If you like Hogwarts . . .

magic castle 

When I did my reading at Wordstock, a young girl from the audience asked if I had any book recommendations for Harry Potter fans. Here are a few: 

If you like that British flavor, you might like: Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, and The Story of the Amulet  by E. Nesbit; Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie; The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis; Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll; The Once and Future King by T. H. White.

flying carpet



On the Scifi end of supernatural there’s: The Hitchhiker’s Guide series by Douglas Adams and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.





For more contemporary kid supernatural adventure try Story Time by Edward Bloor and The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu.





I also highly recommend The Alphabet of Dreams and The Dragon’s Milk series by Susan Fletcher. Feels like you’re really there when prophetic dreams come true and dragons take flight.

B&W dragon

For that mysterious and magical tone there’s Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit; The Light Princess by George MacDonald; and The Moorchild by Eloise McGraw.

 maybe a butterfly





Okay, now I’m hungry for a good read! (And a good write.)


One Response to “If you like Hogwarts . . .”

  1. Wendy Says:

    Wonderful books! I’ve read and loved many of these – now I want to find and read the others. Thanks for the tips!

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