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Free Sites and eBooks Like Harry Potter Encourage Reading For Kids

E-books, such as The Harry Potter series, are becomingly increasingly popular in the market today. E-books like Harry Potter and Twilight and E-Reader devices like the Kindle and iPad mean that anyone can download an eBook and read it on the go without having to take a heavy paper-back book around with them.

In recent years there have been problems of children not reading enough at school.However, with eBook technology and the possibility of Download PDF ebooks, teachers and parents can simply get children to read books on the PC. It is much easier to get a child to sit down at a computer to read than with a physical book.

Ebooks are also generally much lower priced than paper-back copies because there are less issues with transport and publishing etc.  Once the liscence is obtained, a downloaded eBook can be sold on many times without a new copy having to be purchased. This leads  us to yet another unique benefit of free ebooks: they do not suffer from wear and tear. 

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Free eBooks are now widely available online and there are little hidden charges involved. There are many websites available that give unlimited access to free eBooks. Children can download free comic books, ebook educational books, and free entertainment eBooks like free Harry Potter ebooks.

Harry Potter ebooks are extremely popular with both kids and adults alike. Harry Potter is also a great way to get kids involved in reading. The will have loved the movies and will be excited about exploring the stories via a free Harry Potter eBook.

A really good site for downloading free eBooks is . The Reading Site gives its members unlimited access to free eBooks. Both the Twilight Series and The Harry Potter Series are included as part of the package of The Reading Site.

To learn more about The Reading Site visit The Reading Site eBooks review page.

Latest Pottermore News

Hogwarts-type Wizardry? Or Cruciatus Curses?
By Holly Doering PC World Online recently reported that con artists have boarded the Pottermore train at Platform Fraud and a Half. Pottermore, now in development, promises “an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter series.
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Stephenie Meyer Announces Twimore
http://www.twimore.com – If Twilight had a Pottermore. *NEW: Register early to find your TRUE VAMPIRE NAME.* A parody of "JK Rowling Announces Pottermore". I think both fandoms have a sense of humor ;) TWEET YOUR FRIENDS: http://clicktotweet.com/cfc9X
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ViraShield UV Sanitizer Leaves Your Gadgets Squeaky Clean
Harry Potter's Pottermore E-Book Site is Now Open–for Scammers Scam artists are selling fake early access to the Pottermore Web site or asking for personal data to register an "account." Either way, you're going to be sorry if you interact with them.
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Finding Nemo (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition)

Finding Nemo (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)

  • Finding Nemo (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) (2003)
From the Academy Award(R)-winning creators of TOY STORY and MONSTERS, INC. (2001, Best Animated Short Film, FOR THE BIRDS), it's FINDING NEMO, a hilarious adventure where you'll meet colorful characters that take you into the breathtaking underwater world of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to Marlin (Albert Brooks), his worrisome father, and Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish, to make the epic journey to bring Nemo home. Their adventure brings them face-to-face with vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more. Marlin discovers a bravery he never knew, but will he be able to find his son? FINDING NEMO's breakthrough computer animation takes you into a whole new world with this undersea adventure about family, courage, and challenges. Take the plunge into FINDING NEMO, a "spectacularly beautiful animated adventure for everyone" -- David Sheehan, CBS-TV

List Price: $ 29.99 Price: $ 9.80

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Win Harry Potter Hogwarts DVD Castle Competition

Article by UKPrize

J.K Rowling registered his name as one of the most famous and popular authors soon after the first series of Harry Potter came out in the market. This author from the United Kingdom has now earned a special place in millions of hearts who regularly follow his publications without any measure of speculations. So far a total of seven novels based on Harry potter have came out, each one having its own specialty and originality.

Due to its immense popularity all around the globe, several movies have also made highlighting the same story one or the other way. The story in actuality revolves around an adolescent named wizard Harry Potter along with his best buddy Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at a University called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The actual story is about the main character’s quest to kill the evil dark wizard Lord Voldemort, whose purpose is to capture the wizarding world and repress non-magical people as well as those who want to ruin all those who come on their way including Harry’s own parents.

