J. K. Rowling's HARRY POTTER
Book Series List In Recommended Reading Order:
Book 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Book 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Book 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Book 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Book 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Book 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Book 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
You can read more information about or get your
copy of each
book in the Harry Potter series below.
Book 1: Harry
Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter has never been the star of a
Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far
above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to
hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.
All he knows is a miserable life with the
Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable
son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's
room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he
hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.
But all that is about to change when a
mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an
invitation to an incredible place that Harry - and anyone
who reads about him - will find unforgettable.
For it's there that he finds not only
friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes
to meals, but a great destiny that's been waiting for
him...if Harry can survive the encounter.
Book 2: Harry
Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J. K. Rowling
The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that
summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the
Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as
he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a
strange impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry
Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.
And strike it does. For in Harry's second
year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise,
including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy
Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the
girls' bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron
Weasley's younger sister, Ginny.
But each of these seem minor annoyances
when the real trouble begins, and someone - or something
starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco
Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly
be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could
it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects...Harry
Book 3: Harry
Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of
Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black.
Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he
was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.
Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues
as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of
You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban
guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts
... he's at Hogwarts."
Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within
the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends.
Because on top of it all, there my well be a traitor in
Book 4: Harry
Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J. K. Rowling
You have in your hands the pivotal fourth
novel in the seven-part tale of Harry Potter's training as a
wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from
the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International
Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants
to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than
dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event
that's supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an
event involving tow other rival schools of magic, and a
competition that hasn't happened for a hundred years. He
wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard.
Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by
And in his case, different can be deadly.
Book 5: Harry
Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J. K. Rowling
There is a door at the end of a silent
corridor. And it's haunting Harry Potter's dreams. Why else
would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in
Here are just a few things on Harry's
- A Defense Against the Dark Arts
teacher with a personality like poisoned honey
- A venomous, disgruntled house-elf
- Ron as keeper of the Gryffindor
- The looming terror of the end-of-term
Ordinary Wizarding Level exams
... and of course, the growing threat of
He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. In the richest installment yet of
J. K. Rowling's seven-part story, Harry Potter is faced with
the unreliability of the very government of the magical
world and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts.
Despite this (or perhaps because of it),
he finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even
he knew; boundless loyalty; and unbearable sacrifice.
Though thick runs the plot (as well as the
spine), readers will race through these pages and leave
Hogawarts, like Harry, wishing only for the next train back.
Book 6: Harry
Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling
The war against Voldemort is not gong well;
even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary
pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names.
Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of
time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered
And yet ...
As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year
students learn to Apparate - and lose a few eyebrows in the
process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers
flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never
straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary
help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.
So it's the home front that thakes center
stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of
Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, harry will search for the
full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort
- and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.
Book 7: Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling
We now present the seventh and final
installment in the epic tale of Harry Potter.