Bloomsbury Children’s Books are to repackage the children’s hardback and
paperback editions Harry Potter series. Redesigned inside and out, all seven books will feature covers by award-winning artist Jonny Duddle.
Along with the brand new artwork and an updated author biography, the editions will also be reset “to create a more child-friendly reading experience for a new generation of readers”. All seven titles will be published on 1st
Pottermore will publish the eBook editions of all seven books with the Jonny Duddle jackets at the same time.
Duddle is best known for his award-winning picture books, including The Pirate Cruncher and The Pirates Next Door (winner of the Waterstones Children’s Prize and shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize). He has a background in the computer games industry and is highly skilled at character development. His work has appeared in Aardman films and Terry Pratchett novels.
This is only the beginning of an exciting new era for the Harry Potter books. As previously announced Bloomsbury and Pottermore will publish Jim Kay’s fully illustrated colour edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in autumn 2015. The books will be available in hardback and eBook formats and the remaining titles will publish annually from then on. Even more exciting Harry Potter plans will be announced at the London Book Fair in April.