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Harry Potter Companion

The seventh and final installment in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is now available. Even after you've finished reading, you can keep the magic alive with a Harry Potter party, or visit with author J. K. Rowling and learn more about her. If you're foggy on the details of the first six books, cast light on the places and plots with quick synopses. For more fantastic reading ideas, check out our book lists. You'll find picks so perfect it's almost magical. For more games, quizzes, and online fun, check out our Harry Potter site for kids.


Potter Party
by Toby Leah Bochan
Scholastic Parents | How to have a Harry Potter Birthday party. Suggests kids dress as characters from the book. Includes ideas for decorations, food, games, and activities.

Brush Up Your Harry Potter
by Toby Leah Bochan
Scholastic Parents | Gives summaries of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. Tells parents about the entire books' plots and characters. Warning: can be considered plot spoilers.

Interview With J. K. Rowling
Features an interview with J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series. The author talks about how she came up with plot and character ideas.

An Expert Talks About Harry Potter
Scholastic Parents | Child expert Adele Brodkin talks about Harry Potter. Brodkin tells why kids love the book series. She looks at themes like friendship, loyalty, competition, and loss.

When You're Not Ready for Harry Potter . . .
Scholastic Parents | Fantasy booklist for children who are too young to read Harry Potter. Your kids can read these books aloud or alone. Some books have a sorcery theme.

Beyond Harry Potter . . .
Beyond Harry Potter . . .
Scholastic Parents | List of children's fantasy books about imaginary worlds. Harry Potter fans will love this booklist. Includes both stand-alone books and book series.

Parent Guide to Book Genres: Fantasy
by Kate Jack
Scholastic Parents | Find out how fantasy books can benefit your child. Use these fantasy book titles and discussion prompts. Read about extended reading activities. Ideas include day trips and movie watching.

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