Andersen Press is to relaunch its weekly online children's storytime sessions in partnership with Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books.... Read more
Pottermore, the digital company for J K Rowling’s Wizarding World, saw revenues rise 3.2% and profits increase 23.2% in the 12 months to 31st March 2020.... Read more
Usborne author PG Bell, creator of the children’s book series The Train to Impossible Places, has partnered with the National Literacy Trust and The Postal Museum... Read more
Penguin Books has pre-empted What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson, a YA debut about "beauty, brutality and broken people trying to survive", branded "a masterpiece of a thriller".... Read more
Puffin has announced it is publishing A Different Sort of Normal, written and illustrated by debut talent Abigail Balfe—the true story of one girl's journey growing up autistic.... Read more
Penguin Random House Children’s Books has scooped Lies Like Wildfire, the “compulsive and explosive” debut YA novel from Jennifer Lynn Alvarez.... Read more
Hachette Children’s Group is partnering with Commonword, the largest writing development organisation based in Manchester, in a bid to find more northern Black, Asian and minority... Read more
HarperCollins Children’s Books has signed two novels by middle-grade author Nicola Skinner.
DK has donated 1,000 copies of Life Cycles to youth education charity the Manchester United Foundation.
Scholastic saw revenues plunge 32% year on year to $406.2m and operating income fall 54% in the second quarter, as its business continued to be... Read more
Egmont has landed a debut middle-grade fiction series from Authorfy star Mel Taylor-Bessent, about a girl whose family spreads Christmas cheer 365 days a year.... Read more
Jeff Kinney is releasing Diary of a Wimpy Kid spin-off Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories with Puffin in 2021, ahead of the 16th title... Read more
Lauren Child is bringing back Clarice Bean in a “spectacularly cinematic Christmas classic” for HarperCollins Children's Books.
Puffin has scooped The Ice Whisperers, a "haunting and magical" debut novel from Helenka Stachera, in a two-book deal.
Reading charity BookTrust has launched its 2020 Christmas fundraising appeal, calling on members of the public to help vulnerable children across the country.
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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 5913
Friday, January 15 2021
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