19 Of The Greatest Books Related To Harry Potter

I don’t think there are many people out there anymore who have not heard of the Harry Potter series. It is one of the most popular book series of its kind and probably one of the most popular series of all time!

19 Of The Greatest Books Related To Harry Potter

But once you’ve finished reading Harry Potter, what do you read next? Well, if you can’t get enough of it – then we’ve got 19 books related to Harry Potter in this comprehensive list.

Read on and discover much more!

About Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the subsequent series of books were written by J.K. Rowling, who helped to make them incredibly popular and successful.

The books were adapted into massive Hollywood movies and then plenty of merchandise, spin-offs and more.

Despite being books targeted to an audience for children, adults love the series too with its magical nature, great characters and brilliant storyline.

The story revolves around a young orphan called Harry Potter, whose parents were wizards at Hogwarts – a school for wizardry. However, when Harry was a baby – a rogue and evil wizard named Voldemort murdered them.

Interestingly though, he could not bring himself to do the same with Harry. Instead, he left him with his famous lightning shaped scar on his forehead, and gained the moniker “the boy who lived”.

One day, a groundskeeper called Hagrid travels to Harry’s home – where he was residing with his mean aunt, uncle and cousin.

He gives him birthday wishes and takes him with him to Hogwarts, to start a journey he would never forget and fulfill his destiny.

19 Books Related To Harry Potter

Now that we’re familiar with the original, allow me to show you 19 books related to Harry Potter.

Harry Potter: Crafting Wizardry

Harry Potter: Crafting Wizardry: The Official Harry Potter Craft Book

This is a book full of super fun crafts and detailed information about how you can fulfill them. Items that are famous in the original Harry Potter books series appear, ready for you to make them yourself!

Things ranging from Rita Skeeter’s pen, Hermione’s time turner and so much more are available to make right here!


  • Fun for kids
  • Detailed information
  • Uses Harry Potter items found in the novels


  • No “repeatability”

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Library

Hogwarts Library (Harry Potter)

If you are a massive fan of the Harry Potter series, then you will definitely be familiar with some of the inclusions in this excellent box set.

Treasured books like Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and The Tales Of Beedle The Bard are included!

Along with this, you will also find a detailed rule book about the game of Quidditch and its comprehensive history, and so much more!

So, if you’re a Potterhead – you absolutely need to purchase this book set. It’s perfect as a gift too!


  • Comprehensive set
  • Informative
  • Excellent for a gift


  • Has to be purchased as a set, you may already have some books

Harry Potter: A History Of Magic

Harry Potter: A History of Magic (American Edition)

This is the choice for those of you who want to look beyond the stories specifically and find out how J.K. Rowling created her plot and memorable characters.

You will be able to view the artifacts, draft materials and absolutely beautiful artwork.

You really do become immersed in the world of Harry Potter with this book, and for anyone that adores the creation process of fantasy worlds and Harry Potter alone – you need to get this!


  • Amazing look into the history of the real thing
  • Beautiful artwork
  • Immersive


  • Might not be suitable for young kids

Honeydukes: A Scratch And Sniff Adventure

Honeydukes: A Scratch & Sniff Adventure (Harry Potter)

This book does pretty much what it says in its title. This is a whole lot of fun for kids – and yes, even adults will enjoy getting involved with it.

You simply scratch an item and sniff it, in order to discover the aromas of certain famous Harry Potter items like chocolate frogs… and some not so nice smells too!


  • Fun for kids
  • Unique book
  • Lots to do


  • Smells are lost over time

Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts

Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts: An Illustrated Guide

This is the book that you will want if you are someone that likes to explore things visually. The highly professional illustrations allow you explore the world of Hogwarts in a bright and vibrant way.

You can go behind the scenes and discover the woods, the classrooms and so many other locations that make up the bouncing world of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts.

It’s great for kids and for anyone that wants to find out a lot more about how the world of Harry Potter is created.


