• Fri, 06/08/2010 - 08:00

    A roadshow, a musical and a Roald Dahl Reading Relay are among the events planned for this year's Roald Dahl Day (13th September). Seventy Waterstone's branches will stage Roald Dahl Day events throughout September.

     It will be the fifth year that the campaign has run and Puffin said it has had a continuing effect, with Dahl...

  • Thu, 29/07/2010 - 05:49

    Puffin is publishing six exclusive special editions designed by cultural figures including sculptor Antony Gormley and author and illustrator Lauren Child as part of celebrations for the company's 70th birthday.

    The six titles will be published on 2nd September priced at £100 each and the children’s publisher will only...

  • Thu, 15/07/2010 - 07:00

    Puffin is marking the publication of Eoin Colfer's latest novel, Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex, with a live event at Forest Hill School in London that will be filmed and simultaneously streamed into classrooms nationwide.

    Some 10,500 people have already registered for the event. Anyone can register to watch at:...

  • Fri, 18/06/2010 - 09:40

    Puffin has bought world rights for the next six books in Alex Scarrow's TimeRiders series.

    The deal for world rights was agreed by Puffin's executive editor Shannon Park and Rowan Lawton at PFD. This is Puffin's biggest deal for the 11+ age group in a single acquisition and brings the series total to nine books.
    ...

  • Thu, 17/06/2010 - 07:29

    Artemis Fowl has flapped away with the accolade of the UK’s all-time favourite Puffin.
     
    Eoin Colfer’s novel was voted the Puffin of Puffins in a nationwide poll, set up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Puffin Modern Classics. Readers could vote for their favourite book from seven titles, one from each decade....

  • Tue, 25/05/2010 - 16:07

    As temperatures rose across the UK towards the end of last week, book sales wilted in the heat.

    According to Nielsen BookScan data, £23.7m was spent on books during the seven days to 22nd May, down 6.8% week-on-week and down 11.6% on the same week last year—when Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta (Sphere) topped the...

  • 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....

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