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Welcome to the new Harry Potter Reading Club! Venture deeper into J.K. Rowlings amazing adventure by starting a reading club. Here are your benefits.
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SUMMER
SUMMER
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CREATIVE WRITING What if you could take a sip of Polyjuice Potion and become anyone in the whole world? DOWNLOAD

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CRAFT Make Your Own Earmuffs DOWNLOAD

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MAZE Path to the Chamber of Secrets DOWNLOAD

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Compete in teams in this Harry Potter Trivia Challenge! DOWNLOAD

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SEPTEMBER
SEPTEMBER
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CREATIVE WRITING EXCERCISE Imagine you have received an unexpected letter of acceptance to a new school! DOWNLOAD

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MAKE YOUR OWN WAND Create your very own wand! DOWNLOAD

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Search for Unique Terms found in the Harry Potter Books DOWNLOAD

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WIZARDRY IN PICTURES Draw Pictures of Items found in the Harry Potter series DOWNLOAD

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OCTOBER
OCTOBER
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CREATIVE WRITING EXCERCISE Invent your own sport! DOWNLOAD

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MAKE YOUR OWN HALLOWEEN RECIPE Create a recipe for Cauldron Cakes! DOWNLOAD

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MORE THINGS THAT MUST NO BE NAMED Get your group to guess Harry Potter-related clues! DOWNLOAD

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Can you guess which Harry Potter character these quotes came from? DOWNLOAD

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NOVEMBER
NOVEMBER
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CREATIVE WRITING EXCERCISE Reflect on your dreams and desires for the future! DOWNLOAD

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MAKE YOUR OWN GOLDEN SNITCH Create your very own Golden Snitch in this craft! DOWNLOAD

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TRIVIA CHALLENGE GAME Compete in teams in this Harry Potter Trivia Challenge! DOWNLOAD

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Complete the King's Crossword Puzzle! DOWNLOAD

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DECEMBER/JANUARY
DECEMBER/JANUARY
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CRAFT Make Your Own Dragon Egg! DOWNLOAD

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LOGIC PUZZLE Solve the Potions Riddle! DOWNLOAD

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THE FORBIDDEN FOREST Can you navigate your way out of the Forbidden Forest? DOWNLOAD

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TRIVIA CHALLENGE GAME Compete in teams in this Harry Potter Trivia Challenge! DOWNLOAD

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FEBRUARY
FEBRUARY
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CREATIVE WRITING Think of a Muggle object you would like to enchant! DOWNLOAD

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CRAFT Create your own one-of-a-kind Valentine! DOWNLOAD

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GAME Take a sip of Polyjuice Potion and turn into a Harry Potter character! DOWNLOAD

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WORD SEARCH Uncover the secret words! DOWNLOAD

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MARCH
MARCH
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CRAFT Make a secret diary with invisible ink! DOWNLOAD

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CREATIVE WRITING Imagine you had access to the Floo Powder Network. Where would you go? DOWNLOAD

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GAME Become entangled in Aragog's web! DOWNLOAD

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ANAGRAMS Can you unscrable these anagrams of Harry Potter characters? DOWNLOAD

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APRIL
APRIL
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CREATIVE WRITING Imagine what it would be like to be a ghost DOWNLOAD

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Can you guess which Harry Potter character these quotes came from? DOWNLOAD

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GAME Capture the Cornish Pixies Tag! DOWNLOAD

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CRAFT Make your own Mandrake plant! DOWNLOAD

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MAY
MAY
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CREATIVE WRITING Write your own diary entry DOWNLOAD

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CRAFT Create a Secret Chamber DOWNLOAD

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Complete the Chamber of Secrets Crossword DOWNLOAD

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GAME Basilisk Escape! DOWNLOAD

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THE HARRY POTTER SERIES
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

book oneHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Pub Date: September 1998

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In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry, an orphan, lives with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. One day just before his eleventh birthday, an owl tries to deliver a mysterious letter—the first of a sequence of events that end in Harry meeting a giant man named Hagrid. Hagrid explains Harry's history to him: When he was a baby, the Dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, attacked and killed his parents in an attempt to kill Harry... Read More »; but the only mark on Harry was a mysterious lightning-bolt scar on his forehead. Now he has been invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where the headmaster is the great wizard Albus Dumbledore. Harry visits Diagon Alley to get his school supplies, especially his very own wand. To get to school, he takes the Hogwarts Express from platform nine and three-quarters at King's Cross Station. On the train, he meets two fellow students who will become his closest friends: Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry is assigned to Gryffindor House at Hogwarts, and soon becomes the youngest-ever Seeker on the House Quidditch team. He also studies Potions with Professor Severus Snape, who displays a deep and abiding dislike for Harry, and Defense Against the Dark Arts with nervous Professor Quirrell; he and his friends defeat a mountain troll, help Hagrid raise a dragon, and explore the wonderful, fascinating world of Hogwarts. But all events lead irrevocably toward a second encounter with Lord Voldemort, who seeks an object of legend known as the Sorcerer’s Stone... Close »

