What to read to younger children when harry potter gets too dark. In the case of harry potter, the main character begins as an elevenyearold and ends up as a seventeenyearold. Wondering whens the best age for kids to read harry potter. Like the books, the movies do get darker and more intense as the series progresses, so make sure your little harry, ron, and hermione fans are ready for each new chapter before moving on. Aug 04, 2015 so when is the magic age to read harry potter. That said, harry is 11 years old in the first book in the series and 17 by the final book, and kids generally like to read about protagonists. Harry potter and the cursed child is a 2016 british twopart play written by jack thorne based on an original story by j. Then the brother, who is younger by 3 12 yrs, began to read them at the same time they swallowed each book immediately. My son is never exposed to violence or inappropriate television so its not like hes desensitised but hes quite capable of managing the emotions he feels watching harry potter and it has been very interesting having talks with him about goodevil, power and sacrifice. Rowling borrows from many established stories and myths to piece together her magical world. Harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban is this a kids.
Inappropriate things you never noticed in harry potter thegamer. I personally love the harry potter books, as well as the lord of the rings, eragon series, etc. One of the delights of discovering harry potter is that you see him grow up. Although they could tell it was daylight, they kept their eyes shut tight. The harry potter movies do all that and more, delighting fans of j. I grew up with the books so i was just the right age to read each one as it was released. I thought my 5yearold was ready for the harry potter books. Apr 23, 20 harry potter and the order of the phoenix dealing with teen isolation and political injustice, we help parents decide if this film is appropriate for kids harry potter and the order of the phoenix although harry potter witnessed the terrifying return of the evil lord voldemort, the ministry of magic denies that this happened and uses its. When i open my eyes ill be at home in our cupboard. But there are a few agerelated guidelines to take into consideration. Aug 03, 2011 personally i read the harry potter series at a young age, so did my friend madison. I strongly feel that especially book 7 is not appropriate for anyone under about age 14. The problem is, neither my cousin nor her husband have read any of the books, and she asked me if i thought they would be appropriate for him.
I have told my 5 year old about harry potter, and he loves chapter books totally devoured the first 6 oz books, and the 6th does have a hint of darkness but i probably wont provide the 1st book to him until he is maybe 8ish. Jan 21, 2016 but there are a few agerelated guidelines to take into consideration. Hed rather wait until hes actually 40, which would be more ageappropriate in years. I wish you all the best, and good luck reading harry potter. Id say the first three books should be fine for someone aged 810, but i think id hold off on book 4 and 5 until about age or so.
It has been brought to my attention that the beginning few chapters of my story have some similarities to a previously published fanfic. Harry potter and the goblet of fire the triwizard tournament is so dangerous that no wizard under 17 is allowed to compete but when, at age 14, harry potters name flies out of the goblet of fire, he is forced to take part. The daily news claims daniel radcliffe might not be interested in returning to the series that made him famous so soon. About the show broadway harry potter and the cursed child. Thus, he attends hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry to practice magic under the guidance of the kindly headmaster albus dumbledore and other school professors.
From the opening line of harry potter and the sorcerers stone through the poignant end of harry potter and the deathly hallows, few book series are as gripping as j. Is there a version of the harry potter series for younger. Harry potter and the goblet of fire parental guide is. We all love harry potter, but what is the appropriate age for us to introduce. The first book in the harry potter series was released on june 1997. As shown in the pictures, book 4 has a noticeable worn spot, and book 5 came with damage to the cover and first few pages it was taped together when i received it, meaning the sellers knew they were sending a damaged product. Rowling mixes up a more intense brew in fifth book. Is the 4th harry potter book appropriate for a 3rd grader. The worldwide phenomenon that made its author one of the bestselling fiction writers of all time. I was gifted the first two book the christmas i was 9. These days, with all the harry potter books available and ready for consumption as fast as one can read them, the age to start reading harry potter is blurred. Ds1 read books in y5 and y6, then book 4 in the summer holidays between primary and secondary, then book 5 and 6 in y7 and book 7 in y8. You are, in short, a huge harry potter fan, and huge harry potter fans are always in need of good fantasy book recommendations.
Jan, 2017 but the truth is that nothing can replicate the excitement of a new harry potter book. In general, kids like to read about characters a couple of years older than them. Diagon alley harry and lila woke early the next morning. Thus, he attends hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry to practice magic under the guidance of the kindly headmaster albus dumbledore and other school professors along. The story of harry, ron and hermione continues on stagewhere the magic is real. A number of times i have seen folks mention early readers who are reading harry potter in kindergarten. The second professor mcgonagall pulls oliver wood from his charms class, i realize im in pinkalicious territory again. I do think lord of the rings is too young for your girls, and i hate that she had nightmares. It was followed by six further books, all of which have been hugely popular around the world, selling over 450 million copies. At what age should you read each harry potter book. It was published worldwide in english on 21 june 2003. Rowling released the first book more than 15 years ago, kids have been devouring. It is important to select the right books for the age and maturity. What do you think is the right age to start harry potter.
