Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter

It’s almost impossible to imagine what the #kidlit landscape would look like today if, two decades ago, the boy who lived had never lived at all. In honor of the 20th anniversary of this game-changing series being published in the United States, there are all sorts of new ways to enjoy the world of Harry Potter and beyond.





New book covers
Pick up new editions featuring a newly designed cover illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick, with the original interior decorations by Mary GrandPré.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
My kids and I just had an epic day of theater this week, seeing both Parts I and II of the new hit Broadway play. It’s an impressive production, well-acted, and good fun, even if you aren’t fully steeped in all things Hogwarts.


Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Dive deep at the New-York Historical Society this fall. Opening on October 5th, this show moves from Britain and captures the “traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. The exhibition features centuries-old treasures, including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library, the New-York Historical Society, and other museums, as well as original material from publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowling’s own archives.”

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
November, 16, 2018 sees the release of the second film in the Fantastic Beasts series, introducing Jude Law as a (young!) Dumbledore.

It’s exciting to see new generations fall in love with J.K. Rowling’s world and find ways to make it their own. Happy 20th, Harry Potter! We’re so glad you’re here with us today.

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Andrea Pyros is the author of the two middle-grade novels, PINK HAIR AND OTHER TERRIBLE IDEAS and MY YEAR OF EPIC ROCK. Visit http://andreapyros.com to find out more.