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...
Wed, 14/05/2014 - 09:05
Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired four new titles from author and illustrator Chris Riddell, including the next book in the Goth Girl series.
The new Goth Girl book, which is as yet untitled, will be published in autumn 2015. The first book in the series, Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, won the Costa Children...
Wed, 26/03/2014 - 09:20
Macmillan Children’s Books has paid a six-figure sum for the UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, of a new YA novel from E K Johnston, in a buy made at the Bologna Book Fair.
A Thousand Nights is a dark fantasy which tells the story of Scheherazade and was only sent out on submission in the UK last week....
Fri, 21/03/2014 - 13:05
Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired two picture books from Mo O’Hara, author of the Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series.
The first picture book, as yet untitled, is an adventure story about a fish and will publish in summer 2015. It will be illustrated by Marek Jagucki.
The second picture...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 07:30
Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired the rights to two Moone Boy novels, based on the Sky 1HD show. "Moone Boy" is written by actor Chris O’Dowd and screenwriter Nick Vincent Murphy.
Venetia Gosling, publisher for six-plus at MCB, acquired world rights from Robert Kirby at United Agents, in...
Wed, 20/11/2013 - 15:23
Macmillan Children’s Books is creating two new publishing divisions—Macmillan Under 6s and Macmillan Over 6s—to focus on brands and customer needs.
Stephanie Barton [left] will take on the role of publisher of the Under 6s, which will look after books for babies up to emerging readers. Authors and...
Tue, 10/09/2013 - 08:30
Macmillan Children's Books pre-school imprint Campbell Books wants to feature the UK's "best independent bookshop" in its Busy Books series.
The series for young children is one of Campbell's best selling, and features titles including Busy Park, Busy Farm and Busy Airport.
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 08:00
Macmillan Children's Books has bought two new YA novels from Rainbow Rowell, author of Eleanor and Park (Orion), including one on the topical subject of fan fiction.
Commissioning editor Rachel Petty bought UK and Commonwealth rights for Fangirl and a second, untitled, novel from Nicola Barr at Green & Heaton...
Wed, 17/07/2013 - 07:30
Hannah Sheppard is to join DHH Literary Agency.
Sheppard joins the agency from Headline, where she ran the group's young adult and crossover lists, commissioning authors such as Julianna Baggot, Jennifer E Smith and Tanya Byrne.
Previously, she worked at Macmillan Children's Books. While at university, she set up a...
Tue, 18/06/2013 - 15:55
Michele Young is to join Macmillan Children's Books as International Rights Director, with overall responsibility for rights and co-edition sales across MCB and all imprints, including Kingfisher.
Young will leave Quercus to take up the role on 2nd September, ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair. She previously held rights roles at...