What do you all think of Severus Snape? I think he's just misunderstood...
Welcome back guest reader from Seattle, Washington: the incomparable Laura Z!
Too bad we all can't watch Quidditch matches -- especially ones like this -- on ESPN.
Friedrich and his family have much to fear. But reader, don't forget the midwife's prophecy from the fairy tale at the beginning of the book: "Your fate is not yet sealed. Even in the darkest night, a star will shine, a bell will chime, a path will be revealed."
What if your happiest memory could save you from a Dementor?
Our favorite guest reader, Camilla S, direct from London, UK. Thank you as always Camilla!
Harry gets an incredible, and possibly dangerous, gift from Fred and George.
Guest Reader Alert: Thank you Sarah W, from T. Ford Library!
Professors Lupin and Snape - friends?
Woohoo - on to our next GREAT book. This time, it's Echo, a book that is a whopping 585 pages long BUT flies by. The characters in this book will warm and break your heart - they will stay with you long after we finish reading. Get ready for an epic saga that takes place around the world and in the beginning at least, in a fairy tale world somewhere in a forest in Germany...I love this book and can't wait to read it with you. Enjoy!
This chapter reminded me of Monsters Inc...
Really, should anyone seek to know their future?
Creepy creatures coming to Hogwarts.
The gang is back together again, getting back-to-school supplies. What could possibly go wrong?
Harry, a runaway on the streets of London?
Yikes, it's Aunt Marge...
Away we go! The 3rd book begins with a birthday and some very good friends. Watch for some guest readers from around the world in coming chapters.
Get ready for Book 3 in the Harry Potter series. The wizards and witches return to Hogwarts for another thrilling year.
Another school year wraps up at Hogwarts, with even more secrets and surprises at the very end. Tune in tomorrow as we start book 3:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!
And if you are an SJC student in grades 2-4, be sure to log in and take the AR quiz on Chamber of Secrets. Lots of points (and lots of prizes to be won).
Thanks for listening,
What and who are down in the Chamber?!
As multiple secrets start to unravel, Harry and Ron find themselves dangerously close to a dark force that wants them dead.
Um...spiders. Get ready for spiders. Good thing our wonderful guest reader doesn't mind spiders! Please welcome Katie Filbin, Librarian at St. Francis Xavier School in La Grange, as she reads to us all about...very scary spiders. Thanks Katie!
Guest reader alert! Please welcome Uma Nori, Head of Youth Services at the Thomas Ford Library here in Western Springs, IL. Known as Ms. Uma to her many fans, she is a local treasure. Thank you Uma!
All diaries have secrets, but this one has that little something extra.
The potion is ready! But will all go as planned?
No one reads aloud like a librarian! Welcome today's guest reader, Sarah Wilson, Youth Services Librarian at the Thomas Ford Library. Thank you Sarah! I can't wait for the T. Ford to reopen : )
More Quidditch! And a very bizarre injury for poor Harry.
Dead cats, dingy toilets, ghostly professors...and some untold history of Hogwarts.