Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Books and Textbooks

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Books and Textbooks
Type magical artifact
Features contain information including spells and potion recipes
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Overview[edit]

Like Muggles, the wizarding world obtains and records information through books. They use books for reference, research and information gathering.

Houses of the Wizarding community also have books in cooking, housework and references. The Hogwarts students devote most of their time in the library to doing their homework, and sometimes borrow library books to read in their own common room. Not all books in the Hogwarts library can be accessed by the students. Some of them are in the Restricted Section of the library, and books in that section contain particularly advanced magic and information about the Dark Arts. In order to borrow books in the Restricted Section, students need a signed permission slip from a professor.

Flourish and Blotts is the main supplier of school and other books, and is located in Diagon Alley.

Lists of Books by Title[edit]

(Included in this list are the books mentioned in the entire series, including the annual Hogwarts booklists)

A[edit]

  • Achievements in Charming
  • Advanced Potion-Making by Libatius Borage
  • Advanced Rune Translation
  • Ancient Runes Made Easy
  • Ancient Runes Translation
  • An Anthology of Eighteenth Century Charms
  • An Appraisal of Magical Education in Europe
  • Armando Dippet: Master or Moron? by Rita Skeeter
  • Asiatic Anti-Venoms

B[edit]

  • Basic Hexes for the Busy and Vexed
  • A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration
  • Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires by Eldred Worple
  • Break With a Banshee by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Broken Balls: When Fortunes Turn Foul

C[edit]

  • Charm Your Own Cheese by Gerda Catchlove
  • Common Magical Ailments and Afflictions
  • A Compendium of Common Curses and Their Counter-Actions
  • Confronting the Faceless
  • Curses and Counter-curses (Bewitch Your Friends and Befuddle Your Enemies with the Latest Revenges: Hair Loss, Jelly-Legs, Tongue-Tying, and Much, Much More) by Professor Vindictus Viridian

D[edit]

  • The Dark Arts Outsmarted
  • The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble
  • Death Omens: What To Do When You Know The Worst Is Coming
  • Defensive Magical Theory by Wilbert Slinkhard
  • Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit
  • Dragon Species of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Dreadful Denizens of the Deep
  • The Dream Oracle by Inigo Imago

E[edit]

  • Enchantment in Baking
  • Encyclopedia of Toadstools

F[edit]

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
  • Flesh-Eating Trees of the World
  • Flying With the Cannons
  • Fowl or Foul? A Study of Hippogriff Brutality
  • From Egg to Inferno, A Dragon Keeper's Guide

G[edit]

  • Gadding With Ghouls by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Gilderoy Lockhart's Guide to Household Pests by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Great Wizarding Events of the Twentieth Century
  • Great Wizards of the Twentieth Century
  • Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
  • A Guide to Medieval Sorcery

H[edit]

  • Handbook of Do-It-Yourself Broom Care
  • Handbook of Hippogriff Psychology
  • The Healer's Helpmate
  • A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
  • Hogwarts, A History
  • Holidays With Hags by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Home Life and Social Habits of British Muggles by Wilhelm Wigworthy

I[edit]

  • Important Modern Magical Discoveries
  • Intermediate Transfiguration
  • Invisible Book of Invisibility

J[edit]

  • Jinxes for the Jinxed

L[edit]

M[edit]

  • Madcap Magic for Wacky Warlocks
  • Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
  • Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms
  • Magical Me by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
  • Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean
  • Magick Most Evile
  • Men Who Love Dragons Too Much
  • Modern Magical History
  • Moste Potente Potions
  • Monster Book of Monsters

N[edit]

  • Nature's Nobility: A Wizarding Genealogy
  • New Theory of Numerology
  • Notable Magical Names of Our Time
  • Numerology and Grammatica

O[edit]

  • Olde and Forgotten Bewitchments and Charmes
  • One Minute Feasts - It's Magic!
  • One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore

P[edit]

  • Powers You Never Knew You Had and What To Do With Them Now You've Wised Up
  • Practical Defensive Magic and Its Use Against the Dark Arts
  • Predicting the Unpredictable: Insulate Yourself Against Shocks
  • Prefects Who Gained Power

Q[edit]

  • Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland
  • Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp
  • Quintessence: A Quest

R[edit]

  • The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts
  • Rune Dictionary

S[edit]

  • Saucy Tricks for Tricky Sorts
  • Secrets of the Darkest Art
  • Self-Defensive Spellwork
  • Sites of Historical Sorcery
  • Sonnets of a Sorcerer
  • Spellman's Syllabary
  • The Standard Book of Spells by Miranda Goshawk
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • A Study of Recent Developments in Wizardry

T[edit]

  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard
  • Travels With Trolls by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches

U[edit]

  • Unfogging the Future by Cassandra Vablatsky

V[edit]

  • Voyages With Vampires by Gilderoy Lockhart

W[edit]

  • Wanderings With Werewolves by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Weird Wizarding Dilemmas and Their Solutions
  • Where There's a Wand, There's a Way

Y[edit]

  • Year With The Yeti by Gilderoy Lockhart

Textbooks[edit]

(Textbooks referred to here are the required textbooks each year, as they appeared in the books. The list cannot be complete, as it varies every year and we only see Harry's year and Harry's chosen electives.)

Year 1[edit]

  • The Standard Book of Spells Grade 1 by Miranda Goshawk
  • A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
  • A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshott
  • Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
  • One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore
  • Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
  • The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble

Year 2[edit]

  • The Standard Book of Spells Grade 2 by Miranda Goshawk
  • Break with a Banshee by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Gadding with Ghouls by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Holidays with Hags by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Travels with Trolls by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Voyages with Vampires by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Wandering with Werewolves by Gilderoy Lockhart
  • Year with the Yeti by Gilderoy Lockhart

Year 3[edit]

  • Intermediate Transfiguration
  • The Standard Book of Spells Grade 3 by Miranda Goshawk
  • The Monster Book of Monsters
  • Unfogging the Future by Cassandra Vablatsky
  • Numerology and Gramatica
  • Ancient Runes Made Easy
  • Home Life and Social Habits of British Muggles

Year 4[edit]

  • The Standard Book of Spells Grade 4 by Miranda Goshawk
  • The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self Protection by Quentin Trimble

Year 5[edit]

  • The Standard Book of Spells Grade 5 by Miranda Goshawk
  • Defensive Magical Theory by Wilbert Slinkhard

Year 6[edit]

  • The Standard Book of Spells Grade 6 by Miranda Goshawk
  • Advanced Potion-Making by Libatius Borage
  • Confronting the Faceless

Analysis[edit]

Curiously, there does not seem to be any Wizarding fiction, apart from the collection of comic books of "The Adventures of Martin Miggs, the Mad Muggle" in Ron's room. Granted, most of the work produced by Rita Skeeter and Gilderoy Lockhart seems to be largely fictional, however it is not classed as fiction.

Questions[edit]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.