• Mon, 24/05/2010 - 12:46

    Puffin is to publish six classic titles from its backlist, which have been ‘re-imagined’ by leading cultural figures and designers.

    The launch forms part of Puffin’s 70th birthday celebrations which also includes a hunt for the UK’s favourite Puffin story.

    The Designer Puffin Classics titles will each be...

  • Mon, 10/05/2010 - 16:06

    Puffin author Siobhan Parkinson has been announced as Ireland's first laureate for children's fiction. Irish president Mary McAleese announced Parkinson as Laureate na nÓg at an event today (10th May) at the Irish Arts Council in Dublin, where she was presented with the Laureate na nÓg medal.

    The role will be held...

  • Fri, 07/05/2010 - 08:54

    Roald Dahl, Richard Adams, Eric Carle and Robert Louis Stevenson are among the writers of the 70 best-ever books for children, according to a new list from Puffin.

    The publisher has released the list, which are all Puffin's own titles, to mark its 70th anniversary.

    Split into categories such as Best Mischief and Mayhem, Best...

  • Fri, 30/04/2010 - 10:21

    Shannon Park, executive editor for Puffin fiction, has acquired world rights (excluding the US) to a brand-new comedy series by Jeremy Strong, from Anthony Goff at David Higham Associates.

    The Cartoon Kid features Casper the Cartoon Kid, Big Feet Pete and moaning Noella Niblet, who discover that anyone can be a superhero....

  • Tue, 30/03/2010 - 09:10

    All four- and five-year-olds in England are to receive a copy of an Eric Carle title as part of the government's Booktime programme.

    More than 700,000 copies of Carle's "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly" Said the Sloth (Puffin) will be given away from this September as part of the Booktime initiative, which is funded by...

  • Mon, 15/03/2010 - 03:00

    Puffin is to launch a new series from US author Rick Riordan on the back of the recently released Percy Jackson film ("Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief"), which is based on his bestselling series.

    The new series, the Kane Chronicles (May), promises "to do for the Egyptian gods what Percy Jackson did for the Greek...

  • Fri, 19/02/2010 - 10:10

    Puffin has acquired a further three titles in the Young Samurai series by Chris Bradford.

    Shannon Park, executive editor, acquired world English rights for a six-figure sum from Charlie Viney at The Viney Agency.

    Since its UK publication in 2008, the series has sold more than 70,000 copies and has been sold in 16 languages, with...

  • Tue, 16/02/2010 - 15:46

    Puffin has acquired two fantasy novels in a new series entitled Wereworld by British author and artist Curtis Jobling.

    Shannon Park, executive editor at Puffin secured world rights for the series from the John Jarrold Literary Agency. The Wereworld novels are due for publication in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

    The series follows...

  • Fri, 12/02/2010 - 12:19

    Puffin Books has secured the rights to The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary with a global publication date of 17th March.

    The book is a full-colour diary that goes behind the scenes to tell the story of Greg Heffley’s transition from cartoon character to real person on the big screen and is a companion to the series.

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  • Mon, 18/01/2010 - 16:21

    Puffin Books is to launch a new teen fiction list, Razorbill, in response to the growth in sales of commercial teen fiction triggered by Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, Puffin m.d. Francesca Dow has confirmed.

    The Razorbill imprint is already established at Penguin in the US and some of its titles will be included in...

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