also recommend Jenny Nimmo's series, starting with Midnight for Charlie Bone. And for those who love Half-Magic, try Laurel Snyder's Any Which Wall, which pays homage to it (and is a great story in its own right!)

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    1. Jenny Nimmo's The Snow Spider is on our 1001 Children's Books list. I haven't read it yet, but I have it here. And I've never heard of Laurel Snyder's Any Which Wall, but if it pays tribute to Half Magic, then I need to read it! Thank you so much!

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  14. Cool list! :)
    Thanks for stopping by at my blog. :)

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  15. I think I really need to read Inkheart!

    Great list:D

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    1. Inkheart is a book that should be read even if you just read the book quotes at the beginning of each chapter.

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    1. Most of these are from the 1001 list, I think.

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  17. Really interesting picks! I'm currently going through the Harry Potter series right now, so I'm not done with it...but I will definitely be looking for more adventure books. :)

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    1. I waited until all the books had been written to read the series.

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  18. Fantastic choices for Harry Potter fans. Thanks for posting.

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  19. Excellent choices for Harry Potter fans. I love that you listed some classics in there.

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  20. Fab choices! I love Harry Potter and you've got a nice, well-rounded list. :)

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  21. Fantastic list!! I've read many of these and love them all! Watership Down is an all time favorite book.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  22. Oooh great picks! The Lightning Thief is a personal favorite of mine! :)
    I've heard Inkspell and Eragon are both really good but I haven't had a chance to read them yet... must get on that soon!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  23. Percy Jackson and also The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe are both series that I recommend for Harry Potter fans!

    I think I'll start suggesting some of the other ones on your list to them too :)

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  24. Fantastic list! I've never heard of Half Magic but I will definitely look it up now! Thanks for the suggestion.

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  25. Deb, are you trying to add more books to my reading list? ;-)

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