  • Behind the scenes look
  • Intriguing
  • Great for everyone


  • Doesn’t have re-readability

Harry Potter: Exploring Diagon Alley

Harry Potter: Exploring Diagon Alley (From the Films of Harry Potter)

This is another addition to the previous inclusion on this list. Essentially, it is the same type of book as Exploring Hogwarts but instead of the famous school, you are taken through an exploration of the outside areas of Diagon Alley.

Indeed, you can examine Gringotts and Flourish and Botts! Once again, this is a really cool book for any huge fan of the Harry Potter series and you can find out so much about how the world is made up.


  • Informative
  • Extensive visuals
  • Allows you to see more


  • No re-readability

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts One And Two

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

This is one of a series of screenplays co-written by Rowling herself, and it follows Harry Potter’s son Albus and his journey into Slytherin house.

It’s a really intriguing book and it makes you wonder how it would look on the stage!

Don’t worry, your favorite characters are still there including Ron and Hermione!


  • Written by J.K. Rowling
  • Authentic
  • Explores further into the world


  • You need to be familiar with the characters first

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ― The Original Screenplay (Harry Potter)

Any fan of the Harry Potter series needs to turn their attention to the series “Fantastic Beasts”.

Also big adaptations, Fantastic Beasts has all of the hallmarks of a J.K. Rowling classic and this addition to the series is no exception.

Read this book if you are interested in more from Rowling and if you seriously love her work like I do.


  • From the mind of J.K. Rowling
  • Stays in the Potter world
  • Perfect for all Potter fans


  • You would need to know more about the world first

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay (Harry Potter)

This is the original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, which led to a five part series that most of you will be familiar with now!

Of course, if you are interested in my previous addition into this list, then you should start with this one.

Once again, this is right from the mind of Rowling and shares everything that you have come to expect from the world of Harry Potter.


  • A classic J.K. Rowling novel
  • Ideal for any Potter fan
  • Re-readable


  • Might be too long for younger readers

Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide To Hogwarts

Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts

For the mega-fans of Harry Potter out there, it doesn’t matter your age – you will absolutely go crazy for this book. The pop-up nature allows you to explore the halls of Hogwarts in a much more detailed way.

It’s stunningly created and offers so much more information to the school of Hogwarts! I’d seriously recommend it!


  • Ideal for young kids
  • Great way to teach children about Harry Potter
  • Fun


  • Not “adult” enough for older readers

Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide To Diagon Alley And Beyond

Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Diagon Alley and Beyond

Much like the previous inclusion on my list, this version offers you exactly the same opportunities in a magical pop-up way, but instead of the halls and areas of Hogwarts – you get to explore Diagon Alley and the world beyond.

It’s really fun to go through the world in this way, and it gets kids interested in the wider world of Harry Potter in an exciting way!


  • Excellent addition to a collection
  • Allows you to explore the world of Potter magic
  • Fun for kids


  • Not really suitable for adults

A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up

Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up (Advent Calendar)

What better way to record the countdown to Christmas than with Harry Potter? Seriously!

This is pretty much a giant, well illustrated, pop-up advent calendar with the tree standing in the Great Hall of Hogwarts, with opening flaps for each day in December.

Keep it afterwards too as a way to decorate your home during the Holidays.


  • Great gift for the Holidays
  • Fun for kids
  • Ideal addition to a Potter collection


  • Not suitable for adults

The Unofficial Ultimate Harry Potter Spell Book

The Unofficial Ultimate Harry Potter Spellbook: A complete reference guide to every spell in the realm of wizards and witches (The Unofficial Harry Potter Reference Library)

This is a very comprehensive spell book that explains all of the spells in the Harry Potter series, along with why they work and their pronunciation.

Despite being unofficial, it is very knowledgeable and it’s an ideal choice for any massive fans of the Harry Potter series!


