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More ‘Knitting Magic” from Insight Editions

Feb 20, 2022

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Book Reviews, Books, Fun – Crafts, News, Review

I love this book! When the first official Wizarding World knitting book, Harry Potter: Knitting Magic, was published in 2020, the patterns were so apt, adorable, creative, and impressive that I did not think it could be outdone. But author Tanis Gray, whom Leaky interviewed to hear about her inspiration for the first Knitting Magic …read more!

Review: “Harry Potter: The Broom Collection” feeds flying fantasies finely

Oct 16, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Book Reviews, Books, News

In recent months, Insight Editions has been charming us with a delightful collection of books that highlight different aspects of the Wizarding World, such as wands, knitting, Diagon Alley (forthcoming pop-up), and Christmas at Hogwarts, as well as a colouring book. They have more new releases coming in the run up to the holiday season, …read more!

“Harry Potter Film Vault” series review and giveaway

Jul 30, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Book Reviews, Books, Contests, Fun - Contests

The lushly illustrated Harry Potter Film Vault series from Insight Editions is now complete with the imminent release of Volume 12 on 4 August. Those who have been collecting each book in the set will have noticed by now that the gold decoration on the spines of the books forms the Hogwarts crest when the …read more!

REVIEW: ‘Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up’

Oct 09, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Book Reviews, Books - Release Dates, Products, Publishers, Review

You’ll be seeing your fair share of Harry Potter advent calendars this year (look for our round-up, coming soon!), and we can’t wait to get into the festive season the Hogwarts way! The Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up from Insight Editions may not advertise itself as an advent calendar, but it sure acts as one, …read more!

Jessie Cave Discusses Creating & Publishing Comedy Show ‘Sunrise’ – On U.K. Tour This Year!

Jan 09, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Book Reviews, Books, HP Cast, News, Review

Potter fans will remember Jessie Cave as bold Gryffindor, Lavender Brown, but since the films ended, Jessie has been hard at work putting the talent we saw in her portrayal of slightly tragic teen Lavender Brown into a career in stand-up comedy, and publishing all-too-relatable illustrations about being a woman, motherhood, dating and the trials of …read more!

Tour of Strike’s London Ahead of ‘Lethal White’ Release

Sep 13, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Book Reviews, Books, Books - Release Dates, Burke, Contests, Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, Cormoran Strike TV Series, Cuckoo's Calling, Events, Fan Sites, Lethal White, News

UPDATE: We’re three days out from the unveiling of the fourth Cormoran Strike novel, Lethal White, and the Guardian has published an exclusive excerpt from the book. Take a look below and see if you’re as excited to pick up your copy on September 18 as well we are: “Panting, his right knee aching, Strike used the …read more!

REVIEW: “Yearbook” Makes Magic Fun for Muggles

Dec 04, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Book Reviews, Books, Books - Release Dates, Companion Books, Fantastic Beasts, Fun, Games, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling, Movie Art, Review, Scholastic

The latest edition to the Wizarding World library, A Magical Yearbook: A Cinematic Journey: Imagine, Draw, Create has arrived just in time for the holiday season. After a year of a few celebrated companion books and new editions from J.K. Rowling, such as the illustrated versions Prisoner of Azkaban and Fantastic Beasts and Where to …read more!

The Curious Case of The Case of Beasts: Hidden Secrets Revealed! (Book Review)

Jan 19, 2017

Posted by: Patrick Byrne

Actor Interviews, Book Reviews, Books, Companion Books, Crew Interviews, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Images, Filmmaker Interviews, Films, Interviews, MinaLima, Movie Art, Movies, News, Props-Sets, Warner Bros.

School may have been out for the Christmas holiday recently, but one thing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them taught us is that school was out permanently for Newt Scamander. Or so we thought. Recently, one of the team at Leaky finally managed to get their hands on a copy of the Fantastic Beasts …read more!

Fantastic Beasts Sequel Plot Summary Revealed!

Dec 15, 2016

Posted by: Patrick Byrne

Book Reviews, Books, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Filmmaker Interviews, Films, J.K. Rowling, JKR Interviews, MinaLima, Movies, News, Posters, Props-Sets, Publishers, Redmayne, Videos, Warner Bros.

It seems that Newt Scamander isn’t the only one letting things loose lately. Thanks to a slip up from IMDB (who have now corrected the premature error), Potterheads have finally been given a brief plot summary of the wizarding sequel. According to the film website, Newt Scamander, having been back home in Britain for two years …read more!

Harry Potter Still Profitable for Bloomsbury

May 20, 2016

Posted by: Justin Hart

Bloomsbury, Book Reviews, Cover Art, Cover Artists, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay, News, Publishers

19 years ago the publishing house, Bloomsbury, released the first book in the Harry Potter Series. Today they are still finding success with this beloved story. Now, thanks to last year’s publication of an illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Bloomsbury is seeing great growth in their children’s book division. Check out our review of …read more!

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