New publishing to roll out as part of 20th anniversary celebrations.

Scholastic preps new Horrible Histories lines

2013 will see the 20th anniversary of the Horrible Histories brand, and Scholastic is planning to roll out a number of new titles.

New editions of the foul favourites will be fronted by Rattus Rattus and will include Awful Egyptians, Measly Middle Ages, Rotten Romans and Terrifying Tudors (due in February and priced at £6.99 each).

Revised by Terry Deary, the new editions make Horrible Histories more accessible to younger readers aged six and up and are full of new Martin Brown rats alongside his classic cartoons.

More publishing will follow in March and May, while Deary and Brown will also be doing events and signings throughout the year as part of the ‘Vile Volunteers’ bookshop roadshow of anniversary celebrations.

New titles will include The Beastly Best Best Bits (March, £12.99) and Deadly Days in History (May, £12.99).

Also, Horrible Histories e-books and audio editions of the classic texts will be published throughout the year.

In other categories, there will be a fifth series of the BBC TV show; a global and national theatre tour; Imperial War Museum’s Spies exhibition; Horrible Histories magazines from Immediate Media; toys from Worlds Apart; stationery and gifts from Elgate; and Foul Fayres at Warwick Castle.

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