November 9th, 2010 by Kidsmomo
With Deathly Hallows: Part 1 coming out this month, you’d better believe it’s time for some serious Pottermania! But as much as the new movie makes us want to dress up in robes and draw lightning bolts on our foreheads and party with other Harryheads, the upcoming release of the film is also kind of sad… because it’s the beginning of the end of an era, and a reminder that there are no more Harry Potter books for us to enjoy.
But never fear! Kidsmomo has conjured up a list of other books for Harry Potter fans. Because Diagon Alley may be closed for business, but there are still more worlds to explore…
Fantasy Series for Harry Fans:
- The Books of Elsewhere (Book 1: The Shadows) by Jacqueline West (Karen’s pick)
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan (Nancy’s pick)
- The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
- Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
- Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan
- Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
- Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
- Septimus Heap by Angie Sage
- Molly Moon by Georgia Byng
- Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist by R.L. LaFevers
More Boarding School Adventures:
- Malory Towers series by Enid Blyton
- Boy by Roald Dahl
- The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
- Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson
(And here’s a printable version of our “Beyond Hogwarts” booklist, for you to take to the library or bookstore — or to send to Flourish and Botts as an order form.)
If you’ve read any of these, send in your book review. Or send in a review of a book or series that you would recommend to a Harry Potter fan.
UPDATE 12/7/10: We revealed the answer to our Harry Potter Withdrawal Mystery Book Theater in our “The Boy Who Lived” Podcast, so take a listen if you want to know the answer. Or just tune in if you want to hear Karen and Nancy gush over the Harry Potter series. We really could go on and on and on… and on.