Due to its immense popularity all around the globe, several movies have also made highlighting the same story one or the other way. The story in actuality revolves around an adolescent named wizard Harry Potter along with his best buddy Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at a University called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The actual story is about the main character’s quest to kill the evil dark wizard Lord Voldemort, whose purpose is to capture the wizarding world and repress non-magical people as well as those who want to ruin all those who come on their way including Harry’s own parents.

This book has a record sale of over 400 million copies which is itself a big achievement without any measure of speculations. Apart from that, the story has also been translated in over sixty seven various languages which is a proof of the fact that Harry Potter has surpassed all levels of fame and success.

Thus, considering its tremendous glory and acclamation, UK prize is out with a wonderful offer for all its die heart fans. We are giving away amazing Hogwarts DVD Castle including the entire collection of Harry Potter movies. And guess what this isn’t it as we are also giving away £50 HMV vouchers for the last two films of Harry Potter franchise.

In order to be the lucky winner to win this amazing prize, all you need to do is to enter our free online competitions and who knows in the end you turn out to be the one winning away this exciting prize.

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Daniel Radcliffe Talks His 'Harry Potter' Fame, Why 'Twilight's

With the last Harry Potter film out for a little over a month now, Daniel Radcliffe says that he’s glad it ended the way it did: On top.

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“We did the source material and we’re not going to create anything else just for the films and we did it very, very well,” He tells Access Hollywood.

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“And particularly, this last film,” he continues. “I’m so proud of the way we’ve gone out, because I think it’s so much better than any of other films we’ve made. For me, it ended on a better note than I could have ever have expected or hoped for. I was very, very happy.”

In the interview, Radcliffe says the most extreme fans of the franchise had to be the Japanese ones. He says they would show up by the hundreds when his plane landed in their country, as well as follow him down the street in groups. He also tells a story of how he accidentally bumped into a school girl during a promotional event and she fainted as he was apologizing.

“I’ve already been there twice and it’s an amazing country,” he says of Japan. “And they are the most unbelievable fans of Potter, because when they embrace something, they embrace it as a nation, like they love it.”

Nevertheless, he knows that his fame may be fleeting, saying “I’m not going to have this fame forever. I have it now and it’s going to go. There’s going to be some other new franchise and some other young new guy. So, you’ve got to enjoy this stuff while it happens.”

And when asked about countryman Robert Pattinson, who appeared in the fourth film of the franchise, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Radcliffe says they haven’t kept in touch, but from what he remembers, “he’s a very, very nice guy.” And as far as fame goes, Radcliffe says that he believes his former colleague has had it harder with the Twilight franchise.

“I think he’s had to do with kind of a lot more,” Radcliffe explains. “I had a very gradual easing in to the idea of fame, because I was doing the first two films back to back almost. So, while the whole Potter film franchise was exploding, I was in studios filming and kind of unaware that this thing was going massive outside. Where as Rob, [he] was suddenly the most famous guy in the world. I think that’s a lot harder to deal with.”

DreamWorks Has The Fever For Karen Marie Moning's Fantasy Series

DreamWorks Has The Fever For Karen Marie Moning's Fantasy Series
The film rights to Karen Marie Moning's five-book “Fever” series have shifted over to DreamWorks as the studio seeks a fantasy franchise that could mirror the creative and financial successes of Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings films or the upcoming
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Save Money On Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle

Are you looking for the Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle? If so, you are not the only one. As popular as Harry Potter has been for years and with the new movies on the way out, this Lego Hogwarts Castle is definitely a hot item now and will be through the Holidays. In this article, I share with you where to get the best deals on it.

Click here for the best deal on Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle

For years, Harry Potter has fascinated the minds of kids and adults alike. And the main focal point of all of th movies and books, where all the action happens has been the Hogwarts Castle.
So it should be no different for the toys, right? Especially when it is Legos. In my opinion, I think that this is the best Castle toy since He-Man’s Castle Grayskull!!!

