Wizarding World Actors Read Childhood Stories for #SaveWithStories Campaign

Save the Children and No Kid Hungry have partnered together to launch the #SaveWithStories campaign, offering stories on Instagram and Facebook to provide fun and education to kids and parents stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams introduced the campaign and explained its aim in an Instagram video:

30 million children rely on school for food, and with school closures across the country, these children are extra vulnerable. We had an idea. We’re going to read you books. Here’s why: Save the Children and No Kid Hungry are on the ground, serving children who need our help more than ever. They’ve set up a fund to directly address the food shortage and educational needs of kids affected by COVID-19. All you have to do is watch our stories, and please consider donating.

In true Hufflepuff spirit, three Wizarding World actors (and one well-known actor in the fandom) have pitched in to the charitable effort!

First up, David Tennant, who portrays Barty Crouch, Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, read The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

 

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“The Highway Rat” by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (published by @scholasticinc and @scholastic_uk) – read by #DavidTennant . THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN rely on school for food. Responding to the needs of kids during these school closures, @savethechildren and @nokidhungry have a new fund @SAVEWITHSTORIES to support food banks, and mobile meal trucks, and community feeding programs with funds to do what they do best—and also—with educational toys, books, and worksheets to make sure brains are full, as well as bellies. . If you can manage a one time gift of $10, please text SAVE to 20222. If another amount would work better for you, please visit our website—link in bio. There is no maximum and there is no minimum—together we will rise and together we can help. . Thank you and stay safe. XX #SAVEWITHSTORIES

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Next, Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore, Fantastic Beasts) read Javier Sáez Castán’s The Three Hedgehogs. He chose this story because he used to read it to his children when they were young.

 

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“The Three Hedgehogs” by @jsaezcastan (published by @groundwoodbooks) – read by #JudeLaw . THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN rely on school for food. Responding to the needs of kids during these school closures, @savethechildren and @nokidhungry have a new fund @SAVEWITHSTORIES to support food banks, and mobile meal trucks, and community feeding programs with funds to do what they do best—and also—with educational toys, books, and worksheets to make sure brains are full, as well as bellies. . If you can manage a one time gift of $10, please text SAVE to 20222. If another amount would work better for you, please visit our website—link in bio. There is no maximum and there is no minimum—together we will rise and together we can help. . Thank you and stay safe. XX #SAVEWITHSTORIES

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Moving on, Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) read Zog, authored by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Redmayne shared that the childhood book was a particular favorite of his.

 

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“Zog” By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (published by @scholasticinc and @scholastic_uk) – read by #EddieRedmayne . THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN rely on school for food. Responding to the needs of kids during these school closures, @savethechildren and @nokidhungry have a new fund @SAVEWITHSTORIES to support food banks, and mobile meal trucks, and community feeding programs with funds to do what they do best—and also—with educational toys, books, and worksheets to make sure brains are full, as well as bellies. . If you can manage a one time gift of $10, please text SAVE to 20222. If another amount would work better for you, please visit our website—link in bio. There is no maximum and there is no minimum—together we will rise and together we can help. . Thank you and stay safe. XX #SAVEWITHSTORIES

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Lastly, the star of StarKid Productions’ A Very Potter Musical, Darren Criss, read Zoogie Boogie Fever! by Sujean Rim, complete with a leopard costume and some dance music to boogie to.

 

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“Zoogie Boogie Fever!” by Sujean Rim (published by @scholasticinc) – read by @darrencriss . THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN rely on school for food. Responding to the needs of kids during these school closures, @savethechildren and @nokidhungry have a new fund @SAVEWITHSTORIES to support food banks, and mobile meal trucks, and community feeding programs with funds to do what they do best—and also—with educational toys, books, and worksheets to make sure brains are full, as well as bellies. . If you can manage a one time gift of $10, please text SAVE to 20222. If another amount would work better for you, please visit our website—link in bio. There is no maximum and there is no minimum—together we will rise and together we can help. . Thank you and stay safe. XX #SAVEWITHSTORIES

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If you’d like to get involved, head down to Save the Children’s website to make a donation today. Since more stories are still being added to the online collection, we will update you if more Wizarding World actors participate in this fun campaign.

Did you enjoy the storytelling sessions? Let us know in the comments below.