“Fantastic Beasts” Interactive Books to Be Released!
It has been revealed today that Walker Books in the UK, alongside Walker Books in Australia and Candlewick Press in the US, will be releasing a series of interactive Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them children’s books to tie in with the movie release this coming November.
Here are some more details about the release.
Walker Books UK signed a sublicence agreement with Insight Editions, which has the rights to a global publishing program based on J K Rowling’s [w]izarding [w]orld and Warner Bros Consumer Products. The agreement is for ‘several’ titles in novelty and interactive formats that go behind the scenes of the film, and publication will start this October.
The interactive series will be aimed at a younger audience. As we reported previously, Scholastic in the UK will also be releasing movie tie-in books, and Little, Brown in the UK, with Scholastic in the US, will be releasing the official script in November.
Karen Lotz, of the Walker Group, says,
It is an extraordinary honour for our group to be chosen by the highly respected book publisher and packager, Insight Editions, as a global partner on this exciting and beloved property.
We look forward to bringing young fans of J K Rowling’s [w]izarding [w]orld across the UK and Australia exactly what they’ll be looking for this autumn and holiday season – books of extremely high quality, unique and beautifully presented content and innovative play value.
Find out more about Walker Books here. We look forward to seeing what the interactive books entail, and we’re sure that plenty of Potter fans will want to add these to their collection. Make sure to look out for the interactive books, coming to a bookshop near you in October!
Will you be getting these interactive books? What else would you like to see released in the lead-up to the Fantastic Beasts film release? Let us know in the comments.