It's hard to believe that it's already been 15 years since Harry Potter first entered our lives, but the 15th anniversary of the bestselling series is upon us. To celebrate, Scholastic, J.K. Rowling's American publisher, has announced that the paperback editions of the books will be getting completely new covers starting in September.
Author and illustrator Kazu Kibuishi created the cover art for each book. Each cover will focus on a specific scene in its respective book in the series.
If you're nervous about the original covers by Mary GrandPrÃ©, Ellie Berger, president of Scholastic Trade Publishing, assures the public that there is no need to worry. GrandPrÃ©'s covers will still be used on hardcovers and less expensive paperback copies.
Scholastic decided to change the covers because they "thought it was time for a fresh approach," says Berger. He hopes this will attract "the interest of a new generation of 8- and 9-year-olds who may know Harry mostly through movies."
Scholastic released the first of seven covers on Wednesday. 'The Sorcerer's Stone' cover illustrates Harry's trip to Diagon Alley with Hagrid after finding out he's a wizard for the first time.
Check out the brand-new cover HERE!
What scene do you think Kazu Kibuishi chose to focus on for each Harry Potter book?
Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros.
Written by: Sora Hwang