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Today in History for July 31st
Highlights of this day in history: Ranger 7 beams lunar pictures; France's Marquis de Lafayette makes his name in the American Revolution; Thomas Eagleton withdraws as George McGovern's running mate; Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling born.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
The Free Dictionary
The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies.
STUDY: Kids Who Read Harry Potter Books More Tolerant of Minorities
A nifty new study says that you may be casting a spell on your kids by letting them read Harry Potter series-one that vamooses prejudice.
Street Name Wizardry: Harry Potter Neighborhood Full of Muggles
When the muggles who live in this neighborhood on the west side of Missoula, MT talk about their subdivision, they don't call it by its given name, Windsor Park.
Here's Warner Bros.' plan to make a lot more Harry Potter
The studio has assembled a creative and business strike squad called the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team.
Lionsgate Acquires Young Adult Suspense Thriller Down a Dark Hall
Lionsgate has acquired rights to the project "Down a Dark Hall," which Rodrigo Cortes will direct.
The Bible vs. Mao - A List of the Bestselling Books Of All Time
The Truth that Leads to Eternal Life, Jehovah's Witnesses/Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
To Kill a Mockingbird is voted best ever novel written by a woman
Harper Lee's novel was awarded the title after thousands of readers voted in a social media competition, created by the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
Harry Potter's Evanna Lynch is just as fanciful in real life
A meek girl living in the sleepy town of Termonfeckin, Ireland, she'd devoured J.K. Rowling's books, longing to play the quirky teenage-wizard, Luna Lovegood .
Amazon Picks 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime
Looking for books to read to your kids? Amazon editors have put together a children's book edition of its series of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime lists.
A vote for Scotland's independence could reverberate through NATO
Novelist and longtime Scotland resident J.K. Rowling did not mention national security issues when she recently donated 1 million pounds to the Better Together Campaign, which wants Scottish voters to reject the independence option in the Sept.
Making the case for young adult literature
Some of my favorite books are intended for younger audiences: the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling; "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton; His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman; and pretty much anything written by Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday like a wizard with these 7 ideas
In honor of Harry Potter's birthday July 31, we bring you stories about and local guides to J.K. Rowling's magical world.
How John Green became the false prophet of the Internet YA revolution
While many authors deserve the credit for the recent renaissance of young adult and middle grade fiction, there's one in particular who was a catalytic force in propelling literature for children into the larger sphere, driving millions of readers to bookstores, and sparking a massive, global movement of fans.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
International Business Times
Daniel Radcliffe Dons Spiderman Costume, Tired of Being Seen as Harry Potter
It's harder to be Harry Potter than Spider-Man. Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the titular wizard on the onscreen adaptation of J.K. Rowling's fantasy book series, Harry Potter, attended the Comic-Con disguised as Spiderman.
Independent booksellers capitalize on Amazon dispute
Fans of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling might have had a difficult time ordering her new book on Amazon when it first came out.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Radcliffe's wizard Comic-Com role
Fans posing with a person in a Spider-Man mask at the Comic-Con convention in America may actually have been standing next to Harry Potter.
Mel Gibson not an anti-Semite, Terry Hayes insists
Screenwriter Terry Hayes has insisted his long-time pal Mel Gibson is not an anti-Semite, following a number of incidents in which the actor's been accused of making racist comments.