Readalikes for Fans of Lemony Snicket
Cousins Bonnie and Sylvia and their friend Simon face many adventures when their governess sends them to stay with her brutal sister.
CHILDREN FICTION Aiken, J.
, an upstanding kitchen boy, becomes embroiled in a mystery surrounding a series of thefts, which is also connected to the pursuit of a very eligible and wealthy young lady's affections.
CHILDREN FICTION Angleberger, T.
boy goes to live with
his magician uncle in a
mansion that has a clock
which is ticking off the minutes until doomsday.
CHILDREN FICTION Bellairs, J.
A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.
CHILDREN FICTION Dahl, R.
Madeleine, Theo, Lulu, and Garrison are sent to a remote Massachusetts school
to overcome their phobias, but tragedy strikes and the quartet must work together--with no adult assistance--to face their fears.
CHILDREN FICTION Daneshvari, G.
Moving away from everything familiar to live in a new house, ten-year-old Stuart Horten reluctantly befriends the annoying triplets next door and is swept up in a magical quest to find his great-uncle Tony, a famous magician who disappeared along with his fantastical worksho
CHILDREN FICTION Evans, L.
ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
CHILDREN FICTION Gaiman, N.
Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk.
CHILDREN FICTION Gidwitz, A.
When their father is kidnapped and danger looms, the Strega-Borgia children, their mysterious new nanny, and a giant tarantula use magic
and actual trips through the Internet to bring peace to their Scottish castle.
CHILDREN FICTION Gliori, D.
Josephine Cravitz, the new girl in Awkward Falls
, and her neighbor Thaddeus Hibble, a reclusive and orphaned boy inventor, become the targets of
a mad cannibal from the local asylum for the criminally insane.
CHILDREN FICTION Graves, K.
Several sisters decide that they must kidnap children and bring them to their secluded island
home to help with the work of
caring for an assortment of
unusual sea creatures.
CHILDREN FICTION Ibbotson, E.
The four Willoughby children set about to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny.
CHILDREN FICTION Lowry, L.
Alexander Baddenfield, the last in a long line of evil men who die young, has his cat's extra eight lives transplanted into his own body, while his caretaker, Winterbottom, strives to keep him safe
CHILDREN FICTION Marciano, J.
Stanley Buggle, happily anticipating a long summer vacation in the house he inherits from his great-uncle, discovers that along with the house he has also inherited some sinister neighbors, a talking stuffed fish, and a host of mysteries surrounding his great-uncle's death.
CHILDREN FICTION Mould, C.
The sinister siblings, twins Edgar
, kidnap the pets of Nod's Limb's youngest citizens and turn them into "rare beasts" in hopes of making money to finance future pranks.
CHILDREN FICTION Ogden, C.
A mix-up involving the greatest magic in the world has tremendous consequences for Liesl
, an orphan who has been locked in an attic, Will, an alchemist's runaway apprentice, and Po
, a ghost, as they are pursued by friend and foe.
CHILDREN FICTION Oliver, L.
In the mountains of Switzerland the wicked Count Karlstein
plots to abandon his two orphaned nieces in a hunting lodge as prey for the Demon Huntsman and his ghostly hounds.
CHILDREN FICTION Pullman, P.
Soon after Victorian messenger Barnaby Grimes
is attacked by a huge beast while crossing London's rooftops, he becomes entangled in a mystery involving patent medicine, impoverished patients, and very expensive furs.
CHILDREN FICTION Stewart, P.
Abigail and John, the Templeton twins, and their dog Cassie, foil a pair of inept kidnappers intent on stealing one of their father's newest inventions.
CHILDREN FICTION Weiner, E.
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Miss Penelope Lumley is hired as governess to three young children who have been raised by wolves and must teach them to behave in a civilized manner quickly, in preparation for a Christmas ball.
CHILDREN FICTION Wood, M.