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Scholastic Special Edition Wizard Challenges

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2008, 12:52 AM

Thinking caps and mouses at the ready everyone! Scholastic has updated their Harry Potter site with the latest in their special series of Wizard Challenge quizzes. The newest edition, “Humoring Harry,” features questions our favorite pranksters, Gred and Forge would appreciate. In case youContinued...

Conventions

Terminus Updates: Key Note Speaker Tickets Available to Public, 25th Wizard Wrock Band Announced and More

Posted by: sue
March 31, 2008, 08:45 PM

There are a few announcements today regarding Terminus 2008, the Harry Potter conference set for August 7-11 of this year. Earlier we told you Scholastic’s Harry Potter continuity editor Cheryl Klein and fantasy author Tamora Pierce wouldContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Recycled Paper Required for Finnish Editions of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Edward
January 24, 2008, 07:49 PM

The New York Times is reporting the release of the Finnish editions of the final book in author J. K. Rowling’s series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” printed on Finland paper has been blocked due to lacking ‘ecologically friendly certification’Continued...

Cover Art

Limited Editions of Harry Potter Cover Art by Mary GrandPre Now Available

Posted by: sue
January 21, 2008, 11:40 PM

The cover art for the US editions of the Harry Potter novels will soon be available to purchase from Art Insights. Limited signed editions of the cover art by Mary GrandPre will be available, starting with the release of the first three covers (Sorcerer's Stone, ChamberContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Audio Book Honored by ALA

Posted by: sue
January 15, 2008, 01:18 AM

Today, the American Library Association announced their winners for the year’s top books, videos and audiobooks for children and young adults. In the first ever Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production, the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows narratedContinued...

Scholastic

Scholastic to Continue Efforts in Environmentally Responsible Publishing

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2008, 04:23 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, announced new plans to continue their environmentally responsible publishing practices, setting new goals and launching a new website. In a press release, the company said they have “set a five-year goal to increaseContinued...

Books

A Deathly Hallows Year in Review

Posted by: sue
December 31, 2007, 09:27 PM

Ten Years, Seven Books, One Story. 2007 saw the last chapter in the Harry Potter series brought to life with the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on July 21. It was quite the journey to reach that remarkable day; please join us as we take a look back at the year in books.

January

As we beganContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter Tops Amazon UK 2007 Best Seller List

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2007, 04:57 PM

Online retail giant Amazon.com announced today that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was the number one best-selling item of the year in both the US and the UK. The Telegraph reports that the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD was also the number one best-seller DVD in the UK.Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Newsweek Names "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Best Book of the Year

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2007, 02:04 PM

The end of the year list mania continues as Newsweek magazine has selected "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" as their Best Book of 2007. In an article titled "Wizards, Warmongers and the West Coast," the magazine lists their 15 best books, with the final installmentContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Grammy Nomination for Jim Dale's "Deathly Hallows" Narration

Posted by: sue
December 06, 2007, 07:31 PM

Actor Jim Dale received a Grammy nomination today for his audio recording of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” Theatermania.com reports Mr. Dale “is up for Best Spoken Word Album for Children,” with the awards due to be presented February 10 at the StaplesContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Scholastic Updates with New "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Poster

Posted by: sue
November 30, 2007, 05:14 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, has now updated their website with a brand new “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” poster. This poster, which you can download and print out at home via this link (PDF), features various artwork by MaryContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Photos of JKR from Open Book Tour in New York City Now Online

Posted by: Edward
October 19, 2007, 06:07 PM

Moments ago author J. K. Rowling wrapped up the first of two reading and book signings scheduled to take place today as part of her Open Book Tour at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The first photos for which are now online via Getty Images.

UPDATE: A few more photos have surfaced onlineContinued...

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First Photos Online from J. K. Rowling Open Book Tour Stop in New Orleans

Posted by: Edward
October 18, 2007, 07:42 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling continued her Open Book Tour to the city of New Orleans, Louisiana today where she hosted a reading for 1,600 school children from the state’s 80 Orleans Parish public and charter schools. The first photos of this event are now onlineContinued...

JKR Interviews

J.K. Rowling Talks Hogwarts Encyclopedia and More

Posted by: sue
October 15, 2007, 10:37 PM

More wire reports from the first of the J.K. Rowling Open Book Tour stops are now online, the latest from the L.A. Times, which has some bad news for anxious Harry Potter fans eager to learn more about that magical world. JKR has not yet started on the promised Hogwarts Encyclopedia. When askedContinued...

Charity

Auction of Signed Harry Potter Books to Help National Braille Press

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2007, 08:21 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated an entire set of the Harry Potter novels for a charity auction in order to help the National Braille Press. The complete set of hardback books published by Scholastic have been autographed by J.K. Rowling, and the books are now currentlyContinued...