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Scholastic Releases Harry Potter Collectible Covers

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BookTrib’s latest partnership is with The Mary Sue, a site with “intense passion for… fan trends, social issues, geek fashion and art, innovative gadgets, and beyond.”  This week, The Mary Sue shares with our readers the new covers celebrating the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter. Harry Potter is celebrating 20 years this September, and as part of a year-long celebration, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books have released a new set of beautiful collectible covers. Illustrated by Brian Selznick, Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, each cover of all seven books stand alone, but also connect to form a larger image. You can check out the full effect in the video above!   It’s hard to believe that Harry Potter is 20 years old! Then…

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The Roaring ’20s and Wizards in America Set up the Awesomeness of Fantastic Beasts

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is finally out in theaters this Friday, November 18, and we’re so excited that we can barely eat or sleep. It has been way too long since we last had a Harry Potter film gracing our screens. And this prequel looks just as awesome as the originals: from magical creatures to bumbling British wizards, it feels like the good old days of Harry vs. Voldemort.   The screenplay was written by Rowling herself, which means Fantastic Beasts is going to be amazing. Based (very, very loosely) on her textbook-style tome of the same name, the film tells the story of Newt Scamander, a wizard who traveled the world finding and documenting all of its magical…

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The Top 10 November Books To Snuggle Up with on a Cold Night

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November always feels like a month of anticipation: anticipation for that first snow, for the holiday season to officially arrive and for that pumpkin pie to finally be done baking. This is the month where we want to cuddle up in a cozy sweater with a warm cup of hot chocolate and our favorite new books. But while we have to wait for winter and snow and roast turkey, we don’t have to wait for some awesome books to devour. November is filled with great new releases, from young adult novels to sexy vampires to romances that are bound to heat you up on a cold day. Here are the top 10 November books that we can’t wait to dive…

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BOOK NEWS ROUNDUP: Bob Dylan Shocks with Nobel Win; Elena Ferrante’s Secret Identity is Revealed; Reese Witherspoon’s Lifestyle Book; Dumbledore and Fantastic Beasts

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The past few weeks have been pretty exciting in the world of books, filled with shock, awe and secret identities. Here are those stories and more in this week’s book news roundup: Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright, indeed. Much to everyone’s surprise, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, October 13. The choice has sparked a hot debate among literary circles. After all, Dylan is a songwriter, and many don’t believe that lyrics should count as poetry. Others are throwing their support behind Dylan, pointing out that his lyrics are poetry, and that he more than deserves the award. Dylan also beat out hopefuls and literary giants Don DeLillo and…

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2016 Book-To-Movie Adaptations that Lived Up to its Literary Counterpart

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You know the saying, “never judge a book by its cover?” Well, I’m going to shake it up a bit and throw this one out to you: how about never judge a book by its movie adaptation. For most people, the book is almost always better than the movie—typically you prefer to read a book before seeing the story in its movie form and that’s usually the case for most movie goers. But, every so often you stumble upon some hidden gems in the entertainment world that don’t totally screw up its literary counterpart. They’re just as good, if not better, than the book it’s based off of. Now, I’m not saying that every single movie on this list knocked it…

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5 YA Movies We Can’t Wait to See in 2016

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It’s always thrilling—and a little scary!—to see your favorite book adapted for the big screen. Will the filmmakers be able to capture the intricacies of the plot? Will the actors capture the true awesomeness of the characters? For me as a big lover of young adult novels, the pressure is even greater: lately it seems like almost every popular YA book is getting turned into a blockbuster movie. Whether they turn out to be great adaptations, or real missteps, here are five YA books-to-movies to watch out for in 2016: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Written by J.K. Rowling in 2001, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a user’s guide (or textbook) to magical beasts in…

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Nerd Audiences Assemble! The Must-See Films of 2016

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When last we left the eager movie-going public, we were looking over the cornucopia of films that will be unleashed upon nerdy audiences this year. What else does 2016 have in store? Prepare yourself, movie buffs. Make sure you circle May 6 on your calendar. That’s the release date of Captain America: Civil War (geez, Batman fighting Superman, Cap fighting Iron Man—these superheroes have a temper, don’t they?). This movie may as well be called Avengers III, since if features pretty much the entire super-team, with the exceptions of Thor and the Hulk (who, rumor has it, will be duking it out in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, due in 2017).   The month will close with another big-time super-group in…

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5 Magical Things we’d love to see at the American Hogwarts

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This week, J.K. Rowling has been strongly hinting that an American version of Hogwarts will show up in the new Harry Potter prequel film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Needless to say, her reveal kind of broke the Internet, with everyone from TIME to Entertainment Weekly guessing where this magical school might be located. But here at BookTrib we’re less concerned with location and more concerned with just how “American” the wizarding school is going to be. Will there be red-white-and-blue flags plastered on every castle wall? Will amber waves of grain be wafting in the background? Here are our five suggestions for how to milk the ‘murica out of a states-side Hogwarts: 1. Correspondence by Bald Eagle…

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