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
Hodder Children’s Books, part of Hachette Children’s Group (HCG), has bought the UK and Commonwealth rights to a new series by YA author Taran Matharu.... Read more
The organisers of the Klaus Flugge Prize for newcomers in children’s book illustration have longlisted 15 artists for this year’s award, including three who have books out... Read more
Children’s author Morris Gleitzman has said “young people need stories more than ever” following his appointment as Australian children’s laureate.
Nosy Crow and Bloomsbury dominate the IPG Independent Publishing Awards shortlists, alongside various radical publishers such as Verso and Zed Books.
A campaigner has crowdfunded more than £25,000 to give a copy of The Lost Words (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Random House) by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris to every primary school in Scotland.... Read more
John Burningham is working on a sequel to Would You Rather, his bestselling picture book released 40 years ago.
Egmont has bought four historical adventure stories by Katherine Woodfine, featuring the main characters from her previous series, The Sinclair’s Mysteries.
Penguin Random House Children’s and Michael Joseph are launching a new YA trilogy jointly written by authors Tom and Giovanna Fletcher. ... 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 5791
Friday, February 23 2018
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