Thu, 31/01/2013 - 13:00
Orion Children's Books has acquired a new series by TV presenter Holly Willoughby and her sister, Kelly Willoughby.
Publisher and m.d. for Orion Children's Books Fiona Kennedy bought world rights in the series, L'Etoile, School for Stars, from John Knight at James Grant Media.
The first book in the stage-school...
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:43
Orion Children's Books has scored two of the shortlist for the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation with tales by Carlos Ruiz Zafron and Mithaa Alkhayyat.
The award, administered by the English-Speaking Union on behalf of the Marsh Christian Trust, celebrates the "high quality and diversity of translated...
Mon, 17/09/2012 - 10:37
Orion Children's Books has acquired a new title by wildlife expert and adventurer, Steve Backshall, adding to his Deadly publishing programme.
Orion Children's Books managing director and publisher Fiona Kennedy bought world rights in the new title, Deadly Diaries, through Julian Alexander at LAW and Luigi Bonomi at LBA on...
Tue, 17/07/2012 - 07:00
Orion Children's Books has acquired a new series for young readers by author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst, a descendant of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.
Commissioning editor Jenny Glencross bought world rights in her first acquisition in her new role with Mark Mills at Plum Pudding Illustration, in the Mariella Mystery...
Wed, 23/05/2012 - 08:40
Orion Children’s Books has acquired a new novel by German author Cornelia Funke, known for her Inkworld series.
Fiona Kennedy m.d. and publisher acquired UK and Commonweath rights to Ghost Knight via Jenny Savill at Andrew Nurnberg Associates. Little, Brown acquired English-speaking rights for North America.
Fri, 08/07/2011 - 08:30
Orion Children's Books is supporting the Evening Standard Get London Reading literacy campaign, announcing plans to donate a copy of a Horrid Henry early reader book to volunteer reading mentors.
Each person who volunteers to be a reading mentor as part of the campaign up to the end of 2011, and all volunteers that are...
Fri, 17/12/2010 - 11:53
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is Annabel Pitcher's début. Its subject matter has divided publishers and agents, one describing it as "commercially disastrous", while others fought to buy it at an auction eventually won by Orion Children's Books who will publish in March.
The story follows a family...