Top 6 Best Harry Potter Books for Children

Delve into the magical wizarding world with these wonderful Harry Potter books for children. Featuring the original books as well as plenty of spin-off and behind-the-scenes titles, Harry Potter fans will be enthralled.

Top 6 Best Harry Potter Books for Children

1. The Harry Potter Series

J. K. Rowling

You can't beat the original series! These enchanting books have inspired a love of reading in millions of children with its enthralling adventures, fantastical creatures and spellbinding characters. Join Harry Potter as he enrols at the magical (but perilous!) Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Over the years, he must contend with a three-headed dog, a terrifying basilisk, ghoulish dementors, a mysterious Potions Master and so much more, and must ultimately face his most terrifying nemesis: Lord Voldemort.

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2. The Harry Potter Colouring Book

If your young witch or wizard has finished reading the original novels and been left with horrendous Harry Potter cravings (we know the feeling), fear not - this spellbinding colouring book will whisk them back to the magical world in no time. They can embellish wonderful drawings of all their favourite characters, including Harry, Dobby, Lord Voldemort and more, in whatever way they choose; all they need is a bit of colour!

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3. The Tales of Beedle the Bard

J. K. Rowling

The Tales of Beedle the Bard played an important role in helping Harry, Ron and Hermione to defeat Lord Voldemort. Fans can now discover these spellbinding supplementary stories for themselves, including The Tale of the Three Brothers, which was recounted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; The Fountain of Fair Fortune; The Warlock's Hairy Heart; The Wizard and the Hopping Pot; and Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump. Each story features magical characters and thrilling peril. The book also includes fascinating notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore.

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4. Harry Potter: Magical Places From the Films

Jody Revenson

The magical places that were brought to life for the Harry Potter films are the backdrop of J.K. Rowling's wizarding world. This book gives readers look at the process of adapting those locations for the films. Detailed profiles of each location pair never-before-seen concept art, behind-the-scenes photos and film stills with text highlighting filmmaking secrets from the Warner Brothers archives.

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5. Harry Potter: The Creature Vault

Jody Revenson

Find out more about Dementors, House-elves, Hippogriffs and more, and go behind the scenes to discover how they were brought to life in the magical movies. A must-read for any Harry Potter fan, this book features fascinating concept illustrations, archive photography and so much more, as well as a poster of all the incredible creatures.

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6. Harry Potter: Page to Screen

Bob McCabe

From the acquisition of film rights to the casting of the stars, this book features a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of the most popular film franchises in cinema history. It traces the cinematic process of bringing the beloved books to life, from the moment the book was optioned, to the very last film. Discover filming secrets, never-before-seen images, and the most memorable moments of the Harry Potter saga. The book features interviews, quotes and stories from the creative team and cast, including Daniel Radcliffe, who recounts how his life has been shaped by playing Harry Potter.

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    From the acquisition of the film rights to the casting of Harry, Ron, and Hermione and the assembly of the creative team, Harry Potter: Page to Screen is a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of the most popular film series in cinema history, as told by the people who made the magic real. Harry Potter: Page to Screen traces the cinematic process of bringing J.K. Rowling's beloved books to big-screen life. From the moment the book was optioned to the last film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, this book reveals all the filming secrets, never-before-seen images, and the most memorable moments - real and fictional - of the Harry Potter saga. Comprehensive interviews, quotes, and stories from the Harry Potter creative team and cast round out the hundreds of images, providing context and an insightful, in-depth look at the inner-workings of the Potter world. Daniel Radcliffe recounts how his personal life was shaped by playing Harry Potter; his narration sets the tone for the book and connects the many voices of the Harry Potter family. Not only do Radcliffe and his fellow cast members discuss the reality of "growing up Potter," they also reflect on the countless memories that made the Potter experience so unique: meeting J.K. Rowling; Richard Harris's (the original Dumbledore) death; the effects of 9-11 on the cast and crew; and the day to day experience of bringing a film to life. Fully supported by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Harry Potter: Page to Screen is created by the same team responsible for the hugely successful Harry Potter: Film Wizardry, and is sure to delight Muggles everywhere.
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    Head to Hogwarts and colour in some of the most magical scenes and artwork from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with this spellbinding colouring book.

