“Alohomora!” Episode 131: “Slow Your Roll” – now available!


MuggleNet’s global book club, "Alohomora!", continues its re-read of the "Harry Potter" series. It's time to return to Dumbledore's office for the second lesson involving the story of Yyoung Tom Riddle! Join Kat, Rosie, Eric, and special guest author Melinda Salisbury as they discuss Dumbledore's actions and meet the future Lord Voldemort for the first time, in a discussion covering Chapter 13 of "Half-Blood Prince", "The Secret Riddle." Read More »

DIY Feature: “Harry Potter” Monopoly


Do not pass Hogwarts. Do not collect 200 Galleons. Read More »

Book Review: “Minecraft Blockopedia”


I’ll admit straight off that I’m a Minecraft dabbler, but after selling dozens of Scholastic’s Minecraft handbooks to eager kids at the bookstore I work for, I knew I wanted to check out the newly released "Blockopedia", the ULTIMATE guide to Minecraft. Read More »

Putting the Sorting Hat on your favorite authors

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John Green, in an interview last year, defended Hufflepuff, proudly declaring his Puff pride - but what about other famous authors? Where would the Sorting Hat have placed J.R.R. Tolkien or F. Scott Fitzgerald? What about Rainbow Rowell or Rick Riordan? Here, I've sorted five classic authors and five YA authors into the Hogwarts House I think would suit them best. Read More »