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Fantasy Fixes for Harry Potter Fans

If your 8- to 10-year-old adores Harry Potter, try these fantasy books and series that will satisfy your taste for all things magical.
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Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
by Jenny Nimmo

This semester at Bloor's Academy brings a few changes. There is a new art teacher, Mr. Boldova, and a new student named Belle, who lives with the Yewbeam aunts and seems to have strange power over them. Emma and Charlie soon discover Mr.

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The Journey
Series: Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book #2
by Kathryn Lasky

The second book in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series continues this classic hero mythology about the battle between good and evil. This book chronicles Soren's quest for nobility.

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Paperback Book: $5.39

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Midnight Magic
by Avi
Under house arrest for confessing to being a magician, Mangus is summoned by the king to free his daughter, Princess Teresina, from the torment of a terrifying ghost. If Mangus cannot free her, it means certain death. But Mangus doesn't believe in ghosts — he doesn't even believe in magic!
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Paperback Book: $6.39

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CD: $18.19

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Series: The Inkheart Trilogy, Book #1
by Cornelia Funke
Meggie lives a quiet life alone with her father, a book-binder. But her father has a deep secret — he posseses an extraordinary magical power. One day a mysterious stranger arrives who seems linked to her father's past. Who is this sinister character and what does he want?
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Paperback Book: $8.79

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The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster , Susan Nanus Illustrated by Jules Feiffer
This quirky fantasy story reveals how a restless and precocious ten-year-old boy learns to appreciate the ordinary things in life after he embarks on a wondrous journey.

Milo is in a deep blue funk. Nothing and no one capture his interest. Boredom is Milo's middle name.

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Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine
At birth, Ella of Frell was given the gift of obedience by a fairy. Ella soon realizes that this gift is little better than a curse, for how can she truly be herself if at any time anyone can order her to hop on one foot, or cut off her hand, or betray her kingdom — and she'll have to obey?
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

In this timeless classic, Willy Wonka, a crazy chocolatier, opens his chocolate factory doors for the first time to five lucky children who have randomly purchased the coveted chocolate bars containing the golden ticket.

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