Is there a more famous and successful children’s writer of our times? The boy wizard Harry Potter has become one of the most famous literary characters of recent years, and the series of books that J.K. Rowling has so carefully crafted are as inventive, exciting, and engaging as any in literary history. Rowling has a knack for characters that her words can picture, and that the reader will remember. If you’re not yet hooked on Harry Potter start with the first book – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – which introduces you to his magical and wonderful world of people and places, you’ll want to go back to. Once you are hooked – and you will be – perhaps let your children read it and move on to the rest of the series!