Scholastic Reveals All Seven New Harry Potter Covers

Scholastic has officially released all seven of the new Harry Potter book covers! The new look was illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi and will be released on the paperback editions of the books starting August 27th!

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Will you be picking up the newest paperbacks or sticking to the original book covers?

Thanks, Page to Premiere!

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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling!

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When J.K. Rowling gave her title character her own birthday, she considered it a little inside joke that no one would know. Legions of worldwide fans later, she’s certainly been proven wrong!

Jo turns 48 today, while Harry is now up to his 33rd birthday! How time flies!

Happy birthday to Neville Longbottom!

The current Hogwarts Herbology professor is 33 years old today!

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Delirium Quiz: How unhealthily in love are you?

We launched an exciting new fandom quiz on our Delirium site today, which should have plenty of cross-fandom appeal. In fact, we’re going to show you how it can relate specifically to Harry Potter!

The quiz centers on two questions. 1) How bad is your deliria? and 2) Does your love interest REALLY love you back? Since we encourage you to have as much fun as possible with this (and it asks you to enter your name and the name of your love interest), we recommend you try your luck with some Harry Potter characters. In fact, Lavender Brown just took it, and here are her results:

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Well, Lavender seems to really have it out for Ron.

It’s your turn. Take the quiz HERE!

P.S. Apparently, it looks like Bella Swan just took it, too:

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J.K. Rowling has written another book- in secret!

And it’s been available since April!

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has admitted posing as a retired policeman to write a crime novel that was praised by critics.

Rowling used the pseudonym Robert Galbraith to write “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” which was published in April, her publisher confirmed Sunday.

Galbraith was supposedly the work of a married father-of-two and former undercover police investigator.

However, Rowling’s cover was blown by Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper in a story published Sunday.

“I had hoped to keep this secret a little longer because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience,” the 47-year-old writer said in a statement confirmed by her publisher, Little Brown.

“It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation, and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name.”

I expect that the number of people buying the book will rise exponentially following this shocking news story! Will you be one of them?

Source: Today Books

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Prisoner of Azkaban coming to a close on Pottermore

We know that many of you have been looking forward to exploring the concluding chapters of the third book in the series – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – on Pottermore.com, and we are delighted to tell you that the finishing touches are being applied, and the chapters will be ready for you to explore in the coming weeks.

If you’re curious about the Moments to come, you’ll find a glimpse of one of them below. What do you think this black and white sketch depicts? You can discuss your thoughts in the Great Hall or common room on Pottermore.com, or let us know your theories on our Facebook page if you have an account, or via Twitter with the hashtag #PrisonerOfAzkaban.

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Source: Pottermore Insider

Any guesses as to what the picture is of?

Diagon Alley now viewable through Google Street View

If you’ve ever wanted to take a tour of the iconic wizarding shopping center, now’s your chance.

Google has added the film set of Diagon Alley to its Street View mode, enabling internet users to take a stroll down its cobbled streets and a 360 degree glance around, taking in famous landmarks such as Ollivanders Wand Shop and the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes joke shop.

The photos are actually taken from the Warners Brothers film set. The technology in Google Street View is very easy to use, and it’s a very cool interactive experience, which you can check out here.

Source: CTV News

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