Sarah McIntyre has been unveiled as the new online Writer-Illustrator in Residence for reading charity BookTrust.
North London retailer the Big Green Bookshop is tweeting out every word of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Bloomsbury) to broadcaster Piers Morgan following... Read more
A Manchester parent has complained after her daughter came home from school with a copy of Juno Dawson’s This Book is Gay (Hot Key Books).... Read more
Pat-a-Cake, the new baby, preschool and early years imprint from Hachette Children’s Group (HCG), has signed its first licensing deal to publish books based on... Read more
Welsh independent publisher Firefly Press has bought a new YA novel by Rhian Ivory.
Artist Rachel Stubbs has won this year’s Sebastian Walker Award for Illustration.
Penguin Random House Children’s UK has signed a three-year publishing deal to release books based on Hatchimals, a brand of toys that hatch out of... Read more
Raymond Briggs has been awarded this year’s BookTrust lifetime achievement award.
Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant (Unbound), and Am I Normal Yet? (Usborne) author Holly Bourne have been unveiled as judges of the BBC Young Writers’ Award 2017.... Read more
HarperCollins has hired Sally Wilks as its UK head of sales for the children’s department.
Doug Pocock has been appointed as the new m.d. of Capstone’s UK business.
The 18-strong shortlists for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017 show a strong presence from independent Chicken House as well as publishers Hachette and Penguin... Read more
Hodder Children’s Books, part of Hachette Children’s Group (HCG), has bought English language publishing rights to three DreamWorld licences: Noddy Toyland Detective, Dinotrux and How... Read more
Camille Whitcher, a 2016 graduate of the Cambridge School of Arts Illustration MA, has won the 2017 Children’s Picture Book Prize, organised by the Stratford-upon-Avon... Read more
Children’s authors have hit out at the slew of celebrity book deals struck in recent months, warning that full-time fiction writers are struggling while famous... 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 5745
Friday, February 24 2017
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