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.
The winner of the World Book Day Award has been revealed as an East Yorkshire school after it faced three years of “struggling” to expand... Read more
Usborne has promoted two longstanding staff members into two newly created roles “in response to the company’s growth.” Christian Herisson has become UK commercial and... Read more
Claire McFall has won the first Scottish Teenage Book Prize.
Author Melvin Burgess, Guardian journalist Julia Eccleshare and BuzzFeed's Chelsey Pippin are among the judges for the YA Book Prize 2017, run by The Bookseller.... Read more
Fearne Cotton will write her first children’s book for Andersen Press which encourages toddlers to copy the characters' yoga poses.
Chicken House is "joyous" to be reuniting with fantasy author Cornelia Funke on two titles, following a split in 2015 over an editorial disagreement.
Hachette will publish a children's book by Dermot O’Leary about a Ninja Cat called Toto.
Faber has won the double at the Blue Peter Book Awards, triumphing in both categories.
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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 5748
Friday, March 24 2017
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