What are the best books about Harry Potter?

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    #1Hogwarts An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

    Hogwarts An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide
    Hogwarts An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide is a is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing from the Pottermore archives that takes you on a journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, its grounds, its more permanent residents, its lessons, and its secrets.
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    Bruce Simpson
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "This is an amazing resource for fans of Harry Potter. Its a bunch of short stories about some of the places in the books. I highly recommend this for fans of the series."
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    #2Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

    Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies
    Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing from the Pottermore archives that will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as she reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world.
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    Jesús Vera
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "this book was a joy to read through from beginning to end! I think it was written very well and it is a fun read. Not a boring night while reading through this."
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    #3Quidditch Through the Ages

    Quidditch Through the Ages

    Quidditch Through the Ages is a volume of information regarding Quidditch, the wizard sport played in the Harry Potter Series. This book tells where the Golden Snitch came from and how the Bludgers came into existence. Proceeds go to Comic Relief.

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    Thomas Thompson
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "If you are a quidditch fan you owe it to yourself to check out Quidditch Through the Ages. This is the most comprehensive explanation of the game, it's rules and how to play."
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    #4The Tales of Beedle the Bard

    The Tales of Beedle the Bard

    The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of popular stories written for young wizards and witches in the fictional world in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. All profits from the sale of this eBook go to The Lumos Foundation.

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    Mariana Ríos
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "If you love Harry Potter books and you have not yet read the tales of beedle the bard, you simple have to check it out. It's a great collection and little stories. While they aren't directly about Harry Potter, they are a great collection of stories."
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    #5Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Newt Scamander's classic compendium of magical creatures that has delighted generations of wizarding readers. At least 15% of the net retail price of this eBook goes to Comic Relief and The Lumos Foundation.
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    Albert Gardner
    Written on April 26, 2017
    "I liked this book as a Harry Potter fan given it's plethora of information regarding the creatures and beasts of the Harry Potter universe. I was impressed by this zoological companion. This book gave me tons of news information regarding creatures I was curious about before but had no real outlet to learn about. Now I can read through this database."
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    #6Harry Potter's Bookshelf

    Harry Potter's Bookshelf
    Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures by John Granger, explores the literary themes and genres J.K. Rowling wove throughout her novels, and the influential authors and stories that inspired her.
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    Charles Estrada
    Written on January 9, 2017
    "This is an interesting find, in that it doesn't exactly happen to be written within the Harry Potter world; instead it is a reference book of the real life influences and effects of the series. I would say that this doesn't fit the problem because someone that is searching for books about this subject is most likely looking for fiction books to read, and not something that borders on a biography."
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    #7The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

    The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

    The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz has more than 150 magical recipes for wizards and non-wizards alike, from cauldron cakes to knickerbocker glory. 

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    Dorothy Rivera
    Written on February 28, 2017
    "This is something that my son and I have read over and over. He is super excited to try and start making things from it."
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    #8Harry, A History

    Harry, A History
    Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon by Melissa Anelli provides remembrances from J. K. Rowling's editors, agents, publicists, fans, and Rowling herself. The author takes you on a personal journey through every aspect of the Harry Potter phenomenon -- from his very first spell to his lasting impact on the way we live and dream.
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    Jack Murray
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "Harry, A History has an introduction from J.K. Rowling herself. Don't let that trick you into thinking this is a good read. It's very dry and almost academic which is a shame for a book about a children's book character."
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    #9Harry Potter Film Wizardry (Revised and Expanded)

    Harry Potter Film Wizardry (Revised and Expanded)
    Harry Potter: Film Wizardry Revised and Expanded by Brian Sibley, gives readers a front row seat to the magical journey that brought J.K. Rowling's wizarding world to the big screen.
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    Donna Beck
    Written on February 24, 2017
    "If you are a Harry Potter fan like I am, you will really enjoy looking into the background of what made the series came to life. This book gives you all the really cool details of all 8 of the books in the series. Super cool!"
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    #10Harry Potter Page to Screen

    Harry Potter Page to Screen
    Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey by Bob McCabe is a lavish and personal look at the entire filmmaking process that transformed J. K. Rowling’s fantasy series into a blockbuster movie franchise. 
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    George Gardner
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "I think this is a must have for Harry Potter fans. These movies were a good chunk of my teenage years and they were outstanding movies! They told a great tale of wonder and mystery and magic. The Harry Potter series was done so well. It is really interesting to see how the entire process was done and how they created the effects that made that movie stand out from everything else at the time."
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    #11Harry Potter and the Art of Spying

    Harry Potter and the Art of Spying

    Harry Potter and the Art of Spying is a young adult book written by Lynn Boughey and Peter Earnest based on J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. It won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Non-Fiction in 2015. 

