Scholastic has claimed two titles out of the five shortlisted for Oscar’s Book Prize, which honours the best book published for children under five years... Read more
Willow Smith has bought the film rights to YA fantasy trilogy Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Faber) with a view to starring in it.... Read more
Simon & Schuster US will publish seven-year old Syrian refugee Bana Alabed’s memoir.
Hachette Children’s Group has struck a multi-book deal with Juno Dawson following a "hotly-contested" auction.
Hachette Children’s Group and Walker have both bought books from Nicola Morgan.
Parragon Books has unveiled a “bold” redesign of its own-brand imprint Start Little Learn Big, aimed at pre-schoolers.
Amazon has appointed Shona Abhyankar, currently head of PR at Penguin Random House Children’s and formerly senior publicist at Ebury, as publicity lead of Amazon Publishing.... Read more
Foreign professionals flocked to Bologna Children’s Book Fair, official attendance figures have revealed, with overseas visitor numbers growing by 15%.
Macmillan Children’s Books has secured fantasy trilogy Children of Blood and Bone by debut writer Tomi Adeyemi in a "hotly contested" six-figure auction.... Read more
Simon & Schuster Children’s Books (UK) has acquired a further two picture book titles from illustrator and "rising star" Richard Jones.
McFly band member Tom Fletcher will publish his second middle grade novel for Penguin Random House in time for the Christmas market this October.... Read more
The Roald Dahl Literary Estate will create a personalised adaptation of a Roald Dahl classic in partnership with publishing start-up Lost My Name.
BolognaFiere, the organiser of Bologna Children’s Book Fair, is set to launch a new copyright trade and licensing show in New York City in spring... Read more
German illustrator and author Wolf Erlbruch has been announced as the winner of the £445,000 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award after being described as a "caring and... Read more
A Marvel executive has blamed declining comic book sales on the studio’s efforts to promote diversity and female characters.
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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 5756
Friday, May 26 2017
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