Management and production firm Avalon has bought a majority stake in The Agency, which represents children's authors and illustrators alongside dramatic rights for writers such... Read more
A survey conducted by The Bookseller found most staffers in the children’s publishing sector were optimistic concerning its odds of surviving, and thriving, in a... Read more
David McKee’s now-revered picture book Tusk Tusk was once banned in a number of libraries in the UK, the illustrator said after celebrating winning this... Read more
Children's titles from Rob Biddulph, Kes Gray and Serena Patel are among the winners of Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards in partnership with BookTrust.... Read more
Dapo Adeola is to judge a children's Christmas card design competition being launched for the first time this year by the National Literacy Trust. ... Read more
Faber has acquired four classic titles from "one of the founding fathers of children's illustration", Richard Scarry, which are currently unavailable in the UK.... Read more
Firefly Press is publishing its first-ever non-fiction titles with the launch of the Stupendous Sports series written by Robin Bennett and illustrated by Matt Cherry.... Read more
Author Maz Evans has signed a three-book deal with Hachette Children's Group for a "hilarious" new series for younger readers, starting with The Exploding Life of... Read more
Simon & Schuster Children's is to publish author and illustrator Beach's first picture book, secured in a three-title deal.
Zaro Weil has won this year's Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award (CLiPPA) for her collection of nature poems, Cherry Moon (ZaKids Books/Troika Books).... Read more
David Fickling Books has picked up A Street Dog Named Pup, a “heart-warming” middle-grade book by Gill Lewis.
David Walliams and illustrator Tony Ross are returning with a “rip-roaring, action-packed” new novel, Code Name Bananas, on 5th November.
Puffin has acquired the first children’s non-fiction title from writer, broadcaster, documentary maker and activist Afua Hirsch.
A campaign designed to help create visibility and generate book sales for emerging children's authors and illustrators of colour has been launched by BookTrust Represents... Read more
Companies need to ensure their brands come across as useful, direct and friendly if they want to appeal to children, according to James Erskine, m.d.... Read more
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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 5902
Friday, October 16 2020
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