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Why you should be reading young adult books

Young adult stories, such as Harry Potter and "Hunger Games," have tapped into the imagination of adults worldwide. So what makes the genre so appealing to grown-ups?

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 12:53pm EDT

Tags: young adult literature, hunger games, Harry Potter, alicia lozano, reading

Harry Potter fans open Hogwarts online university

There's an exciting new site for Harry Potter lovers who just cant get enough of the young wizard's world.

Friday - 04/18/2014, 06:43am EDT

Tags: Harry Potter, Megan Cloherty, online class

'Potted Potter' brings lightning, laughter to D.C.

The improv recap of Harry Potter books, plus lots of pop culture references, left the audience at Sidney Harman Hall doubled over in their seats with laughter.

Monday - 09/09/2013, 08:00am EDT

Tags: potted potter, Harry Potter, Heather Brady, play, D.C., performance

Quidditch could join swimming, rowing at Olympics

The governing body of the sport, thought up by J.K. Rowling for the "Harry Potter" fantasy books, believes Quidditch deserves a place at the Olympics.

Monday - 07/16/2012, 08:08am EDT

Tags: quidditch, Harry Potter, International Quidditch Association, jk rowling

Mag releases list of Top 100 children's books

Everyone has a favorite children's book, one that brings back memories of being tucked in or transported to another place and time.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 04:19pm EST

Tags: USA TODAY, Dr. Seuss, Harry Potter, Scholastic Parent & Child, books

Frederick college offers a crash course in Potter

Frederick Community College is offering a one-week class on Harry Potter for kids. WTOP's David Burd reports.

Friday - 07/08/2011, 08:30am EDT

Tags: Harry Potter, Frederick Community College, david burd