Harry Potter, Percy Jackson… books to read next

Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, books to read next
Posted on July 24, 2017

Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, books to read nextGiven the response to my recent post about books for tween boys (who don’t like fantasy), it seems that there are a lot of us out there searching for just the right next book for their kids.

In the lead-up to the first anniversary of the Your Kids’ Next Read Facebook group, I thought I’d share some more of the most common questions that tend to come up.

Including this one.

Harry Potter. Percy Jackson. Where would you go next? Wanting fast-paced fantasy and adventure. (To give a sense of style, The Hobbit was “a bit boring and too descriptive.”) 

When Ruth Clare asked this question in the YKNR Facebook group recently, you could almost feel the breathless excitement of group members. As parents, librarians and booksellers alike can attest, this is one of the BiG questions!

Fortunately, the collective wisdom of the group was up to it, and Ruth compiled the following list based on the responses, again in no particular order. Most of these are series, which, of course, we love, and the reading age ranges from 8+ for some series (Ruby Redfort, The Familiars) to most definitely YA for others.

What to read after Harry Potter, Percy Jackson et al…

Clicking the title link on each book will take you to Booktopia where you’ll find more information about each title, and can purchase if you wish. Or you can search Amazon here.

Magisterium (series) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Skulduggery Pleasant (series) by Derek Landy

Artemis Fowl (series) by Eoin Colfer

Ranger’s Apprentice (series) by John Flanagan

The Kensington Reptilarium (Caddy Kids series) by Nikki Gemmell

The Doldrums (series) by Nicholas Gannon

Heroes of Olympus (series) by Rick Riordan

The Trials of Apollo (series) by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase (series) by Rick Riordan

The Mapmaker Chronicles (series) by A.L. Tait

The Ateban Cipher (duology) by A.L. Tait

The Eighth Day (series) by Dianne K. Salerni

The Book of Lies (trilogy) by James Moloney

The Three Doors (trilogy) by Emily Rodda

The Medoran Chronicles (series) by Lynette Noni

Lockwood & Co (series) by Jonathan Stroud

School for Good and Evil (series) by Soman Chainani

Conspiracy 365 (series) by Gabrielle Lord

Two Wolves by Tristan Banks

The Fall by Tristan Bancks

The Beast of Hushing Wood by Gabrielle Wang

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Curiosity House (series) by Lauren Oliver and H. C. Chester

Chasing the Valley (series) by Skye Melki-Wegner

Rebel of the Sands (trilogy)  by Alwyn Hamilton

Ruby Redfort (series) by Lauren Child

The Warriors (series) by Erin Hunter

The Land of Stories (series) by Chris Colfer

I also LOVE this post by tween book blogger Jazzy about dealing with a Harry Potter Hangover.

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