  • Packed with information
  • Highly knowledgeable
  • Good for a collection


  • Unofficial

Harry Potter And The Art Of Spying

Harry Potter and the Art of Spying: Young Agent Edition

I am amazed that this book has not got as much press as it deserves. You might already know that Harry Potter books have a lot of spying involved in them.

This book explains what was going on, why and how it happened, along with their successes and failures. It’s a truly unique book and perfect for collectors!


  • Unique
  • New way to explore Potter
  • Very recommended


  • Unofficial

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike (Unofficial Cookbook Gift Series)

Have you ever wondered if you can make some of the food and drinks that are mentioned in the world of Harry Potter? Well now you can!

This unofficial Harry Potter cookbook can show the ways that you can bring the fictional foods into fact, and right into your mouth. Truly something for any Potter fans out there.


  • Fun way to incorporate Potter
  • Informative
  • Unique


  • Not an official Potter book

Lego Harry Potter: Build Your Own World

LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure: With LEGO Harry Potter Minifigure and Exclusive Model (LEGO Build Your Own Adventure)

I’ll be honest, I adore the Lego world. And when you can incorporate Harry Potter into Lego and then build your own world at the same time – I’m all in.

This set comes with a detailed guide for how you and your kids can build some of the most famous things in the Harry Potter world, or you can let your imagination take you and build whatever you like!


  • Fun
  • Amazing for kids
  • Includes real Lego


  • Best for kids, not adults

Lego Harry Potter: Magical Treasury

LEGO® Harry Potter™ Magical Treasury: A Visual Guide to the Wizarding World

This book is essentially a Lego-built encyclopedia of the Harry Potter series.

It’s incredibly detailed and it allows you and your kids to examine the world of Harry Potter in far more detail, but with Lego pieces to help you on your way!


  • Really informative
  • Detailed
  • Real Lego


  • Not ideal for very young kids

Lego Harry Potter: Witches And Wizards

Witches and Wizards Character Handbook (LEGO Harry Potter) (LEGO Wizarding World of Harry Potter)

This book allows you to get familiar with the world of Harry Potter in a really fun way – and in fact, it’s a great way to do this with young children before they start reading the books.

It provides a detailed wall poster and plenty of information for all of the characters involved in the Harry Potter series. I have to say though – it does technically contain spoilers, so you should be aware of that.

But once again, you get to enjoy the world of Harry Potter along with Lego. What’s not to love about that?


  • Great addition to a collection
  • Fun for kids
  • Unique way to introduce kids to Potter


  • Contains spoilers

Lego Harry Potter: Hogwarts Handbook

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Handbook with Hermione Minifigure

Imagine you are a Hogwarts student awaiting further instructions. This is what this handbook offers, along with a buildable Hermione Lego figure.

You get to learn everything about the process, including how to get to Platform 9 ¾ and all of the locations involved in the Harry Potter series.

In essence, you are being put into the shoes of a young Harry Potter back in the first ever book!

Go and find your perfect wand, check your bank balance at Gringotts and maybe buy yourself some chocolate frog treats!

This is perfect for anyone wanting to fully immerse themselves in the magical world of Harry Potter, without the hassle!


  • Allows you to put yourself into the world of Potter
  • Very immersive
  • Great gift to give


  • Needs some background knowledge of Potter

The Bottom Line

The world of Harry Potter is huge, and as you have seen from my list – there’s a lot to learn and understand, and luckily, these books can help you get a more rounded and better understanding of Rowling’s world.

I hope I’ve helped you pick your next favorite book related to Harry Potter!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most asked questions about books related to Harry Potter.

Are These Just For Kids?

While these are ideal for kids, they’re not just for kids at all! They are a lot of fun and contain a lot of detailed information about Rowling’s created world.

Are There More Harry Potter Books?

There are currently no plans for more Harry Potter books, but Rowling continues to write – so watch this space for more of her amazing novels!

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Anna Davis