Read Alouds: Chapter And Picture Books
Under the Rainbow Children’s Books – Hundreds of children’s audio books. Picture books and tons of chapter book read alouds like Charlotte’s Web, several Goosebumps, Little House on the Prairie Book Series, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone, and more.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone Part 1
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone Part 2
Many Teachers Around The World Have Already Been In Touch
One said, this is amazing! I started reading book 1 to my second graders about a month ago. I was worried we wouldnt be able to finish. Now I can finish reading it to them
Another added, Thanks, @JK_Rowling ! Im a teacher of English in France and suggested my pupils read the Potter books. In these dark times, Im twice as grateful for the world youve created. 20 years later, it is still a safe place for me…
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone Book 1
- 5 out of 5 stars 173,723
- Performance5 out of 5 stars 153,179
- Story5 out of 5 stars 152,697
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Book 4
- 5 out of 5 stars 106,979
- Performance5 out of 5 stars 94,588
- Story5 out of 5 stars 94,261
The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter – but that doesn’t stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe’en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through – alive!
Borrow Them From A Friend Or Family Member
The easiest way to get free Harry Potter books is to borrow the physical books from a friend, family member, or even a stranger. I have no doubt in my mind that, if you quickly posted a request on social media, someone would gladly lend or give them to you. Sometimes, all you have to do is ask!
Believe it or not, there are two ways you can also have a friend or family member share a Harry Potter book with you via Audible:
First, members of your Amazon Household can share Audible books by way of the Family Library feature. If another member of your Amazon Household has a Harry Potter book in his or her library, follow the below steps.
- Log in to and hover over “Account & Lists” at the top right of the screen.
- Go to “Content and Devices.” Select the “Preferences tab.”
- Next, select “Households and Family Library,” and then select “Manage your Household.”
- Thereafter, you need to “Manage Your Family Library.”
Second, if a friend has a Harry Potter title in his or her Audible library, he or she can share the book by opening your Audible app and tapping My Library at the bottom of the screen. Then, find the specific Audible book and tap the three dots to the far right of the book. Tap Send this Book.
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Visit Our New Harry Potter At Home Hub
Here on WizardingWorld.com, weve built a dedicated space for you to visit which well be updating all the time for your enjoyment. This special Harry Potter At Home hub is where youll find all the latest things to keep you occupied from special activity kits from Bloomsbury to Scholastic, to nifty magical craft videos fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and more. Were casting a Banishing Charm on boredom.
You can visit the Harry Potter At Home hub here and keep on visiting the page whenever you like. Just like Hogwarts and its staircases, this page will be changing all the time.
A New Take On Jk Rowling’s Fairytales
Experience J.K. Rowling’s Tales of Beedle the Bard for the first time ever in audio, with performances by a stellar cast from Harry Potter stage and screen: Jude Law , Warwick Davis , Evanna Lynch , Jason Isaacs , Bonnie Wright and Noma Dumezweni .Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of fairytales beloved by young listeners in the wizarding world and includes “The Tale of the Three Brothers”as featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
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Alternatives To Harry Potter Audiobooks Speechify
If for whatever reason you cant afford to get an audiobook, we have good news for Harry Potter fans. Theres always a way. Nope! Were not proposing pirating or anything like that. What were on about is using the Speechify text-to-speech tool to create your very own audiobook and enjoy the wizarding world at Hogwarts.
Speechify is the number-one-rated TTS app on the internet. Its a high-end piece of software that utilizes optical character recognition, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to turn digital text into audio. Its available across all platforms and allows numerous reading voices, speeds, and fully adjustable settings.
All you have to do is paste the text from your digital copy of Harry Potter into the app, and Speechify will do its magic. In practically no time, youll get an audiobook for your or your kids enjoyment. But why stop there? Speechify can transcribe all kinds of documents into audio, including emails, personal notes, and even photos of handwritten text.
Speechify is primarily an assistive tool for those with reading and learning difficulties. It improves your reading, material comprehension, and allows for multitasking. Namely, if you dont have the time or you want something to listen to while driving or walking your dog, Speechify can keep you company all the way through.
Harry Potter At Home: Temporary Open Licence For Teachers
J.K. Rowling and her publishers are keen to support the splendid efforts of teachers who are working hard to provide home study for young people prevented from attending school because of the COVID-19 virus.
Jo and her literary agency, The Blair Partnership, recognise the importance of sharing story time and reading aloud in times of adversity, and so will be temporarily relaxing the licences usually required for teachers who want to record themselves reading the Harry Potter stories aloud, for viewing by their pupils in their home environments to create a virtual classroom setting.
If you are a teacher and would like to share the magic of Harry Potter in this way, please follow the guidelines below:
We ask that you please notify The Blair Partnership via email when you post a story time or read-aloud video, providing the following information:
- Name and location of the school
- Which Harry Potter book being read and approximate length of reading
- Name and email for the individual responsible for the reading
- The school network or educational platform on which the video or live event is posted or held
Please also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm you have taken down and deleted the video once the current school year has ended
Thanks in advance for following these guidelines and continuing to respect J.K. Rowlings copyright and intellectual property!
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Schoolsand School Librariesmay Read Harry Potter Online With Jk Rowlings Blessing
Temporary permission allowing educators to record themselves reading Harry Potter aloud extends to school librarians, confirms a representative of author J.K. Rowling. As for public libraries, stay tuned for a coming announcement.
Good news for Harry Potter fans. Author J.K. Rowling has granted educators permission to record themselves reading the Harry Potter stories aloud.
The open license does apply to school librarians, as they are classified as teachers, Rebecca Salt, a spokesperson for J.K. Rowling, told SLJ. While the allowance does not include public libraries, expect an update on that soon, she said.
Delighted to help teachers reach kids at home, expressed Rowling in a .
