Beloved Young Adult author J.K Rowling is bringing magic to your new daily life with Harry Potter At Home. This project is designed to cast a Banishing Charm on boredom through interactive games and access to the book series.
The new website is a free online collection of child-friendly activities, including videos, puzzles, illustrations, quizzes, creative ideas and articles. During the strange times we now find ourselves in, the site aims to welcome Harry Potter lovers back to Hogwarts with fun the whole family can enjoy.
In addition to the online games and fun, you can get some great free access to the first book. If you’re new to the series or you want to start it with your kids, the audio version of the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, is available for free on Audible.
If you prefer to read instead of listen, OverDrive libraries will be able to borrow Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as an ebook for free. Multnomah County Library uses Overdrive, so you can start reading it on your device today! The free ebook is available through April.
For educators, this project gives free open license to read the seven Harry Potter books aloud to their pupils in virtual read-a-long sessions online. Learn how to get involved here.
Did the title above catch you off guard? Fun fact: JK Rowling agreed to change the title of the book to “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” because the publishers thought that American readers wouldn’t pick up a book called “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.”
Harry Potter At Home has a lot of different offerings all intended to keep your family entertained while at home. Visit the Harry Potter at Home website and let the magical journey begin!
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