Fri, 06/12/2013 - 15:27
Two books published by Quercus, The Last Wild by Piers Torday and Secrets, Lies and Locker 62 by Lil Chase, are on the shortlist for a prize awarded by Shropshire children.
The Bookfest Book Award 2014, organised by Shrewsbury Children’s Bookfest, is for Shropshire kids’ favourite book for readers aged...
Fri, 06/12/2013 - 09:20
Bloomsbury is to publish all seven of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter books with full-colour illustrations by Jim Kay.
The first in the series, an illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, will be released in September 2015.
“Bloomsbury has long wished to illustrate the titles but with such...
Fri, 06/12/2013 - 09:10
Tony Robinson is up for his second Blue Peter book award on this year's shortlist, announced during the children's TV programme today (5th December).
Robinson’s book, Weird World of Wonders: World War II, illustrated by Thomas Flintham and published by Macmillan, was nominated for the Best Book with...
Fri, 06/12/2013 - 09:00
The top three bestselling annuals in 2013 are growing year on year both in terms of value and volume, but Nielsen data suggests that there is a widening gap between the bestsellers and the rest of the annuals market.
According to Nielsen, sales of annuals in 2013 (to 6th October) totalled 589,114, down from 643,125 across the same...
Thu, 05/12/2013 - 09:00
Louisa Young’s First World War novel My Dear I Wanted to Tell You (Harper) has been chosen as the 2014 title for Cityread London, marking the year of the war's centenary.
Meanwhile Private Peaceful by HarperCollins Childrens Books author Michael Morpurgo [pictured], also dealing with the First World War,...
Thu, 05/12/2013 - 08:30
Children’s laureate Malorie Blackman will be the "children's author of the day" at London Book Fair on 10th April 2014.
The event marks the first time in LBF’s history that a children’s laureate has taken on...
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 06:31
Molecule Mayhem (Templar), a book exploring atoms, elements and other aspects of chemistry, has won the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society Award for Educational Writing.
The award honours “outstanding examples of non-fiction books for readers aged 5-11 years”.
Molecule Mayhem, by Tom Adams and...
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 05:00
Egmont is now offering its Winnie-the-Pooh app as a bundled product; the app and two digital stories for £2.49.
“We were keen to offer this app with a special bundled purchase so that more adults and children alike can discover more about the world of Pooh and enjoy these beautiful tales,” said digital publisher...
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:19
A new book delivery company, which sends monthly parcels of books for children aged 0-5, is hoping for a big sales push this Christmas.
Husband-and-wife team Mehmood and Jyoti Kahn set up Bookbuggy after struggling to find suitable books for their baby son Dara.
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 12:04
Orchard Books has bought two historical fiction titles about the life of the young Cleopatra, written by Lucy Coats.
Senior editor Rosalind Turner acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Sophie Hicks. The first book, provisionally titled Young Cleopatra, will hit the market in spring 2015 and...