Over the summer, we’re bringing you a huge digital celebration of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone, that we’re calling Harry Potter Reading Magic!
During the next five weeks, children and families are welcomed to the Starting Harry Potter hub right here on wizardingworld.com, where you can discover more about the exciting story and themes of the first book and have some fun along the way.
Watch this space for future updates!
And this year, Harry Potter Reading Magic sits alongside Bloomsbury’s rescheduled 7th annual Harry Potter Book Night on 24th June, with fans all over the world joining in magical events and activities themed around Diagon Alley.
Over five weeks, young audiences, with their parents and carers will be able to get to know more about the iconic characters of the wizarding world including Hagrid, Professor McGonagall and of course Dumbledore, as well as discover more about Hogwarts and its magic. Look forward to chapter challenges, quizzes, craft activities and enjoy specially curated weekly themes that will help journey young readers through the first book.
Housing easy to follow tips, Harry Potter Reading Magic will also feature handy guides for parents, carers, and teachers alike to aid them in making reading fun and keeping kids entertained during the school holidays. Expect contributions from many friends of ours, such as Bloomsbury in the UK, Scholastic in the US and Pottermore Publishing.
To celebrate this summer of Reading Magic, the first Harry Potter audiobook is available to stream free on Alexa from Audible beginning on June 23rd and throughout the month of July by saying: “Alexa, read Harry Potter Book One.”
You can read all about Alexa’s several Wizarding World activities here.
So, join us today as we examine chapters 1-3 of the first book, with four more weeks of fun soon to follow! You can start your journey with us (and Harry!) right here.