You know when you finish a book and you want to read more like it?
One of the many things librarians can do for you is make you something called a read-alike list—a list of books that are similar in some way to the book you enjoyed and so there is a good chance you will also like.
Librarians can refer you to read-alike lists for books, series, and even authors!
The following is a read-alike list for Harry Potter enthusiasts featuring the first book in six series that fans of the boy wizard might also find right up their alley which we have available in several different formats in our catalogue:
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull – For centuries mystical creatures of all sorts hid away for safety in a secret sanctuary called Fablehaven. Today, the refuge survives as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Wondrous? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Definitely not.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke – What if you had the power that when you read aloud from a book what you read about leapt off the page and became real? When Meggie’s dad accidentally reads a powerful villain into existence, she’s thrust into an adventure the likes of which she’d only read about in books.
Magyk by Angie Sage – The night he is born, Septimus Heap is kidnapped by the midwife who delivered him and lied about him being dead. That same night, Septimus’ grief-stricken father finds a baby girl abandoned in the snow and takes her in to raise her as his own. But what happened to Septimus? And who is the mysterious little girl?
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – “After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers disturbing facts about the children who were kept there…”
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – When Percy Jackson found out he’s the son of a Greek god and got sent to demigod school he thought his life got complicated. Turns out that was actually the uncomplicated bit. Now he and his friends have to go on a road trip across the US to try to prevent war breaking out among the gods.
The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell – Herein is the tale of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught to hate each other like poison and the thrilling tale of what happens when their worlds collide.