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A Magical Education: Wizarding Books Referenced in Harry Potter

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Rah Froemming-Carter

Staff Writer

Rah Froemming-Carter is a British introvert with perhaps too much time on their hands. This time gets filled attempting to devour as many books as possible in a constant struggle to read more than they buy. In between reading these assorted tomes and comic books they might be found blogging, writing first drafts of fantasy novels, or knitting oversized scarves. A firm believer in filling life with things they can get excited about, Rah directs this passion towards a plethora of topics including feminism, philosophy, queer representation, Victorian culture, and Harry Potter. One day they plan to finish writing that novel, and to take up beekeeping. Blog: Schrodinger's Triceratops Twitter: triceratops23

Are you a Muggle-born book-lover looking to build your very own wizarding library? Are you a dedicated student eager to read around a bit more on your favourite school subjects? Do you need to update your hexing skills to prepare to fight in the resistance against President Voldemort? Then look no further than this [probably] complete list of all the wizarding books referenced in the Harry Potter novels.


The Standard Book of Spells Grade 1 – by Miranda Goshawk.

The Standard Book of Spells Grade 2 – by Miranda Goshawk.

The Standard Book of Spells Grade 3 – by Miranda Goshawk.

The Standard Book of Spells Grade 4 – by Miranda Goshawk.

The Standard Book of Spells Grade 5 – by Miranda Goshawk.

The Standard Book of Spells Grade 6 – by Miranda Goshawk.

Achievements in Charming.

An Anthology of Eighteenth Century Charms.

A Guide to Medieval Sorcery.

The Invisible Book of Invisibility.

Madcap Magic for Wacky Warlocks.

Magical Theory – by Adalbert Waffling.

Olde and Forgotten Bewitchments and Charmes.

Powers You Never Knew You Had and What to Do with Them Now You’ve Wised Up.

Quintessence: A Quest.

Saucy Tricks for Tricky Sorts.

A Study Into the Possibility of Reversing the Actual and Metaphysical Effects of Natural Death, with Particular Regard to the Reintegration of Essence and Matter – by Bertrand de Pensées-Profundes.

Weird Wizarding Dilemmas and Their Solutions.

Where There’s a Wand There’s a Way.


The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection – by Quentin Trimble.

Basic Hexes for the Busy and Vexed.

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.

Wanderings with Werewolves – by Gilderoy Lockhart.

Year with the Yeti – by Gilderoy Lockhart.

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 Vindictus Viridian.

The Dark Arts Outsmarted.

Defensive Magical Theory – by Wilbert Slinkhard.

Jinxes for the Jinxed.

Magick Moste Evile.

Practical Defensive Magic and its Use Against the Dark Arts.

Secrets of the Darkest Art.

Self-Defensive Spellwork.

Sonnets of a Sorcerer.


One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi – by Phyllida Spore.

Encyclopaedia of Toadstools.

Flesh-Eating Trees of The World.

Magical Mediterranean Water Plants and Their Properties.


A History of Magic – by Bathilda Bagshot.

Great Wizarding Events of the Twentieth Century.

Great Wizards of the Twentieth Century.

Hogwarts: A History.

Important Modern Magical Discoveries.

Modern Magical History.

Nature’s Nobility: A Wizarding Genealogy.

Notable Magical Names of Our Time.

Prefects Who Gained Power.

The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts.

Sites of Historical Sorcery.

A Study of Recent Developments in Wizardry.


Magical Drafts and Potions – by Arsenic Jigger.

Advanced Potion Making – by Libatius Borage.

Asiatic Anti-Venoms.

Moste Potente Potions


A Beginners Guide to Transfiguration – by Emeric Switch.

Intermediate Transfiguration.

A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration.

Theories of Transubstantial Transfiguration.


Ancient Runes Made Easy.

Ancient Rune Translation.

Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms.

Spellman’s Syllabary


New Theory of Numerology.

Numerology and Grammatica.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – by Newt Scamander.

The Monster Book of Monsters.

Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit.

Dragon Species of Great Britain and Ireland.

From Egg to Inferno: A Dragon Keeper’s Guide.

Men Who Love Dragons Too Much

Fowl or Foul?: A Study of Hippogriff Brutality

The Handbook of Hippogriff Psychology

Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires – by Eldred Worple.

Dreadful Denizens of the Deep.

Hairy Snout, Human Heart.

Why I Didn’t Die When the Augrey Cried – by Gulliver Pokeby.


Broken Balls: When Fortunes Turn Foul.

Death Omens: What to Do When You Know the Worst is Coming.

The Dream Oracle – by Inigo Imago.

Predicting the Unpredictable: Insulate Yourself Against Shocks.

Unfogging the Future – by Cassandra Vablatsky.


Home Life and Social Habits of British Muggles.

Muggles Who Notice – by Blenheim Stalk.

The Philosophy of the Mundane: Why the Muggles Prefer Not to Know – by Professor Mordicus Egg.


Quidditch Through the Ages – by Kennilworthy Whisp.

The Beater’s Bible – by Brutus Scrimgeour.

Beating the Bludgers: A Study of Defensive Strategies in Quidditch – by Kennilworthy Whisp.

Flying with the Cannons.

The Noble Sport of Warlocks – by Quintius Umfraville.

Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland.

The Wonder of Wigtown Wanderers, He Flew Like a Madman – by Kennilworthy Whisp.

Handbook of Do-It-Yourself Broomcare.


Magical Me – by Gilderoy Lockhart.

The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore – by Rita Skeeter.


The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

Grumble the Grubby Goat.

Hélas, Je Me Suis Transfiguré les Pieds – by Malecrit.

Toadstool Tales – by Beatrix Bloxam.


Charm Your Own Cheese.

Enchantment in Baking.

One Minute Feasts: It’s Magic.

Common Magical Ailments and Afflictions.

The Healer’s Helpmate.

An Appraisal of Magical Education in Europe.

Gilderoy Lockhart’s Guide to Household Pests.

The Hairy Heart: A Guide to Wizards Who Won’t Commit.

Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches.


Daily Prophet.

Evening Prophet.

Sunday Prophet.

The Adventures of Martin Miggs, the Mad Muggle.

Challenges in Charming.

The Practical Potioneer.

The Quibbler

Transfiguration Today.

Warlock at War.

Which Broomstick.

Witch Weekly.