I grew up right on the cusp of the Harry Potter craze, which was an absolutely incredible experience. I know first-hand just what an impact the success of the Harry Potter books had on the Young Adult market, and I am a huge fan of the current YA genre even today. However, in the post-HP, post-Hunger Games world it can be hard to find great books for younger readers. Much of what’s published in the YA genre today is well-written but may not be appropriate for all younger readers. I’ve compiled a list of some of the best books for young readers that date from before Harry Potter and the YA craze.
Leave a comment below if you, too, loved these books and please comment below to let me know what books you think I missed!