Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: MinaLima Edition published today

The stunning new edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling has over 150 full colour illustrations and 8 paper craft interactive elements.

The second book in the Harry Potter series to be reinterpreted by MinaLima, the graphic design studio who created the vision for the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. Fans can expect to see new illustrations of the Weasley home, The Burrow, and The Whomping Willow. Elements of the books will even be interactive, such as enabling fans to pull some crying Mandrakes out of their pots. The hardback is released by Scholastic in the US and Bloomsbury in the UK.

For international readers, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: MinaLima Edition will be available in French, Korean and Danish this month.

The Christmas Pig Family Event

J.K. Rowling was joined by families to celebrate the launch of her new book The Christmas Pig.

The event was hosted by television presenter Konnie Huq, and guests enjoyed a fun, entertaining in conversation with J.K. Rowling as well as a reading from the author herself. They were later joined by Rocco Padden, the young voice of Jack in the Audible audiobook and by illustrator Jim Field, who showed children how to draw the Christmas Pig.

Watch the event here:

The Christmas Pig is here!

The wait is over! J.K. Rowling’s new children’s book The Christmas Pig is out today.

Her first children’s novel since Harry Potter, The Christmas Pig, illustrated by Jim Field, is the story of a little boy called Jack, and his beloved toy, Dur Pig, and the toy that replaces Dur Pig when he’s lost on Christmas Eve – the Christmas Pig. Together, Jack and the Christmas Pig embark on a magical journey to seek something lost, and to save the best friend Jack has ever known.

Already hailed as ‘a triumph… her best book since Azkaban’ (Evening Standard) and this wonderful new story from a writer who truly understands what it is to be a child’ (Daily Mail), the book is published by Hachette Children’s Group in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and India, in the US and Canada by Scholastic, and in thirty-five translated languages by other publishers making it a truly global publication.

The English language audiobook is narrated by Amaka Okafor, with Rocco Padden as Jack, Gerran Howell as the Christmas Pig, alongside a full cast and immersive audio experience bringing the characters of this heartwarming adventure about one child’s love for his most treasured thing to life.

The audiobook by Audible is available in English, German, French, Italian, Latin American Spanish, Castilian Spanish, and Japanese.

To celebrate the launch of her new book, J.K. Rowling will be joined by illustrator Jim Field, and Rocco Padden, the voice of hero Jack, at a special family event at Alexandra Palace in London. A recording of the live event will be available to view on jkrowlingstories.com on Sunday 17 October from 10am BST, for all to enjoy.


A Magical Year published today

A Magical Year takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the seasons at Hogwarts and pairs the beautiful illustrations by Jim Kay with 366 quotations from the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling.

The illustrations feature Jim Kay’s most iconic art from the Illustrated Editions of Harry Potter as well as previously unseen pencil sketches and preparatory pieces, offering a unique and fascinating insight into the artist’s sketchbook. This gorgeous gift book features a favourite anniversary or meaningful memory from the series each day and was published on 5th October by Bloomsbury in the UK with Scholastic in the US shortly following on 19th October.

For international readers, A Magical Year will be available in Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Swedish, Slovakian, Portuguese (Portugal), Korean, Spanish, Japanese, Italian and Russian this month.