The organiser of the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival is hoping to raise £1,000 for local school libraries this year through ticket and book sales.... Read more
Read for Good is hoping groups of schools will raise money to purchase books for children in hospitals, as well as for their own libraries,... Read more
The UK is in danger of losing its children’s television industry, Anne Wood, founder of Ragdoll Productions, has told The Bookseller.... Read more
Sales of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter books have exceeded 500 million worldwide, according to Bloomsbury.
The organisers of this year’s Branford Boase Award have longlisted 20 titles, including Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe (Zephyr), The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson (Scholastic) and Farewell Tour of... Read more
Orchard Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group (HCG), has signed a three-book deal with former children’s animator Kita Mitchell.
Usborne has acquired three books by debut author P G Bell in what has been described as the publisher's “most significant acquisition to date”.... Read more
Literacy charity Beanstalk has revealed Michael Morpurgo as an ambassador.
Nine out of 10 secondary schools in England are making cuts to their provision of creative subjects, according to a BBC survey.
Kings Road Publishing, part of Bonnier Publishing UK, is launching a new non-fiction children’s imprint.
Nickelodeon in the US has optioned Paul Gamble’s The Ministry of Strange, Unusual and Impossible Things, published by Irish independent Little Island, for television.... Read more
UK animation studio Locksmith Animations has optioned the rights to Lissa Evans’ children’s comedy Wed Wabbit (David Fickling Books).
Orion Children’s Books, part of the Hachette Children’s Group, has acquired a middle grade series by Will Mabbitt.
Little Tiger has appointed Sarah Shaffi, co-founder of BAME in Publishing and former online editor and producer at The Bookseller, as its editor-at-large.... Read more
Andersen Press has appointed Sue Buswell, formerly of the Hachette Children’s Group, as editorial director for picture books, covering Libby Hamilton’s maternity leave.... Read more
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In regards to the current debate on whether authors should be paid for events in schools, the question, of course, is not should children’s authors... Read more
Issue No 5791
Friday, February 23 2018
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