For the 9-Year-Old Who Loves HARRY POTTER and PERCY JACKSON

Recommendations from Linda

(with a few additions from Kara)

The Shadow Thieves (The Cronus Chronicles #1) Cover Image
By Anne Ursu, Eric Fortune (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416905882
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 24th, 2007

For more Greek Mythology try The Cronus Chronicles by Anne Ursu! A super fun and adventurous series by local author and bff of Wild Rumpus Anne Ursu that doesn't flinch from the scarier side of Greek mythology: the underworld! If you made it through the twists and turns of Half-Blood Prince you'll love this thrill-filled series.

Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368023566
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - March 19th, 2019

Rick Riordan Presents! If your kid is ready to venture into the world of global mythology, set them onto Rick Riordan Presents, an entire imprint of great books to explore, written authors of the cultures whose mythologies they cover! I personally love the series about Aru Shah by Roshani Chokshi, which stars a young story-teller and a lot of magic she didn't see coming!

The School for Good and Evil Cover Image
By Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062104908
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Published: HarperCollins - September 4th, 2018

For even more magic and adventure:
The School for Good and Evil series by Soman Chainani. If you loved exploring Hogwarts in the first couple books, go back to magical school with the characters in this series! Past graduates of the the School of Good and Evil include all the fairytale characters you know and love (or loathe) but two members of the new generation don't feel they've been sorted right at all.

The Creature of the Pines (The Unicorn Rescue Society #1) Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735231726
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Published: Puffin Books - August 6th, 2019

The Unicorn Rescue Society by Adam Gidwitz! If your nine-year-old is starting to read on their own and especially if they loved all the magical creatures of Harry Potter, get them into this super-fun series about a group of kids protecting all kinds of mythical creatures from around the world, be they dragons, unicorns, or even the Jersey Devil!

Dragon Rider Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545316484
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Published: Chicken House - April 1st, 2011

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316201568
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2013

Redwall: A Tale from Redwall Cover Image
By Brian Jacques, Gary Chalk (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780142302378
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Published: Firebird - September 30th, 2002

Wings of Fire Book One: The Dragonet Prophecy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545349239
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 30th, 2013