Animorphs relaunch coming May 2011

Scholastic will relaunch the first five books of the Animorphs series next year. In May 2011, the series begins with Animorphs #1: The Invasion. The books will feature a lenticular covers to illustrate the morphing characters, first introduced in June 1996.

K.A. Applegate had this quote in the release: “Animorphs had far more impact on readers than I ever expected. Animorphs fan sites and works of fan fiction number in the thousands even today. Every library I visit has the old tattered copies, some now barely held together with glue and tape. So I’m very excited at the chance to retire those dog-eared old books, to ratify the enduring faith of the die-hard fans, and most of all, to reach a whole new generation of readers.”

Besides the Animorphs, Applegate has also published two other series in the fantasy/sci-fi genre: Remnants and Everworld. She has also written a YA series for teens (Making Out) and a chapter book series for beginning readers (Roscoe Riley Rules).