Inside readers will find books taken out and treasured by users of the great library at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander contains descriptions of 27 magical beasts, written by a renowned magizoologist. Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp, gives a comprehensive history of the game and its rules as well as a rousing description of the top teams in the sport. (Both books are graced with the doodles of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and other students at Hogwarts who couldn't resist.) Finally there is The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes of a Wizarding classic, with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.
From every sale of The Hogwarts Library, Scholastic will donate twenty percent of the retail sales price less taxes of this boxed set to two charities selected by the author J.K. Rowling: Lumos, a charity founded by J.K. Rowling which works to end the institutionalization of children (www.wearelumos.org), and Comic Relief, a UK-based charity that strives to create a just world free from poverty (www.comicrelief.com).