JK Rowling unveils online Harry Potter book club for kids

Updated: Aug 01, 2012, 17:39 PM IST

Washington: JK Rowling has launched an online book club for young readers and is set to speak to her fans about the supernatural world of Harry Potter during a live web-chat on October 11th.

According to US publishers Scholastic, the publishers of the boy wizard series and developers of the its Reading Club website said that the new site would serve as a tool for parents and teachers as well as children looking to discover the joy of books through their own accord, a website has reported.

The publishing house also announced that the new site will be acting as the number one online destination for Potter fans.

The webcast will feature the 47-year-old author interacting with young fans face to face, the first time that she has had the opportunity to do so since 2007.

It will also give the author chance to discuss the website a little more, Pottermore was launched in April this year to help Potter fans gain something of a tighter insight into the world of Hogwarts.

Rowling will be releasing her first book, since the Potter franchise came to an end, later this year, titled ‘The Casual Vacancy.’

The new novel will be her first book that is aimed at a solely adult readership.