|This article is written from a Real World point of view.|
Some small changes will be made to the text to update them, but all major storylines, plots and characters will remain unchanged.
Unfortunately, due to low sales, the re-release was cancelled following book 8. While books 1-7 were released in paperback with a lenticular card on the cover, Book 8 was only released as an ebook.
Differences between the Relaunch books and the original booksEdit
- While almost all of the numbered books of the original publication featured a five step morph on the cover with inside covers featuring the animals in its environment, the re-release had only one cover.
- A square lenticular card was included on each re-release book cover.
- The re-release books had no flipbook on the bottom right corner of the pages.
- Many small changes were made to the text fix KASUs as well as to update some of the technological and cultural references for a more modern audience.
- Only the first seven books (and the eighth online-only) were published during the relaunch.
- The original cover of The Visitor featured a grey cat, which was inaccurate to the description of Fluffer McKitty, who is described as a black and white cat. The cat on the relaunch cover more closely matches this original description.
Books Published as Part of the RelaunchEdit
- In the US, Books 1-7 were published in paperback, and Book 8 was published as an ebook.
- Book #1 The Invasion - released May 2011 
- Book #2 The Visitor - released May 2011
- Book #3 The Encounter - released July 2011
- Book #4 The Message - released September 2011
- Book #5 The Predator - released December 2011
- Book #6 The Capture - released March 2012
- Book #7 The Stranger - released June 2012
- Book #8 The Alien -released September 2012
- In France, Books 1-5 (at least) were published with covers that look very similar to the US covers.
- In Brazil, Books 1-6 were published by Fundamento with completely different covers which featured a large face that is half human (the narrating Animorph) and half animal.
Relaunch Book Trailers and Other VideosEdit
US Book Cover GalleryEdit
International Book Cover GalleryEdit
Cover Model pictures GalleryEdit
Other Images GalleryEdit
- Discussion Guide (from the official site)
- Hirac Delest Interview with cover model Marlee Roberts, who portrays Rachel
- Editoria Fundamento (Brazilian Publisher) Instragram video of the Brazilian versions of Books 1-6
- The exact look of the covers for books 1 and 2 changed slightly from original planning to publication
- Scholastic's Dan Letchworth talks Animorphs Relaunch (October 2012)
- Scholastic Relaunch Preview/ K.A. Applegate interview
- Scholastic Series Guide
- Scholastic Web site creative design