Scholastic is celebrating all things Harry Potter in their The Real Magic of Harry Potter campaign. Now is the perfect time to find out all about these wonderful books or to spend some time revisiting Harry and his friends.
As part of the festivities, Scholastic has a new website that will draw you and your kids into the magical world of Harry. There are games and other activities as well as information about each book.
But Scholastic hasn't stopped at just a website, they are also offering a trip to Universal Orlando Resort's new theme park called the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- four lucky families will a trip to the park, which is scheduled to open June 8, 2010. From now to June 1, kids ages 7 to 14 who are U.S. residents can enter to win one of those trips for their family. Visit the Scholastic Sweepstakes site to get all the details. Who wouldn't want that trip?
Don't forget to visit Scholastic's Facebook page for all things Harry. If you're on Twitter, you can follow there too.
Now what's a promotional without a giveaway! Scholastic is offering a fabulous prize to one of the readers of Beth Fish Reads. One person will win both of these:
- A $50 Visa gift card
- One boxed set of the seven Harry Potter books (valued at $89.99)
All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment with your email address and tell me one of things you love about the Harry Potter books or why you are excited to finally read them. Comments must have both of these to be entered into the contest. The giveaway is open until I turn my computer on Tuesday, May 4 (about 5:00 am EDT). I will pick the winner later that day using a random-number generator.
Here's the new Harry Potter trailer to whet your appetite.
I read each Harry Potter book as it was released. Oh the agony of waiting for the next book! One the best thing about this series is that everyone loves them and I remember talking about the books with my entire family -- from the preschoolers to the grandparents. If you haven't yet taken the plunge, now's the perfect time to join the fun and enter the magical world of Harry Potter.