Thu, 21/08/2014 - 09:30
Outside in World, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes children’s books in translation, is launching a new initiative to bring inclusive and accessible books from around the world to the UK.
The Reading the Way project is aimed at making UK publishers aware of books for children aged five to 11 that are...
Thu, 21/08/2014 - 09:00
Japanese children’s book illustrator Satoshi Kitamura is coming to the UK this autumn for The Children’s Bookshow tour.
The Children’s Bookshow is an annual national tour of children’s illustrators and writers, and this year it will run from the...
Thu, 21/08/2014 - 08:50
Walker Books Group has acquired a picture book from Isabelle Arsenault, the illustrator of Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt (also Walker).
Alpha is a children’s guide to the NATO phonetic alphabet, which starts Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, and is used by organisations all over the world.
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 08:20
Usborne has acquired a new YA title from Holly Bourne, author of Soulmates and The Manifesto on How to be Interesting.
The publisher acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to Am I Normal Yet? in a two-book deal from Madeleine Milburn of The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency.
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 16:05
Lizz Skelly, formerly of Hachette, is joining Bloomsbury Children’s Books as children’s publicity manager.
Skelly will on the 26th August take on the former role of Ian Lamb, who in June was promoted to head of children's...
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:10
McFly band members Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter say they are thinking of introducing more female characters into their Dinosaur picture books (Random House Children’s).
The McFly musicians were speaking to The Bookseller as the latest in the series, The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past, was...
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 08:50
Ivy Press has recruited children’s publishers such as HarperCollins Children’s to take part in its “screen free” Twitter campaign this Friday (22nd August), encouraging children to turn off their devices over the weekend.
This Friday, participating publishers will post ideas for outdoor activities...
Mon, 18/08/2014 - 09:20
Patrick Ness has warned against writing “adjective novels” while giving the inaugural Siobhan Dowd Trust Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh Book Festival.
The YA author said instead that "good writing" for children was about "empathy and love."
The loose theme of the speech, given...
Mon, 18/08/2014 - 09:00
Penguin UK is taking its firststeps into licensed magazine publishing after acquiring the world representation rights to a new Skylanders Universe magazine, based on the Skylanders videogames.
Penguin, which also owns the rights to the Skylanders Universe books, acquired the rights from brand owners Activision....
Fri, 15/08/2014 - 08:50
Faber Children’s is kicking off its autumn focus on classic titles with a modern sequel to E Nesbit’s Five Children and It.
Five Children on the Western Front, written by Kate Saunders, tells the story of Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane the Lamb and the Psammead several years after Nesbit’s text. The...