Aug 05, 2016 harry potter has, from the first book onward, been a communal experience. I neither receive nor accept any monetary reward nor any goods from writing this fan fiction. Mar 10, 20 harry potter and the goblet of fire the triwizard tournament is so dangerous that no wizard under 17 is allowed to compete but when, at age 14, harry potters name flies out of the goblet of fire, he is forced to take part. Whites the trumpet of the swan, but the vocabulary of the incredible journey was too much for him and although he followed the main story he missed many of the nuances. Its for all ages, but i think you can appreciate it a little more at a mature enough age to understand everything. Harry james potter is the titular protagonist of j. It will comprise the script of a play of the same name. At what age did you read harry potter and the philosophers. My pediatrician suggested that eleven and older is a good age to start. The stories tell of him overcoming dangerous obstacles to defeat the.
American harry potter book 1 chapter 5, a harry potter. Her articles have appeared in catholic publications nationwide. In fact, rowling currently holds the ninth spot, well above names such as stephen king and j. Once children find a seriesauthor they like, they tend to want to read everything related to the book immediately.
Harry potter has always been in the shadow of his brother, the boywholived. Harry potter, age 8 chapter 1, a harry potter fanfic fanfiction. Why ill have my kids wait to read harry potter book riot. Warning, there will be parental, nonsexual spanking of a. Six years of magic, adventure, and mystery make this luxurious boxed set the perfect gift for harry potter fans of all ages. While i have no doubt this is true, and know a couple children with that sort of reading aptitude, it continues to surprise me because it seems like emotionally mature material for children of that age. Start book 1 sorcerers stone sometime around 11 years old, as a readaloud book. Age appropriate books for children with the popularity of the harry potter books many parents are buying them for children too young to understand the story. In a flash, the entire sequence from harry potter and the sorcerers stone comes back to me. The books have been made into movies by warner bros. Clicking on these links will open a new tab displaying that respective companys own website. So i was about 10 i think when i first read harry potter. He must face three increasingly difficult magical challenges but something dark is slithering in the background. Hp movie fans, on the other hand, have years of fantastic beasts to.
Rowling, john tiffany, and jack thorne, a new play by jack thorne, harry potter and the cursed child is the eighth story in the harry potter series and the first official harry potter story to be presented on stage. Harry potter and the goblet of fire was published on 8 july 2000 at the same time by bloomsbury and scholastic. Will daniel radcliffe return for a new harry potter. While i have no doubt this is true, and know a couple children with that sort of reading aptitude, it continues to surprise me because it seems like.
The equivalent young ages are 8 for me and 9 for her. Harry potter and the deathly hallows at what age do you. Find great deals on kids harry potter at kohls today. To be honest we still fangirl over it at the age of. Many disney movies scare him to the extent that he does not even enjoy them. The harry potter books make up the popular series written by j. Mar 27, 2016 the harry potter series is for children. I am going to try to hold off till the fall or even christmas 7. Jul 22, 2016 if anything, the age of 10 seems to be more about the heaviness of the story rather than anything scary of frightening.
The first official harry potter story to be presented on stage, harry potter and the cursed child premiered at the palace theater in london on july 30. Rowlings books while also entertaining those new to the potterverse. What two objects does the cat appear to be reading in the beginning of the book. My daughter his mother and i read devoured every book, and even though i was well above the recommended age for these books, by about 40 years or so, i thoroughly enjoyed the series. Mar 27, 2014 the harry potter reread is inside your house. Sure, a particular child might read way above their age level, but the secret of fostering good reading is for the child to understand and enjoy the book. I didnt set rules in stone about this, it was partly the age that he felt ready to take on the giant tomes that the last few books are. Hes doing fine with his distance from the character, starring in acclaimed movies such as this summers indie sensation swiss army man. We have started book 2, but they are kind of bored by it right now. Dudro is a freelance writer and editor, and the mother of four children ages 4 to 12. Rowlings magical universe like never before at harry potter and the cursed child on broadway. Find the right books, movies, and games to introduce as kids grow up. Hes a good enough reader to read them, and if the last couple are too long, my cousin says she would read them aloud to him.
Hp movie fans, on the other hand, have years of fantastic beasts to look forward to, so times are good for them. Because of this, i probably wont introduce my son to harry potter until his teen years. I was wrong, and i find myself verbally editing every page. Your agebyage guide to all things harry potter red tricycle.
Today is a big ol chapter that gives us our first look into the. Kids can look up more about centaurs, giants, bogarts, flying brooms, magic wands, etc. I dont think they necessarily have to understand everything in the books. But there are a few age related guidelines to take into consideration. How parents can find the best age appropriate book lists for elementary age children. Right now hes taking a break from chapter book novels to read comics big nate, peanuts, sheldon, foxtrot, manga mostly pokemon, and pokemon encyclopedia. Scholastic had high expectations for harry potter and the cursed child, which arrived on july 31 with an enormous first printing of 4. This is a quiz on chapter 1 in harry potter and the sorcerers stone.
