For Those Always Looking for a Good Book (and have already read Harry Potter)

Written By: Janna

Young Adult/Junior Fiction

Oldies, but Goodies

General Fiction

  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  • The Last of the really great Wangdoodles by Julie Edwards Andrews
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingles Wilder
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  •  Witches by Roald Dahl
  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulson
  • Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
  • The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley
  • Swiss Family Robinson by Johnathon David Wyss
  • A Dog Called Kitty by Bill Wallace
  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery
  • Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt    
  • Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt


  • The Enchanted Forest chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede
  • The Book of Three series by Lloyd Alexander
  • Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins
  • Fairy Tales by The Grimm Brothers
  • The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • Redwall by Brian Jacques

Historical Fiction

  • de Granville Trilogy K.M. Grant
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

 Science Fiction

  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card


 The Latest and the Greatest

General Fiction

  • Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan
  •  The Giver quartet by Lois Lowry
  • Divergent series by Veronica Roth
  • Matched Series by Allie Condie
  • Holes by Louis Sacher
  • Star Girl by Jerri Spinelli
  • Criss Cross by Lynn Rae Perkins
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart
  •  The Tale of Desperax by Kate De Camillo
  • Because of Winn Dixie by Kate De Camillo
  • The Line series by Teri Hall
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Airman by Eoin Colfer
  • Hoot by Carl Hassian
  • Books of Ember Jeanne DuPrau


  • Mortality by Kellie Sheridan
  • Rainbird by Rabia Gale
  • Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
  • Ashtown Burials series N.D. Wilson
  • Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger
  • Inheritance series by Christopher Paloni
  • Starcatchers by Ridley Pearson
  • Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
  • The Candy Shop Wars by Brandon Mull
  • Artemis Fowl series by Eion Colfer
  • The Jaguar Stones series by J & P Voelkel
  • The Search for Wonderla series by Tony DiTerlizzi
  • Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke
  • Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix
  • The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
  • The Children of Man Series by Elizabeth C. Mock
  • Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

 Historical Fiction

  • The Book Thief Markus Zusak



  • Bliss Remembered by Frank Deford
  • Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Scarlett Pimpernel Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • Timeline by Michael Crichton
  • A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Club by Juliet Ashton
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • The Chosen by Chaim Potok


  • Little Princes:  One Man’s Promises to Bring Home the Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan
  • The Pioneer Woman by Ree Drummond
  • Audrey by Alexander Walker
  • The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
  • Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth, Jr.


  • Packing for Mars:  The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

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