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Harry Potter Readalikes

The Book of Three

The Book of Three

Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.

The Lost Years of Merlin

The Lost Years of Merlin

A young boy who has no identity nor memory of his past washes ashore on the coast of Wales and finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures.

The House With a Clock in its Walls

The House With a Clock in its Walls

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.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.


The Wizard's Daughter

A farmer's son, enslaved by an evil wizard, is aided by the man's lovely daughter in freeing the whole land from the wizard's spell.

The Dark is Rising

The Dark is Rising

On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Small for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon's egg.

Catherine Called Birdy

Catherine Called Birdy

The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

So You Want to Be a Wizard

So You Want to Be a Wizard

Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies because she won't fight back, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension.

Half-Magic

Half-Magic

Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.

The Neverending Story

The Neverending Story

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Wise Child

Wise Child

Abandoned by both her parents, nine-year-old Wise Child goes to live with the witch woman Juniper, who begins to train her in the ways of herbs and magic.

The City in Winter

The City in Winter

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The Secret of Platform 13

The Secret of Platform 13

Odge Gribble, 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.

Redwall

Redwall

When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.

Witch Week

Witch Week

When a teacher at an English boarding school finds a note on his desk accusing someone in the class of being a witch, magical things begin to happen and an Inquisitor is summoned.

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki leaves her family and flies off to a faraway city where she starts her own business as part of learning her craft as a witch. As her job opens up a world of fun-filled escapades and new friendships, Kiki discovers that the confidence she needs to overcome the challenges of growing up is within herself and not in her magic.

A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

No summary available.

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted

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 / C.S. Lewis ; illustrations by Pauline Baynes and including an essay on writing by C.S. Lewis.

The chronicles of Narnia / C.S. Lewis ; illustrations by Pauline Baynes and including an essay on writing by C.S. Lewis.

All seven books in the Chronicles of Narnia are now available together in a hardcover volume which includes an essay by C. S. Lewis, On Three Ways of Writing for Children, where he explains precisely how the magic of Narnia first came to life.

Dragonsong

Dragonsong

The story of how Menolly of Half Circle Hold became Pern's first female Harper and rediscovered the legendary fire lizards who helped to save her world.

Witch's Sister

Witch's Sister

No summary available.

Sabriel

Sabriel

Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.

The Same Place But Different

The Same Place But Different

Young John Nesbit enters the world of the Strangers in order to rescue his baby sister whom the fairies have replaced with a Changeling.

Sandry's Book

Sandry's Book

Four young misfits find themselves living in a strictly disciplined temple community where they become friends while also learning to do crafts and to use their powers, especially magic.

The Perilous Gard

The Perilous Gard

In 1558 while imprisoned at Elwenwood Hall, a remote castle in northern England, teenaged Kate Sutton finds herself involved in a series of mysterious events that eventually bring her to an underground labyrinth peopled by the last practitioners of druidic magic.

The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

The Other Ones

The Other Ones

High school sophomore Bridget Raynes has to decide whether to accept her powers of witchcraft, or abandon them and try to fit in as an ordinary teenager.

The Hobbit

The Hobbit

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to share in an adventure from which he may never return.


The Wizard in the Woods

Ben-Mussy, a second-class junior wizard, bungles a spell during his Junior Wizard exams and ends up in Penny Woods where he meets Joel and Gemma and their adventures begin.

Dealing with Dragons

Dealing with Dragons

Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom.

Wizard's Hall

Wizard's Hall

A young apprentice wizard saves the wizard's training hall by trusting and believing in himself.