These Hogwarts-inspired resources help students become wizards in all subjects.
J.K. Rowling was born on July 31, 1965. In addition to giving life to the world of Hogwarts in the seven Harry Potter books, this celebrated author is also the force behind the whimsical companions Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
Readers young and old the world around have been enchanted by Rowling's writing and an author study is a wonderful way to translate that passion into in-depth learning. Start your author study by reading a short biography of J. K. Rowling and selections from or the entire Harry Potter series. Then use the activities and lessons below to take students' love of Harry Potter into other areas of the curriculum.
Websites to Explore
- Visit J.K. Rowling's website to learn more about the author and her work, read her answers on book FAQs, and more.
- Students can visit Scholastic's Official Harry Potter Site to stretch their imaginations and have fun testing their knowledge about the book series.
- Pottermore.com is a unique and free-to-use website which builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books.
- Start a Harry Potter Reading Club.
For Parents of Potter Fans
Parents and teachers alike may be interested in some Harry-related reading of their own.
- An Expert Talks About Harry Potter: A psychologist and child development expert shares her opinion on the series.
- Parent Guide to Book Genres: Fantasy: A writer and parent discusses why this genre is worthwhile and gives tips on books to try.
Additional Author Resources
Enrich your future author studies by taking advantage of our collection of biographies and interviews with the best-loved authors in children's literature.