In the past two days, two parents have come to me saying, "My child has read all of Harry Potter (and/or Percy Jackson) (multiple times)... what's next?" While I have a lot of great suggestions for the child who's read everything, many of those may not appeal to a child who is just looking for fantasy. I'm not personally a fantasy reader, so I haven't read all of these myself, but these recommendations come on good authority. For those kids, here are a few ideas.
Don't forget these classics:
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Chronicles of Prydain trilogy by Lloyd Alexander. An undeservedly forgotten series.
A Wrinkle in Time quintet by Madeleine L'Engle.
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins (author of The Hunger Games). For those children who are not ready - or whose parents are not ready! - for The Hunger Games.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
Not exactly fantasy but may appeal to fantasy lovers:
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.
For fans of fairy tales, these series take them to a new, darker, level:
The Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer.
The SIsters Grimm by Michael Buckley and Peter Ferguson.
The Grimm series by Adam Gidwitz.
What other books do you suggest for a child who loved Harry Potter and/or Percy Jackson and is ready for something new?