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    Phillip Walsh
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "This was a fun read, though some Potter fans may not like the "lessons" built into the stories. I'm not one of them; I found it to be a fresh and interesting take on a fairly beloved character. "
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    #12Pottermania: As It Happened!

    Pottermania: As It Happened!

    Pottermania: As It Happened is a non-fiction book written by T.M. and Ghost Woman and was published in September 2014. It narrates the peak of the Harry Potter craze and examines the inspirations behind J.K Rowling's hit series.

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    Emma Wong
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I read some of this book, while I was visiting my mother and had run out of other things to read. I must admit I skimmed a lot of it. It was up to date for when it was written. But, honestly it was the only option available to me."
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    #13Harry Potter Film Wizardry

    Harry Potter Film Wizardry
    Harry Potter Film Wizardry is a book written by Brian Sibley that examines the production of the Harry Potter films. It contains photography and artwork. It was published by Harper Design in October 2010.
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    Humberto Madrigal
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "I really am happy to have this book about the Harry Potter movie franchise. As a Harry Potter fan, the book gives me insights and information that I never realized as I was enjoying these films growing up. The images are wonderful and are a must for any serious Harry Potter fan."
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    #14Harry Potter and History

    Harry Potter and History
    Harry Potter and History is a companion book written and edited by Nancy Reagin. It is a guidebook about the fictional wizard world and the real British school system. This edition was released in April 2011.
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    Bruce Price
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "Harry Potter and History is a pointless book. It doesn't offer anything of value to fans of the fiction series. It's not particularly well-researched and sourced either, so it has limited value to everyone else as well. This one was just written to cash in on Harry Potter completists."
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    #15LEGO Harry Potter

    LEGO Harry Potter

    LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World is a guidebook to the Harry Potter-themed Lego toys written by Elizabeth Dowsett. It was first published by DK Children in May 2011.

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    Emily Lynch
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "A fanfic Lego version of the series. It is okay and entertaining."
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    #16Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

    Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

    Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide is the third book in the Pottermore Presents series written by J. K. Rowling. This is a Kindle Single edition released in September 2016. This book details the features of Hogwarts.

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    Jose Cunningham
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "If you can't get enough Harry Potter, then this guide to Hogwarts will help ease your pain. It's a lot of fun and showcases the wonderful world building, for which the author is duly famous. A nice revisit to a familiar and exotic locale. "
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    #17The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter

    The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter

    The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter is a guidebook written by David Colbert about the fictional world of Harry Potter, the hit series for kids written by J.K. Rowling. This version is an updated edition printed by Berkley in 2008.

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    Shaurya Yadav
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "This is a great book detailing the world of Harry Potter, However there are better ones out there, i enjoyed this book when i was younger and the series wasnt done yet but now that im an adult its just kind of "meh""
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    #18The Sorcerer's Companion

    The Sorcerer's Companion

    The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter is a companion book written by Allan and Elizabeth Kronzek. It is a New York Times bestseller that is related to J.K. Rowling's hit series for kids, Harry Potter.

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    Marcela Molina
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Aside from the actual Harry Potter series, this is one of the most important Harry Potter related books you can read. It's full of information and it's a fun read, too. Great result on my query."
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    #19Snape: A Definitive Reading

    Snape: A Definitive Reading

    Snape: A Definite Reading is a book for children and young adults written by Lorrie Kim. It is a guidebook that discusses the character Severus Snape, one of the main characters in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. 

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    Lauren Murray
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "anyone who loves harry potter should definitely read this guide book. it's a great lil accompaniment to the series. gives you a lil more insight into Snape as well. "
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    #20Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. It welcomed the readers to Harry's magical world and his discovery of his true self where adventure and danger await him as he entered Hogwarts. 

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    Alan Cox
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "This is my favorite Harry Potter book of all time! I was hooked all the way through and I never saw the twist coming and it was such a fun read!"
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