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Introducing Harry Potter At Home
Heres everything you need to know about Harry Potter At Home: some new ways to bring the magic closer to you, all specially created by different members of our wide Wizarding World family.
For over twenty years now, Hogwarts has been an escape for all for readers and fans, young and old. During the strange times we now find ourselves in, we want to welcome you back to Hogwarts, where you will find a friendly retreat for you, your family and those you are caring for.
Over 500 million Harry Potter books have been sold across the globe, so its comforting to know many homes already have a door to the wizarding world waiting to be opened once again. And for those whove never visited the wizarding world before, welcome!
Our new Harry Potter At Home project is very much a team effort, combining the resources of Harry Potter UK and US publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic, Pottermore Publishing, leading spoken-word producer and provider Audible, library supplier OverDrive, and of course, our own magic-makers here at WizardingWorld.com.
So, what exactly is Harry Potter At Home and how can you get involved? Were pleased to say in all sorts of ways!
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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix Book 5
- 5 out of 5 stars 99,191
- Performance5 out of 5 stars 87,738
- Story5 out of 5 stars 87,332
Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors’ attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord’s return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort’s savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time…
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban Book 3
- 5 out of 5 stars 111,162
- Performance5 out of 5 stars 98,155
- Story5 out of 5 stars 97,797
When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it’s the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run – and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry’s tea leaves… But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss.
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Harrys First Adventure Will Also Be Made Free For All Overdrive Library Patrons Online Throughout April
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 Philosophers Stone as an eBook or audiobook in over 20 languages from participating local and school libraries, including via OverDrives Libby app, and the Sora app for schools.
This offering will last until the end of April, so if you can, why not have a browse?
How To Read Books Online
There are a couple of ways to enjoy online reading. You can enjoy e-books via your iPhone, Android device, tablet, PC or laptop, ormost appropriatelyKindle. Besides having one of these electronic gadgets, youll need an internet connection to download a PDF file of the title youre looking to read. The same goes for audiobooks.
Next up, youll need to decide where youll get the book of your choice. Luckily, there are practically tons of websites and libraries for you to choose from. So, lets check some that we consider offering the most to their users, shall we?
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Isb Community Read Aloud
Due to COVID19, J.K Rowling has given readers all over the world special permission to read her books aloud to an audience!
ISB teachers and students have volunteered to create an ISB Read Aloud of the first book in the Harry Potter series: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
If you love all things Harry, check out these other resources!
Wizarding World – Enter the official world of Hogwarts!
- Listen to Daniel Radcliffe read the first chapter of Book 1!
- Find out your Hogwarts House in a quiz!
- Harry Potter At Home: a COVID19 special website
- Read by Ms. Bec, ES Librarian
Lend Them From The Library
If you have a library card, you can also lend the Harry Potter book series for free from your local library in three formats: physical books, digital books, and audiobooks.
Digital books and audiobooks are available via the Overdrive and Libby apps, which most libraries seem to have at this point in time. However, whether you attempt to loan physical books from the library, or obtain them via the Overdrive and Libby apps, you may have to place a hold and wait in line for the books to become available to you.
In that case, you may also want to check if your library offers the Hoopla app, by which you can lend up to four digital books per month and read ebooks or listen to audiobooks from a large catalog immediately — without having to wait for your turn in a “hold” line. Hoopla does, in fact, have the Harry Potter book series in its catalog. I listened to one of the books myself via this app!
If your library does not have Hoopla, or even if you are struggling to obtain the books otherwise from your own local library, you may need to get creative in order to get the Harry Potter books free from the library.
For example, where I live, the Philadelphia library is a much larger library with more resources than many other rural libraries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. And the Philadelphia library allows residents of the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to obtain a library card!
Litworld And Scholastic Announce World Read Aloud Day 2018 And A Special Collaboration With Harry Potter Book Night
Contact: Josephine Djonovic, 343-6876, Alexandra Wladich, 965-7353,
On February 1, children, families, and educators around the globe will celebrate World Read Aloud Day with classroom and community events, an author video series, a U.S. educator sweepstakes, and a Facebook Live
NEW YORK, NYJanuary 24, 2018 In an ongoing effort to encourage reading aloud to kids of all ages, the global literacy non-profit LitWorld and title sponsor Scholastic, the global childrens publishing, education, and media company, today announced February 1, 2018 as this years World Read Aloud Day, an advocacy day that calls attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. Research from Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report found a majority of children ages 617 from the U.S., U.K., Australia, India, and Canada reported they love read-aloud time at home because its a special time with my parent, yet many parents stop reading aloud to their children as they get older.
Now in its ninth year, World Read Aloud Day will take place on February 1 to celebrate the pleasure of reading aloud alongside Harry Potter Book Night, when fans around the world celebrate J.K. Rowling’s much-loved book series. Over the past 20 years, classrooms and families have enjoyed reading Harry Potter aloud and have shared a special bond around this ever-popular series.
Dreamy Harry Potter Readings From Major Celebs Are Now Available Through Wizarding World And Spotify
Access to the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone , has been democratized in recent weeks. J.K. Rowling launched an initiative that made the first audiobook completely free on Audible in April. Now she’s taking this a step further with the help of audiobook narrator Stephen Fry, along with some startlingly big names like Daniel Radcliffe, Dakota Fanning, and David Beckham.
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The First Harry Potter Audiobook For Free For Everyone
A big thank you to our friends at Audible, who invite you to listen to the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone as many times as you like in the coming weeks. This is one of many classic books that will be available on Audibles 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 . And our American readers will be interested to know that this is the Stephen Fry edition of the audiobook, rather than the US version which features the equally talented Jim Dale. So, youll get to hear Harrys story told with an entirely new voice! We can confirm that Stephen does an excellent Dumbledore.