If you have a favorite author or series but have read everything you can get your hands on by the author/in the series, we've got the resource for you! The Schlow Children's Library staff have carefully selected read-a-likes for all your favorite series, authors and genres. Check out this unique resource online here or in the library!
Below are summaries of a selection of the read-a-likes we have created, and to the left are attached files with the suggested read-a-likes for these topics/books/series (click "more info" to access these resources). For all the read-a-likes, come to the Children's Department and ask for the Read-a-Likes binder. We'd love for suggestions for any books we can add to our read-a-like lists!
The 39 Clues by multiple authors (Rick Riordan, Gordan Korman, Peter Lerangis, Jude Watson, Patrick Carman, Linda Sue Park, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Roland Smith, and David Baldacci):
If you like the action/mystery series about Amy and Dan Cahill, you'll find more books that are adventure stories, interactive fiction and/or mystery stories. Plus these read-a-likes will be plot-driven, fast-paced, suspenseful, and/or attention-grabbing.
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
For horse lovers out there looking for similar stories check out the read-a-like list of stories told by animals that may be moving and/or sad.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
If you're a wimpy kid fan, you'll enjoy these these read-a-likes which share the diary style and humorous approach, plus are realistic fiction, character-drive, funny, sarcastic, attention-grabbing, conversational, and/or dialogue-rich.
For the female take on the Wimpy Kid books, check out the Dork Diaries and its read-a-likes. These are books with a diary style, that are realistic fiction, and are angst-filled, funny, dialogue-rich, and/or witty.
If you're a fan of fairies, this a great list of all the fantasy fiction fairy books you'll want to read.
For all those fans of the classic fairy tale, check out these many faithful and new intepretations on fairy tales.
The Fudge Series by Judy Blume
Can't get enough of Fudge? Check out these humorous and realistic stories, that are fast-paced, funny, and/or upbeat.
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Wish there were more Harry Potter books? Now you can read similar fantasy fiction tales that are plot-driven and contain world-building. Plus are atmospheric and suspenseful.
The Junie B. Jones Series by Barbara Park
Love Junie B. Jones but read all of her adventures? We have a list of lots more books that are realistic fiction and character-driven, as well as being fast-paced, funny, attention-grabbing, and/or dialogue-rich.
The Lightning Thief Series by Rick Riordan
If you were thrilled by Percy Jackson's adventures, you'll enjoy this list of similar books. They are adventure stories, and fantasy fiction with first person narratives, that are fast-paced, funny, and/or attention-grabbing.
Are you a princess at heart or just want to read about princesses? You'll enjoy this list of books that are fairy tales, fantasy fiction, or a mix of both. These stories may be humorous, action-packed, world-building, fast-paced, atmospheric, upbeat, and witty.
The Rangers Apprentice Series by John Flanagan
If you've been captivated by the Ranger Apprentice, then check out these similar adventure and fantasy stories. They are also action-packed, world-building, fast-paced, and engaging.
Do you like stories that make you shiver? Try out these horror stories that are plot-driven, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, creepy, and/or fast-paced.
Have you read all the Matt Christopher and Mike Lupica sports stories and are looking for more? Well, check out this list of great sports stories.
The Time Warp Trio Series by Jon Scieszka
Have you traveled through time with Joe, Sam and Fred and are looking for new tales? We have a list of similar adventure stories that are humorous, action-packed, plot-driven, fast-paced, silly, attention-grabbing, and/or pun or wordplay- filled.
The Warriors Series by Erin Hunter
Did you tear through all the Warriors books and are looking for more animal-focused adventure and fantasy stories? Our list has similar stories that are world-building, suspenseful, and/or attention-grabbing.
Looking for more read-a-likes? Come to the Children's Department for even more read-a-likes!
|39 clues.pdf ||355.04 KB|
|Black Beauty (horse books).pdf ||380.75 KB|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid.pdf ||400.97 KB|
|Dork Diaries -- Girl Diaries.pdf ||451.73 KB|
|Fairy Stories.pdf ||301.9 KB|
|Fairy Tales.pdf ||266.13 KB|
|Fudge.pdf ||300.82 KB|
|Harry Potter.pdf ||326.33 KB|
|Junie B Jones.pdf ||271.7 KB|
|Lightning thief.pdf ||290.92 KB|
|Princesses topic.pdf ||305.95 KB|
|Rangers apprentice.pdf ||346.56 KB|
|Scary Stories.pdf ||260.08 KB|
|Sports.pdf ||340.64 KB|
|Time Warp Trio.pdf ||324.53 KB|
|Warriors.pdf ||292.45 KB|