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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!
Can you believe that the first Harry Potter book is now celebrating its 15th anniversary of publication in the U.S.? Go ahead and celebrate by reading the whole groundbreaking series! Or, if you're craving something similarly awesome, check out the first book in another excellent fantasy series:
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Half Magic by Edward Eager
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Magyk by Angie Sage
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Leguin
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett