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“Potter” Spotted at London Book Fair 2016

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In 2016, the annual London Book Fair featured Scholastic and Bloomsbury, US and UK publishers of the "Harry Potter" series; Little Brown, which publishes the UK editions of the "Cormoran Strike" series; and Templar Publishing, showcasing the "Harry Potter" coloring books. Read More »

First Look at Jim Kay’s Illustrated “Chamber of Secrets”!

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We're extremely excited here at MuggleNet today because the first look at Jim Kay's upcoming illustrated "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" has been revealed. The first fully illustrated book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone/Sorcerer's Stone", was released last October, and since then, we've been waiting to learn more about the next in the series. Read More »

MuggleNet Celebrates Harry Potter Book Night

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Last week, Potterheads around the globe celebrated the second Harry Potter Book Night, the Bloomsbury/Scholastic initiative to ensure "Harry Potter" lives on for Always! Read More »

Scholastic, Little Brown UK to Publish “Cursed Child” Script This Summer!

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Only a couple of weeks ago, we were cautiously optimistic that "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" would be published as a book sooner than we had originally hoped, meaning that those fans unable to make the trip to London to see the show wouldn't be missing out on reading the next chapter of Harry's (and Albus's) story. Now, we have confirmation - the full script of "Cursed Child" WILL be published this summer! Read More »

A Celebration of Harry Potter Day 2 Highlights!

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Another busy day at Universal Orlando's A Celebration of Harry Potter has finished, and there are plenty of highlights to bring you - including new "Fantastic Beasts" and "Cursed Child" sneak peeks! Read More »

A Celebration of Harry Potter Day 1 Highlights!

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Wow, it's already been a busy weekend at the "Harry Potter" celebration in Orlando, and we're only a day into the event! See our highlights from the first day of festivities, including displays by MinaLima, Pottermore, Scholastic - and more! Read More »

The Second “Harry Potter” Coloring Book Is NOW Available!

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If you've been holding off on finishing the first "Harry Potter" coloring book because you don't want the relaxing coloring fun to end, never fear - the "Harry Potter: Magical Creatures" coloring book is NOW available in the US and UK! Read More »

Meet Jim Kay’s Model for Harry Potter!

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Illustrator Jim Kay's model for Harry Potter in the illustrated edition of "Sorcerer's Stone" has been revealed! Find out more about him here! Read More »

Everything MuggleNet Loves About “Harry Potter Illustrated”

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It's been approximately 24 hours since the release of Jim Kay's illustrated edition of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". If you're anything like us, you've spent the best part of the past day devouring every inch of the book and will already have you favorite moments, sketches, and characters. Read More »

New Interview with Jim Kay – Plus, See His Snape, Dumbledore, and More!

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If we were excited on Friday when we saw Jim Kay's Professor McGonagall and the Great Hall for the first time, by now we're practically OVERCOME with anticipation of the illustrated edition's release this Tuesday. Although it seems almost impossible to wait another minute, we can try to fend off desperation by reading several new interviews with artist Jim Kay - AND finally seeing how he has rendered Severus Snape and Albus Dumbledore. Read More »

New Images from Jim Kay’s Illustrated Edition Released!

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We're just days away from the publication of the highly anticipated illustrated version of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", but while we wait, the "Telegraph" has got several new images to tide you over! Read More »

Interactive Cover for Illustrated “Harry Potter” Released

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Now that it's September, it's not long until the highly anticipated illustrated edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone" is released across the world. Bloomsbury is releasing the book, which is illustrated by Jim Kay, in the UK, and Scholastic in the US. Read More »

Raise Your Wands for Susan Jeffers Casel, “Harry Potter” Copy Editor

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As all "Harry Potter" fans know, there are many people who helped to make our beloved book series a reality. Not just J.K. Rowling herself, or the talented artists who illustrated those original covers, but also editors, publicists, agents, sales reps, and so many others who believed in Harry just as much as we did. We have recently lost one of those remarkable people - Susan Jeffers Casel, who was a copy editor for the US editions of the books. Read More »

Scholastic to Release New Editions of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Quidditch Through the Ages”

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Just in time for "Fantastic Beasts" fever to really get off the ground, Scholastic is releasing new US editions of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and "Quidditch Through the Ages" on June 30! Originally published in 2001, the American editions of these Hogwarts textbooks have remained largely unchanged until now. Read More »

Bloomsbury releases Flourish & Blotts image from upcoming illustrated edition!

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Today Bloomsbury revealed the latest image from the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition", illustrated by Jim Kay. The new illustration is of Flourish & Blotts and joins six other previously released illustrations. Read More »

Bloomsbury UK reveals four exclusive Jim Kay illustrations!

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We're all very excited about the fully illustrated editions of the "Harry Potter" novels that Bloomsbury is releasing, beginning later this year with "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition". In anticipation of the release, Bloomsbury has released four exclusive images from the first book. Read More »

UPDATED: “Harry Potter” cast members to appear at A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort!

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Universal Orlando Resort's A Celebration of Harry Potter is getting closer, and there are going to be some magical special guests in attendance! Find out who will be there! Read More »

Potter Twitter RoundUp: We are Book 8

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Did you miss me? The Twitter Roundup is back, with a jam-packed LeakyCon special! Read More »

Scholastic Store dedicating entire month of July to “Harry Potter”

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The Scholastic Store is dedicating the entire month of July to "Harry Potter"! Find out what cool events they will be holding here. Read More »

“Potter” stars support Scholastic’s “Read Every Day” campaign

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A new campaign has been launched by Scholastic UK, an affiliate of the Harry Potter publisher in America, to encourage kids to "Read Every Day," as the campaign is titled. Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe - who portrayed the title character - and Emma Thompson - who portrayed Professor Sybill Trelawney - are suppporting the campaign. Read More »