Little Tiger Group imprint Stripes Publishing has acquired a middle-grade mystery series developed by Karen Ball and written by Annabelle Sami.
Egmont has signed a two-book deal with Sarah Driver for a middle-grade fantasy series.
Inclusive children’s publisher Knights Of has hired Khadija Osman, currently a bookseller at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore, to run its new bookshop Round Table... Read more
Hachette Children’s Group has acquired a picture book inspired by the refugee crisis in Syria by Rachel Ip and Anneli Bray.
Andersen Press has acquired a coming-of-age story about a girl growing up above a Chinese takeaway in the West Midlands in the 1980s by Sue... Read more
YA author Laura Steven is writing a MG novel for Egmont under the pen name Laura Kirkpatrick.
Hilary McKay’s next book for Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) will be a contemporary fiction novel about two single parents who bring their children together in... Read more
The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf (Hachette Children’s Books) is the winner of this year’s overall £5,000 Waterstones Children’s Book... Read more
Bloomsbury Children’s has acquired a YA novel about gaslighting and the blurred lines between love and control by Karen Gregory.
British musician Stormzy is joining the cast of the BBC One adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s YA novel Noughts & Crosses (Penguin Random House Children's).... Read more
Fashion designer Paul Smith is teaming up with illustrator Sam Usher to publish his first children’s book with Pavilion Children’s Books.
TV presenter Dermot O’Leary is writing two more books in the Toto the Ninja Cat series for Hachette Children’s Group.
Author Sir Philip Pullman is the winner of this year’s J M Barrie Award, given annually in recognition of a lifetime’s achievement in delighting children.... Read more
Authors have praised Francis Spufford’s novel set in the world of Narnia, with some suggesting the C S Lewis estate should allow the book to be... Read more
Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) has acquired a climate change middle-grade novel by Sita Brahmachari and a gymnastics-themed YA by US author Jennifer Iacopelli.... Read more
Children's editor at The Bookseller
Brexit may have cast a shadow over the UK’s relationship with Europe but children’s publishers are maintaining an international outlook when it comes to business.... Read more
Issue No 5835
Friday, March 22 2019
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