Harry Potter Read-Alikes

Harry Potter books quickly took over the world of youth fantasy, leaving teachers, parents, authors, librarians, and readers scrambling to find read-alikes. Here are a few of the most similar stories to Harry Potter.

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For Youth

Chrestomanci SeriesDiana Wynne Jones
Plague of SorcerersMary Frances Zambreno
Wizards HallJane Yolen

For Adults

This article from Novelist by M Delbridge lists out the following choices for adult Harry Potter readers looking for something else to try.

The Apprentice Adept Series — Piers Anthony
His Dark Materials seriesPhilip Pullman
The Discworld Series — Terry Pratchett
The Earthsea NovelsUrsula K. Le Guin
The Mancer Series — Don Callander
The Myth Adventures Series — Robert Asprin

The Book of Lost Things — John Connolly (2006)
Ender’s Game (1985; reissued in 1991 and 2001) & Ender’s Shadow (1999) — Orson Scott Card
Green Rider — Kristen Britain (1998)
Magician — Raymond E. Feist (1982)
NeverwhereNeil Gaiman (1997)
The Stolen Child — Keith Donohue (2006)

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