William remains the same age despite appearing in books published almost 50 years apart. I talked about my familys history with harry potter last year, when i wrote about harry potter and the cursed child, so i wont rehash it here, but suffice it to say i love harry potter as a librarian, harry potter was always something of a sticky issue because it was so wildly popular, which meant all the little kids wanted to read it too, and these. Harry potter, age 8 chapter 1, a harry potter fanfic. Enjoy free shipping and easy returns every day at kohls. The majority of the books plot covers seven years in the life of the orphan harry, who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard. What other books would indicate that a child is ready to start having harry potter read to them by a parent.
I dreamed a giant called hagrid came to tell us we were going to a school for witches and wizards. I started reading them at age 10 or so, and grew up with the series as the books came out. My cousin has a seven year old soon whose interested in harry potter. But the way they were originally released as soon as they were written had them becoming darker and more serious as the original harry potter generation became older.
If anything, the age of 10 seems to be more about the heaviness of the story rather than anything scary of frightening. At what age did you read harry potter and the philosopher. Despite sales, harry potter and the cursed child isnt. Hes read the first 3 harry potter books and loves them. I dont think they necessarily have to understand everything in. From a technical standpoint, harry potter is categorized as a middlegrade read, which typically encompasses 9to12yearolds.
Personally i read the harry potter series at a young age, so did my friend madison. He and his best friend, neville, decide to go to a school in america. I know this will vary from child to child, but in general what is a good age at which they will not be scared and understand most of the story. Very sloooowly made his way through book 3 before he turned 7. What is a good age to start reading harry potter to a. The website for harry potter and the cursed child noted that the plot. This is a story of what could have happened if the dursleys had died when harry was eight years old and snape had taken over his guardianship. But along with that, the subject matter of the books and movies gets. Sponsored links outside companies pay to advertise via these links when specific phrases and words are searched. These books should be enjoyed together and discussed. Nov 08, 20 the second professor mcgonagall pulls oliver wood from his charms class, i realize im in pinkalicious territory again. Discovering the joys of harry potter is a rite of passage for kids today.
My son is begging to read the 4th harry potter book, the goblet of fire. To make matters worse, the ministry have installed dolores umbridge at hogwarts and she not only punishes harry for telling lies but also. In the latest turn for harry potter and company, letting all. This article is very wrong about the age recommendations for harry potter books and movies. I read the books at the same age harry potter was in each book, and i grew simultaneously with the characters in the books. Harry potter and the order of the phoenix is the longest book in the series, at 766 pages in the uk version and 870 pages in the us version. The play will receive its world premiere in londons west end on july 30, 2016. Most childrens books come with information concerning the appropriate age. Harry potter and the order of the phoenix although harry potter witnessed the terrifying return of the evil lord voldemort, the ministry of magic denies that this happened and uses its power over the newspapers to publicly deride harry as a liar. The books concern a wizard called harry potter and his journey through hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. We had this conversation last night about which books are appropriate for different ages. He read them as soon as they came out so began at 11.
Generally i think this is a perfectly designed book for the age groups. What is a good age to start reading harry potter to a child. Aug 04, 2016 scholastic had high expectations for harry potter and the cursed child, which arrived on july 31 with an enormous first printing of 4. American harry potter book 1 chapter 5, a harry potter fanfic. We find each other incredibly sophisticated and smart. Harry potter and the order of the phoenix parental guide. If you were a child when you first read the harry potter books, this one probably went right over your head. It seems appropriate that most nights a soldout audience will literally see this new chapter come to life. At what age do you think it is appropriate for kids. It has been 19 years since they saved the wizarding world. Oct 12, 2009 the first harry potter book is harmless. Unfortunately, this doesnt work as well now that all the books are available. However, the movies, because of the images that go with the story, are still somewhat iffy.
I understand keeping the violence down for children,but i dont understand keeping them from books any age appropriate books that is. For the sevenyearold who started the books back when the series began in 1997, the material continued to be age appropriate up until the very last book. However, if you were at the age where complex jokes didnt pass you by, you might remember that albus dumbledores brother, aberforth, was once caught using inappropriate charms on. Mcgonagall catches him and introduces him to wood, the captain of the gryffindor quidditch team.
He must face three increasingly difficult magical challenges but something dark is slithering in the background, manipulating events towards a more sinister conclusion. Harry potter and the potter universe is the property of j k rowling and various other publishing and filming companies. He was excited to watch movie 1 after finishing the first book, but so far refuses to watch movie 2 though he enjoyed the 2nd book, he thinks itll be too scary in movie form. Rowling released harry potter and the sorcerers stone more than 20 years ago, kids. I wouldnt go straight into the 4th book onwards for a 5 year old since it gets darker. The seventh and final book in the series, harry potter and the deathly hallows, sold 8. Follow harry from his first days at hogwarts school for witchcraft and wizardry, through his many adventures with hermione and ron, to his confrontations with rival draco malfoy and the dreaded professor snape. Decades after the tales of the boy who lived were first published, these books continue to enchant and inspire readers of all ages. So if the child is very young i would recommend staggering each book. But the truth is that nothing can replicate the excitement of a new harry potter book. It is important to keep the childs age in mind when purchasing books.448 962 466 464 405 1073 588 1494 860 744 588 737 1547 49 1160 727 974 989 849 1534 742 1249 1602 893 810 1196 980 612 1309 123 1341 466 866 871 298 1055 827