Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie and Amnesty International have announced at Bologna Children’s Book Fair that they will collaborate on a children’s book, with themes based... Read more
Diversity and inclusion is high on the agenda at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, with US and UK publishers keen to snap up stories... Read more
Andersen Press has signed a Middle Grade fantasy series from Blue Peter Book Award-winner Ross MacKenzie, in what it called its “biggest fiction acquisition in... Read more
British indie publisher Greenhill Books is to make its first foray into children’s with Green Bean Books, a new imprint of Jewish-interest titles.... Read more
Beijing-based publisher Xiron Books has acquired a new Young Adult series by Claire McFall for a six-figure sum.
Knights Of has acquired world rights to a book on entrepreneurship and business for teens by celebrity barber and Instagram star Mark Maciver, a.k.a. SliderCuts.... Read more
Bonnier Books UK imprint Piccadilly Press has acquired a picture book by Laura Dockrill about "how magical our brains can be".
Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) is to publish a 25th anniversary follow-up to Eva Ibbotson’s classic The Secret of Platform 13, written by Witch Wars author... Read more
Walker has pre-empted a YA début novel billed as "‘Stranger Things’ meets ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’" in a six-figure deal.
Oxford University Press has acquired four books in a martial arts-inspired young fiction series, and six books about Kitty, a girl with cat-like superpowers.... Read more
Barrington Stoke has acquired a "super readable" First World War story by Emma Carroll about siblings who find an ancient burial chamber.
Egmont has struck multiple deals for Jenny McLachlan’s middle grade tale The Land of Roar and Holly Jackson’s début YA novel A Good Girl’s Guide... Read more
Usborne has sold rights to Jenny Pearson’s “hilarious” début The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates in Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish, Hebrew, Romanian and German.... Read more
Usborne has snapped up a Middle Grade standalone from The Cogheart Adventures author Peter Bunzl, inspired by the true story of a feral child brought... Read more
Element Pictures has optioned Anna James’ Middle Grade series Pages & Co for TV.
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 5838
Friday, April 19 2019
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