Harry Potter drips with nostalgia for me. I started reading them in the 10th grade and the last book came out when I was well into college. As such, there wasn’t much of a next for me in juvenile sci-fi, but these are the books I would have read if I had finished Harry Potter in middle school instead of in between chem labs and final exams.

  • The Screaming Staircase
  • Fablehaven
  • Ranger’s Apprentice
  • May Bird
  • Edge Chronicles
  • Septimus Heap
  • Alchemyst