A recent study has put Harry Potter as one of the most popular books amongst Primary and Secondary school pupils.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published on June 26th, 1997. That means that Harry Potter turns 21 this year. Harry can officially drink!!!
And after all this time since it first made it onto our bookshelves, it has always remained popular, even today.
A recent study put together by Keith Topping, a University of Dundee Professor whose field of expertise is in education and social research; found that Harry Potter was still an unchanged favourite among both primary and secondary school children.
Harry Potter dominates the rankings
Topping first put together a list of the most read titles over the academic year and an entirely separate list of the pupil’s favorite book titles. He found that the favorite book in primary school children was by the comedian now author David Walliams, “The Midnight Gang”. After that, it is Harry Potter dominated as the books by J.K. Rowling take up the remaining top spots.(Photo by Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)
When it came to the secondary school pupils there was a general consensus among their primary school pupils with Harry Potter titles appearing on their list. Walliams novel also featured on this list too but it was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that came out as the number one book amongst secondary pupils.
You can find the full breakdown of the league tables by clicking here.
So what do you think about Harry Potter being number 1 for so long? Should we even be surprised by this news with how successful the Harry Potter world has become? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.