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Are you looking for another great series of books to read after Harry Potter?
The Harry Potter series has become a huge hit among readers. Even reluctant readers found that they couldn’t put it down.
But what is there to read after Harry Potter? What book series can fill the void?
How can you entice your new reading fan to keep going?
Here are 12 parent-recommended books for your Harry Potter loving kids. Or even you!
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Series)
by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends — one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena — Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Series)
by Jessica Townsend
Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.
But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.
It’s then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart–an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests–or she’ll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.
Next in Series: Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow
The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the End of the World (Series)
by A.L. Tait
Adventure and danger lie just off the edge of the map in this swashbuckling trilogy.
Quinn’s older brothers may long for adventure, but he is content with his quiet life on the farm. Destiny, however, has other plans.
The king is determined to create the first map of the world and has scoured the kingdom for boys who could become mapmakers. When Quinn is chosen for the king’s training school, he’s amazed – but that is nothing compared to his shock when he is selected as one of the three mapmakers and finds himself on board a ship, competing for the big prize.
So begins Quinn’s reluctant journey deep into the unknown, with only his photographic memory and skills learned on the farm to help him. He’s on a ship captained by a slave, with a stowaway girl on board – and a mysterious sea monster that seems to be following them. Hot on their trail are the other competitors for the king’s prize, who will stop at nothing to win.
Next in Series: The Mapmaker Chronicles: Prisoner of the Black Hawk
The Sword of Kuromori (Series)
by Jason Rohan
Ancient monsters bite off more than they can chew in this action-packed fantasy-adventure trilogy set in modern-day Japan.
Kenny Blackwood arrives in Tokyo to spend the summer with his father and is stunned to discover a destiny he had never dreamed of when he finds himself in the middle of a hidden war that is about to explode. Racing against an impossible deadline, Kenny must find the fabled Sword of Heaven and use it to prevent the disaster. But a host of terrifying monsters is out to destroy him, and success will come at a price. With clever, fearless, sarcastic Kiyomi at his side, Kenny must negotiate the worlds of modern and mythic Japan to find the lost sword, before it’s too late.
Next in Series: The Shield of Kuromori
Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan (Series)
by John Flanagan
They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger’s apprentice. What he doesn’t yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied. . . .
Next in Series: Ranger’s Apprentice: The Burning Bridge
Star of Deltora: Shadows of the Master (Series)
by Emily Rodda
In Shadows of the Master, the first book in the series, Britta has always wanted to be a trader like her father, sailing the nine seas and bringing precious cargo home to Del harbor. Her dreams seemed safe until her father’s quest to find the fabled Staff of Tier ended in blood and horror. Now his shamed family is in hiding, and his ship, the Star of Deltora, belongs to the powerful Rosalyn fleet. But Britta’s ambition burns as fiercely as ever. When she suddenly gets the chance to win back her future she knows she has to take it—whatever the cost. She has no idea that shadows from a distant, haunted isle are watching her every move.
Next in Series: Star of Deltora: Two Moons
The Impossible Quest: Escape from Wolfhaven Castle (Series)
by Kate Forsyth
Four unlikely heroes are forced on a perilous quest to save their people. But first, Tom, Elanor, Sebastian and Quinn must escape the overrun castle. Only they can find the four impossible elements needed to wake the sleeping warriors of the legend. Only they can drive back the darkness that reigns over the land.
Tell your lord to beware, the wolves smell danger in the wind.
Wolfhaven Castle has been attacked, and only four escape capture … Tom, trained to scrub pots, not fight; Elanor, the Lord’s daughter; Sebastian, a knight in training and Quinn, the witch’s apprentice. Somehow, if they are to save their people, these unlikely heroes must find four magical beasts from legend. But first, they have to make it out of the castle alive…
Next in Series: The Impossible Quest: The Wolves of the Witchwood
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell (Series)
by Chris Colfer
Alex and Conner Bailey’s world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.
The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with 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.
Next in Series: The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer (Series)
by Rick Riordan
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.
One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.
The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.
When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.
Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .
Next in Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor
Artemis Fowl (Series)
by Eoin Colfer
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. With two trusty sidekicks in tow, he hatches a cunning plot to divest the fairyfolk of their pot of gold. Of course, he isn’t foolish enough to believe in all that “gold at the end of the rainbow” nonsense. Rather, he knows that the only way to separate the little people from their stash is to kidnap one of them and wait for the ransom to arrive. But when the time comes to put his plan into action, he doesn’t count on the appearance of the extrasmall, pointy-eared Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit–and her senior officer, Commander Root, a man (sorry, elf) who will stop at nothing to get her back.
Next in Series: Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident
Conspiracy 365: January (Series)
by Gabrielle Lord
On New Year’s Eve Cal is chased down the street by a staggering, sick man with a deadly warning… They killed your father. They’ll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days! Hurled into a life on the run, the 15-year-old fugitive is isolated and alone. Hunted by the law and ruthless criminals, Cal must somehow uncover the truth about his father’s mysterious death and a history changing secret. Who can he turn to, who can he trust, when the whole world seems to want him dead? The clock is ticking. Any second could be his last.
Next in Series: Conspiracy 365: February
Last Thirteen: 13 (Series)
by James Phelan
Sam is the first of the last 13 Dreamers to be revealed. Caught in a covert battle to preserve life as we know it, he must follow the clues to find twelve more Dreamers. Only this unique group can unravel the mysteries of an ancient prophecy and locate the long-lost key to Earth’s survival. Sam must not only face two competing factions—The Enterprise and The Academy—but also elude the menacing presence of the masked figure, Solaris, who is always lurking in both dreams and reality. The last 13 Dreamers are always in danger. The group must avoid capture by trained Agents and unscrupulous treasure hunters, as well as thwart security officials as they gain access to museums, libraries, government facilities and archaeological sites, in order to locate the lost pieces of the artifact that will lead them to their ultimate destination. The last 13 must continue on their desperate mission against the odds and face the inevitable final battle. Will they be strong enough to fulfill the prophecy, or is the world doomed?
Next in Series: The Last Thirteen: 12
Let us know in the comments, which book is next on your reading list?