Poet Kate Wakeling has won this year's CLiPPA award for children's poetry for her debut collection Moon Juice, published by indie The Emma Press.... Read more
Scholastic is publishing a middle-grade novel about "a warren of kid-sized tunnels under a town".
Egmont is launching a new Mr Men and Little Miss for Grown-Ups series aimed at the adult gifting market.
Data released by Public Lending Right (PLR) has revealed that "Horrid Henry" illustrator Tony Ross was the UK's "most borrowed" illustrator across public libraries last... Read more
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.
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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 5768
Thursday, August 17 2017
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