All of the Harry Potter moviesare available on DVD. If you haven't seen them yet, visit the online catalog to place them on hold. Then peruse this month's selection of DVDs that provide a little background about the boy wizard, including two interactive games that let you join in the magical fun. 

The Seeker's Guide to Harry Potter


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Dr. Geo Trevarthen is an academic who has painstakingly researched the Harry Potter craze. She goes far beyond the normal criteria and steps into a world of real magic and its shamanic past, leading the viewer on a journey and exploration into the underlying themes of J.K. Rowling's fantastically successful HarryPotter series. Drawing from her unique background and personal experiences, the author provides original insights into the mysticism, magic, and symbolism within the world of Harry Potter.



Harry Potter Interactive DVD Game: Hogwarts Challenge


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Your remote control is your magic wand in this DVD game based on the first three Harry Potter movies. It is loaded with immersive interactivity that lets you experience the life and adventures of a Hogwarts student. From one to four can play.



Harry Potter DVD Game: Wizarding World


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In this sequel to Harry Potter Hogwarts Challenge game, the player is back at Hogwarts, engaging in activities incorporating elements from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Use your remote control for the interactivity that lets you experience the life and adventures of a Hogwarts student. From one to four can play.



Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter

ISBN: 9781568558561 UPC: 033937033254

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Investigates the myths and legends that inspired the world of Harry Potter. Explores the relationship of witches, wizards, Greek gods, ancient Celts, ghosts, magical creatures, alchemy, and ancient spells to Harry Potter. Also describes sources for Harry Potter's world that came from J.K. Rowling's own life experiences and real places.

Special features include: The ghostly visitors of Harry Potter; Harry Potter's alchemical & herbal world; In the footsteps of Harry Potter; Harry Potter and the Holy Grail.



Harry Potter Kids


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They were virtually unknown when they were cast in the first Potter pic in 2000; Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint have since become spectacularly famous around the globe.

Born in 1989, Radcliffe first expressed a desire to act at the age of five. His first acting role, however, didn't come until 1999, and when he won the coveted lead role as Harry Potter in "The Sorcerer's Stone" a year later he was plucked from almost compete obscurity.

Potter pal Rupert Grint was a fan of the books and so wanted a part in the films that he sent a video of himself rapping about how much he wanted the role; he has since reportedly invested part of his earnings in an ice cream truck, which he jokes is his "fallback" if his film career fails.

Emma Watson was just 11 and had almost no experience when the first Potter film was released; she has since become known round the world as Hermione.