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

book twoHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Pub Date: June 2, 1999

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In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the summer after Harry's first year at Hogwarts has been his worst summer ever... the Dursleys are more distant and horrible than ever before. But just as he's packing his bags to return to school, a creature named Dobby the house-elf announces that if Harry goes back to Hogwarts, disaster will strike. And it turns out, Dobby is right. Harry and Ron miss the Hogwarts Express, so they fly to school in a blue Ford Anglia... Read More », crash landing in the notorious Whomping Willow. Soon other worries accumulate: the outrageously stuck-up new professor Gilderoy Lockhart; a ghost named Moaning Myrtle, who haunts the girls' bathroom; the strange behavior of Ron's little sister, Ginny Weasley; rumors about the "Chamber of Secrets," a cavern buried deep below Hogwarts; and a magical diary owned by Tom Riddle, a Hogwarts student of long ago. Harry is also shocked to discover that he can speak Parseltongue, the language of snakes - a rare ability that Lord Voldemort also possessed - and that anti-Muggle prejudice exists in the Wizarding world, even affecting Harry's friend Hermione. But all of these seem like minor concerns when someone starts turning Hogwarts students to stone: an evildoer said to be the fearsome Heir of Salazar Slytherin, one of the founders of the school. Could it be Draco Malfoy, Harry's most poisonous rival? Could it be Hagrid whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one person everyone at Hogwarts most suspects: Harry Potter himself? Close »

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Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkban

book threeHarry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban

Pub Date: September 8, 1999

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For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort, and might even have assisted in the deaths of James and Lily Potter—Harry Potter's parents. Now Black has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well... Read More ». And the Azkaban guards heard him muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts... he's at Hogwarts." Of course, Harry already had plenty to worry about. After inflating his nasty aunt and running away on the magical Knight Bus, he finds he's being pursued by death omens at every turn. He receives two wonderful gifts: a top-of-the-line Firebolt broomstick, and the Marauder's Map, a magical diagram of Hogwarts made by the mysterious "Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs." Hermione disappears frequently, burdened down by a seemingly impossible course schedule. And the soulless Dementors have come to guard Hogwarts—supposedly to protect Harry from Sirius Black, but they terrify Harry more than the fugitive ever could. To strengthen himself against them, Harry reaches out to Remus Lupin, the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher who was once a friend of his father's. Lupin teaches Harry about the Patronus Charm, a defensive measure well above the level of magic generally mastered by wizards Harry's age. But even with his broom, his map, his magic, and his loyal friends, Harry isn't safe. Because on top of everything else, there's a traitor hidden at Hogwarts... Close »

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

book fourHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Pub Date: July 8, 2000

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In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is midway through both his training as a wizard and his coming of age. He wants to get away from the malicious Dursleys and go to the Quidditch World Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about his crush, Cho Chang (and maybe do more than dream). And now that he's gotten the hang of things at Hogwarts—he hopes—he just wants to be a normal fourteen-year-old wizard... Read More ». But even by his standards, Harry's year is anything but normal. First Dumbledore announces the revival of a grand competition that hasn't taken place for one hundred years: the Triwizard Tournament, where a Hogwarts champion will compete against rivals from two other schools of magic in three highly dangerous tasks. Then someone frames Harry to participate in the tournament—which really means someone wants him dead. Harry is guided through the competition by Professor Alastor Moody, this year's Defenst Against the Dark Arts teacher, but he must also contend with a nasty reporter named Rita Skeeter, who digs up some highly unflattering secrets about Hagrid; a terrible fight with Ron, who is deeply jealous of Harry's fame; Hermione's newfound activism on behalf of house-elves; and the terrifying prospect of asking a date to the Yule Ball. Worst of all, Lord Voldemort may finally have gathered the materials necessary for his rejuvenation... and he has a faithful servant at Hogwarts waiting only for a sign. No, nothing is every normal for Harry Potter. And in his case, different can be deadly. Close »

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

book fiveHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Pub Date: June 21, 2003

