November 22, 2017

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Middle Grade: New Titles from J.K. Rowling, Margarita Engle, & More | August 2017 Xpress Reviews

Mysteries abound in this month’s middle grade reviews! Sherlock’s creator gets a tween-aged overhaul in Robert J. Harris’s new novel, and Susan Vaught’s super sleuth Max solves mysteries when she’s not drag racing in her wheelchair.

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Top Page-to-Screen Adaptations to Put on Your Radar

Media and popular culture expert and founder of TheYoungFolks.com Gabrielle Bondi presents some of the upcoming book-to-film adaptations that teens (and librarians) should put on their to-watch lists.

JK Rowling Posts New Story About Harry Potter, Age 34, on ‘Pottermore’ Blog

After JK Rowling published a new post about Harry Potter as a 34-year-old man visiting the World Quidditch Cup Final with his family in Patagonia on July 8, Daniel Radcliffe not only promised to read it, but said he would not likely be playing Harry Potter again. “We can’t be doing these characters when we’re 40. So there has to be a line drawn.”

The Cuckoo’s Calling

You may have heard that JK Rowling has a new book out this year.  Or perhaps, Robert Galbraith has a debut novel out, except that Galbraith is a pseudonym for Rowling.  Rowling has explained on her website that she choose to write this new mystery series under a pseudonym because: I was yearning to go […]

Pictures of the Week: New Book Cover Unveiled for Harry Potter 7

On July 31, 2013 (Harry Potter and author J. K . Rowling’s birthday), Scholastic unveiled a new look for ​Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Author/illustrator Kazu Kibuishi created new covers for each of the titles in the beloved series. The book covers were revamped in time for the 15th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Rowling’s series opener.