Harry Potter Fans Don't Despair

When the Harry Potter book series comes to a close, it is a sad, very sad day.  Some kids wonder, "How could something so fun, so interesting, so engaging ever come between two book covers again???"

Fear not Potter fans!

In her book, Raising Bookworms, Emma Walton Hamilton (Julie Andrews daughter no less) gives her recommendations* for Harry Potter read alikes, and here they are:

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Books of Ember Series by Janne DuPrau
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Redwall by Brian Jacques
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Septimus Heap Series by Angie Sage
Warriors by Erin Hunter
The Wednesday Tales by Jon Berkeley
The Wolves Chronicles by Joan Aiken
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

If your family has already morned the loss of the Potter series, what books did your children pick up next?  Let us know in the comments.

*Note:  The LP Reads team has not read all of these books and suggests that you be certain you are comfortable with the content before your child reads them.   Some of the above are for ages 12 and up.  A GREAT resource for tween/teen book reviews written by parents and for parents is STORYSNOOPS.  LP Reads loves STORYSNOOPS and suggests you take a hop on over to check them out even if Potter isn't your child's thing!! You will most like find the perfect new book for your young reader.

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