Tue, 02/09/2014 - 09:10
Moshi Monsters creator Michael Acton Smith will be the keynote speaker at The Bookseller Children's Conference.
The founder and creative director of Mind Candy will address the conference to speak about what is and is not working in children's entertainment when...
Fri, 29/08/2014 - 09:15
Entertainment company Magic Light Pictures has launched an app based on Julia Donaldson’s bestselling picture book The Gruffalo.
"Gruffalo: Games", developed with Stormcloud Games, is not a story app but a collection of six puzzle games, including "3 in a row", "Snap" and...
Thu, 28/08/2014 - 17:17
US producer Leighton Lloyd will this Saturday (30th August) officially sign the film rights to YA surfing title Blue by Lisa Glass [pictured] at a ceremony in Cornwall.
Lloyd and Glass will publically finalise the acquisition at the Roxy Girl Surf Event in Newquay, one of Cornwall’s main surfing towns....
Thu, 28/08/2014 - 17:00
Illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson and her publisher Nosy Crow have launched a charity auction to raise money for the charity Warchild.
The Illustrators For Warchild auction was the brainchild of Hodgkinson, who wanted to find a way to raise money to help the children around the world who are being affected by humanitarian...
Thu, 28/08/2014 - 09:07
The Scottish Children’s Book Awards shortlists have been announced with Floris Books imprint Kelpies leading with three of the nine nominations.
Kelpies' Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens by Alex McCall and Pyrate's Boy by E B Collin are both shortlisted in the Younger Readers (8-11 years...
Wed, 27/08/2014 - 09:18
Igloo Books has launched a new warehousing and distribution company, Red Kite Fulfilment.
The new company will take over the distribution of Igloo products worldwide, ending Igloo’s former partnership with Speedpad Limited. It is also a third party distribution service and will deliver books from other publishers to retailers in...
Wed, 27/08/2014 - 09:05
Edinburgh book festival sponsor ScottishPower Foundation is offering primary schools in Scotland the chance to win £2,000 to spend on their libraries.
The foundation, which is the charitable arm of energy provider Scottish Power, is asking primary schools in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians to submit a photograph of their...
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:00
Children’s laureate Malorie Blackman has said she will not be silenced following a barrage of abuse on social media after an interview in which she argued for greater diversity in children's books.
Blackman yesterday (25th August) temporarily left...
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:50
Amber Caravéo, editorial director at Orion Children’s Books and Indigo, is leaving the publisher to set up her own literary agency with freelance consultant Joanna Moult.
The new agency, Skylark Literary, will be focused entirely on children’s and YA writing.
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:10
Irish magazine the Caterpillar is launching a new competition for children’s poetry.
The €1,000 (£603) Caterpillar Poetry Prize is open to any adult writer, published or unpublished, of poetry for children aged 7-11. It can be on any subject and there is no line limit.