Harry Potter. We'll probably never see the likes of his phenomenon again, but it sure was fun while it lasted! Did you know that it all started 20 years ago? The 20th Anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was June 26, 2017. The first story alone sold over 450 million copies and was printed in 79 languages!
The Wizarding World Book Club will launch in celebration of the first book's 20th anniversary!
Here are some fun things the publisher has put together to help you celebrate as well as a list of some favorite Harry Potter sites:
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Listed below are several other adventure series about friends like Harry, Ron and Hermione. Some of them are just as good. Really!
The Dungeoneers by John David Anderson When his gift for pickpocketing is noticed by the mysterious Finn Argos, Colm begins training to become a member of Thwodin's Legions, a strange group of warriors, mages, and hunters who search for treasure. The Dungeoneers
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll. #1 Artemis Fowl #2 The Arctic Incident #3 The Eternity Code #4 The Opal Deception #5 The Lost Colony #6 The Time Paradox #7 The Atlantis Complex #8 The Last Guardian
Reckless by Cornelia Funke Jacob and Will Reckless have looked out for each other ever since their father disappeared, but when Jacob discovers a magical mirror that transports him to a warring world populated by witches, giants, and ogres, he keeps it to himself until Will follows him one day, with dire consequences. #1 Reckless #2 Fearless #2 The Golden Yarn
Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathon Stroud Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace. #1 The Amulet of Samarkand #2 The Golem's Eye #3 Ptolemy's Gate
Bran Hambric by Kaleb Nation Very strange occurrences have long surrounded fourteen-year-old Bran, who learns of his link to a curse created by his murdered mother and strives to make things right, hindered by the ban on magic in the city of Dunce and pursued by his mother's former masters. #1 The Farfield Curse #2 The Spector Key
Chrestomanci Series by Diana Wynne Jones Adventures of the Chrestomanci, an enchanter with nine lives, whose job is to control the practice of magic in the infinite parallel universes of the Twelve Related Worlds. #1 Charmed Life #2 The Magicians of Caprona #3 Witch Week #4 The Lives of Christopher Chant #5 Mixed Magics #6 Conrad's Fate #7 The Pinhoe Egg
Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil. #1 The Book of Three #2 The Black Cauldron #3 The Castle of Llyr #4 Taran the Wanderer #5 The High King
Dark is Rising Series by Susan Cooper Three children on a holiday in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest for a grail that would reveal the true story of King Arthur and that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the forces of the Dark. #1 Oversea, Under Stone #2 The Dark is Rising #3 Greenwitch #4 The Grey King #5 The Silver on the Tree
Dormia by Jake Halpern After learning of his ancestral ties to Dormia, a hidden kingdom in the Ural Mountains whose inhabitants possess the ancient power of "wakeful sleeping," twelve-year-old Alfonso sets out on a mission to save the kingdom from destruction, discovering secrets that lurk in his own sleep.
Earthsea Cycle by Ursula Le Guin Ged was the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, but once he was called Sparrowhawk, a reckless youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance. #1 A Wizard of Earthsea #2 The Tombs of Atuan #3 The Farthest Shore #4 Tehanu: the Last Book of Earthsea
Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom. #1 Dealing with Dragons #2 Searching for Dragons #3 Calling on Dragons #4 Talking to Dragons
The Familiars by Jay Epstein When a scrappy alley cat named Aldwyn passes himself off as a magical animal companion to Jack, a young wizard in training, Aldwyn and his fellow "familiars," a know-it-all blue jay and bumbling tree frog, must save the kingdom after the evil queen of Vastia kidnaps Jack and two other wizards. #1 The Familiars #2 Secrets of the Crown #3 Circle of Heroes #4 Palace of Dreams
The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy. #1 Gregor The Overlander #2 Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane #3 Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods #4 Gregor and the Marks of Secret #5 Gregor and the Code of Claw
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.
The Lost Conspiracy by Jake Halpern When a lie is exposed and their tribe turns against them, Hathin must find a way to save her sister Arilou--once considered the tribe's oracle--and herself.
The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron A young boy who has no identity nor memory of his past washes ashore on the coast of Wales and finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures. #1 The Lost Years of Merlin #2 The Seven Songs of Merlin #3 The Fires of Merlin #4 The Mirror of Merlin #5 The Wings of Merlin
The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas A young thief is drawn into a life of magic and adventure after picking the pocket of the powerful wizard Nevery Flinglas, who has returned from exile to attempt to reverse the troubling decline of magic in Wellmet City. #1 The Magic Thief #2 The Magic Thief: Lost #3 The Magic Thief: Found #4 The Magic Thief: Home
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Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods. #1: Lightning Thief #2: Sea of Monsters #3: Titan’s Curse #4: Battle of the Labyrinth #5: Last Olympian
Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger. #1 The Ruins of Gorlan #2 The Burning Bridge #3 The Icebound Land #4 The Battle for Skandia #5 The Sorcerer of the North #6 The Siege of Macindaw #7 Erak’s Ransom #8 The Kings of Clonmel #9 Halt’s Peril #10 The Emperor of Nihon-Jin #11The Lost Stories #12The Royal Ranger
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life. #1 The Alchemyst #2 The Magician #3 The Sorceress #4 The Necromancer #5 The Warlock #6 The Enchantress
Septimus Heap by Angie Sage After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier. #1 Magyk #2 Flyte #3 Physik #4 Queste #5 Syren #6 Darke #7 Fyre
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy When twelve-year-old Stephanie inherits her weird uncle's estate, she must join forces withSkulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton mage, to save the world from the Faceless Ones. #1 Skulduggery Pleasant #2 Playing with Fire #3 The Faceless Ones #4 Dark Days #5 Mortal Coil #6 Death Bringer #7 Kingdom of the Wicked #8 Last Stand of Dead Men (2013) (unreleased) #9 Skulduggery Pleasant: Book 9 (2014) (unreleased)
Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier. #1 Alanna: The First Adventure #2 In the Hand of the Goddess #3 The Woman Who Rides Like a Man #4 Lioness Rampant
Young Wizards by Diane Duane Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies because she won't fight back, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension.1058357 #1 So You Want to be a Wizard #2 Deep Wizardry #3 High Wizardry #4 A Wizard Abroad #5 The Wizard's Dilemma #6 A Wizard Alone #7 Wizard's Holiday #8 Wizards at War #9 A Wizard of Mars