Today’s Readalikes are for the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by the powerful ancestors. But the warrior code is threatened, and the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger. The sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying — and some deaths are more mysterious than others.
There are lots of books in the Warriors series, plus a bunch of spin-off series by Erin Hunter. Once you have finished all those and you’re still looking for more, read these other action-y animal adventure stories for ages 9-12.
- Redwall by Brian Jacques
Matthias is a young mouse who is determined to bring order back to his once peaceful home. Matthias knows that if he finds the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior, he’ll be able to rid Redwall of the evil rat Cluny and his army. See also the other books in the Redwall series.
- Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky
An abandoned baby wolf defeats all odds and survives, rising up to change the lives of all the wolves of the beyond. See also the other books in the Wolves of the Beyond series.
- Guardians of Ga’Hoole #1: The Capture by Kathryn Lasky
After Soren, a barn owl, is pushed out of his nest by his brother, agents from a school for orphaned owls swoop in, save him, and bring him to the mysterious St Aggies. See also the other books in the Guardians of Ga’Hoole series.
- Shark Wars by EJ Altbacker
Prehistoric shark clans have ruled over the oceans of earth since the beginning of time. The ocean is now a very different place, and on the brink of utter chaos. It’s up to a young shark named Gray to step up and restore peace to the ocean. See also the other books in the Shark Wars series.
- Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien
A widowed mouse makes some unexpected friendships with wise rats who had previously been imprisoned in science labs.
- Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
Julie is thirteen, Eskimo and running away from home. When she becomes lost, a pack of wolves comes to her aid.
- Poppy by Avi
Poppy the deer mouse decides to stand up to the terrible owl who rules over Dimwood Forest.
- The Dark Portal by Robin Jarvis
Albert Mouse squeezes through the Grill and disappears. Thinking he’s been captured by the rats in the sewers, his children embark on a treacherous journey to find him. See also the other books in the Deptford Mice series.
- Highway Cats by Janet Taylor Lisle
When three kittens are thrown off the back of a truck, none of the feral highway cats knows what to make of them. But there are bigger issues to figure out when the bulldozers start coming, threatening to demolish their homes as well as several historical landmarks. Can three little kittens help save the town?
- A Dog’s Life: The Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin
A stray dog named Squirrel details her life story of family, life on the road, and facing the world alone.
- Underland Chronicles #1: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
See also the other books in the Underland Chronicles series.
Hope you enjoy our Readalikes!
—Emily, Scholastic Booktalker