Children’s author Tom Palmer has won the Ruth Rendell Award for his "outstanding" contribution to raising literacy levels in the UK.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired three "game-changing" middle-grade books by Ben Bailey Smith.
More than 380,000 children in the UK do not have a single book of their own, according to new research from the National Literary Trust (NLT).... Read more
Shappi Khorsandi, Bryony Gordon and Jenny Eclair have agreed to write books for the Hachette Children's Group's feminist YA collection, Bellatrix.
Walker Books will publish Michael Rosen’s The Missing; The True Story of my Family in World War Two in January 2020.... Read more
Hachette Children’s Group has bagged “a modern-day queer reimagining of ‘Grease’” by Australian YA writer Sophie Gonzales.
Walker has acquired a middle grade adventure story set in Cornwall from the Sunday Times chief travel writer Chris Haslam, writing as C J Haslam.... Read more
The Templar Illustration and Design Award is expanding in 2020 to include categories for children’s non-fiction illustration and children’s fiction cover design for the first... Read more
American YA author Tomi Adeyemi talks to us about the follow-up to her bestselling fantasy début, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, and shares an exclusive extract from... Read more
Little, Brown's teen imprint Atom has acquired two novels for young adults by Andreina Cordani, including a psychological YA thriller called The Girl Who… exploring the difficulty in talking about... Read more
Pushkin Press has sold YA debut Bearmouth by Liz Hyder to Norton in the US following a three-way bidding war.... Read more
Educational neuroscientist and Channel 4’s "The Secret Lives of Five Year Olds" expert Paul Howard-Jones has urged parents to read to their children to boost youngsters’... Read more
HarperCollins Children’s Books is publishing a new "showstopping" children's picture book from author–illustrator team David Walliams and Tony Ross, called The Creature Choir, in time... Read more
Mitch Johnson—who last year won the Branford Boase Award for his debut Kick published by Usborne—is moving to Hachette Children's Group for his second title.... Read more
A former Waterstones bookseller is preparing to open an independent children’s bookshop in Salisbury next year.
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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 5866
Friday, December 6 2019
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