The man accused of murdering children's author Helen Bailey for financial gain "grossly deceived" her, jurors have heard, as the prosecution branded his account of a kidnapping "absurd" in the concluding stages of the six-week... Read more
CILIP has responded to criticism about the diversity of its Carnegie Medal longlist - which features no BAME authors - saying that while it "acknowledges and... Read more
Faber Children's will publish a YA verse novel about American gun crime from author Jason Reynolds.
Walker Books' A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston has won the fiction category in the Bologna Ragazzi Award 2017.... Read more
Andersen Press is leading the way in the newly unveiled 2017 Branford Boase Award longlist with four nominations.
Twenty-two years after the release of the first book in His Dark Materials trilogy, Philip Pullman is set to release a new three-part series to... Read more
Hachette Children’s Group has restructured its PR department with two new appointments and three promotions after the former head of publicity left to go freelance.... Read more
Michael Morpurgo and Sarah Crossan are among the nominees for the Children’s Book Award 2017.
William Bee's Stanley picture books will be turned into an animated television series with BBC Worldwide, it has been revealed.
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.
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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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