Orchard Books, part of the Hachette Children’s Group, has signed a publishing deal for additional formats with The Pokémon Company.
Children’s publishers are feeling “quietly optimistic” going into next week’s London Book Fair, with interest in acquiring across middle-grade, Young Adult and “crossover” titles.... Read more
Children’s author Sally Nicholls and A Series of Unfortunate Events illustrator Brett Helquist are joining forces on a new series with Nosy Crow.... Read more
Dick Bruna’s cartoon rabbit character, Miffy, stars in a newly unveiled app for young children to “build early cognitive development”.
Former MP George Galloway is to author a children’s book series set amongst the Spice islands of Indonesia during colonial rule.
Fifteen debut picture books in the running for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize, with Walker Books and Nosy Crow leading the way with two each... Read more
BookTrust today released its shortlist for In Other Words, its inaugural children’s books in translation project, comprising a story of spies and kidnapping set in Stalin’s Russia... Read more
Hot Key Books has acquired two standalone YA novels from Robert Muchamore, author of bestselling YA series Cherub.
Fiona Kennedy, publisher of Head of Zeus's new children's imprint Zephyr, has made her first acquisitions, buying a standalone novel by Lauren St John and two... Read more
Actress and comedian Miranda Hart has won a publishing deal with Hachette for a children’s book about a girl who loses her smile.... Read more
Freelance children’s publishing consultant Claire Shanahan and children’s writer Katherine Woodfine are to co-programme The Bookseller’s Children’s Conference in 2017.
Three début authors are up against children’s book heavyweights Malorie Blackman and Francesca Simon on the 10-strong YA Book Prize 2017 shortlist.
HarperCollins Children's Books has partnered with Hopster, an "edutainment" subscription app that helps kids under six to learn through stories.... Read more
Macmillan Children's Books has paid tribute to “much-loved” illustrator Jane Eccles who passed away on Monday (27th February).
Research revealed on World Book Day (WBD) suggests that a quarter of eight to 11-year-olds would not own a book without the initiative.
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In regards to the current debate on whether authors should be paid for events in schools, the question, of course, is not should children’s authors... Read more
Issue No 5747
Friday, March 10 2017
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