HarperCollins has bought a new book from Judith Kerr, inspired by the 94-year-old author's ninth pet cat Katinka.
Pottermore has launched its Wizarding World Book Club community pages and revealed the first themes up for discussion online.
Authors, agents and editors are coming together for an online auction to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Egmont has acquired the first joint series from writers Katie and Kevin Tsang following a "hotly contested" auction.
A bookseller's proof of J K Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been sold for almost £10,000 - four times as much as the expected... Read more
HarperCollins has partnered with talkRADIO to bring “A Summer of Walliams” to the airwaves from this Sunday 18th June.
Roald Dahl has scooped the top three places in a list of the UK’s favourite children's reads from the past 80 years.
Bloomsbury illustrators discussed the challenges of conveying important themes about feminism and gender identity in children’s books at an event last night (13th June).... Read more
Quercus Children's Books has acquired author and screenwriter Mark Illis' first children's book, The Impossible, and its sequel. ... Read more
Nina Douglas, publicist at accessible children's publisher Barrington Stoke, is leaving to go freelance.
Pottermore will make J K Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone e-book available to UK library users over a two-week period to celebrate the 20th anniversary... Read more
Michael Morpurgo has won the overall Children’s Book Award for a record-breaking fourth time.
Simon & Schuster has bought a debut science fiction novel by a Neuroscience graduate.
Hodder Children’s Group has bought a “gripping and topical teen romance” from middle-grade, Cornwall-based author Chris Higgins.
YA author Non Pratt will shave her head at the Young Adult Literature Convention to raise £2,000 for the Royal Hospital of Neuro-disability after writing... Read more
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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 5762
Friday, June 23 2017
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