Bloomsbury Children’s is to publish a picture book by Disney art director Andy Harkness on both sides of the Atlantic in winter 2021, after acquiring... Read more
Stripes Publishing has struck a brace of deals at this year’s fair, inking a wild swimming adventure for teens and its first book in translation.... Read more
Rebecca Hill at Usborne has won a “hotly stories contested” auction for a series of Middle Grade ghost stories by débutant Phil Hickes.... Read more
The launch titles of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Book Club were revealed at Bologna, all of which explore the topic of poverty.... Read more
OUP has bought three picture books about the natural world by author/illustrator Yuval Zommer.
Egmont has bought UK rights to what is undoubtedly the book of this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair: B B Alston’s Amari and the Night... Read more
TV rights to Tom Pollock’s thriller White Rabbit, Red Wolf have been sold to Seven Stories, the production company behind Netflix drama "Selection Day".... Read more
Sweet Cherry has bought the publishing rights to a trio of licences: Aardman Studios’ Shaun the Sheep, nostalgia brand Rainbow, and CBBC reality TV-style show... Read more
Andersen Press will publish “the first Brexit picture book”, Smriti Prasadam-Halls and illustrator Robert Starling’s The Little Island.
Scholastic has sold Liz Pichon’s new novel, Shoe Wars, into 12 territories and has notched up a 45th translation deal for her Tom Gates series.... Read more
Bloomsbury Children’s has inked three illustrated conservation-conscious nature titles.
Rachel Mann of the Jo Unwin Literary Agency has struck deals with Macmillan Children’s Books and Walker Books for Bath Spa MA graduates Wibke Brueggemann... Read more
David Fickling Books has bought two titles from first-time picture book author Emma Parry, founder of review site My Book Corner and organiser of International... Read more
Penguin Random House Children’s UK has acquired Hana Tooke’s début Middle Grade title in a “significant” six-figure deal, with the manuscript selling in pre-empts in... Read more
Laura Bates, founder of The Everyday Sexism Project, has written a "modern feminist retelling of Lord of the Flies", which will explore issues surrounding sexual assault... Read more
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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