Harry Potter Read-Alikes
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Wizards & Magic
The Lost Years of Merlin
A young boy with no memory of his past finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures.
J Fic Barron, T.A.
When a twelve-year-old genius kidnaps a fairy, the fairies fight back with magic and technology.
J Fic Colfer, Eoin
Revenge of the Witch
Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, works as an apprentice for the village spook.
J Fic Delaney, Joseph
The Merlin Conspiracy
Roddy and Nick, teens with magic powers, work to save the world from power-hungry wizards.
J Fic Jones, Diana Wynne (also in YA Fic Jones)
A Wizard of Earthsea
A boy with special talents enters Wizard school where he unwittingly sets loose a terrible evil.
JS LeGuin, Ursula K.
Infants switched at birth grow to fulfill their magical destiny while pursued by evil villains.
J Sage, Angie
The Amulet of Samarkand
A young magician's apprentice becomes caught in a web of espionage, murder, and rebellion.
J Stroud, Jonathan
Heroes & Quests
The Book of Three
Assistant Pig-Keeper Taran sets out to save Prydain from the forces of evil.
J Fic Alexander, Lloyd
Ethan Feld, the worst baseball player in history, finds himself recruited to help a band of fairies.
J Fic Chabon, Michael
The Sea of Trolls
Captured by Viking Berserkers, Jack and Lucy undertake a vital quest in the home of trolls.
J Fic Farmer, Nancy
Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy on a mission to find his home.
J Fic Funke, Cornelia
Matthias, a young mouse, seeks a legendary sword to protect his home and defeat the evil rat Cluny.
J Fic Jacques, Brian
A mysterious stone brings magic and power into a boy’s life, along with dragons, elves, and danger.
J Fic Paolini, Christopher
The Tiger's Apprentice
A tiger, monkey, dragon, and a Chinese American boy protect a magic talisman from an evil enemy.
J Fic Yep, Laurence
Adventure & Mystery
Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator
A girl uses psychic abilities and detective skills to solve a mystery in a San Francisco mansion.
JM Allison, Jennifer
The Door to Time
Jason and Julia find twisting tunnels and a mysterious locked door in their new home.
J Fic Baccalario, Pierdomenico
Seemingly unrelated events are pieced together by two eleven-year-olds to solve an art scandal.
JM Balliett, Blue
The Secret of Castle Cant
Servant girl Lucy uncovers palace intrigues and aids a rebellion against chewing gum.
J Fic Bath, K.P.
The City of Ember
Lina and Doon find and piece together a mysterious document to save their decaying city.
JS DuPrau, Jeanne
Arthur struggles to discover the truth behind a mysterious key while avoiding those chasing him.
JS Nix, Garth
A cabin boy and wealthy girl team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures.
JS Oppel, Kenneth
The Scarecrow and His Servant
A scarecrow and his boy servant outwit brigands as they travel towards the famed Spring Valley.
J Fic Pullman, Philip
-adapted from a Berkeley Public Library list- 4/2009