“Harry Potter” Series Voted Best Children’s Books of All Time by UK Adults

The Harry Potter books have won the top spot in a new BBC poll asking adults which book they think every child should read – not that we’re surprised!

The poll had a relatively small sample size (only 1,000 responses were collected), but we have a feeling Harry Potter would have performed pretty well anyway, especially in the year of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Listen below to hear Kimberley Reynolds, professor of Children’s Literature Studies at the University of Newcastle, speak about what makes a compelling book for children – and what the particular power of Harry Potter is.



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Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.