What age do you feel it is appropriate to start reading Harry Potter to kids? Thank you. — Genevieve

Fun question, Genevieve! Since Harry Potter is just turning 11 as the first book starts, I’ve found my kids in the 9-13 age range relate to it the most. Although, if you have a child that can’t get enough independent reading at age 7 or 8, they might be game as well. Or, if you’re reading aloud to your child, 7 or 8 could work too — because you can explain anything they don’t understand as you go.

What’s your opinion, Dear Readers? Any literacy professionals out there that have some good advice?