Published on December 14th, 2013 | by Chloe

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover…

It’s a season filled with re-releases news! Some of the best books for young adults are getting new life breathed into them just in time for the new year!

The Carpet People

First released in 1971, Terry Pratchett’s The Carpet People is one of the first work’s by the author, before he became famous for the fabulous Discworld series. The newest edition (for the book has been through several revisions) comes complete with illustrations done by Mr. Pratchett, more revised text and even a short story written by the author when he was merely 17 years old. It’s a must have for any fan, but also would make a wonderful introduction to new readers of Mr. Pratchett’s unique worlds.

Still not sold on this book about lilliputs? Check out the book trailer to be swept up in the adventure!

Hogwarts gets illustrated

It may not be available quite a quickly as one would like, but Bloomsbury announced last week that the Harry Potter series would also become fully illustrated in years to come. The world has been reimagined by Jim Kay and beginning in September 2015 (and we don’t blame them for the long release time–there’s a lot of pages to cover), Harry Potter will be available to read with illustrations.

The release schedule will mimic the original timeline, with the release of one new book a year, allowing a whole new slew of readers to grow up with Harry. Read more about Jim Kay and his plans for drawing Hogwarts as we all wait for baited breath to see what he imagines the world to look like.


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