Wed, 17/09/2014 - 14:20
Illustrator Oliver Jeffers is marking his 10th anniversary of creating picture books by coming to London to take part in several live events, including an "in conversation" evening with Sir Quentin Blake.
On 1st-2nd November, Jeffers will take part in several events at the Southbank Centre in London and will...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 09:30
Ford has teamed up with Penguin Random House UK to release a voice-activated audio app of Roald Dahl stories.
The Roald Dahl app will be compatible with the Sync AppLink technology in Ford cars, which triggers activation of the voice app. Once in the car, a listener can open the app on their smart phone and connect it to...
Tue, 16/09/2014 - 11:50
Independent publisher Fat Fox Books has acquired the debut picture book from Wen Dee Tan, who came third in the 2013 Macmillan Prize for illustration.
Lili is a about a girl with fire-red hair who is ostracised by her community. She escapes to the woods where she rescues some village children in danger, meaning she is...
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 17:45
Bloomsbury has acquired the world rights for two picture books from debut author Lou Carter.
The first title, There Are No Dragons In This Story, will be published in 2016 and is about a dragon who is fed up of being the bad guy. He gatecrashes various fairy tales and tries to save the characters but things don...
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 15:36
Nook Media has signed a multi-platform partnership with ESI Media, the commercial department of the London Evening Standard and the Independent, to build on last year’s Get London Reading initiative.
The partnership will include sponsorship of the Best Play accolade at the Evening Standard Theatre...
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 09:50
The UK children’s publishing market is up by 10% this year, making it the fastest-growing book sector ahead of what is expected to be a sell-out Bookseller Children’s Conference (25th September).
Nielsen BookScan data shows that consumers spent £187.9m on children’s books in the first eight months of 2014 (1st...
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 09:30
Authors David McKee, Chris Riddell, Michael Morpurgo, Holly Smale and Daisy Meadows are among the authors featuring in the line-up for the nine 2015 World Book Day £1 titles.
Meanwhile a debut World Book Day illustrator has also been chosen for the first year.
World Book Day director Kirsten Grant described...
Thu, 11/09/2014 - 09:50
Save the Children says it will address the issue of dyslexia through its Read On. Get On. coalition, after charities expressed concern over the lack of resources for children with additional reading needs.
William Higham, director of UK poverty, policy, advocacy and campaigns, Save the Children, said the campaign,...
Thu, 11/09/2014 - 08:50
W F Howes has signed a deal to produce Pushkin’s ‘Save the Story’ children’s books in audio format for the UK and Commonwealth markets.
The Save the Story series comprises 10 classic tales, for example The Story of Don Juan and The Story of Gilgamesh, retold by modern authors. The...
Wed, 10/09/2014 - 09:10
Egmont has revealed plans for Blockopedia, a Minecraft enclopedia that will be released in time for Christmas.
Blockopedia is guide to all the 112 blocks players use to make up the Minecraft world, from basic plants and ores to enchantment tables (which allow players to enchant tools, books and armour)....