Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired world rights to two picture books by Guardian cartoonist Stephen Collins and debut author Jim Whalley.... Read more
Hodder Children’s Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group, has pre-empted a commercial fiction novel by Nicky Singer.
Ahead of the 2018 YA Book Prize shortlist announcement, we catch up with some of last year's #YA10 authors.
Usborne has bought a middle grade series about a princess who has a secret fashion blog, by Carina Axelsson.
PRH Children’s has acquired one of the winning titles from last year’s In Other Words programme, organised by BookTrust to promote children’s literature from outside... Read more
The UK arm of Scholastic has bought school books suppliers MBE Books and Laburnum House for an undisclosed sum.
Maze Runner author James Dashner has been dropped by his UK publishers, Chicken House and Sweet Cherry Publishing, following allegations of sexual harassment.... Read more
Little Tiger imprint Stripes is launching a new YA anthology of short stories and poetry by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer plus (LGBTQ+) authors.... Read more
Walker Books will this autumn release a book about the life and work of Helen Oxenbury, who was given the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award last... Read more
Walker Books has awarded student Viola Wang this year’s Sebastian Walker Award for Illustration.
Schools can apply for book donations from authors, bloggers and booksellers via a new scheme set up by Maz Evans, the the author of the... Read more
Established names such as Patrick Ness, Katherine Rundell and Jim Kay are longlisted for the 2018 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals alongside debut authors... Read more
Jacqueline Wilson has helped launch a campaign for Book Aid International celebrating the power of books.
US children’s author Jay Asher and illustrator David Diaz have been expelled from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) because of allegations... Read more
Warner Bros. is in talks with Paul King, the director of the two "Paddington" films, to take on a new adaptation of “Willy Wonka”, according to Variety magazine.... Read more
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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 5790
Friday, February 16 2018
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