10 Magical Reads for Kids Who Love Harry Potter

Harry Potter introduced a lot of kids to magic -- and reading! If your kids can't get enough of stories involving wands and spells, magic academies, magical creatures, and other realms, our list is here to help. These fantasy books have it all covered. We've handpicked some of the most imaginative, magical adventure stories and series out there for young readers (and older ones too). For more exciting adventures beyond everyday reality, check out our Science Fiction Books and Fantasy Books for Kids.

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Dragons in a Bag, Book 1

age 8+

Exciting tale of New York kid's journey to magical world.

By: Zetta Elliott (2018)
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Half Magic: Tales of Magic, Book 1

age 7+

Delightful, charming classic has adventure, humor, heart.

By: Edward Eager (1999)
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The Magic Misfits, Book 1

age 8+

Fast-paced, fun adventure about kid magician finding home.

By: Neil Patrick Harris (2017)
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A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic

age 8+

History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.

By: Lisa Papademetriou (2015)
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Circus Mirandus

age 9+

A mesmerizing journey through a wonderful, magical world.

By: Cassie Beasley (2015)
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Foxheart

age 9+

Girl and dog pal face riveting, intense fight to save magic.

By: Claire Legrand (2016)
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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

age 9+

First-rate, spellbinding story of misfit girl who's magic.

By: Jessica Townsend (2017)
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A Tale of Magic, Book 1

age 10+

Imaginative, lively tale launches Land of Stories prequels.

By: Chris Colfer (2019)
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The Apothecary, Book 1

age 11+

Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.

By: Maile Meloy (2011)
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Tempests and Slaughter: The Numair Chronicles, Book 1

age 12+

Strong characters, murder fill exciting magic-academy tale.

By: Tamora Pierce (2018)
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