Realms of Enchantment: Percy Jackson and Harry Potter Read-Alikes

Kids , Book List

Amari and The Night Brothers

Title: Amari and The Night Brothers
By: B.B. Alston
Published: 2021

Thirteen-year-old Amari, a poor Black girl from the projects, gets an invitation from her missing brother to join the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs and join in the fight against an evil magician.

J Alsto.B
Ages 8 - 12.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
By: Kelly Barnhill
Published: 2019

An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.

J Barnh.K
Ages 10 - 14.

The Storm Runner

Title: The Storm Runner
By: Jessica Cervantes
Published: 2018

To prevent the Maya gods from battling each other and destroying the world, thirteen-year-old Zane must unravel an ancient prophecy, stop an evil god, and discover how the physical disability that makes him reliant on a cane also connects him to his father and his ancestry.

J Cerva.J
Ages 8 - 12.

The School for Good & Evil

Title: The School for Good & Evil
By: Soman Chainani
Published: 2013

Best friends Sophie and Agatha are training to be fairy tale heroes and villains but when they become lost in the Endless Woods, their fortunes are reversed: Sophie is put in the School for Evil while Agatha is sent to the School for Good.

J Chain.S
Ages 8 - 12.

Aru Shah and the End of Time

Title: Aru Shah and the End of Time
By: Roshani Chokshi
Published: 2018

Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon.

J Choks.R
Ages 8 - 12.

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

Title: The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell
By: Chris Colfer
Published: 2012

Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Connor leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

J Colfe.C
Ages 8 - 12.

The Wizards of Once

Title: The Wizards of Once
By: Cressida Cowell
Published: 2017

Young wizard prince Xar, who has no magic, and warrior princess Wish, an outcast, team up on an adventure that brings them to witches long believed to be extinct.

J Cowel.C
Ages 8 - 12.

The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1)

Title: The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1)
By: Sayantani DasGupta
Published: 2018

Up until her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala considered herself an ordinary sixth-grader in Parsippany, New Jersey, but then her parents disappear and a drooling rakkhosh demon shows up in her kitchen. Soon she is swept into another dimension -- and somehow Kiranmala needs to sort it all out, find her parents, and basically save the world.

J Dasgu.S
Ages 8 - 12.

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

Title: The Cats of Tanglewood Forest
By: Charles de Lint
Published: 2013

Twelve-year-old Lillian, an orphan who loves roaming the woods looking for fairies when her chores are done, is bitten by a deadly snake and saved through the magical forest creatures.

J Delin.C
Ages 8 -12.

City of Ember

Title: City of Ember
By: Jeanne DuPrau
Published: 2003

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

J Dupra.J
Ages 8 -12.

Odd and the Frost Giants

Title: Odd and the Frost Giants
By: Neil Gaiman
Published: 2009

An unlucky twelve-year-old Norwegian boy named Odd leads the Norse gods Loki, Thor, and Odin in an attempt to outwit evil Frost Giants who have taken over Asgard.

J Gaima.N
Ages 8 -12.


Title: Savvy
By: Ingrid Law
Published: 2008

Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.

J Law.I
Ages 9 -12.


Title: Furthermore
By: Tahereh Mafi
Published: 2016

Twelve-year-old Alice Queensmeadow, with the help of her friend Oliver, travels through the dangerous, magical land of Furthermore in order to rescue her missing father and prove her own magical abilities.

J Mafi.T
Ages 9 - 12.

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong Book 1)

Title: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong Book 1)
By: Kwambe Mbalia
Published: 2019

Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend Eddie when they were in a bus accident together. But on his first night at his grandparents' farm, a sticky creature shows up in his bedroom and steals Eddie's notebook. When Tristan chases after, he finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American folk heroes John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi to come out of hiding. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?

J Mbali.K
Ages 8 -12.

The Unwanteds

Title: The Unwanteds
By: Lisa McMann
Published: 2011

In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic.

J Mcman.L
Ages 8 - 12.

The Keeper of the Lost Cities

Title: The Keeper of the Lost Cities
By: Shannon Messenger
Published: 2012

In this riveting series opener, a telepathic girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world before the wrong person finds the answer first.

J Messe.S
Ages 8 - 12.


Title: Goblins
By: Philip Reeve
Published: 2013

Young Skarper has always been a different sort of goblin, more interested in knowledge and information than eating and throwing rocks, and it gets him into trouble--but it may also be the key to saving Clovenstone from a dark sorcerer.

J Reeve.P
Ages 8 - 12.

Story Thieves

Title: Story Thieves
By: James Riley
Published: 2015

Except for reading the Kiel Gnomenfoot magic adventure series, Owen's life is boring until he sees his classmate Bethany climb out of a book in the school library and he learns that Bethany is half-fictional and has been searching every book she can find for her missing father, a fictional character.

J Riley.J
Ages 8 - 12.

The Legend of Greg

Title: The Legend of Greg
By: Chris Rylander
Published: 2018

Greg Belmont learns he's anything but ordinary when he discovers he's a real, live, fantastical Dwarf and sets off on the adventure of a lifetime.

J Rylan.C
Ages 8 - 12.

Magyk (Septimus Heap #1)

Title: Magyk (Septimus Heap #1)
By: Angie Sage
Published: 2006

The first part of an enthralling new series leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters, clever charms, potions and spells.

J Sage.A
Ages 9 - up.

The Box and The Dragonfly (Keepers, Book 1)

Title: The Box and The Dragonfly (Keepers, Book 1)
By: Ted Sanders
Published: 2015

Horace F. Andrews, armed with a strange wooden box, and Chloe Burke, wearing a mysterious dragonfly pendant, become entangled in a secret and ancient society striving to protect powerful devices from the evil Riven.

J Sande.T
Ages 10 - up.

Amber & Clay

Title: Amber & Clay
By: Laura Amy Schlitz
Published: 2021

Bound by destiny, Melisto and Rhaskos--Amber and Clay--never meet in the flesh. By the time they do, one of them is a ghost. But the thin line between life and death is just one boundary their unlikely friendship crosses.

J Schli.L
Ages 10 - 14.

The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., 1)

Title: The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., 1)
By: Jonathan Stroud
Published: 2013

Follows three young operatives of a psychic detection agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.

J Strou.J
Ages 8 - 12.

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Title: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
By: Jessica Townsend
Published: 2017

A cursed child destined to die on her eleventh birthday is rescued and whisked away to a secret realm called Nevermoor and given the chance to compete for a place in a prestigious organization called the Wundrous Society.

J Towns.J

Ages 8 - 12


Title: Breadcrumbs
By: Anne Ursu
Published: 2011

Hazel and Jack are best friends until an accident with a magical mirror and a run-in with a villainous queen find Hazel on her own, entering an enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jack's life.

J Ursu.A
Ages 8 -12.

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