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In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Lord Voldemort has returned to the Wizarding world, presenting a threat that neither the magical government nor the authorities at Hogwars can stop. In response to his reappearance, Dumbledore reactivates the Order of the Phoenix, a secret society which works to defeat the Dark Lord's minions and protect his targets—especially Harry Potter. But Harry doesn't want to be protected. Even as the Ministry of Magic denies his claims... Read More », The Daily Prophet discredits him, and even Dumbledore won't look him in the eye, Harry grows more and more determined to fight his lifelong enemy Voldemort—if only he had the "weapon" the Order is guarding. In the meantime, he visits his godfather at his ghoulish London home, Grimmauld Place, and learns more about Voldemort's deep reach into Wizarding history and the Wizarding world. Back at Hogwarts, Harry must deal with a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey; a surprising new member of the Gryffindor Quidditch team; the possibility of his first real romance; and the looming nightmare of the Ordinary Wizarding Level exams. He's haunted by dreams of a heavy door at the end of a silent corridor, and a vision of his father and the young Severus Snape that changes everything he thought he knew about them. Even the joy of working with "Dumbledore's Army"—a group of Soon Harry will discover the true depth and strength of his friends; their boundless loyalty and unbearable sacrifices. His fate depends on them all. Close »

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

book sixHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Pub Date: July 16, 2005

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When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens, the war against Voldemort has begun. The Wizarding world has split down the middle, and as the casualties mount, the effects even spill over onto the Muggles. Dumbledore is away from Hogwarts for long periods, and the Order of the Phoenix has suffered grievous losses. And yet, as in all wars, life goes on. Harry, Ron, and Hermione, having passed their O.W.L. level exams... Read More », start on their specialist N.E.W.T. courses. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate, losing a few eyebrows in the process. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry becomes captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, while Draco Malfoy pursues his own dark ends. And classes are as fascinating and confounding as ever, as Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. Most importantly, Dumbledore and Harry work together to uncover the full and complex story of a boy once named Tom Riddle—the boy who became Lord Voldemort. Like Harry, he was the son of one Muggle-born and one Wizarding parent, raised unloved, and a speaker of Parseltongue. But the similarities end there, as the teenaged Riddle became deeply interested in the Dark objects known as Horcruxes: objects in which a wizard can hide part of his soul, if he dares splinter that soul through murder. Harry must use all the tools at his disposal to draw a final secret out of one of Riddle's teachers, the sly Potions professor Horace Slughorn. Finally Harry and Dumbledore hold the key to the Dark Lord's weaknesses... until a shocking reversal exposes Dumbledore's own vulnerabilities, and casts Harry's—and Hogwarts's—future in shadow. Close »

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

book sevenHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Pub Date: July 21, 2007

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In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the epic tale of Harry Potter, Harry and Lord Voldemort each prepare for their ultimate encounter. Voldemort takes control of the Ministry of Magic, installs Severus Snape as headmaster at Hogwarts, and sends his Death Eaters across the country to wreak havoc and find Harry. Meanwhile, Harry, Ron, and Hermione embark on a desperate quest the length and breadth of Britain... Read More », trying to locate and destroy Voldemort's four remaining Horcruxes, the magical objects in which he has hidden parts of his broken soul. They visit the Burrow, Grimmauld Place, the Ministry, Godric's Hollow, Malfoy Manor, Diagon Alley...But every time they solve one mystery, three more evolve—and not just about Voldemort, but about Dumbledore, and Harry's own past, and three mysterious objects called the Deathly Hallows. The Hallows are literally things out of a children's tale, which, if real, promise to make their possessor the "Master of Death;" and they ensnare Harry with their tantalizing claim of invulnerability. It is only after a nigh-unbearable loss that he is brought back to his true purpose, and the trio returns to Hogwarts for the final breathtaking battle between the forces of good and evil. They fight the Death Eaters alongside members of the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore's Army, the Weasley clan, and the full array of Hogwarts teachers and students. Yet everything turns upon the moment the entire series has been building up to, the same meeting with which our story began: the moment when Harry and Voldemort face each other at last. Close »

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ABOUT THE SERIES
HARRY POTTER

about harry potter

J.K. Rowling's phenomenal seven-book fantasy series about adolescent wizard Harry Potter and his adventurous and magical years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Each of the seven books chronicles a year in Harry’s life at Hogwarts. The central story arc focuses on Harry’s struggle against the evil wizard, Lord Voldemort, who killed Harry’ parents and tried to kill Harry when he was a baby. Because Harry survived the attack, he is famous in the wizarding world. At Hogwarts, Harry forms everlasting friendships, falls in love, faces immense challenges, endures incredible loss and learns to overcome many magical, social and emotional hurdles.

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