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Harry Potter Read Alikes

For many kids (and adults, too!), the Harry Potter series is the best of the best when it comes to books. Suspense, action, a bit of romance ... it appeals to both diehard and casual readers. We know the feeling of reading your absolute favorite book can't necessarily be replicated, but we'll certainly give it a try! Here are some staff picks for Harry Potter read alikes.

Willy Wonka Read Alikes

It's been 50 years (yes, 50!) since the release of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's book of a slightly different name, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is about a young boy winning a golden ticket that allows him to tour the eccentric chocolatier's factory alongside a group of not-so-well-behaved kids.

If you loved the movie or the book (or both), we've got some suggestions for your next pick.

Garden Reads

It's officially spring and we're ready to welcome some slightly warmer weather even if it means rain! If you're a gardener, appreciate someone else's, or are even just thinking about reading outside (because that counts, too!), some of our librarians have some garden-related reads ready for you. While you're at it, swing by our newly launched Seed Library so you can grow something of your own!