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When in Doubt, Go to the Library

August 18, 2020

It’s almost time to go back to Hogwarts! Are you ready? 

I’m still waiting for my official letter…

I dream of packing my bags and heading for Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station. I want to run straight into the wall and board the Hogwarts Express. I want to arrive at Hogwarts and be sorted into a House based on my character traits. The four Houses are Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. I’m fairly certain I’m a Hufflepuff!

But, until I get my letter, what better way to celebrate the return to Hogwarts than with some House-based book recommendations for kids! Below you’ll find book suggestions for your independent reader (and/or bedtime).

You can even earn prizes by reading and logging your minutes in our Summer Reading Challenge, too! It’s kind of like getting points for your House. But, don’t wait too long; the program ends August 31.

Books Based on Hogwarts House Traits


Bravery. Daring. Chivalry. Courage.


Kindness. Loyalty. Honesty. Patience.


Intuition. Logic. Wisdom. Curiosity.


Ambition. Power. Cunning. Quality.

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Cassie is a Children's Librarian at Edmondson Pike Branch Library. She can often be found reading books and singing songs, and not just at the library! Her favorite thing to do at the moment is cuddle her baby while they read phenomenal picture books and earn Read to Rise points.