Simon & Schuster worldwide will mark a decade of Rachel Renée Russell’s bestselling Dork Diaries series with a global retail and marketing campaign.... Read more
Alex Moyet, formerly senior marketing manager at Activision, has joined Penguin Random House (PRH) Children’s as brand director.
The non-profit organisation Pop Up Projects has received £509,754 in funding to expand its children’s literature festival programme nationwide, including developing a bespoke festival for... Read more
Hachette Children’s Group has signed a further four picture books from Britta Teckentrup, and one illustrated non-fiction title.
Penguin Random House division Puffin and Bloomsbury both have two titles shortlisted for this year’s £5,000 Oscar’s Book Prize.
Penguin Ventures has collaborated with Le Méridien Piccadilly Hotel to launch an official Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea.
Penguin Random House division Puffin has sold US rights to The Unadoptables, the debut novel by Hana Tooke, to Viking Children’s Books.... Read more
Scottish publisher Cranachan has signed debut author Joan Haig to its middle-grade imprint, Pokey Hat, for her first title Tiger Skin Rug.... Read more
Penguin and the National Literacy Trust (NLT) have created a free teaching resource based on Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming.... Read more
Walker Books is organising a 10,000-book giveaway of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, to celebrate the picture book’s 30th anniversary.... Read more
Verse novels by authors including Sarah Crossan and Jason Reynolds are shortlisted for this year’s UK Literary Association (UKLA) Awards, which are given annually to... Read more
Arts Council England has launched research into the level of inclusion and representation of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in children’s literature. ... Read more
Middle Grade (MG) titles have been the hottest properties at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, though some publishers and agents have reported spikes in... Read more
Little Tiger Group is hoping to increase staff numbers rather than cut jobs after its recent buyout by Penguin Random House US, c.e.o. Monty Bhatia... Read more
Flemish author Bart Moeyaert has won this year’s £430,000 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Children's editor at The Bookseller
Brexit may have cast a shadow over the UK’s relationship with Europe but children’s publishers are maintaining an international outlook when it comes to business.... Read more
Issue No 5838
Friday, April 19 2019
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