20 Titles to Celebrate 20 Years of Harry Potter

Twenty years ago this September, readers across the country felt the roar of a flying motorcycle, heard the soft cries of a mysterious child, and glimpsed a haughty tabby cat in the company of a strange old man in a robe. If you're anything like us, Harry Potter awakened an appetite you didn't even know you had—one for sprawling tales of magic and adventure and the kind of intricate, imaginative "worldbuilding" that's been imitated many times but very rarely equalled. 

Scholastic is celebrating Harry's anniversary with a gorgeous new set of paperbacks designed by the inimitable Brian Selznick (available for purchase at your favorite West Houston bookstore, FYI). We're getting in on the action this Saturday at 3p.m., with a special anniversary party complete with trivia, costumes, and fun prizes. But perhaps the best way to celebrate Harry Potter is to recreate that special kind of magic you felt when you first read the books. And for that, you need books.

Lucky for you, books happen to be our area of expertise. We've compiled a list of twenty wonderful titles, ranging in age from middle grade to adult, that we think are perfect for Harry Potter fans. Some you've probably heard of. Others, we hope, are brand new. All are magical to one degree or another, and we can personally vouch for every last one. So pick up a couple and try them out—they may not be Harry, but we think they're not too far a cry from the feeling of your very first broom ride. 


 

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616205676
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 9th, 2016

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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484778173
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 5th, 2017

Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368012355
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - March 27th, 2018

The Mortification of Fovea Munson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484780541
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 5th, 2018

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Skulduggery Pleasant Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780008248789
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Published: HarperCollins Children's Books - May 1st, 2018

Story Thieves Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481409209
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Published: Aladdin - December 15th, 2015

The Blackthorn Key Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481446525
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - May 3rd, 2016

The Invention of Hugo Cabret Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780439813785
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2007

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Dragon's Green (Worldquake #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481497855
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 29th, 2018

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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316508889
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 2017

Six of Crows Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250076960
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Published: Square Fish - February 6th, 2018

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Caraval Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250095268
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 1st, 2018

Shadowshaper (the Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338032475
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 30th, 2016

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All the Crooked Saints Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545930802
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 10th, 2017

Strange the Dreamer Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316341677
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2018

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Sky in the Deep Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250168450
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Published: Wednesday Books - April 24th, 2018

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The Immortalists Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213180
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 9th, 2018

Meddling Kids Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101974445
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Published: Anchor Books - May 29th, 2018

We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions) Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by), Thomas Ott (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039976
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Published: Penguin Books - October 31st, 2006

A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765387479
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Published: Tor Books - March 13th, 2018