Libraries are “bracing for a book loan boom” as the Summer Reading Challenge launches this week, headed by presenter Dermot O'Leary.
David Tennant will read the audio version of Cressida Cowell’s The Wizard of Once (Hodder Children’s Books).
US actor Neil Patrick Harris, star of hit TV series "How I Met Your Mother", is writing “a magical middle grade series” for Egmont.... Read more
Authors, agents and publishers have helped raise £180,597 through the Authors for Grenfell auction - £30,000 more than when it closed two weeks ago - with a David Walliams tea experience going for... Read more
BBC Radio 2 is making a drama based on Michael Morpurgo’s child migration novel, Alone On A Wide Wide Sea (HarperCollins Children’s Books), starring Toby... Read more
Lara Hancock will join Penguin Random House Children’s in the newly-created position of publisher for picture books and partnerships.
Literacy organisations celebrated the Duchess of Cornwall’s upcoming 70th birthday by delivering 70 primary schools a set of 70 books and specially designed bookshelves.
J K Rowling has revealed she has written a children's fairy tale on a party dress she wore for her 50th birthday in 2015.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has revealed the cover of the illustrated edition of Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J K Rowling.... Read more
Claudia Winkleman has been unveiled as the head judge for Book People’s latest Bedtime Story competition with a theme of “friendship”.
Children’s authors have debated the opportunities and perils of school visits on Twitter after writer Maz Evans shared advice for schools.
The success of Netflix's recent adaptation of 13 Reasons Why “clears the path” for more streaming-style young adult adaptations according to one media executive.... Read more
Chicken House’s Barry Cunningham has won the Branford Boase Award for the third time for his editorial work on Beetle Boy.... Read more
Walker Books has bought two more titles in a new illustrated fiction series from Philip Ardagh and Elissa Elwick about a detective duo of a... Read more
The estate of J R R Tolkien and HarperCollins have reportedly settled an $80m (£62m) lawsuit against Warner Bros over the licensing of online games,... 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 5766
Friday, July 21 2017
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