Children's indie Nosy Crow is mounting an open call for submissions from writers of colour to broaden its picture books list.
Puffin is publishing the first children's book by CBeebies presenter and YouTuber Maddie Moate, illustrated by Paul Boston, this September.
A Harry Potter live-action TV series is in under discussion at HBO Max, sources have told the Hollywood Reporter.
Independent children's publisher Owlet Press has landed Ian Eagleton's “magical and groundbreaking” reimagining of fairytale "The Little Mermaid", with LGBTQ+ inclusivity at its heart and a... Read more
Online classroom platform Oak National Academy is launching a new virtual library in partnership with the National Literacy Trust.
Andersen Press is to relaunch its weekly online children's storytime sessions in partnership with Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books.... Read more
Pottermore, the digital company for J K Rowling’s Wizarding World, saw revenues rise 3.2% and profits increase 23.2% in the 12 months to 31st March 2020.... Read more
Usborne author PG Bell, creator of the children’s book series The Train to Impossible Places, has partnered with the National Literacy Trust and The Postal Museum... Read more
Penguin Books has pre-empted What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson, a YA debut about "beauty, brutality and broken people trying to survive", branded "a masterpiece of a thriller".... Read more
Puffin has announced it is publishing A Different Sort of Normal, written and illustrated by debut talent Abigail Balfe—the true story of one girl's journey growing up autistic.... Read more
Penguin Random House Children’s Books has scooped Lies Like Wildfire, the “compulsive and explosive” debut YA novel from Jennifer Lynn Alvarez.... Read more
Hachette Children’s Group is partnering with Commonword, the largest writing development organisation based in Manchester, in a bid to find more northern Black, Asian and minority... Read more
HarperCollins Children’s Books has signed two novels by middle-grade author Nicola Skinner.
DK has donated 1,000 copies of Life Cycles to youth education charity the Manchester United Foundation.
Scholastic saw revenues plunge 32% year on year to $406.2m and operating income fall 54% in the second quarter, as its business continued to be... Read more
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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 5919
Friday, February 26 2021
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