If you were inspired by the magic and suspense of Inkheart, try turning the pages of these adventure-filled reads.

Books Mentioned in Inkheart

1001 Arabian Nights retold by Geraldine McCaughrean
These stories, told by the wily Shaharazad to save her life, are full of adventure, treasure, magic, and heroism.

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
Peter Pan, aided by his companion Tinkerbell, is the leader of the Lost Boys in Neverland who battle the wicked Captain Hook and his pirates.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
A story of love and hatred, giants and dwarves, revenge and escape — with a highly satisfying end.

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
Silverstein's poems about everything from unicorns to television sets are characterized by sly humor and insights that have delighted countless readers.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
This classic tale of Jim Hawkin's adventures on the high seas with the villainous Long John Silver has been a favorite for generations.

The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White, illustrated by Dennis Nolan
Merlin oversees the education of the Wart, who will grow up to become Arthur, the Once and Future King of Britain.

Great Books About Reading

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Bastian Balthazar Bux enters the enchanted world of Fantastica through the pages of an ancient and mysterious book to rescue the fairy people who live there.

The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland
A boy named Arthur, living in 13th century England, watches a story unfolding in a magic stone: the story of the birth and growth of his namesake, the great legendary King of Britain. 

The Great Piratical Rumbustification & the Librarian and the Robbers by Margaret Mahy
Imagine having a gang of pirates as your babysitters or a librarian who can charm bloodthirsty bandits by reading aloud to them.

The Ink Drinker by Eric Sanvoisin
A boy watches a weird man in his father's bookstore silently sipping the words out of the books. Following him to a nearby graveyard, he discovers that the ghoulish stranger is a vampire who lives on ink rather than blood.

The Great Good Thing by Roderick Townley
Twelve-year-old Princess Sylvie breaks out of the book in which she is a character and into the dreams of her reader. The Princess leads other characters to a new existence where they have to make up their own story.


Fantastic Fantasy by Cornelia Funke

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