The bestselling children's book in China this year is still Charlotte's Web, as consumers continue to buy old favourites and the number of new titles is... Read more
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Zog And The Flying Doctors (Scholastic) is being adapted into a BBC One Christmas animation by Bafta-winning firm Magic Light... Read more
Little Tiger Group has unveiled a string of new colour fiction titles, with authors including Ayisha Malik and Lara Williamson writing books for the range. ... Read more
Penguin UK has snapped up the first book by Instagram star Daisy Upton, also known as "Five Minute Mum".
Film director Richard Curtis has signed a deal with Locksmith Animation to create an animated feature based on his festive children's books, in a project... Read more
Eric Carle, the author and illustrator behind such children's classics as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has decided at the age of 90 to sell his... Read more
Scholastic’s publisher for fiction and picture books, Sam Smith, is leaving the firm to join Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB).
YA and children’s writers Jenny Valentine, Ali Sparkes, Aneirin Karadog, Brian Conaghan and Patrice Lawrence will join the Hay Festival Scribblers Tour to visit thousands... Read more
The Booksellers Association has named Abi Elphinstone’s “captivating” story The Snow Dragon as its book of the month for November. ... Read more
HarperCollins and newspaper The Sun have partnered up to hand out two million free books to school children across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... Read more
Hachette Children’s Group has scooped a YA lesbian love story set in the afterlife by Tanya Byrne in a two-book deal.
Pushkin Children’s Books has announced Ele Fountain's second novel, Lost, will hit shelves on 5th March 2020.
HarperCollins is to release the final trio in the second Skulduggery Pleasant series which promises “blood will be spilled, pages will be turned, and tears will be... Read more
Sir Chris Hoy is publishing a new non-fiction book for children with Walker Books called Be Amazing! to show young readers nothing is impossible.... Read more
Helen Kellock has been named 2019's Picture Hooks Illustrator of the Year.
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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 5870
Friday, January 24 2020
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