Kristin’s Daughter – Third Grade Girl In Love with Harry Potter – Actually Obsessed With Him

My friend Kristin sent me this request.  “What about a third grader who is in love/obsessed with Harry Potter. Can read it on her own and get the meaning, even though it is clearly above her reading level.”

If She Has a Crush on Harry Potter

charliebone

Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo – “Charlie Bone’s life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.”

Rump

Rump:  The True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff – “Relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin’s childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a first-born child is his reward for helping the miller’s daughter-turned-queen.”

Fantasy Books Featuring Strong Females (Like Hermione)

Igraine

Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke – “The daughter of two magicians, twelve-year-old Igraine wants nothing more than to be a knight, and when their castle is attacked by a treacherous neighbor bent on stealing their singing magic books, Igraine has an opportunity to demonstrate her bravery.”

Molly Moon

Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng -“Unlucky and unloved, Molly Moon, living in a dreary orphanage in a small English town, discovers a hidden talent for hypnotism and hypnotizes her way to stardom in New York City.”

MountainMeetsMoon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin – “Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.”

Classic Fantasy Series

HalfMagic

Half Magic by Edgar Eager – “Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.”

LionWitchWardrobe

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.”

A Final Idea

Platform13

The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson – “Odge Gribble, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission through a magical tunnel from their Island to London to rescue their King and Queen’s son who had been stolen as an infant.”

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