Brooms at the ready! Bloomsbury and Scholastic have shared their stunning covers for J.K. Rowling’s Hogwarts Library book, as well as a sneak peek at some of the playful and colourful illustrations you’ll find inside...

Today Bloomsbury Children’s Books and Scholastic have revealed beautiful covers for the full colour illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s Quidditch Through the Ages, illustrated by Emily Gravett to be published simultaneously in hardback on 6th October 2020.


Quidditch Through the Ages Illustrated Edition is packed full of high-flying illustrations from Emily Gravett, twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Gravett’s imaginative artworks truly bring the sport of Quidditch to life. You can expect to feast your eyes on match posters, team uniforms, Chudley Cannons memorabilia, as well as broom adverts, old Quidditch World Cup tickets and much more. But don’t just take it from us – here’s a sneak peek at some of the delights you can expect inside...


Charming and funny, Emily Gravett’s handmade artworks are the perfect pairing for J.K. Rowling’s humorous insights into – as Ron would tell you – ‘the best game in the world’.

Quidditch Through the Ages first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Hermione borrowed it from the library – of course – and later lent it to Harry before his first ever Quidditch match. As Harry found out, Quidditch Through the Ages is a whistle-stop tour of the wizarding world’s favourite sport, with trivia, tales of on-pitch antics, team profiles and Quidditch moves (haven’t you always want to know how to do a Wronski Feint?). And now this new edition brings the sport to life in glorious technicolour!

As with previous editions, proceeds from the sale of this new illustrated book will go to J.K. Rowling’s own international children’s charity Lumos, which helps some of the world’s most vulnerable children and young people to have a better life, with additional proceeds going to Comic Relief.