UK based production studio Illuminated Films has optioned a new picture book series by author Nathan Bryon and illustrator Dapo Adeola for TV.
Andy Sharp, group rights director at Hachette Children’s Group, will leave his position in July before embarking on a new career as a teacher.... Read more
Unbound has launched a crowdfunding campaign to publish a graphic novel adaptation of Michael Rosen’s You’re Thinking About Tomatoes, originally published in 2005 by Barn... Read more
Julia Donaldson will visit bookshops in West Sussex, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Lancashire, West Yorkshire and the Scottish Borders to celebrate this year’s Independent Book Week.... Read more
Wattpad Books has acquired debut YA novels by Micah Good and Olivia Harvard.
Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) has acquired The Impossible Boy, the debut children’s fiction title from Ben Brooks, who wrote Stories For Boys Who Dare To... Read more
Tom Burlison from Epsom, who is seven years old, has won this year’s Bedtime Story Competition, ran by Save the Children and The Book People.... Read more
Egmont UK Limited saw sales drop 16.7% to £41.6m due to “challenging market conditions in books” and a consolidation of its magazine portfolio.
Seven books have made the shortlist for the £5,000 BookTrust Storytime Book Prize, after judges found narrowing the shortlist down to six titles "an incredibly... Read more
Piccadilly Press, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, will publish a second children’s fiction title by Ade Adepitan in partnership with BBC Children in Need.... Read more
Six titles have made the shortlist for this year's Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize, celebrating the best science books for children.
Figures from across the children’s book world have been paying tribute to the “extraordinary” Judith Kerr, following her death at the age of 95.... Read more
Judith Kerr, illustrator and writer of children’s favourites including The Tiger Who Came to Tea, has died at the age of 95.... Read more
Hay Festival and Tes have unveiled their essential reading lists for primary and secondary schools to inspire the next generation of book-lovers as part of the... Read more
Debut author Kelly McCaughrain has won a trio of prizes at the Children’s Books Ireland awards—a first in the 29 year history of the prize.... 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 5846
Friday, June 14 2019
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