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25 Books to Read for Kids who Enjoyed Harry Potter

What should kids read if they enjoyed Harry Potter? This collection of 25 books like Harry Potter will delight and enchant readers who love magical mystery books. These books are perfect for tweens aged 9-12 and include magic and magical creatures, exciting plots, and relatable characters. Find your next magical series here! 

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Red Moon Rising

Written by Paula Harrison
9-12
Laney thinks the summer's going to be boring but how wrong she is! From the moment she sees a blood-red moon, things take a turn for the magical. For Laney is a faerie, a member of the Mist Tribe, and things are about to get exciting, and mysterious, and dangerous.…
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The Drowned Ones

Written by Ellen Renner
9-12
The third in a gripping fantasy trilogy "reminiscent of Ursula K Le Guin's Earthsea..." Guardian The Storm Witch trilogy is set in a world of islands, where Elemental spirits rule and pirates known as the Drowned Ones roam the seas. At the heart of the story is thirteen-year-old Storm, who…
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Otherland

Written by Louie Stowell
9-12
Otherland is a dangerous magical underworld - a place where appearances can be deceiving and anything can happen. A world of gods, vampires, and fairies. It's also... horrible. When life-long friends Myra and Rohan discover that Rohan's baby sister Shilpa has been stolen and taken to Otherland, the only way…
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The Mermaid Call

Written by Alex Cotter
9-12
A gripping story of myth and mystery about a legendary mermaid and her dark power. When the truth comes out, will it bring freedom or a terrible retribution? Vivien's never going to win the Mermaid Crown and she knows it. Does she care? Who wants to be rewarded just for…
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Fledgling

Written by Lucy Hope
9-12
A dark, gothic adventure set deep in a Bavarian forest, with angels and owls and magic and a boy who isn't all that he seems to be... A cherub is blown into Cassie Engel's bedroom during a thunderstorm, triggering a series of terrifying events. Cassie must discover if its arrival…
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Witchworld

Written by Emma Fischel Illustrated by Chris Riddell
9-12
The witches of Witchworld have no need for old-fashioned wands or broomsticks, not when they have shiny Spellsticks and super-whizzy Skyriders instead. And no one has a cauldron anymore, just a cupboard full of Potions2Go. Flo Skritchett lives with her mother, the editor-in-chief of celebrity and Lifestyle magazine, Hocus Pocus,…
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The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke

Written by Kirsty Applebaum
9-12
Lonny is a lifeling. He has the power to heal any living creature and bring it back from the dead. But he pays a price for this gift - by lengthening the creature's life, he shortens his own. So Lonny has to be careful, has to stay hidden in the…
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Storm Witch

Written by Ellen Renner
9-12
Child of Air, Water, Earth or Fire: now that she is thirteen Storm must undertake The Choosing and be claimed by one of the Elementals, which will determine her whole life's work. But for Storm, daughter of a father murdered by Water and a warrior mother claimed by Earth, there…
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Under Earth

Written by Ellen Renner
9-12
As the island's new Weather witch, Storm must sail with the fleet into dangerous waters. The Drowned Ones are out for revenge and the sea itself is treacherous. But it's Bellum Town that brings Storm her first real test. And where she learns that her magic could save her or…
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The Nowhere Thief

Written by Alice M. Ross
9-12
A mind-bending multiverse adventure about theft, family, and finding your home. Twelve-year-old Elsbeth has an extraordinary power: she can travel to parallel worlds and bring objects back with her. But as freak weather events become more frequent and a strange boy, Idris, starts to turn up everywhere she travels, she…
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Wren

Written by Lucy Hope
9-12
A dark, gothic adventure set on the island of Anglesey in North Wales and featuring a very fantastical beast...   Wren lives in an ancient castle in the mountains near the sea. The wind whistles through it and the walls sing to her. Wren is busy inventing things, and her…
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Mouse Heart

Written by Fleur Hitchcock
9-12
This atmospheric thriller, full of daring stunts and sinister villains, is perfect escapism for 9+ readers. Mouse, a foundling, loves her pieced-together family at the Moth Theatre fiercely. When their leading man, Walter, is wrongly arrested for murder, Mouse swears she'll free him. But another member of the cast has…
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Escape Room

