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New Harry Potter Covers Coming September!

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I am soooo very excited: we've known (in the book world) for some time now that the Harry Potter books were receiving a new facelift from one of the best, most exciting illustrators in the business... Jonny Duddle (I am a HUGE fan!). In yesterdays' Guardian, the new jacket designs were finally revealed. And I think they look fantastic.
The new editions will be published by Bloomsbury on September 1st.
Here's a couple of them, but please log onto the Guardians' link below to get a glimpse of all seven.


















http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/gallery/2014/jul/30/new-harry-potter-covers-revealed

Ahhh....Summer.....

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I'm afraid I've been neglecting my blog terribly for the last a while. A combination of things, including the incredible summer weather here in Ireland have lead to this. How about a few of the great books I've been reading for the last while? (I'll try not to burden you with the entire canon and just hit the highlights.)


Emilie & the Hollow World and Emilie & the Sky World by Martha Wells
StrangeChemistry Books
While her reasons behind running away from home and attempting to stow away on the Merry Bell are completely defensible, the results of this action place Emilie in extreme danger. Ending up on the wrong ship completely, Emilie's journey takes her on a voyage across the aether currents to the interior of the planet. Under the protection of Lady Marlende, she becomes part of a daring attempt to rescue Marlendes' missing father....and lands her a bold new job. Fantastic steam punk adventure that is reminiscent of H.G. Wells, among others. Ages 12+

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