The Harry Potter Series A Quick Guide
Book One Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was the first volume in a planned series of seven books written by British author J. K. Rowling and featuring Harry Potter, a young wizard. The book was first published on 30 June 1997 by Bloomsbury in London, and has also been made into a film of the same name. The book was renamed in many countries including the USA to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Book Two Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling, was the sequel to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It was the second book in a series of seven Harry Potter books. The book was published in 1998. A film was theatrically released in November 2002.
Book Three Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was the third book in the Harry Potter series of children's books by J. K. Rowling. The book was published on July 8 1999. A film based on the book was released on May 31st 2004, in the United Kingdom (released early due to popular demand) and June 4th in the United States and many other countries.
Book Four Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the fourth book in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. Published in 2000, the release of this book was surrounded by more hype than any other children's book in recent times - outdone only by its successors, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. At 636 pages (hardback British edition) it was fairly large for a children's book. The book attracted a lot of attention owing to a pre-publication warning from J. K. Rowling that one of the characters would be murdered in the book. This started a stream of rumours and speculation as to whom the murdered character would be. The publishing of Goblet of Fire caused unprecedented heights of Pottermania to be reached internationally. This novel won a Hugo Award in 2001.
Book Five Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was the fifth book in the Harry Potter series of children's books by J. K. Rowling. The book was published on 21st June 2003 in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, and several other countries. It sold almost seven million copies in the United States and the United Kingdom combined on that day. It has 38 chapters, and is about 255,000 words long.
Book Six Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth novel in J. K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter series. Set during Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts, it prepares the reader for his last battles with Lord Voldemort, whose past is examined in much more detail than in previous books in the series. The book also deals with the emerging romantic relationships of various students. When it was released on July 16th 2005, it was the first book in the United Kingdom to have a simultaneous standard print, large print, and Braille edition release.
Book Seven Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the final book in the series, released by Bloomsbury in the UK and around the globe at midnight (UK time) on Saturday 21st July 2007 and instantly becoming the fastest selling book of all time!