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- Harry Potter

Children in a library
Primary school children in a library

Harry Potter


In today's programme we meet a children's librarian who talks to us about the enduring popularity of the Harry Potter books.

Jo Jacobs explains why she thinks the books appeal to both children and adults. She also describes the magical events that take place at bookshops at midnight on the day a new Harry Potter book is published.

You can download the complete programme and the script at the bottom of this page.

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Words and expressions from the programme

to capture the imagination
to become very interested and excited about something

an event to celebrate or introduce something new

to dress up
to put on special clothes to change your appearance

books that are so exciting you have to read them quickly

someone who admires and supports somebody or something else such as a football player or team


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