Enjoy the Harry Potter magic at home! The Harry Potter at Home hub has launched and is full of goodies for Harry Potter fans. It’s packed with plenty of fun things for kids and adults to do while they’re socially distancing at home. Thank you J.K. Rowling!
There are magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. More content will be added in the coming weeks.But first, get yourself sorted into the right Hogwarts house in the Sorting Ceremony.
For kids who are reading Harry Potter for the first time, there is a whole collection of First Year Quizzes to make sure they are soaking it all in. Do the Hogwarts Professor Quiz, Quidditch Quiz and the Hogwarts House Quiz.
Borrow first Harry Potter ebook for free in April
If you don’t have a copy of the book, you can borrow it for free on Overdrive. Pottermore Publishing will also be teaming up with digital library supplier Overdrive to gift the first book in its digital form. Patrons of OverDrive libraries will be able to borrow Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as an eBook or audiobook in over 20 languages from participating local and school libraries, including via Overdrive’s Libby app, and the Sora app for schools. This offer will last until the end of April.
The first Harry Potter audiobook for free
Thanks to Audible, you can listen to the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for free. This is one of many classic books that will be available on Audible’s new platform, stories.audible.com. – take a look and see what you can find. The first Harry Potter book will be available to listen to for free in six different languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese).
Special reading license for teachers
J.K Rowling and her team have already announced a special, open licence for teachers to read the seven Harry Potter books aloud to their pupils in virtual read-a-long sessions on video. This means if you’re a teacher you’ll be able to record yourself reading Harry’s Hogwarts adventures and share these with your pupils online.
For all the details, visit the new website Harry Potter at Home.
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