Written by Christopher Edge
9-12
The latest mind-blowing novel from award-winning author Christopher Edge, Escape Room is a thrilling adventure that challenges readers to think about what they've done to save the world today. When twelve-year-old Ami arrives at The Escape, she thinks it's just a game - the ultimate escape room with puzzles and…
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The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

Written by Christopher Edge
9-12
"If you go into the woods, Old Crony will get you." Secrets, spies or maybe even a monster... What lies in the heart of the wood? Charlie, Dizzy and Johnny are determined to discover the truth, but when night falls without warning they find themselves trapped in a nightmare. Lost…
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The Boy Who Flew

Written by Fleur Hitchcock
9-12
A vivid adventure filled with danger and heroism from the author of Murder in Midwinter. Athan Wilde dreams of flight. When his friend, Mr Chen, is murdered, Athan must rescue the flying machine they were building together and stop it falling into the wrong hands. But keeping the machine safe…
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Witchmyth

Written by Emma Fischel Illustrated by Chris Riddell
9-12
The brilliant sequel to WITCHWORLD finds Flo pitched into battle with another dire creature thought to be extinct - the terrible Haggfiend! Armed only with Old Magic, can Flo stop the dreadful threat to Witchworld? Her batty old grandma thinks she can, and so battle commences... Another funny, excitingly witchy…
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Evie’s Ghost

Written by Helen Peters
9-12
Compelling period fiction for 9+ readers from the Waterstones Children's Prize shortlisted Helen Peters. Evie couldn't be angrier with her mother. She's only gone and got married again and has flown off on honeymoon, sending Evie to stay with a godmother she's never even met in an old, creaky house…
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Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret

Written by Lyn Gardner
9-12
Rose was left by her mother at the door of Campion's Palace of Variety and Wonders as a baby. It is her home, and she loves it, but she never stops wondering who she really is. When murder threatens to destroy the music hall, Rose will need all her performance…
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Pale Peak Burning

Written by Paula Harrison
9-12
With the Shadow Faerie still at large and the tribal elders unable to work together to defeat him, Laney and her friends must find the third myrical before it's too late. But with her new powers and old secrets, Laney still has a lot to learn if she's finally going…
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Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone

Written by Lyn Gardner
9-12
Business has never been better for Campion's Palace of Variety and Wonders - and the music hall is about to open its doors to its biggest act yet: the Illustrious Gandini, the stage magician known as the Great Wizard of the North. But when the Doomstone Diamond - a priceless…
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Dear Scarlett

Written by Fleur Hitchcock
9-12
All this time Scarlett's thought her dad was a thief, but years after his death a strange man turns up at the door and hands her a box, "on her father's instructions". Inside is a baffling series of clues that leads Scarlett and her friend, Ellie, on a wild, scary,…
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The Black Crow Conspiracy

Written by Christopher Edge
9-12
Step into the past in this spine-tingling historical adventure from award-winning author Christopher Edge. Penelope Tredwell is the feisty thirteen-year-old orphan heiress of the bestselling magazine, The Penny Dreadful. Her masterly tales of the macabre are gripping Victorian Britain, even if no one knows she's the author. It's 1902. London…
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Faerie Tribes: The Crystal Mirror

Written by Paula Harrison
9-12
Laney thinks the summer's going to be boring but how wrong she is! From the moment she sees a blood-red moon, things take a turn for the magical. For Laney is a faerie, a member of the Mist Tribe, and things are about to get exciting, and mysterious, and dangerous.…
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Small Blue Thing

Written by S.C. Ransom
9-12
When 17 year-old Alex rescues a swan caught on a wire stuck deep in the Thames mud, she finds an extraordinary bracelet. Through its disturbing and compelling powers, she meets Callum, a soul locked in a half-life of sadness and mystery following a terrible accident, and his persuasive and sinister…
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The Dragon In The Library

Written by Louie Stowell Illustrated by Davide Ortu
7-9
The first book in a fantastically exciting, brilliantly funny, magical new series! From the bestselling author of the Loki series. Save the library, save the world! Kit can't STAND reading. She'd MUCH rather be outside, playing games and getting muddy, than stuck inside with a book. But when she's dragged…
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