What comes with the Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle?

-Included with the Castle you get Harry Potter and Hermione Granger and 9 other exclusive character…who are they you ask? Along with Harry and Hermione, you get Lord Voldemort, Albus Dumbledore, Professors Snape, McGonagall, and Flitwick.

You also get Argus Filch and his famous cat, Miss Norris, and tow Dementors.

-You get Dumbledore’s office which features the Sorting Hat, Gryffindor’s Sword, a Basilisk fang and secret sliding stairs.

-The Gryffindor common romm that features the fireplace with Sirius Black’s face.

-Tom Riddle’s book hidden in the Knight’s armour

-…and 1,290 LEGO pieces!!!

The significance of the castle lays in that Lord Voldemort and the Dementors are lurking outside Hogwarts castle! The Dementors have Hogwarts surrounded and a battle between Harry and Voldemort is on the horizon. Harry and Dumbledore come face to face with Voldemort, while McGonagall and Flitwick try to keep things under control at Hogwarts. When you look inside the castle you will reveal incredible details like Dumbledore’s office with sliding stairs, the Slytherin and Gryffindor common rooms, the Restricted Section of the library and the Great Hall decorated in Slytherin and Gryffindor colors.

So how do you get the best deal on Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle?

There are several stores that sell this toy online. Some of them run discounts and coupons and some of them simply have low prices. A few offer free shipping, and if you need to return it – return shipping may be free as well.

So you need to know how to find these stores among the large number of sites that sell this toy. And you need to know how to pick the one that will give you the best deal. Your best bet is find somebody who knows all about finding coupons and savings and see what they have found.

So to get the best deal on Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle, visit the Hogwarts Castle blog. It has a great deal listed on the castles, and it will save you the effort of having to find it yourself.

Pottermore: A first look inside Harry Potter's digital world

Pottermore: A first look inside Harry Potter's digital world
On entering the site, users begin to travel through the world of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, following in the footsteps of Harry and learning new facts about his world as they open an account at the goblin bank Gringotts, travel up and
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Movie magic at majestic castle
On Saturday August 27, Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone (rated PG) will delight kids and big kids alike. Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, the film tells the story of a young boy with a great destiny who proves his worth
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Harry Potter and Pareto's fat tail
For example, this summer we are assisting to the end of the Harry Potter's saga of blockbuster films, inspired in the still more successful series of books by JK Rowling. In fact, the manuscript of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Sorcerer's
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Pottermore Beta Encourages Wand-Play With Minors

Pottermore Beta Encourages Wand-Play With MinorsThe beta version of Pottermore, the much-discussed multimedia-moneymaker-somethingorother announced by J.K. Rowling in July, has gone live for a few thousand obsessive fans. How obsessive? To qualify as beta testers of Pottermore, they had to find seven different clues on seven different websites on seven different days. At the Sony website, they were asked how many owls appear on a particular shop sign in Diagon Alley, and told to multiply that number by seven. At the Guardian website, they were told to multiply a particular Quidditch game’s score by 35. (Wizarding is mathy business.)

Apparently, the fans performed these tasks in order to find a magic quill, which, having been found, secured their invitations via e-owl to attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy — which is to say, to log in to Pottermore.com.

It’s apparent that Pottermore is much, much more than an e-book shop. As reported by 14-year-old Aine Monaghan at The Daily Mail:

According to pottermore.com, I am kind, hardworking and patient. The site drew that conclusion after I was asked questions from Hogwarts’ famous sorting hat.

Subsequently, I learned I was a member of Hufflepuff, one of the four houses at the school.

A Hufflepuff is born!

Before she was sorted, though, Aine had to get “kitted up” in Diagon Alley, where she “bought” her spellbooks and whatnot from various wizarding shops and chose (or was, uh, chosen by) a suitable wand. (Unicorn hair and dogwood!)

No actual buying takes place at Diagon Alley, for Pottermore is free. Which is lovely. A noble effort on the part of J.K. Rowling to soothe the phantom-limb pains of the billion young readers who’ve never known a world in which another Potter product isn’t a year or two away. May their comedowns be easy.

