Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday around the web: new Harry Potter covers, and Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

In case you missed it this week: Scholastic revealed its final new Harry Potter cover, for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (the new one is on the left, oldie on the right). I kind of like the makeover, don't you? Feels a little more contemporary, like a graphic novel, almost.

If you want to see all seven covers, new and old side-by-side, check out this feature over at Mashable.

Also, Anita Silvey did a very nice feature on her blog Children's Book-a-Day Almanac to commemorate Harry's birthday. It's all about J.K. Rowling and her journey, and a look at why we love Harry so. Her blog is one to follow if you want the story-behind-the-story.

Hope you have a great Friday, and an even better weekend!

10 comments:

  1. I like it because Hermione is front and center. :D

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  2. I know, she deserves some spotlight :-)

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  3. I haven't seen this new cover yet- so thanks for sharing it. I have seen a couple of them and look forward to checking out the rest! Thanks!
    ~Jess

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  4. You're welcome, Jess! It's fun to see them side by side, I think. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  5. I think I've seen the HP book with the old cover on the right in Indian bookstores. Nowadays books come with multiple covers to cater to different regions of the world.

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  6. It's an interesting study, these covers across the world... I think they redid these to appeal to today's kids. Nicely done, I think.

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  7. I love that Hermoine and Ron are featured as they were pretty instrumental in getting the job done. Very cool.

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  8. I know: seems like these covers are a nod to the team, and not just Harry. Cool.

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  9. I think they redid these to appeal to today's kids. Nicely done, I think.
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