Tue, 22/07/2014 - 14:56
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (LBYR) will next year publish the first children’s book from best-selling women’s fiction author Jenny Colgan.
Polly and the Puffin, an illustrated chapter book for readers aged 5+, is about Neil the puffin, a character from Colgan’s adult novel Little Beach Street...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 12:35
David Walliams has set up a new production company with comedian Miranda Hart and producer Jo Sargent, and a TV adaptation one of Walliams’ The Boy in the Dress (HarperCollins Children’s Books) is one of the first projects on their list.
The new company, King Bert Productions, is adapting The Boy in the Dress...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:10
David Fickling Books will this September publish Jampires, a picture book based on a comic created during an “online jam session” by illustrators Sarah McIntyre and David O’Connell.
Unlike in normal author/illustrator partnerships, McIntyre and O’Connell together developed both the story...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:10
As teenagers seek to create their own immersive worlds around their favourite books or music bands, fan fiction is a phenomenon publishers cannot ignore, according to Yvonne Biggins, co-director of Movellas.
Movellas, the Denmark-based start-up that launched in the UK in 2012, has 200,000 users per month—and counting. Movellas...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:00
Three books showcasing the “best of Scottish children’s writing” have been shortlisted for this year’s Kelpies Prize.
The prize, organised by publisher Floris Books, is in its 10th year and is for unpublished writers of books that are set in Scotland and aimed at children aged 8-11.
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 08:40
Tony Mitton is the winner of this year’s CLPE Poetry Award for Wayland, a retelling of the legend of Wayland the blacksmith, illustrated by John Lawrence and published by David Fickling books.
The judging panel, chaired by Roger McGough, said they chose Wayland as the winner for its “mastery...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 15:33
Nosy Crow has created a new board book, published by Unicef, that will be given to new parents in Scotland to celebrate this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Baby, I Love You is a simple board book that is about the love a parent has for his or her child. The words are written to the rhythm of...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 09:55
Penguin UK has bought the rights to Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan, based on Tiny Cooper, a character from YA novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Penguin).
Levithan co-wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green, author of smash hit The Fault in our Stars (...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 09:20
Itch, the first children’s book from radio 2 presenter Simon Mayo, is being turned into a TV show by Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment (RHCSE).
Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment (RHCSE), which is a jointly owned company of Komixx Entertainment and Randon House, optioned the rights to...
Mon, 14/07/2014 - 09:50
Author Isobel Harrop has said that the Young Adult field is “one of the best places to be a woman in the media”, thanks to the high proportion of women writing and publishing YA.
Her comment was made during a talk about heroines in YA titled "Sisters doing for themselves" at the UK’s first...