Books and Gifts for Harry Potter Fans Apparating to a Bookshelf Near You
The Children’s Book Review | November 26, 2019
Once a Harry Potter fan, always a Harry Potter fan! Am I right?
Kids will be apparating to a bookshelf near you, so long as you stock it well. Building on from last year’s list 5 Harry Potter Gift Books For Your Favorite Potterhead Movie Buff, here are six new books for your favorite witch, wizard, or muggle. You may also consider blowing their Gryffindor socks off with the fantastic LEGO Harry Potter Castle. (Yes! Following the steps of four instruction manuals to put together 6020 LEGO pieces without the use of a wand definitely counts as reading.)
Written by J.K. Rowling
Illustrated by Jim Kay
Publisher’s Synopsis: The fourth book in the beloved Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay.
Harry Potter wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal – even by wizarding standards. And in this case, different can be deadly.
With dazzling illustrations from Jim Kay, this new fully illustrated edition of the complete and unabridged text of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is sure to delight fans and first-time readers alike.
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Ages 8+ | Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books | October 8, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-0545791427
Created by Insight Editions
Publisher’s Synopsis: Celebrate the holidays at Hogwarts with this interactive pop-up book and advent calendar.
Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up is a one-of-a-kind book that re-creates the iconic Great Hall as seen in the Harry Potter films, complete with a 13″ pop-up Christmas tree at the center. Recapture the holiday memories from the Harry Potter series, or create your own, as you celebrate the holidays with this must-have collectible for fans of the Wizarding World.
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Ages 7+ | Publisher: Insight Editions | October 22, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1683839002
Publisher’s Synopsis: Explore the iconic locations of Hogwarts as seen in the Harry Potter films with this large-scale interactive book, Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts.
Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts pairs striking full-color illustrations of Hogwarts with interactive elements that reveal key movie scenes, concept art, and behind-the-scenes info on the most memorable locations within Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Go behind-the-scenes with iconic landmarks like the Forbidden Forest, the Great Hall, and Quidditch Pitch, and discover secret rooms and mysteries hidden beyond the school’s surface.
The first in a series of large-scale interactive books that explore the iconic locations from the films of the Wizarding World, Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts is the perfect book for readers of all ages to connect with and rediscover the magic of Hogwarts.
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Ages 7-12 | Publisher: Insight Kids | October 8, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1683836223
Created by Scholastic
Publisher’s Synopsis: Meet three inspirational women from the world of music: Ella Fitzgerald, Dolly Parton, and Josephine Baker! This boxed gift set of three hardcover books from the internationally best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series introduces little dreamers to the lives of these incredible women who worked in music and changed the world.
In these remarkable true stories, learn how three women overcame hardship to achieve great success in music. Ella spent her early years singing and dancing on the streets of Harlem. She went on to become one of the most famous jazz singers of the twentieth century. Dolly grew up poor in money but rich in love. She followed her musical passion to make her name as a world-famous singer-songwriter and businesswoman. Josephine was born for the stage. She moved to Paris and found her audience, working as a dancer, and actor—and even a French Resistance agent. Each of these moving books features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the woman’s life.
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Ages 6+ | Publisher: Scholastic Inc. | June 25, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1338322965
Publisher’s Synopsis: Includes a buildable Hermione LEGO(R) minifigure!
Still waiting for your Hogwarts letter? Check out this Hogwarts Student Handbook to make sure you’re ready when it arrives!
From Platform 9-3/4 to the Sorting Ceremony to final exams–that is, if they haven’t been canceled again thanks to a monster getting loose in the school–this handbook covers everything a new student should know about this school of witchcraft and wizardry. Read all about the classes, top-secret locations, and, of course, Quidditch! Then put your Hogwarts knowledge to the test with tons of fun quizzes and activities.
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Ages 7-10 | Publisher: Scholastic Inc. | May 14, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1338339406
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production
Publisher’s Synopsis: Kate DiCamillo’s sequence of novels about the Three Rancheros is now complete — and with this beautiful hardcover boxed set, readers can savor all three.
First came Raymie Nightingale, the “triumphant and necessary book”* that would become a National Book Award Finalist. Then followed the tender Louisiana’s Way Home, featuring “one of DiCamillo’s most singular and arresting creations” (The New York Times Book Review) and marking the first time the two-time Newbery Medalist had revisited the world of one of her novels. And finally, the much-hoped-for third novel, Beverly, Right Here, awaits its rapt audience. Here, the entire trilogy of novels — the perfect gift for both longtime fans and new devotees — is available in a beautifully designed set. Included are hardcover editions of:
Louisiana’s Way Home
Beverly, Right Here
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Ages 12+ | Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books | November 5, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1338274035
Created by LEGO
- Children can build a Hogwarts Castle Replica complete with a host of Harry Potter characters including 4 Harry Potter figures, 27 microfigures, the Chamber Of Secrets, the Whomping Willow and more from the wizarding world
- The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle replica includes a complete Harry Potter set of characters including the founders of the Harry Potter Houses themselves — Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff Salazar Slytherin, and Rowena Ravenclaw
- This advanced buildings set is the perfect Harry Potter collectible for teens and adults, with a number of Harry Potter figures and sets including Dementors, the Chamber of Secrets, Aragog, the Basilisk and more – perfect for imaginative play
- This Harry Potter set captures the magic of the wizarding world thanks to its intricate towers, buildable sets like Hagrid’s Hut, and Harry Potter characters, It can be enjoyed on its own or in conjunction with other Harry Potter toys
- This Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle model measures over 22 inches (58cm) high, 27 inches (69cm) wide and 16 inches (43cm) deep, comprising 6,020 individual toy castle pieces, This Harry Potter collectible toy castle is great for fans aged 16 and up
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Ages 16+ | Publisher: LEGO | ASIN: B07GH953JN
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