Any list of books by J.K. Rowling has to start with Harry Potter. With the first book appearing in the UK in the summer of 1997, it was the Harry Potter series that made her internationally famous. Aimed at children, the wry touches of humour make the books fun for adults to read too, and reading the series aloud to quite young children perhaps the best combination of all. The Harry Potter audiobooks are read out by the talented (and funny) British actor Stephen Fry, so listening to Harry Potter on family trips is another option.
We've listed all the books by J.K. Rowling written for kids in the order you should read them below, with some comments below. If you're looking for books by J.K. Rowling for adults (also highly recommended) we've listed them under books by Robert Galbraith, her pen name.
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books are among the bestselling books ever written, with half a billion copies sold since the first novel in the series was published in 1997. Since then, the fantasy world the books created—where a wand can clean up your room and school is an exciting place where you fight evil with your friends—has taken on a life of its own, with Harry Potter societies created by students at universities across Britain. Here, Katie Savva, of Warwick University’s Harry Potter and Quidditch Society and captain of its quidditch team, talks us through her group’s favourite Harry Potter books and explains how to play the game without a flying broomstick.