J.K. Rowlinghas inked a deal with Little, Brown Book Group and Little, Brown and Company to publish her first novel for adults. The publisher did not reveal the title or publication date, but the novel will be published in print and eBook formats.
Little, Brown Book Group publisher David Shelley will edit and publish for UK readers; will be responsible for publication in the United Kingdom and Little, Brown and Company executive vice president Michael Pietsch will publish in the United States.
Rowling had this statement in the release: “Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world. The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life.”
Readers are sure to be excited for the thrilling event @BooksofWonder is hosting on April 14th in celebration of the 2012 Caldecott and Newbery results! Joining us on the big day will be Newbery medalist JACK GANTOS, Caldecott medalist CHRIS RASCHKA, and Caldecott honor artists LANE SMITH, JOHN ROCCO, and PATRICK McDONNELL.
All the great books featured in this event are now available for pre-order signed by their award winning authors and artists.
@BooksofWonder is excited to host a launch party in celebration of It's a Big World, Little Pig!
Mark your calendars for the opportunity to meet world famous Olympic figure skater KRISTI YAMAGUCHI and join us for the…
IT’S A BIG WORLD, LITTLE PIG!
On Sunday, March 4th, the sequel to the bestselling Dream Big Little Pig and the latest picture book from Olympic gold medalist figure skater and New York Times bestselling author KRISTI YAMAGUCHI. This wonderfully illustrated story follows Poppy, a little pig with big dreams of attending the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris. As she embarks upon this new adventure, Poppy meets a whole host of animals who look different, act different, and come from different places than she does - but Poppy comes to realize that we are all the same at heart. Be sure to join us as Kristi presents her new book, answers questions from young fans, and signs copies of her terrific books. Ages 4 and up, Sunday, March 4th, 1-3 PM.
We want to tell you about a very exciting event we just confirmed! Books of Wonder is thrilled to announce that both of the winners of the 2012 Caldecott and Newbery Medals will be appearing at Books of Wonder on Saturday, April 14th from 12-2pm. Mark your calendars now! You won’t want to miss this chance to meet JACK GANTOS, author of the 2012 Newbery Medal winner, Dead End in Norvelt, and CHRIS RASCHKA, the author and artist of the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner,A Ball for Daisy.And keep your eyes out for more announcements as we hope to add many of this years Caldecott and Newbery Honor Book authors and artists to this event as well! Pre-order your copies of these awartd winning books signed by their authors now!
On Saturday February 11th @BooksofWonder is overjoyed to celebrate Valentines Day with four picture book authors and artists and their books about love, kindness, and affection. Beginning at noon DIANE DEGROAT will share her New York Times bestselling title Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink, in which Gilbert’s prank of writing two not-so-nice valentines to his classmates quickly produces pandemonium. But there’s always time for a change of heart on Valentine’s Day. Caldecott Honor artist DAVID EZRA STEIN will show us what it takes to cuddle, nestle, and nuzzle with great images and a simple message in The Nice Book. Caldecott Honor artist NANCY TAFURI will present All Kinds of Kisses, which shows all the animals on the farm snuggling up with their little ones as a mama bird — seen on every spread — makes her way back to her nest to give her baby bird some special cuddles. Beloved author and artist of over 120 books for children, ROSEMARY WELLS will open our eyes to Love Waves — the invisible but strong waves of love we send to our loved ones until we can be together again — through gentle story of one very loving family. Be sure to bring your young lovers of great picture books to this exciting event as these four very talented authors and artists present their books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful works. Ages 2-6. Saturday, February 11th, 12-2pm.