Hogwarts at Home – Bringing Hogwarts to You
Everyone is trying to keep safe at home at the moment and so, with J.K. Rowling and friends at Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, Wizarding World are delighted to introduce Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of Harry Potter magic to their new daily lives.
Hogwarts at Home includes:
Hogwarts’ doors are open for teachers everywhere
J.K Rowling and her team have already announced a special, open licence for teachers to read the seven Harry Potter books aloud to their pupils in virtual read-a-long sessions on video. This means if you’re a teacher you’ll be able to record yourself reading Harry’s Hogwarts adventures and share these with your pupils online. Learn how to get involved here.
The first Harry Potter audiobook for FREE for everyone
Thanks to Audible, everyone is invited to listen to the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as many times as desired in the coming weeks. This is one of many classic books that will be available on Audible’s new platform, stories.audible.com.
The first Harry Potter book will be available to listen to for free in six different languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese).
Visit the new Harry Potter At Home hub
At WizardingWorld.com, they’ve built a dedicated space for you to visit which they’ll be updating all the time for your enjoyment. This special Harry Potter At Home hub is where you’ll find all the latest things to keep you occupied – from special activity kits from Bloomsbury to Scholastic, to nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler) fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and more. They’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom.
Harry’s first adventure will also be made free for all OverDrive library patrons online throughout April 2020
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 Philosopher’s Stone as an eBook or audiobook in over 20 languages from participating local and school libraries, including via Overdrive’s Libby app, and the Sora app for schools.
This offering will last until the end of April 2020.
The Wizarding World family are going to keep finding new ways to bring magic into your world during this time.
For weekly Harry Potter At Home updates and much more, they’re also launching a newsletter – so they can deliver latest news, activities and more, straight to your inbox in one nice package. To opt in you click the check box when asked during registration.
At Home Readings:
With so much of the world still staying at home, some familiar friends from the Wizarding World and beyond are reading all seventeen chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone for us.
Some of the best-loved faces from global entertainment, music and sport have lent their voices to the story they love by recording videos of themselves reading the timeless first Harry Potter book.
Wizarding World, alongside J.K. Rowling, have announced seven of those readers from the stellar line-up:
Excitingly, Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen Fry, David Beckham, Dakota Fanning, Claudia Kim, Noma Dumezweni, and Eddie Redmayne are amongst the cast of narrators, with more surprises and special appearances from across the Wizarding World and beyond to come.
Each will be reading different sections of this iconic book.
Watch the video below for a sneak peek.
As the figurehead of the Harry Potter films for so many years, Daniel Radcliffe revisits Harry’s adventure – this time not on a film set, but through the pages of the first book.
As you watch Daniel read through ‘The Boy Who Lived’, there will also be amazing artwork interspersed in the experience, thanks to talented fans. Fans can also get themselves involved in future chapters, from Chapter Two onwards. Read all about how to get involved here.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Wizarding World website.
What: Hogwarts at Home – Bringing Hogwarts to You
When: Starting throughout April 2020
Where: Online – wizardingworld.com
Who: Harry Potter fans
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