J. K. Rowling's much-loved epic tale of Harry Potter, an orphan who also happens to be a magician, starts with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
This first book in Rowling's series is followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and finally Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
If you like the Harry Potter series, you may like these:
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
A classic series of fantasy books about the land beyond the wardrobe.
Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
A princess grows bored with life at the palace and takes up with a nest of dragons.
The Dragon of Doom by Bruce Coville
Life in the village of Pigbone is boring until an aspiring magician and his talking toad come to town and ask Edward to help them slay the Dragon of Doom.
The Doom of the Haunted Opera by John Bellairs
Lewis Barnavelt and Rose Rita Pottinger are faced with a dilemma when their discovery of an unpublished Opera score unleashes a wicked sorcerer who plans to rule the world by bringing back the dead.
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy-until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power.
Farmer Giles of Ham: The Rise And Wonderful Adventures Of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall, and King of the Little Kingdom by J.R.R. Tolkien
Farmer Giles, his mare, and his talking dog go into the valley of the Thames to fight the dragon Chrysophylax.
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
When Lyra and her daemon, the manifestation of her soul in animal form, decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elders of Jordan College they have no idea that they will become witnesses to an attempted murder-and even less that they are taking the first steps in a journey that will lead them into danger and adventure unlike anything Lyra's unfettered imagination has conjured up.
Half Magic by Edward Eager
When Jane finds a magic charm which grants half of any wish, her brother Mark and her sisters Katharine and Martha take turns making double wishes, leading to strange happenings, including a visit to King Arthur's court, a trip to the Sahara Desert, and a new stepfather, which leads Jane to make one last wish.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
A young wizard with nine lives is destined to become the Chrestomanci, or head sorcerer, of the world.Part of the Chrestomanci series.
Olivia Kidney by Ellen Potter
12-year old Olivia gets locked out of her apartment and spends the evening searching for her father, the building's superintendent. Her encounters with the strange occupants of the building help her to resolve the problems in her life.
Magic in the Mist by Margaret Mary Kimmel
Thomas living in west Wales studies long and hard to become a wizard but with very little success.
The Magic Thief (Book One) by Sarah Prineas
A young thief is drawn into a life of magic and adventure after picking the pocket of the powerful wizard Nevery Flinglas, who had returned from exile to attempt to reverse the troubling decline of magic in Wellmet City.
Sandry's Book by Tamora Pierce
Four young misfits learn how to use their unrecognized magical powers. Part of the Circle of Magic series.
Skellig by David Almond
In this mysterious, poetic novel, two children form an unlikely friendship as they seek to protect a strange cobweb-covered creature-could it be an angel?-which they find in a crumbling garage "Dust" by Arthur Slade Eleven-year-old Robert is the only one who can help when a mysterious stranger arrives, performing tricks and promising to bring rain, at the same time children begin to disappear from a dust bowl farm town in Saskatchewan in the 1930s.
A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones
Time City is built on a patch of time and space outside history. It is full of wonders and haunted by "time ghosts," but it is nearly worn out and doomed to destruction. In September 1939, Vivian Smith is on a train, being evacuated from London, when she is kidnapped by two boys from Time City, Jonathan and Sam. They mistakenly think she is the mysterious Time Lady disguised as a child. Only the Time Lady can wake the founder of the city, Faber John, from his age-long sleep, and only he can save the city. Vivian wants to get home; Jonathan and Sam want her to help them in their quest through the ages of history to save Time City. Meanwhile, someone seems to be tampering with history, changing it over and over, complicating everything. When Faber John is at last aroused, Time City's and Vivian's dilemmas are resolved in ways that are as satisfying as they are unexpected.
Three Tales Of My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Three tales which relate the fantastic adventures of Elmer Elevator and a baby flying dragon named Boris.
The Trolls by Polly Horvath
Eccentric Aunt Sally comes from Canada to watch the Anderson children while their parents are on a trip to Paris and every night the bedtime story adds another piece to a very suspect family history.
Wizard's Hall by Jane Yolen
Poor Henry. It's not enough that his mother has sent him away from home to learn magic. It's not enough that everyone at his new school calls him Thornmallow because he's "prickly on the outside, squishy within." It's not enough that the only talent he shows at Wizard's Hall is an ability to make messes of even the simplest spells. Now, when Wizard's Hall is threatened by a cruel sorcerer's fearsome beast, it is up to Henry--er, Thornmallow--to figure out how to save not only his new friends but also the entire school for wizards.