But what about all the non-young readers who’ve signed up for Pottermore, who are even now taking to the internets to impersonate magical 11-year-olds? One such non-youngun, HuffPo blogger Bryan Young, wrote:

I was simultaneously excited and dismayed to receive an owl by email this morning. I’d been granted early access to Pottermore. I was excited because I was one of the first few thousand to get in. I was dismayed because I got the email thirty seconds before I was to head off to work.

To say I’ve been distracted today would be an understatement.

Young came home from work, did the Diagon Alley thing, dashed off to Hogwarts from Platform 9 3/4, and…

… that’s when the fun really starts. You’re sorted into a house at Hogwarts through a series of questions. The questions don’t seem to have obvious paths to any specific house but, again, the results seem oddly prescient. As I read the books, I was quite confident I’d be sorted into Ravenclaw and this only confirmed my suspicions.

Good for him! He goes on to proclaim his joy at exploring hitherto unknown corners of the Potterverse, learning behind-the-scenes titbits from J. K. Rowling about the series’ genesis, making potions, earning points for Ravenclaw, and engaging his 11-year-old classmates in magical duels.

Pottermore Beta Encourages Wand-Play With Minors

Pottermore Beta Encourages Wand-Play With MinorsThe beta version of Pottermore, the much-discussed multimedia-moneymaker-somethingorother announced by J.K. Rowling in July, has gone live for a few thousand obsessive fans. How obsessive? To qualify as beta testers of Pottermore, they had to find seven different clues on seven different websites on seven different days. At the Sony website, they were asked how many owls appear on a particular shop sign in Diagon Alley, and told to multiply that number by seven. At the Guardian website, they were told to multiply a particular Quidditch game’s score by 35. (Wizarding is mathy business.)

Apparently, the fans performed these tasks in order to find a magic quill, which, having been found, secured their invitations via e-owl to attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy — which is to say, to log in to Pottermore.com.

It’s apparent that Pottermore is much, much more than an e-book shop. As reported by 14-year-old Aine Monaghan at The Daily Mail:

According to pottermore.com, I am kind, hardworking and patient. The site drew that conclusion after I was asked questions from Hogwarts’ famous sorting hat.

Subsequently, I learned I was a member of Hufflepuff, one of the four houses at the school.

A Hufflepuff is born!

Before she was sorted, though, Aine had to get “kitted up” in Diagon Alley, where she “bought” her spellbooks and whatnot from various wizarding shops and chose (or was, uh, chosen by) a suitable wand. (Unicorn hair and dogwood!)

No actual buying takes place at Diagon Alley, for Pottermore is free. Which is lovely. A noble effort on the part of J.K. Rowling to soothe the phantom-limb pains of the billion young readers who’ve never known a world in which another Potter product isn’t a year or two away. May their comedowns be easy.

But what about all the non-young readers who’ve signed up for Pottermore, who are even now taking to the internets to impersonate magical 11-year-olds? One such non-youngun, HuffPo blogger Bryan Young, wrote:

I was simultaneously excited and dismayed to receive an owl by email this morning. I’d been granted early access to Pottermore. I was excited because I was one of the first few thousand to get in. I was dismayed because I got the email thirty seconds before I was to head off to work.

To say I’ve been distracted today would be an understatement.

Young came home from work, did the Diagon Alley thing, dashed off to Hogwarts from Platform 9 3/4, and…

… that’s when the fun really starts. You’re sorted into a house at Hogwarts through a series of questions. The questions don’t seem to have obvious paths to any specific house but, again, the results seem oddly prescient. As I read the books, I was quite confident I’d be sorted into Ravenclaw and this only confirmed my suspicions.

Good for him! He goes on to proclaim his joy at exploring hitherto unknown corners of the Potterverse, learning behind-the-scenes titbits from J. K. Rowling about the series’ genesis, making potions, earning points for Ravenclaw, and engaging his 11-year-old classmates in magical duels.

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