What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that HARRY POTTER SCHOLASTIC is the publisher's official Grand Central Station for information about the seven Harry Potter titles. Along with book synopses, there are glossaries, guides, games, and more about each book. as well as interesting bios about J.K. Rowling and the series' illustrator. Even the most devoted Harry Potter fan will most likely learn something new about these beloved books from this site.
Is it any good?
This site is a rock-solid source of Harry Potter information, and includes some fun games and features, too. If your child is looking to interact with other HP fans, however, they'll have to head over to The Stacks, Scholastic's official site for kids to interact on subjects of favorite titles and authors. There are some glitches with some of the HP site's features, and some of the visuals may be a bit scary or confusing for young, non-reading Harry Potter listeners. But, overall, this is a site where most Potter fans will find a lot to learn and much to love.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about encouraging reading. If your kids read only Harry Potter, try some of these Common Sense Media tips for How to Get Your Kids Reading to ensure that their love of books keeps growing.
Read the bios of Harry Potter's author and illustrator with your child to help them understand that "real people" really do write and draw these books, but that it takes a lot of education, hard work, luck, and perseverence to create an uber-popular series like the Harry Potter series.