Friday, November 19, 2010

Accio Newest Harry Potter Movie!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book and movie

Calling all muggle Harry Potter fans! Today's the day when Part 1 of Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows arrives in theatres. If you don't already know, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the title of the 7th and final book of the series. While it's not the longest in the series, there is so much action that Warner Bros. Entertainment decided to divide the movie version into two parts. This way, the movie will not have to leave out potentially important scenes with the hope that it can remain as faithful as possible to the book. Here's hoping it will be!

Have you already read the Harry Potter series, including book 7? If not, it's not too late to start. Have you already watched the previous 6 movies? If not, it's definitely best to read or watch all 6 before watching the 7th so that you know what's going on. And if you're good to go, grab your Gryffindor scarves and wands and head straight to the theatre! (Or wait for the DVD or Blu-Ray.)

scarf and wand

If you can't get enough of Harry Potter and have already read all of the books, we'd like to suggest some read-alike series that may also grab your attention:

Midnight for Charlie Bone
Charlie Bone (Midnight for Charlie Bone and others) by Jenny Nimmo

Children of the Lamp (The Akhenaten Adventure and others) by Philip Kerr

Inkheart (Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath) by Cornelia Funke

Pendragon (The Merchant of Death and others) by D.J. MacHale

The AlchemystSecrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (The Alchemyst and others) by Michael Dylan Scott

Septimus Heap (Magyk and others) by Angie Sage

The Spiderwick Chronicles (The Field Guide and others)  by Tony DiTerlizzi

Ask a Youth Services Librarian for help finding more books like Harry Potter.

Posted by ws