David Higham Associates has hosted its second open day for under-represented writers, this time focusing on writers of children’s and YA fiction.
The Poetry Archive, a charity set up by Sir Andrew Motion to preserve digital recordings of poets reading their own work, has set up a website of... Read more
HarperCollins Children’s Books has acquired three more books by Quentin Blake and Emma Chichester Clark, including a follow-up to their picture book Three Little Monkeys. ... Read more
Simon & Schuster (S&S) Children’s UK has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to nine books in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series by... Read more
Laurence King Publishing (LKP) has appointed Sophie Schrey, formerly of Michael O’Mara Books, to the newly created role of head of children’s. ... Read more
The Society of Authors has launched a £5,000 book prize for ‘quirky’ illustrated books for children aged 0-7.
BBC children’s channel CBBC has commissioned a live action adaptation of Enid Blyton’s classic boarding school series, Malory Towers.
Andersen Press is working with animation studio Factory on a new TV series of David McKee’s Elmer series of picture books. ... Read more
Fiona Kennedy, publisher at Head of Zeus’ Zephyr imprint, has acquired a historical adventure YA by debut author Kat Dunn.
Walker Books has acquired two novels by middle-grade author Jennifer Bell in a six-figure, pre-emptive deal.
The School Library Association (SLA) has awarded the School Librarian of the Year Award to Ros Harding from The King’s School Chester. ... Read more
Egmont has acquired two more books by Holly Jackson, the YA author of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.
Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, will reach 12,000 children via its Authors into Schools programme this year thanks to a new sponsor.... Read more
Welsh independent publisher Firefly Press has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to Wilde, a MG psychological thriller by Eloise Williams. ... Read more
Bloomsbury has signed a global two-book deal with American YA author Brigid Kemmerer.
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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