Posted Dec 09, 2019
EXCITING NEW! Acclaimed author of The Berrybrook Middle School series, Svetlana Chmakova, is BACK with a brand new middle grade graphic novel series! On the heels of the release of DIARY, the fourth book in author Svetlana Chmakova’s bestselling BERRYBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL series, we are thrilled to announce forthcoming publication of THE WEIRN BOOKS, a new middle grade graphic novel series debuting in Summer 2020. THE WEIRN BOOKS launches as a three-book deal reintroducing the fantastical world Chmakova created in her acclaimed NIGHTSCHOOL series, published by Yen Press, featuring a new town (which readers will already have gotten a glimpse of in the pages of DIARY) and an all-new cast of characters for younger readers. In the Night Realm, shifters, vampires, weirns, and other night things passing for human may prowl the streets, but school is still in session—and you still have to do your homework! With a touch of the supernatural, THE WEIRN BOOKS has been a passion project for the author for a number of years, and she is excited to bring this world to life in the signature style she developed in AWKWARD, BRAVE, and the rest of the BERRYBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL series. And lest eager fans fear they have seen the last of their beloved Berrybrook Middle School, Chmakova has signed another three-book commitment to the series, beginning with its “E” installment—the title to be unveiled at a later date—slated for publication in 2021. Creator Svetlana Chmakova is an internationally published, award-winning manga and comics author with more than 10 published books translated in over 13 languages. Born and raised in Russia, she moved to Canada at sixteen, where she subsequently received a Classical Animation diploma from Sheridan College. Her full-length manga and comics series include the fan-favorite romantic comedy DRAMACON, the award-winning urban fantasy NIGHTSCHOOL: THE WEIRN BOOKS, the manga adaptation of The New York Times bestselling WITCH & WIZARD by James Patterson, and the acclaimed BERRYBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL series, for which she has been nominated for two Eisner Awards. Are you excited?! We know we are! Let us know what you think on our social media platforms at @jyforkids!