If you liked Harry Potter...The Bobby Pendragon series by D. J. MacHale
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  • Book of Three series - Lloyd Allexander
  • Bruce Coville's books about dragons (Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher)
  • Castle in the Attic and The battle for the castle by Elizabeth Winthrop
  • Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
  • Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • Ghosts stories by Betty Ren Wright
  • Goosebumps
series by R.L. Stine
  • Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins
  • Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
  • Hobby, Passager, and Merlin by Jane Yolen
  • Holes by Louis Sacher,
  • I am Mordred by Nancy Springer
  • Jane Yolen books, her series on Arthur perhaps
  • Jennifer Murdley's Toad by Bruce Coville
  • King Arthur and the stories of his knights and Merlin (Yolen has a whole series)
  • Legends of the Immortal Nicholas Flammel, by Michael Scott
  • Lloyd Alexander's books
  • Magic Ring by Bruce Coville
  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  • Matilda_ by Roald Dahl. I know it's not just like Harry Potter, but I think readers will enjoy both stories.
  • Pyrdain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
  • Redwall series, Brian Jacques
  • Robin Hood by Pyle (or an adaptation or novels based on the tales such as The Forest Wife by Tomlinson)
  • Scary Stories series by Alvin Schawartz
  • So You Want To Be a Wizard by Diane Duane
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • The Backyard Dragon by Betsy Sterman
  • The Bailey school Kids and The Bailey School Monsters - Debbie Daddey
  • The Boggart and The Boggart and the Monster by Cooper
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
  • The Dark Thirty, by Patricia McKissack.
  • The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
  • The Fairy Rebel by Lynne Reid Banks
  • The Faraway Mountain by Lynne Reid-Banks
  • The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman.
  • The Hero and the Crown, Robin McKinley
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Hounds of the Morrigan by Pat O'Shea,
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • The Pincess Bride by William Goldman
  • The Ramsey Scallop by Francis Temple
  • The Secret of Platform 13_, by Ibbotson, and it reminded me of the Harry Potter books.
  • The Secret Platform by Edward Engers,
  • The Smugglers,
  • The Star War stories
  • The Wish Giver (Bill Brittain) and others in the series
  • The Wren books by Sherwood Smith. So far there are three in the series - Wren to the rescue, Wren's war and Wren's quest.
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
  • Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson
  • A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Gifts by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  • The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff
  • H.I.V.E series by Mark Walden