Booklist - Beyond Harry Potter
Grades 5 and up. The first book in the series follows the description.
Artemis Fowl is a series of novels starring Artemis Fowl II, a highly intelligent teen and a criminal mastermind, although his values change as the series progresses. Afterwards, Artemis commits to a life without crime…until the next adventure.
Bartimaeus is a djinn (genie) called forth by a 10-year-old magician Nathaniel who orders the djinn to steal the amulet of Samarkand from an evil magician. The other two books in the series show Nathaniel and his djinn with more magical challenges to face.
The Amulet of Samarkand
Twelve-year-old twins John and Philippa start their adventure as djinns at the moment their wisdom teeth are removed. They receive training in Egypt where they search for the lost tomb of Akhenaten. The rest of the series shows the twins confronting evil djinns, curses,
The Akhenaten Adventure
The orphan Taran becomes the Assistant Pig-Keeper of an oracular pig in the country of Prydain. Not contented with his job, Taran dreams of adventure and sets forth with his friends to fight the Death Lord who plans to enslave the entire country.
The Book of Three
Five teens are destined to save the world from the evil of the Old Ones who ruled for a long period of time thousands of years ago. Matt, 14, is the unappointed leader of the Gatekeepers. Fans of the Alex Rider series by the same author will enjoy the fast-paced, almost breathless action of this series.
After being expelled from school, thirteen-year-old
David Eliot, cruelly mistreated by his parents, is sent to Groosham Grange, a spooky and sinister boarding school where nothing seems quite right.
Tom Ward, the seventh son of the seventh son, is chosen
to succeed the Spook who has protected the village from the evil elements. Before he can become the Spook, Tom must undergo an apprenticeship that is fraught with danger and difficulty.
Revenge of the Witch
Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, learns that legendary beings still exist including monsters, Cyclops, Titans, and the Greek Gods themselves. Based on Greek mythology.
The Lightning Thief
Fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman work at their summer jobs when their lives are caught in the battle of magic between the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, a.k.a. Nick Fleming and Dr. Dee for the Codex or The Book of Abraham the Mage. Each book is a fast-paced magical adventure involving ancient mythologies, mythical creatures and historical figures. A series of six books are planned; three are now out.
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
Nita and Kit, two young wizards, are pit against the "Lone Power", an entity ultimately bent on the destruction of the entire universe. The first book tells of their early experiences in wizardry.
So You Want to Be a Wizard