Very into Harry? Try the stories of these courageous heroes

By Carmen Ritchie
Young People’s Services
J.K. Rowling has mesmerized millions with her magical story of Harry Potter and his lightning shaped scar. Come celebrate your love of the Wizarding World with several fun activities on Friday, July 14, including wand making!

courageBelow are recommendations for those of you who love J.K. Rowling’s books and want to find others like them. Keep reading! Less than three weeks are left to get entered for prizes like Amazon and Target gift cards in our 2017 summer reading program.

Artemis Fowl
Author:
Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl is a lot of things: wealthy, highly intelligent and above all, a criminal. But even this twelve-year-old Irish mastermind doesn’t know how deep he’s dug himself when he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit, causing an all-out war within the fairy world. These aren’t your average story book fairies either—they’re trained and deadly and will do everything they can to defeat Artemis Fowl.

The Book of Three
Author:
Lloyd Alexander
Taran wants to be a hero but he’s sure being an assistant pig keeper won’t help him get there, even if Hen Wen is an oracular pig. But when Hen Wen disappears, Taran must summon all of his courage and find her before the Horned King and his Cauldron Born do. With a unique band of followers, Taran will prove just how heroic he really is.

Inkheart
Author: Cornelia Funke
Meggie’s father, a book repairer, has the power to speak story book characters into life. When he reads from a book called “Inkheart,” a villain is released into the real world and abducts them both. Meggie must learn to harness enough magic to save them both.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author:
Ransom Riggs
A family tragedy sends Jacob’s life into turmoil. He journeys to a remote island in Wales, home to the former Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Now abandoned, Jacob explores the island and discovers these children may not have just been peculiar … they may have been dangerous. Those who love spine-chilling fantasies will enjoy this book!

Ender’s Game
Author:
Orson Scott Card
Andrew “Ender” Wiggin thinks he’s just playing a war simulated video game. Little does he know that he’s being tested. The world is at war with a powerful alien race and Ender might just be the military genius they’ve been looking for.

 

 

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