eSpotlight - Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

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Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

July 31st marks the 38th birthday of the boy who lived, Harry Potter, as well as the birthday of his creator J.K. Rowling. To celebrate this special day, let's take a look at some of the many Harry Potter eBooks and eResources that are available to access with your library card.

eBooks and eAudiobooks

We have the entire Harry Potter series available as both eBooks and eAudiobooks. So whether you're looking to re-read the series for the tenth time or read it for the first time, we've got you covered!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Information and Guides

Want to learn more about Harry Potter beyond the books? There are lots of fun and unique eBook guides and information available.

Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic101 Amazing Harry Potter FactsHarry Potter Places Part OneThe Unofficial Harry Potter CookbookHarry Potter: The Amazing Quiz BookHarry, A History

Movie Soundtracks

The music score for each of the Harry Potter movies is always an important part of the films for me and I loved listening to the soundtracks. We have all of the soundtracks available on Hoopla for your listening pleasure.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsHarry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Biographies

Looking to learn more about J.K. Rowling or about the actors who star in the Harry Potter films? We have some great eBooks about J.K. Rowling as well as articles and biographies available from Biography in Context.

Who is J.K. Rowling?J.K. Rowling by Sarah TieckJ.K. Rowling by Cari MeisterJ.K. Rowling, Extraordinary Author by Victoria Peterson-Hilleque

Spin-Offs and Continuations

Can't make it to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London or on Broadway? We have eBooks available of the play's script for you to read. Or if you need a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fix before the second movie is released in November, we've got the soundtrack, eAudiobook, and a fun quiz book for you to borrow.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. RowlingFantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. RowlingFantastic Beasts: The Ultimate Quiz Book

Read-a-Likes

Need a new series to read that's similar in tone to Harry Potter? Try one of these read-a-likes or find another series at NoveList K-8 Plus.

The Unwanteds series by Lisa McMannSeptimus Heap series by Angie SageMagisterium series by Holly Black & Cassandra ClareThe School for Good and Evil series by Soman ChainaniAkata Witch by Nnedi OkoraforCircle of Magic series by Tamora PierceKeeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger

You can find these eResources and more on our eBooks & eMedia page and our eLearning page.

Comments

...but Hagrid's spelling was correct in the book

I agree that the books were better, though I do love the movies as well. But books are almost always better than movies!

Great collection of HP resources! Thanks!

Thank you for taking the time to comment!

I think that this kind of activity helps us improve our imagination and the amount of reading so that we can get really familiar with the super Harry Potter and his super powers of course! Yay! Three cheers for Harry Potter for defeating Voldemort (I think I spelled it in the wrong way but never mind that, you get the idea.) Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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