One Good Thing

One Good Thing: Harry Potter, read by “Harry Potter”

This delightful illustration is by author Ruth Ohi and it’s from her book, No Help Wanted, published by Scholastic Canada. All rights reserved. Published by Scholastic Canada Ltd.

What could be better than reading Harry Potter? Having it read to you by Daniel Radcliffe.

And Eddie Redmayne. And Stephen Fry (famous narrator of the HP audiobooks). And other celebs like David Beckham, Dakota Fanning and Noma Dumezweni.

Each week, a new chapter of Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone, read out loud by a celebrity from their home, is posted on the Harry Potter website and on Spotify and Spotify Kids.

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Click on the video below for the trailer for the Harry Potter at Home series:

Here’s the link to Wizarding World, featuring Daniel Radcliffe reading Chapter One of Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone:

Here’s how it looks on Spotify:

The Wizarding World website also has puzzles, videos and quizzes. You have to sign up for it, but it only takes a few seconds. And, you can get sorted into your house, choose your wand and lots of other things. It’s fun.

And if you’re a parent (or teacher) and you want a literacy resource, after each chapter reading your student can do a chapter quiz.


Thank you to Ruth Ohi and Scholastic Canada, for generously allowing us to feature her illustration with this post. Follow them @Ruth_Ohi and @ScholasticCDA. And, of course, we’d be remiss not to thank J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series. Follow her on Twitter @jk_rowling.

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