Wed, 01/05/2013 - 08:00
Macmillan Children's Books is strongly represented in the range of titles revealed for the 2013 Bookbuzz programme, designed to help 11-year-olds to read for pleasure.
MCB has four of the 17 titles (see below) on the publisher-supported scheme, which lets schools offer year seven students the chance to choose a book from one of 17...
Tue, 06/11/2012 - 13:59
Titles from Orchard Books and Jonathan Cape have won this year's Roald Dahl Funny Prizes, presented today (6th November) at a ceremony in London.
Dark Lord: Teenage Years by Jamie Thomson (Hachette Children's Books, Orchard Books) triumphed in the Funniest Book for Children aged seven to 14 category, with My Big...
Thu, 23/08/2012 - 09:33
Hachette Children’s imprint Orchard Books is to launch a Beast Quest spin-off series, Sea Quest by Adam Blade, in spring 2013. Three Sea Quest titles, aimed at the seven-plus market, will launch in March, with three more books in September.
The series will feature Max and Cephalox the Cyber Squid, as well as...
Tue, 14/08/2012 - 15:10
Orchard Books has appointed Kate Burns to the role of publisher for picture books, gift and novelties.
Burns moves from her position of picture book publisher for Nosy Crow, and will begin at Orchard Books in September 2012. She will report to publishing director Megan Larkin.
The appointment marks a return to Orchard for...
Wed, 06/07/2011 - 07:06
Orchard Books has created a new logo to reinforce its brand more strongly in the digital world, said publishing director Megan Larkin. She said: "We needed to bring our brand up to date and to reinforce it as brands will be increasingly important in the digital world." She added: "The previous brand also had quite a young feel...
Fri, 21/01/2011 - 10:45
Orchard Books has acquired a new picture book range based on the children's product and lifestyle brand, Belle & Boo.
Sue Tarsky, editorial director for Orchard Books Picture, Novelty and Gift Books, brokered the deal for world rights with Mandy Sutcliffe and Kate Caines, the co-founders of Belle & Boo.
Wed, 24/11/2010 - 09:41
Mr. Men and Thomas [the Tank Engine] and Friends titles are among the most popular Christmas-themed books for children in 2010, according to Nielsen BookScan data, while yuletide treats within Usborne editorial director Fiona Watt's That's Not My... series have also been selling well.
Since the end of August, Thomas and...
Tue, 12/10/2010 - 18:00
Megan Larkin, fiction director at Usborne, is to return to Orchard Books as publishing director in January 2011. Larkin left Orchard in 2002 to set up Usborne’s new fiction list.
Hachette Children’s Books managing director Marlene Johnson said: "Megan’s particular focus will be to continue to develop Orchard’...
Mon, 09/08/2010 - 07:55
Jeff Norton, former senior vice-president at Chorion, has launched a venture to create new children’s series for publishers.
Norton is developing three distinct series following the sale of his first project, Interface, to Orchard last month in a four-book deal.
He said: “What I aim to do with each new project is to...
Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:02
He may have taken home the Wiley Manager of the Year gong at this year's Bookseller Industry Awards, but Steve Orchard started his career on something of a whim, as a stopgap after university.
More than two decades later, however, he is still on the shop floor and, most crucially, still enjoying it. After taking a job at Belsize...