    An official book, it contains intricate line drawings that have been used in the making of the Harry Potter films and features some of the most beloved (and not-so-beloved!) characters including Harry, Dobby and Lord Voldemort. All you need to do is add some colour.

    A treat for Harry Potter fans of all ages, we expect this to be flying out as quick as the Knight Bus, so if you're a Muggle and want to add it to your collection - place your order today!
  • The Complete Harry Potter Collection - 7-Book Box Set - Collection - 9781408856772 - JK Rowling
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    If you're lucky enough to have tickets to see The Cursed Child on stage or are already excited for the next Fantastic Beasts film later this year, then why not head back to Platform 9 3/4, climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and enjoy the Complete Harry Potter Collection for a magical price. Presented in a gorgeous slipcase, these editions of J. K. Rowling's classics come complete with stunning cover illustrations from Jonny Duddle.

    A phenomenon like no other, Harry's incredible journey begins with The Philosopher's Stone. Unhappily living in a cupboard under the stairs at his aunt's, he's visited by a giant called Rubeus Hagrid who delivers the most astonishing news - Harry's a wizard. As he heads to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry makes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, meets oh-so-wise Professor Dumbledore and the complex Severus Snape and their incredible adventure begins. But evil in the shape of Lord Voldemort is getting ever closer - and the Dark Lord has his sights set firmly on Harry.

    Throughout the seven books, Harry learns what it means to be a Gryffindor student and the value of friendship and trust. The eight films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were a record-breaking success and now you can relive the stories where it all began time and time again with this amazing Harry Potter box set - Expecto Patronum!
    Format: paperback
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    You've seen the Harry Potter films and read the books, so you will already be familiar with the likes of Dementors, House-elves and Hippogriffs. With this book, you can find out even more about these unforgettable characters and how they came to be!

    Presented in a beautiful, rustic style and in hardback, The Creature Vault will show you how the special effects teams brought these incredible beasts to life throughout all eight films. It looks at the inspirations they took for each beast, how they created their unique personalities and reveals some behind-the-scenes secrets.

    A must for any Harry Potter fan, there are little-seen concept illustrations, archive photography and much more to enjoy throughout the pages. It also comes with a poster of the creatures and an Eeylops Owl Emporium pull out.
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    'You've never heard of The Tales of Beedle the Bard?' said Ron incredulously. 'You're kidding, right?' (From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) Published by the charity Lumos in association with Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is the first new book from J. K. Rowling since the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Tales of Beedle the Bard played a crucial role in assisting Harry, with his friends Ron and Hermione, to finally defeat Lord Voldemort. Fans will be thrilled to have this opportunity to read the tales in full. An exciting addition to the canon of Harry Potter, the tales reveal the wonderful versatility of the author, as she tackles with relish the structure and varying tones of a classic fairy tale. There are five tales: 'The Tale of the Three Brothers', recounted in Deathly Hallows, plus 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart', 'The Wizard and the Hopping Pot', and 'Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump'. Each has its own magical character and will bring delight, laughter and the thrill of mortal peril. Translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, the tales are introduced and illustrated by J. K. Rowling. Also included are notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore, which appear by kind permission of the Hogwarts Headmasters' Archive. Lumos is a charity founded by J. K. Rowling which aims to make life better for disadvantaged children. Registered Charity Number: 1112575.
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    The magical places that were brought to life for the blockbuster Harry Potter films make up the backbone of J.K. Rowling's wizarding world. This book grants a complete, unprecedented look at the process of adapting those locations for the films. Detailed profiles of each environment pair never-before-seen concept art, behind-the-scenes photos and film stills with text highlighting filmmaking secrets from the Warner Brothers archives.