In the shadow of HP

If your child is plodding through his summer reading list, look at the thickness of the books.

The “Potter Effect” is alive and well on middle grade and junior high reading lists.

The shortest book in the legendary series was 320 pages. the seventh and final title, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was a hefty 756 pages.

Research shows that books for students in grades 3-8 are getting longer each year. Hopefully, the stories are so engrossing for young readers, that time just flies.

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