Penguin Random House Children’s UK has signed a three-year publishing deal to release books based on Hatchimals, a brand of toys that hatch out of... Read more
Raymond Briggs has been awarded this year’s BookTrust lifetime achievement award.
Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant (Unbound), and Am I Normal Yet? (Usborne) author Holly Bourne have been unveiled as judges of the BBC Young Writers’ Award 2017.... Read more
HarperCollins has hired Sally Wilks as its UK head of sales for the children’s department.
Doug Pocock has been appointed as the new m.d. of Capstone’s UK business.
The 18-strong shortlists for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017 show a strong presence from independent Chicken House as well as publishers Hachette and Penguin... Read more
Hodder Children’s Books, part of Hachette Children’s Group (HCG), has bought English language publishing rights to three DreamWorld licences: Noddy Toyland Detective, Dinotrux and How... Read more
Camille Whitcher, a 2016 graduate of the Cambridge School of Arts Illustration MA, has won the 2017 Children’s Picture Book Prize, organised by the Stratford-upon-Avon... Read more
Children’s authors have hit out at the slew of celebrity book deals struck in recent months, warning that full-time fiction writers are struggling while famous... Read more
Bloomsbury will publish new editions of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone this June to celebrate the book’s 20th anniversary.... Read more
Simon & Schuster will this autumn publish a picture book version of Hillary Clinton's 1996 non-fiction title It Takes A Village. ... Read more
Edinburgh-based independent Black & White Publishing is naming its new YA imprint ‘Ink Road’.
TV presenter Claudia Winkleman is to join author Cathy Rentzenbrink and Amazon's director of books, Dan Mucha, on the judging panel for children's book award... Read more
Linda Lloyd-Owen, the founder of the online Children’s Book Illustration gallery, is selling the business.
Oxford University Press Children's has bought three young fiction titles by author and illustrator Elys Dolan.
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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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