Scholastic has snapped up the debut middle-grade novel of 12-year-old Cara Mailey, in the same week as a BBC One documentary airs about her and... Read more
New developments for the Horrible Histories brand will sees partnerships with a Thames river cruise service to launch a new theatrical experience, and a "Vile Victorians" section in the family... Read more
Simon & Schuster Children’s Books has signed Sarah Ann Juckes’ "beautiful" first middle-grade novel, with "exquisite" illustrations by Sharon King-Chai, after securing a two-book deal. ... Read more
Children’s book and illustration magazine Scoop has closed and its owner Curious Publishing has ceased trading.
Maggie O'Farrell, Colson Whitehead, Richard Osman and Leila Slimani are among authors confirmed for the Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival this year.... Read more
Scholastic is to release a new set of illustrated books for children and adult fans, based on the TV series "Friends", in partnership with Warner Bros. ... Read more
Bloomsbury has announced plans for a year-long campaign celebrating the 25th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling in 2022.... Read more
Dream Logic has snapped up film and TV rights for Pádraig Kenny’s middle-grade series The Monsters of Rookhaven.
The Prince’s Foundation charity and non-fiction children's indie What on Earth Publishing have partnered to release an "exciting and important" book about climate change, featuring... Read more
The National Literacy Trust (NLT) and Audible have teamed up to bring audiobooks to young people in custody, as well as introducing podcast-making lessons.... Read more
Independent children's and YA press Firefly has acquired Sam Stewart's debut middle-grade novel Fireblood, a "heart racing adventure" about dragons.
Bloomsbury has acquired Gwen and Art Are Not in Love, the "witty, romantic" debut YA fiction title from author and social media influencer Lex Croucher. ... Read more
Booksellers are anticipating an autumn “brimming with fantastic stories” for children, and an “extremely strong” offering across adult fiction, biographies and cookery titles this year,... Read more
Oneworld children's imprint Rock the Boat has landed a “thrilling and heart-wrenching” new middle-grade novel from 2020 Carnegie award-winner Anthony McGowan in a five-figure pre-empt... Read more
Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired a new picture book from illustrator Axel Scheffler and author Franz Wittkamp, a collection of quirky rhymes about cats for pre-schoolers... 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 5943
Friday, September 24 2021
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