Fans Gearing Up For Harry Potter Release

If you're a parent of a child you may already know that Saturday will be a special day for many young readers. That's the day book number six in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" will first appear on store shelves.

The Potter series is the best selling children's book series of all time.

Book retailers believe it's wide appeal has to do with author J.K. Rowling's style.

"Her writing style is such that it combines all the elements of all the fantasies of "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wordrobe", "Alice in Wonderland", and "Peter Pan", she's got a little of everything in there." says Marilie Hackney with Hastings in Nacogdoches.

Hastings in Nacogdoches will be hosting a midnight book release party this Friday night to celebrate the new Potter book.

The party will include a costume contest judged by our very own Jene Young.