The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
June 2007

What’s New · Harry Potter · Harry Potter Readalikes

Looking for something to read until the new book comes out? Check out one of the books from our Harry Potter readalikes booklist!

Books for Kids

The Book of Three
Lloyd Alexander

The Search for Happily-Ever-After
Patricia Baehr

Peter and the Starcatchers
Dave Barry

The Figure in the Shadows
John Bellairs

Diary of a Fairy Godmother
Esme Raji Codell

Over Sea, Under Stone
Susan Cooper

The Dragonslayers
Bruce Coville

The Last Dragon
Silvana Di Mari

City of Ember
Jeanne DuPrau

Half Magic
Edward Eager

The Dark Green Tunnel
Allan Eckert

Dragon Rider
Cornelie Funke

Horowitz Horror: Stories You’ll Wish You’d Never Read
Anthony Horowitz

Which Witch
Eva Ibbotson

Brian Jacques

Charmed Life
Diane Wynne Jones

The Pinhoe Egg
Diane Wynne Jones

A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula LeGuin

A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L’Engle

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
C.S. Lewis

Dragons: A Pop-Up Book of Fantastic Adventures
Keith Moseley

Midnight for Charlie Bone
Jenny Nimmo

The Perilous Gard
Elizabeth Pope

Lily Quench and the Treasure of Mote Ely
Natalie Prior

Angie Sage

Black and Blue Magic
Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Dragon’s Eye
Dugald Steer

Midnight Over Sanctaphrax
Paul Steward

The Castle in the Attic
Elizabeth Winthrop

Dealing with Dragons
Patricia Wrede

Wizards Hall
Jane Yolen

Books for Teens

The Lost Years of Merlin
T.A. Barron

Sign of the Qin: Outlaws of Moonshadow Marsh #1
L.G. Bass

Michael Chabon

The Bronze King
Suzy McKee Charnas

The Supernaturalist
Eoin Colfer

The Dark
Marianne Curley

Knight’s Wyrd
Debra Doyle

So You Want to Be a Wizard
Diane Duane

Sea of Trolls
Nancy Farmer

Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction

Oracle Betrayed
Catherine Fisher

Cornelia Funke

The Thief Lord
Cornelia Funke

Neil Gaiman

Green Angel
Alice Hoffman

Howl’s Moving Castle
Diane Wynne Jones

The Shamer’s Daughter
Lene Kaaberbol

Akhenaten Adventure
Philip Kerr

The Blue Sword
Robin McKinley

Donna Jo Napoli

Garth Nix

Christopher Paolini

Sandry’s Book
Tamora Pierce

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Terry Pratchett

Hat Full of Sky
Terry Pratchett

The Golden Compass
Philip Pullman

Mortal Engines
Philip Reeve

Predator’s Gold
Philip Reeve

Hannah’s Garden
Midori Synder

G.P. Taylor

G.P. Taylor

Wishing Moon
Michael O. Tunnell

Never Trust a Dead Man
Vivian Vande Velde

A Plague of Sorcerers
Mary Zambreno


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Ben Schoen

Mapping the World of Harry Potter: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Explore the Best Selling Fantasy Series of All Time

Muggles and Magic: J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter Phenomenon
George W. Beahm

A Muggle’s Guide to the Wizard: Exploring the Harry Potter Universe
Fionna Boyle

Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter
Galadriel Waters

The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works
Roger Highfield

The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts
David Colbert

The Sorcerer’s Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter
Allan Zola Kronzek