HarperCollins has signed a new four-book deal with David Baddiel, securing the middle-grade children's author until 2023.
Cressida Cowell, announced this week as the Waterstones Children’s Laureate, will headline this year’s Bookseller Children’s Conference alongside Catherine Bell, co-m.d. of Scholastic UK.... Read more
Penguin Random House has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to the novelisation of ‘The Prom’, a musical and film that launches on Netflix next... Read more
Cressida Cowell, author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon series and the Emily Brown picture books, has been crowned the Waterstones Children’s... Read more
Cheltenham Festivals has received a grant of £127,608 from Arts Council England to expand its Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils programme over the next three years. ... Read more
TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham has signed a five-book deal with student-run publishing house UCLan.
With token redemptions up three per cent year on year and sales of the £1 books topping seven figures, World Book Day 2019 has been... Read more
Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) has acquired two novels by Padraig Kenny at auction.
Doncaster Council is cutting the Imagination Library scheme, backed by singer Dolly Parton, after three years of funding came to an end.
TV presenter Alesha Dixon is writing a young teen series with author Katy Birchall, with the first book out with Scholastic in March. ... Read more
PRH Children's m.d. Francesca Dow hailed Puffin’s “great new adventure in non-fiction” and the importance of literary adaption and evolution at Penguin Random House Children’s Summer... Read more
HarperCollins Children’s Books will this autumn publish a Michael Morpurgo book about a refugee from Afghanistan, inspired by Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. ... Read more
Kit de Waal talks to us about her reimagining of Moby Dick, Becoming Dinah, which is the launch title for Orion Children’s Books’ new YA feminist series, Bellatrix. ... Read more
Paul McCartney will narrate the audiobook edition of his upcoming picture book, Hey Grandude! (Puffin), which is inspired by his experiences of being a grandfather.... Read more
Spoken word artist Steven Camden has won this year’s £1,000 CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) with his poetry collection Everything All At... 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 5853
Friday, August 16 2019
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