Beyond Hogwarts: gripping reads for fans of the wizarding world

We all know that the magic of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has captivated readers of all ages around the world, sparking imaginations and instilling a love for literature. For those young readers who have journeyed through Hogwarts and are still hungry for more fantastical adventures, fear not as there is a treasure trove of books featuring magic and adventure waiting to be discovered. Here are a few of our favourite reads that we think are ideal for kids who adored the Harry Potter series:

Nevermoor, The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend: Morrigan Crow is cursed, destined to die on her eleventh birthday, but instead she's whisked away and taken to the secret city of Nevermoor. There she's invited to join the Wundrous Society. Mystery, magic and protection are hers - if only she can pass four impossible trials.  The first in an extraordinary series. 

Witchworld by Emma Fischel: The witches of Witchworld have no need for old-fashioned wands or broomsticks, not when they have shiny Spellsticks and super-whizzy Skyriders instead. The first in a funny and excitingly witchy trilogy. 

Storm Witch by Elen Renner: Child of Air, Water, Earth or Fire: now that she is thirteen Storm must undertake The Choosing and be claimed by one of the Elementals, which will determine her whole life's work. A powerful fantasty trilogy that will keep reader's hooked.

The Last Fallen Star by Gracie Kim: The first in the Gifted Clans series, where Korean mythology, magic, and our modern world collide in a fantastical saga.

The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell: When intruders show up at their house, siblings Ivy and Seb flee to Lundinor, a mysterious city beneath London where everyday items are enchanted with amazing abilities. Featuring mystical creatures, phenomenal world-building, great characters, and thrilling action, this is the first in The Uncommoners Trilogy.

Greenwild by Pari Thomson: Recently published and with a sequel coming soon, Greenwild takes readers to a spellbinding world where the wilderness is alive and a deep magic rises from the earth itself.

His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman: Philip Pullman's epic trilogy begins with "The Golden Compass" and takes readers on a journey across parallel worlds filled with daemons, witches, and armored bears. With its complex characters and thought-provoking themes, the series follows the adventures of Lyra Belacqua as she unravels the mysteries of Dust and confronts powerful forces seeking to control it. 

The only question now, is which one to read first?!

Beyond Hogwarts: gripping reads for fans of the wizarding world
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