8 yr old ds wants books featuring wizards

(17 Posts)
CaptainSweatPants Sat 02-Feb-13 16:35:42

he's read HP
He likes beast quest
But now what's book with wizards in them!

Any recommendations?

derekthehamster Sat 02-Feb-13 16:37:34
Euphemia Sat 02-Feb-13 16:38:11

Does he like the Greek myths? They're pretty magical, and he'd meet mythical creatures like those in HP!

SminkoPinko Sat 02-Feb-13 16:38:17

Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones.

ChippyMinton Sat 02-Feb-13 16:40:13

Mr Majeika series? here

Virgil Sat 02-Feb-13 16:40:16

Try the Kane chronicles. Egyptian magicians rather than wizards but v similar. DS1 loves them.

mrz Sat 02-Feb-13 16:42:25

Susan Cooper The Dark is Rising

prettydaisies Sat 02-Feb-13 17:12:57

Charlie Bone books are good - not exactly wizards, but people who have magical powers.

Feenie Sat 02-Feb-13 17:29:09

Ben Muzzy (apprentice wizard) books are great, used to read them to Y3 and Y4 - this is the first one.

Takver Sat 02-Feb-13 17:56:08

YY to the Chrestomanci books & Charlie Bone

Also My Friend Mr Leakey, perfect for that age (actually, I'd still love to have a friend with a small dragon that would grill fish/make toast grin )

pluCaChange Sat 02-Feb-13 18:13:57

The Worst Witch series? I'm saving that for DS, so he has a full range of hero-types in his reading life!

MGgirl Sat 02-Feb-13 19:54:18

Muddle Earth by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

CaptainSweatPants Tue 05-Feb-13 21:52:35

Thanks everyone
That's great!

Michaelahpurple Thu 07-Feb-13 10:18:27

Magic thief by Sarah Prineas (trilogy ) is excellent. So is Dragonborn but a step up from beast quest. Then Annie Sage's Magyk series. And of course HP

mimbleandlittlemy Thu 07-Feb-13 13:54:08

Ursula le Guin's Wizard of Earthsea books?

deleted203 Thu 07-Feb-13 13:57:21

YY to Chrestomanci, and also to 'The Dark is Rising'.

Try Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. Not really wizards, but folks with magical powers still.

How about The Hobbit?

smee Thu 07-Feb-13 16:15:44

Wizardology's a hit with my 8 year old.

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