The British novelist J.K. Rowling writes books under two names: J.K. Rowling and the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
It was the Harry Potter series that made J.K. Rowling 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 audiobooks are read out by the talented (and funny) British actor Stephen Fry, so listening to Harry Potter on family trips is another option.
Interviews where books by J.K. Rowling were recommended
From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler
by E L Konigsburg
Harry Potter: the Complete Series
by J.K. Rowling
The London Eye Mystery
by Siobhan Dowd
The Sinclair Mysteries: A Clockwork Sparrow (Book 1)
by Katherine Woodfine
Lockwood and Co: The Screaming Staircase (Book 1)
by Johnathan Stroud
Do you love to solve a mystery? Do the twists and turns in the plot of a classic whodunit thrill you? Award-winning author Robin Stevens talks us through her favourite kid detectives and the murderously good books from which they come to life.
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.