Malorie Blackman is completing her Noughts & Crosses YA series with the sixth and final novel, Endgame, publishing with Penguin Random House Children’s UK in summer 2021.... Read more
Simon & Schuster Children’s Books has acquired Diary of A Christmas Elf from children’s author and actor Ben Miller. ... Read more
Welbeck Publishing Group is launching a new children's fiction imprint, Welbeck Flame, with Felicity Alexander joining as associate publisher.... Read more
Ladybird has promoted editorial director Lou Grosart to the role of publisher for its trade list, succeeding Louie Stowell who is leaving the role to dedicate more time to her writing... Read more
A new literary competition that celebrates science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) is offering the winner a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House and a... Read more
Submissions for the YA Book Prize, which aims to recognise the best Young Adult fiction from the UK and Ireland, close tomorrow (Tuesday 1st December).... Read more
Walker Books had a record year in 2019, with turnover increasing 7% and operating profit soaring 17%, newly released financial results show.
BookTrust Represents and Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell have revealed the pairings for #PassThePen, a social media campaign designed to help promote visibility, champion new voices and... Read more
Representation in children’s books is still not reflective of society, according to reading charity BookTrust and the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE).... Read more
An animated advert celebrating 80 years of Puffin authors, illustrators and stories has been launched to mark the publisher's gift-giving campaign this winter.
HarperCollins Children’s Books has signed Noa and the Little Elephant: A Tale of Friendship and Survival, a “poignant” picture book from author and illustrator Michael Foreman,... Read more
The Federation of Children’s Book Groups is asking schools and libraries to share books about the planet we live on as part of National Non-Fiction November. ... Read more
More than 500 authors and illustrators have signed a letter by illustrator Dapo Adeola asking the BBC and the wider media to credit illustrators. ... Read more
Children's publisher Knights Of is partnering with The Reading Agency for this year's Winter Mini Challenge programme encouraging youngsters to keep up their reading during... Read more
A digital Irish children's book festival is launching later this month, in association with Dublin's Pavilion Theatre.
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Publicist and debut children's author Liz Hyder calls on publishers to be more vocal about the negative impacts of creative writing being sidelined by the current education... Read more
Issue No 5910
Friday, December 4 2020
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