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
Delegates at The Bookseller Children’s Conference were told to avoid ‘copy and paste’ strategies when trying to diversify their companies. Cynthia Davies, founder of BAME... Read more
Rob Biddulph has said he was “overwhelmed” by the response to the online #DrawWithRob drawing lessons he ran during lockdown.
The YA Book Prize, which aims to recognise the best Young Adult fiction from the UK and Ireland, has re-opened for submissions. ... Read more
Children’s publishers grew readerships during lockdown across subject areas, extending to renewed interest in their backlists as well as in their online educational resources, delegates heard... Read more
A new monthly book club and greater outreach to public and school libraries are among the World Book Day plans for 2021, the charity’s c.e.o. has... Read more
The US children's market has seen huge growth this year with increasing focus on books by people of colour and by celebrities, Barbara Marcus, president and... Read more
Two Hoots has landed Sir Michael Morpurgo’s “timely” picture book A Song of Gladness, with illustrations from Kate Greenaway Medal winner Emily Gravett.... Read more
Authors of colour made up 19.6% of Young Adult writers published in 2019, a huge leap on previous years, according to new research.
Young Adult books saw a huge 43% rise in post-lockdown sales by value as the children's sector as a whole swelled to 33% of the... Read more
Puffin has netted The Dream Team, a football-themed middle-grade series from Priscilla Mante, in a two-book deal.
HarperCollins Children's Books has triumphed in a multi-publisher auction for 'beautiful' middle grade novel The Last Bear by debut children’s author Hannah Gold.... Read more
Children's books have seen a boom during coronavirus-hit 2020 with non-fiction heading for a record year, according to Nielsen.
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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 5903
Friday, October 23 2020
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