Sunday, August 17, 2008

More info on new Harry Potter books!!!!

More info is emerging on the new Harry Potter book due out December 4. Remember to pre-order your copy with us today!

From Scholastic:

The stories are accompanied by delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by Ms. Rowling herself, featuring a still-life frontispiece for each one. Professor Dumbledore’s commentary—apparently written some eighteen months before his death—reveals not just his vast knowledge of Wizarding lore, but also more of his personal qualities: his sense of humor, his courage, his pride in his abilities, and his hard-won wisdom. Names familiar from the Harry Potter novels sprinkle the pages, including Aberforth Dumbledore, Lucius Malfoy and his forebears, and Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (or “Nearly Headless Nick”), as well as other professors at Hogwarts and the past owners of the Elder Wand. Dumbledore tells us of incidents unique to the Wizarding world, like hilariously troubled theatrical productions at Hogwarts or the dangers of having a “hairy heart.” But he also reveals aspects of the Wizarding world that his Muggle readers might find all too familiar, like censorship, intolerance, and questions about the deepest mysteries in life. Altogether, this is an essential addition to our store of knowledge about the world and the magic that J. K. Rowling has created, and a book every true Harry Potter fan will want to have for their shelves. This purchase also represents another very important form of giving: From every sale of this book, Scholastic will give its net proceeds to the CHILDREN'S HIGH LEVEL GROUP, a charity cofounded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling and Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, MEP. CHLG campaigns to protect and promote children's rights and make life better for vulnerable young people.

Things that go bump in the night.

Take a look at the photos and coverage from the most recent Movies on the Wall on the West Seattle Blog:
We were happy to co-sponsor the showing of Ghostbusters with Curious Kidstuff. Garlic Jim's also provided free pizza to the crowd and everyone had a great time. Jasper drew the lucky raffle winners' tickets.
Special thanks to Lora at Hotwire for her help organizing the movies.

Brisingr coming soon!

Just a quick reminder that the finale of the Eragon Trilogy by Christopher Paolini, Brisingr will be released on September 21st. We are taking preorders now - be sure to reserve your copy today!

A new book in the Harry Potter universe!!!???

Thought the Harry Potter saga was over with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?

So did many, but it was recently announced that on DECEMBER 4, J.K. Rowling will release The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a new addition to the Harry Potter Universe!

We are taking pre-orders for this book now. Reserve your copy today!

From Scholastic:

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,” “The Fountain of Fair Fortune,” “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump,” and of course, “The Tale of the Three Brothers.” But not only are they the equal of fairy tales we now know and love, reading them gives new insight into the world of Harry Potter.