Disclaimer: Professor Dumbledore gave me these books to learn about the wizarding world. All the opinions expressed here are those of Hogwarts and my own.
Alohomora! If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you may have been introduced to this spell and many others performed at Hogwarts, a school of witchcraft and wizardry. With this spell alone, we can unveil, unlock and open books from the Forbidden Library where their secrets and knowledge have been kept hidden from muggles (non-magic folk) for thousands of years. Wave your wand to get a rare glimpse into these three magical books. But be caustioned, once you open them, you’re life will change forever.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard have been favorite reading in wizarding households for centuries. Full of magic and trickery, these tales both entertain and instruct, and remain as captivating to young wizards today as they were when Beedle first put quill to parchment in the fifteenth century. They are as familiar to many students of Hogwarts as Snow White and Sleeping Beauty are to Muddle children. They resemble our fairy tales in many respects; for instance, virtue is usually rewarded and wickedness punished.
These narrative gems are accompanied by explanatory notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore. His illuminating thoughts are sure to make Babbitty Rabbitty as familiar to Muggles as Snow White. This edition of wizarding fairy tales pairs the original text with jacket art by Jonny Duddle and illustrations by Tomislav Tomic.The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of Lumos, an international children’s charity (reg. charity number 1112575) founded by J.K Rowling dedicated to ending the institutionalization of children.
A moralist, a magician and a great liberal, Beedle is to the wizarding world what Hans Christian Andersen is to Muggles (nonmagical people). Refreshingly original … and surprisingly satisfying. The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains all the playful humor and down-to-earth detail that makes her wizarding world so seductive – Sunday Times “Five enchanting tales told with the author’s confident mixture of wit and wariness tell lessons for both children and parents alike.” – Sunday Express
Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to know about the noble sport of Quidditch. This definitive guide charts the game’s history from its early origins through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the commonest fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, this a must-have sporting bible for all Harry Potter fans and Quidditch lovers, whether the weekend amateur or the seasoned Chudley Cannons season ticket holder.
This new edition of the most famous wizarding sports book pairs J.K. Rowling’s original text with brilliant jacket art by Jonny Duddle and illustrations by Tomislav Tomic. A contribution from the sale of each book will go to Comic Relief.
This glorious new edition of Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (considered a classic throughout the wizarding world) features an extraordinary array of magical creatures, from Acromantula to Yeti via ten different breeds of dragon – all beautifully illustrated in full colour by the brilliantly inventive, Greenaway Medal shortlisted Olivia Lomenech Gill.
Famed Magizoologist Newt Scamander’s years of adventure and exploration have yielded a work of unparalleled importance, admired by scholars, devoured by young witches and wizards, and even made available to Muggles in the early years of this century. With this dazzling illustrated edition, readers can explore the magical fauna of five continents from the comfort of their own armchairs. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is essential reading at Hogwarts.
This new edition features the fully updated 2017 text – which includes new profiles of six magnificent beasts that inhabit North America and a new foreword by J.K. Rowling, writing as Newt Scamander.