People who grew up reading the Harry Potter books find them comforting. Even though you might be ready to share the stories with your kids, it’s a lot for a child to read a 300+ page book (without pictures). Not all hope is lost, though. You can still introduce your kids to the wizarding world with some Harry Potter books that are appropriate for their age, instead. Your kids will also love everything about Hogwarts already when they’re old enough to read the books.
Harry Potter fans know it’s not hard to fall in love with the books, and chances are younger kids would love them just as much. They just need a smaller amount of magic. Fortunately, there are a lot of Harry Potter books for kids that do just that. Younger kids can use these books to get to know some of the main characters, like Harry, Hermione, and Ron. They also show pictures of the wizarding world so kids can imagine what it would be like to be there.
Harry Potter books for kids who already know all about the characters are also very good. They have jokes, activities, and even toys in them to make them fun. To get your younger kids excited about one of your favorite book series, here are some great age-appropriate books that you can start with.
Harry Potter Illustrated Story
When kids have read the Harry Potter books but still need some pictures to keep them interested, they’ll love these picture books. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the first book in the series. This illustrated version of the book is very similar to the original, but it also has a lot of beautiful pictures. As soon as you finish this book, you can move on to the illustrated version, and then to the rest of the Harry Potter books. They aren’t your typical picture books by any means, but they might be close enough for your younger child to become a fan. They are so beautiful.
A Harry Potter Pop-Up Book
Pop-up books are great for kids. Combine their love of pop-ups with your love of Harry Potter, and you get this book that has several pages of beautiful art almost coming to life. Some people might say it’s magical. Andrew Williamson was a concept artist for all eight of the Harry Potter movies, so the pop-up pages in this book are even cooler because they are filled with illustrations from his work. You’ll also find facts about the movies, insights into how the movies were made by people who worked on them, trivia, and more in this book.
A Guide To Hogwarts
What would it be like to look around and make your way through the halls of Hogwarts? With this picture book, you can find out. It’s a large-scale interactive book, which means that kids can look at the beautiful illustrations and do little things with them as they read the book. The book has more than just pictures and activities. It also has fun facts about the movies and how they were made, as well as “access” to some of the most mysterious places from the books and movies, like the Forbidden Forest, the Great Hall, and the Quidditch Pitch.
A Harry Potter Fill-In Book
This fill-in book is a fun mix of Harry Potter and Mad-Libs. It gives kids (and you) a lot of chances to be creative and have a good time. Everywhere in the book, you’ll find different prompts that you can fill in to make your own unique stories and other fun things to do. People can learn how to draw Godric Gryffindor, write a story about bravery, and find out what they’d pull out of the Sorting Hat in a crisis on this page. On its own, this book would be fun for kids to read. As a bonus, there is also a cute, soft Harry Potter on the front of the book that they can play with.
Harry Potter Origami
Harry Potter’s book on origami might be a good choice for kids who like to make things and want to try something new. People who learn better with pictures can use the 112-page book to make 15 origami crafts based on Harry Potter. It also has step-by-step instructions and photos of each step for people who learn better that way. In addition, the book comes with sheets of origami paper that have been specially printed for these crafts so that the finished products look real (like buildings, animals, and other famous Harry Potter objects). According to the author, though, this book is best suited for older kids or parents who don’t mind making the craft for younger kids. It’s still a fun way to get them excited about the world of wizards.
A Wizardly Sticker Book
This book has two great things in it: Harry Potter and stickers. Readers can use sticker magic to put together 10 different pictures that have been mixed up inside. Images show Hermione making potion, Harry and the Golden Snitch, Ron playing chess, and other scenes with different people and Hogwarts. To solve the puzzles, readers have to find stickers that match each image and put them where they belong to show what the scene is. The illustrations in the book are fun and silly, so they’re good for younger kids. The puzzles can be fun for both kids and adults.
A LEGO Adventure & Activity Book
Kids who are at least 6 years old and love LEGOs will have no trouble getting into this Harry Potter LEGO book, as long as they like the books (that also happens to come with a Hermione figure). In the book, there are a lot of fun puzzles, games, and other activities that are all about Hermione and Harry, Ron, and Buckbeak the Hippogriff. Hogwarts and other parts of the magical wizard world are shown in the movie. It also has scary characters like “he who shall not be named.” In this book, Harry Potter, LEGOS, and fun games are all mixed together into one big book. What can’t you love?
A Collection Of Illustrations
This is a great book for kids or adults who love beautiful pictures. It’s full of illustrations by Jim Kay. It’s divided into 366 pages, one for each day of the year. It has pictures of what Hogwarts looks like in different seasons, beautiful portraits of favorite characters, and amazing pictures of places from the books and movies. In addition to all of the pictures, the book also has quotes from the books and important dates and times that Harry Potter fans will recognize right away. There are two ways you and your child can enjoy this book: You can look at one picture a day, or you can flip through the pages in one sitting.
A Color-By-Number Book
If your child likes to color, then this color by number book is a great way for them to get more Harry Potter time. Each page is a different picture that includes characters from Harry Potter and other images. The numbers on each page tell you which colors to use to make the picture come to life, so you can make the picture come to life. Kids don’t have to be afraid to use markers because the pages are printed on one side and made of high-quality, thick paper, so there won’t be any bleed through from one page to the next. By the time they finish the book, they’ll have a stack of beautiful Harry Potter pages that they can put all over their house.
A Book Made For Destruction
No, I haven’t ever been so mad that I just want to destroy something. That’s what this book is for. In order to get its “magic” out, you can do things like dribble orange juice on the pages, color all over it, or even tear a few pages to shreds. Children get to destroy the pages of the activity book in different ways as they work to defeat Lord Voldemort with a little dark magic. The book has more than just places to throw it away. It also has fun facts about the wizarding world and some of the dark, cursed things that live there.
A Watercolor Joke Book
In this book, art and silly jokes are both great. Kids can paint over the pages with a paintbrush that has been soaked in water. Then they can find hidden messages, images, and jokes by painting them. The illustrations are cartoon-like and full of whimsy, and the jokes are very kid-friendly (and rival dad-jokes, to be honest). Each joke has a Harry Potter theme to it, which will only make little fans of the characters love the characters even more, so And because the magic pages and paintbrushes work with water, you don’t have to worry about stains. However, there is nothing you can do to stop your child from telling you the same cheesy Harry Potter jokes over and over again.
A Dress-Up Book
This book is a great way for kids to learn more about the world of Harry Potter and make paper dolls, as well. If you buy this, you get 10 paper characters that can be used to make your own Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows dolls. There are a lot of clothes, accessories, and props that you can mix and match with the dolls (who doesn’t love to change their dolls’ clothes?). You can also read some real books inside the book that have fun facts and information about the different Harry Potter characters that you might not know. Is each wizard’s wand different? How long is it?