What are the best books about the Harry Potter universe?

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    #1Harry, 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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    Elizabeth Watson
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "If you're a Harry Potter fan and you are looking for the best books about the Harry Potter universe, Harry, A History is the perfect book for you. This story gives you a lot of insight on the Harry Potter series and how it came to be along with other information about the writer and her journey through it all. I would seriously recommend checking this out as a fan. "
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    #2Harry 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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    Zhu Deng
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book does fit the category given. The book has been given rave reviews. Many fans have stated in the reviews that it is the best books of the Harry Potter Series."
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    #3The 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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    Frank Nguyen
    Written on April 17, 2018
    " The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter might be my favorite book. It is an updated version of the classic. So much fun and enjoyable if you like Harry Potter!"
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    #4Harry 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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    Patricia Perez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Any Harry Potter fan would love this. Lots of extras. There are lots of keepsakes and inserts, even the Marauder's map. This is just a good addition to anyone's collection."
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    #5Quidditch 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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    Claire Chang
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book is okay. I wouldn't say it is central to the lore, but if you collect all things Harry Potter, then you should totally get this book! I keep it on the shelf, because it looks good with the rest of my collection."
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    #6Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry is on his second year at Hogwarts and more exciting but dangerous things are yet to come. 

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    Frank Dunn
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "It is an extremely huigh rated book ibn the series of books and it is one of the best ones im my oparticular opinion as I have read it. "
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    #7Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire is the fourth book in the Harry potter series. The story revolves around how Harry get past through Lord Voldemort once again. The quidditch cup is also happening and Harry will make sure he will see it. 
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    Judy Ward
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I really liked the Harry Potter movie. I feel this would definitely be treat to those who love the Harry Potter movies and are fans of the series."
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    #8Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix is the fifth installment in the seven books of Harry Potter Series. The book is about the challenges that Harry Potter faced in his fifth year at Hogwarts and how he overcome everything.
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    Teresa Fields
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "All of the Harry Potter books are well worth reading. This one is probably so compelling because Harry is getting older and more thoughtful and the author is good at showing this age of bridging the gap between child and young adult. One of the wonderful things besides the magical universe of these books, is that Harry is so well-realized, so thoughtful and insightful and real. That is why there are as many adult fans of these books as there are child ones. "
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    #9Harry 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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    Julio César del Ángel
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Harry Potter and History is a book to contrast real life British school system and Hogwarts. It makes comparison with the science fiction book, and points out differences that are important to the real book. Nancy Reagin makes a case where real life approaches fiction and how Hogwarts could be a real possibility. Makes the Harry Potter universe richer in detail. "
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    #10The 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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    Lauren Jensen
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a cookbook and includes magical recipes with novel twists. It, however, is not a book about the Harry Potter universe and therefore does not fall into that category in my opinion. As a cookbook, it is unique."
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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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    Marie Duncan
    Written on April 26, 2018
    ""When are you going to tell Mrs. M-- that you'll take the job?" my 13-year-old asked me at breakfast one day. I hadn't even told her that I was job-hunting, because I wasn't sure I'd find anything and didn't want to get anyone's hopes up. (And I wasn't sure I wanted to take this job, either.) But she'd been reading "Harry Potter and the Art of Spying" and realized something was up when I was dressing for interviews and spending time polishing my resume. I'm going to have to watch myself around her from now on. Knowledge is power, and there's a certain magic in being able to gather, analyze and use information. "Harry Potter and the Art of Spying" seems to give a good introduction to that spell. "
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    #12Harry 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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    #13Harry 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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    Roy Young
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is an excellent book about the Harry Potter world. I bought this book for each of my grandchildren as they are all very much into Harry Potter. They all really enjoyed it. "
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    #14Pottermania: 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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    #15Short 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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    #16Snape: 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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    Kelly Shaw
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Lorrie Kim has given us the ultimate resource on Severus Snape one of literature's most beloved and reviled characters. This book examines every aspect of his personality and discovers his motivations. It's a must for die hard Harry Potter fans. "
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    #17Spells Book Harry Potter

    Spells Book Harry Potter

    Spells Book Harry Potter is a game where you will be able to learn lots of spells and curiosities about the Harry Potter world. In addition, you will be able to test yourself about everything related to Hogwarts and Harry Potter. 

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    Echo Xia
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I get my hands on every piece of Harry Potter I can and this Spells Book & Quiz is a great additional to my collection. Trivia nerd like myself will find plenty to love; there are heaps of details about Hogwarts--some which may come as a surprise to you! My friends and I love quizzing each other and expanding our knowledge of the wizarding world."
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    #18The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Harry Potter

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Harry Potter

    Created by J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter world is full of secrets and magic tricks... and thanks to this book you will be able to find out about all of them. You will be able to know about the wizard rules, relationships between the characters of the seven books and even the name of every spell in the book. 

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    George Henderson
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I am a huge Harry Potter nut! I was under the impression that this guide would give more of each of the main character's back story, but it did not. All the material covered in this has already been done in previous works."
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    #19The 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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    Manuel Madrigal
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a fantastic companion to the Harry Potter books and movies that not only gives you more information about that universe but that also gives you real-life examples of where Rowling got a lot of her inspiration. The only downside is that this book does not cover all of the Harry Potter books which was a bit disappointing for me."
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    #20The 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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    Judy Hunter
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I love anything related to Harry Potter and this is no exception. I like that proceeds from the book go to a charity which is a nice touch. There are lots of lessons to learn from the stories. I am glad I purchased this book to add to my collection. "

Summary

Best What are the best books about the Harry Potter universe
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Harry, A HistoryBooks 49 Paid
2Harry Potter Film Wizardry (Revised and Expanded)Books 46 Paid
3The Magical Worlds of Harry PotterBooks 45 Paid
4Harry Potter Film WizardryBooks 35 Paid
5Quidditch Through the AgesBooks 31 Paid
6Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsBooks 28 Paid
7Harry Potter And The Goblet Of FireBooks 24 Paid
8Harry Potter And The Order Of The PhoenixBooks 23 Paid
9Harry Potter and HistoryBooks 21 Paid
10The Unofficial Harry Potter CookbookBooks 20 Paid
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