Thu, 20/09/2012 - 09:31
Comedian David Walliams has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize for the third time in five years.
His Gangsta Granny (HarperCollins Children's Books) is in the running for the Funniest Book for Children Aged Seven to Fourteen, alongside Frank Cottrell Boyce's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:...
Thu, 20/09/2012 - 09:09
HarperCollins Children's Books has acquired an illustrated young fiction series, Monster and Chips, by author-illustrator David O'Connell.
Harriet Wilson bought world rights in a deal with Jodie Marsh at United Agents.
The series features eight-year-old Joe who gets a job at a monster diner, learning how to make...
Fri, 04/11/2011 - 10:58
HarperCollins Children's Books has bought world rights to the original Bugsy Malone book, which was later adapted into the much loved musical.
Publisher Ann-Janine Murtagh bought rights to the novel and graphic novel directly from the author Sir Alan Parker, who later adapted his own title for the screen. The book will be...
Wed, 28/09/2011 - 08:00
HarperCollins Children's Books has signed a debut trilogy in which ordinary boys and girls are trained to become fairytale heroes or villains.
HC US editorial director Phoebe Yeh pre-empted world rights from Jane Startz of Jane Startz Productions to the three books by Soman Chainani. The first book in the trilogy, The School...
Tue, 28/06/2011 - 08:04
HarperCollins Children's Books has beaten six other publishers to win rights to two books by debut author Sarah Lean.
In what the publisher described as a "hotly contested auction", publishing director Rachel Denwood bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Julia Churchill at Greenhouse Literary Agency...
Wed, 08/06/2011 - 14:56
HarperCollins Children's Books has signed two deals, with a new trilogy from reality star Lauren Conrad, and a licensing deal for the tie-in to the new Transformers movie.
Brand development manager Richard Haines signed a deal for English-language rights to the Transformers: Dark of the Moon tie-in publishing with Hasbro, with...
Mon, 28/03/2011 - 08:36
Children’s Books has made two pre-Bologna deals, including a new title from Feather Boy author Nicky Singer.
Publishing director Rachel Denwood acquired world rights in The Flask by Nicky Singer from Clare Conville of Conville and Walsh.
The Flask tells the story of 12-year-old Jess who is grieving for...
Thu, 24/03/2011 - 08:50
HarperCollins has signed a five-book exclusive deal with Emma Chichester Clark to become her worldwide publisher.
The deal with Chichester Clark, who has also had titles published recently by Andersen Press, was signed by children's publisher Ann-Janine Murtagh and Laura Cecil from the Laura Cecil Literary Agency. The deal will...
Tue, 15/03/2011 - 08:58
HarperCollins Children's Books has signed two young adult deals, one for a new series of paranormal thrillers set in contemporary London and the other for a teenage love story set in war-torn Iraq.
Rachel Denwood, fiction publishing director, pre-empted UK and Commonwealth rights to Maureen Johnson's new series The Shades of...
Mon, 28/02/2011 - 15:40
HarperCollins Children’s Books has acquired two further installments of Ian Whybrow’s children’s series Meerkat Madness.
Harriet Wilson, HarperCollins Children’s Books editorial director, bought world rights including TV, film and merchandising for the second and third installments of the series from Jodie...