On August 11, Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter Series, is turning 31! To help celebrate her birthday here are some books to check out. The Harry Potter series is available in print, large print, braille and as an eBook. The eBook is now available in both English and Spanish. We also have some of the films available in our MovieBoxes. Check with your branch for availability. Here are a few book titles to get your celebration started!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches. Book #1 of Harry Potter series.
Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Harry Potter by Tere Stouffer
This is an entertaining and easily referenced presentation of insider information to the world that J.K. Rowling has created in her spellbinding series of novels. It explores all aspects of the wizarding world and explains factually in terms of their relationship to historical, literary, religious, scientific, or mythological roots. Covers all seven books.
Harry Potter and History by Nancy Ruth Reagin
Fans will learn about topics like the European prosecution of witches, who the real Nicholas Flamel was, and the historical origins of the spells and charms Hogwarts students learn, from Avada Kedavra to the bezoar. The book features a timeline comparing the history of the wizarding world to real-life history.
The Psychology of Harry Potter : An Unauthorized Examination of the Boy Who Lived by Neil Mulholland
Leading psychologists delve into the world and characters of Harry Potter in this revealing look at J. K. Rowling's constructed universe, using the characters and their puzzling situations to offer insight into real-world psychology.
A Parent's Guide to Harry Potter by Gina Burkhart
In this helpful, entertaining guide, Burkart shows how Harry Potter fits into the tradition of fairy tale writing and how this type of literature aids in building a moral framework. She highlights specific situations and emotions from Harry's world that children face in their own life, such as fear, anger, bullies, diversity and the choice of good over evil.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales.