The 4th Annual Harry Potter Book Night is Thursday, February 1st! This year’s theme is Fantastic Beasts. Join the worldwide celebration in bookstores and on social media!
Need to brush up on your beasts in preparation for Harry Potter Book Night 2018? Check out our list of fascinating Fantastic Beasts below then get to know ALL the magical creatures by listening to the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them audiobook!
Of course, you can encounter many of these beasts along with Harry Potter and his friends when you listen to the entire Harry Potter audiobook collection.
Fascinating Fantastic Beasts from each of the Harry Potter Books:
One of Harry’s first magical creature encounters in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is with a troll, a terrifying creature that attacks Hermione in the girls bathroom.
When a phoenix dies, it bursts into flames and is reborn from the ashes. Dumbledore’s phoenix, Fawkes, comes to Harry’s rescue in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
One of our favorite magical creatures in the Harry Potter audiobooks is the majestic Hippogriff Buckbeak, who appears for the first time in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we get our first close look at the majestic and dangerous dragons as the Triwizard Tournament Champions each must face off against these fierce, fire-breathing foes.
Thestrals are present throughout the Harry Potter audiobooks, as the invisible creatures that pull the Hogwarts’ carriages. However, it is not until Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that Harry can see the Thestrals, and they actually play a bigger part in the story.
Aragog, the Acromantula is a terrifyingly large spider that lives in the Forbidden Forest and is only loyal to Rubeus Hagrid. He comes to an unfortunate end in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Centaurs are half-man and half-horse, and prefer to have very limited interaction with the rest of the wizarding world. However, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the centaurs of the Forbidden Forest join the Order of the Phoenix and Dumbledore’s Army in the Battle of Hogwarts.