For Harry Potter Fans
If you're a fan of Harry Potter, try some of
these other "enchanting" books!
Barron, T.A. - The
Lost Years of Merlin
After losing his memory in a sea accident, a young boy searches
to find his true identity only to discover that he is fated
to become the greatest wizard of all time.
Coville, Bruce - The Skull of Truth
Charlie finds his life turned upside-down when he acquires
a mysterious skull that forces its owner to tell only the truth.
Dahl, Roald - The Witches
When the hero of this story overhears the evil plans of the
Grand High Witch of the World, he is captured and turned into
a mouse. Even so, he tries to stop her from doing the same
thing to all of the children in England.
Doyle, Debra - Knight's
After a mage tells Will that he is destined to meet death
before a year has passed, Will embarks on a perilous journey
to find his betrothed and release her from her vow to marry
Eager, Edward - Half Magic
Four bored children find a magical coin, which grants them
exactly half of every wish they make.
Edwards, Julie - The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles
were once the most magical creatures in the world—until
people stopped believing in them. Now, only one Whangdoodle
still exists. When the last believing adult teams up with three
imaginative children, they take a daring journey into Whangdoodleland
to find the last of the Great Whangdoodles.
Ibbotson, Eva - The Secret of Platform 13
unlikely group of heroes—including a wizard, an ogre,
and a hag—journey from their magical island to London
to rescue their King and Queen's stolen son.
Ibbotson, Eva - Which Witch?
When the wizard, Arriman the Awful, decides he needs to marry,
he holds an unusual contest between the local witches to determine
Jacques, Brian - Redwall
The arrival of the
evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes shatters the peaceful
life of the mice of Redwall Abbey. Matthias
determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior
which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants
destroy the enemy.
Jones, Diane Wynne - Dark Lord of Derkholm
Derk, a wizard who enjoys breeding unusual animals like griffins
and winged horses, is elected as Dark Lord he must
try and stop the evil Mr. Chesney's tour groups.
Katz, Welwyn Wilton - The Third Magic
While visiting England during summer vacation, Morgan Lefevre
travels through time into the time of King Arthur and is mistaken
for her ancestor, Morgan le Fay.
Kendall, Carol - The Gammage Cup
In the Land
of the Minnipins, five unappreciated misfits band together
to defend their land against their dreaded enemies,
the Mushroom People.
L'Engle, Madeleine - A Wrinkle in Time
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.
Nodelman, Perry - The Same Place But Different
John Nesbit must enter the world of the Strangers in order
to rescue his baby sister from the evil fairies who have replaced
her with a Changeling.
Pierce, Tamora - Alanna: The first adventure
herself as a boy, Alanna sets off to be trained as a knight.
As "Alan," she becomes the best warrior
in the palace, a loyal friend of Prince Jonathan, and a foe
of his evil uncle. She also struggles to keep her secrets,
both of being a girl and of possessing a healing magic called "The
Regan, Dian Curtis - Princess
Princess Quinnella is tired of studying royal protocol. What
she really wants to do is visit the land on the other side
of the wading pool. When she finally gets to Earth, Quinn realizes
she has a lot to learn, including how to get back.
Smith, Sherwood - Wren to the Rescue
an orphan girl who wants some adventure in her life, discovers
that her best friend is really a princess-in-hiding.
After her friend is kidnapped, Wren (with the help of a prince
and an apprentice magician) undertakes to rescue her from an
evil king's dungeon.
Strickland, Brad - The Bell, the Book, and the Spellbinder
Johnny Dixon's friend Fergie falls under the spell
of an evil sorcerer, Johnny must risk his own life to save
Tolkien, J.R.R. - The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably
in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf
chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may
Vande Velde, Vivian - A
and sensible Princess Jennifer falls for the handsome but conceited
Prince Alexander. When Alexander falls under
the spell of a powerful and evil witch, it's up to Jennifer
to save him.
Winthrop, Elizabeth - The Castle in the Attic
receives a castle as a gift and doesn't realize
that both the wooden soldier and the castle itself are real!
When William is magically transported into the castle, he suddenly
understands how real it is!
Wrede, Patricia C. - Dealing
leaving her traditional palace life behind to live with a group
of dragons, Princess Cimorene must fight against scheming
wizards trying to steal the dragons' kingdom.
Yolen, Jane - Wizard's
he might like to be a wizard, Henry's mom sends
him to Wizard's Hall for training. When he arrives, he
is amazed to find that he is the long-awaited 113th student
who (it has been foretold) will save Wizard's Hall from
an evil wizard.
Zambreno, Mary Frances - A Plague of Sorcerers
fights to save the lives of the kingdom's wizards
when they fall ill with a mysterious magical plague.
Prepared by LC, SL, SRP, March 2000