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....
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...
Fri, 18/12/2009 - 05:51
Puffin has acquired a début young adult (YA) title by Simon & Schuster children's sales director Phil Earle. The deal for UK and Commonwealth rights was agreed by Shannon Park, executive editor at Puffin, with Becky Stradwick at the Darley Andersen Agency. Stradwick was previously children's buyer at Borders.
Fri, 20/11/2009 - 06:27
Booksellers and agents have warned that younger readers are being neglected in the wake of a booming young adult (YA) market.
W H Smith children's buyer, Rachel Airey, has called for more "original, decent, stand-alone novels for younger readers," following an influx in YA titles.
Airey said "well-established...
Tue, 27/10/2009 - 13:00
Fantasy author Louise Cooper has died suddenly of a brain haemorrhage, aged 57.
The author of the Seahorses and The Mermaids Curse series wrote more than 80 books for publishers including Puffin, Hodder, Mundania, Tor & Bragelonne and Oxford University Press.
Earlier this year, she was awarded the...