DK and Walker have unveiled new initiatives to support families, readers, authors and illustrators during the coronavirus pandemic.
Scholastic has acquired Matt Carr's Now Wash Your Hands! while Nosy Crow has published a free information book explaining coronavirus to children, illustrated by Axel Scheffler.... Read more
Bonnier Books UK's Hot Key imprint is to publish How It All Blew Up, Arvin Ahmadi's third YA novel.
Malorie Blackman answers our questions about the fifth novel in her Noughts and Crosses series, Crossfire (Penguin), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book... Read more
Puffin has launched a series of online activities for children, in response to the national closure of schools.
Walker Books has bought Concrete Rose, the “hard-hitting” third novel from The Hate U Give (Walker) author Angie Thomas.... Read more
This week Walker Books launched a family guide to adventure activities 100 Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up, the first children's book by author, adventurer... Read more
Julia Donaldson is launching a weekly broadcast in partnership with Macmillan and Scholastic, to entertain families during the Covid-19 pandemic.
HarperCollins has announced its intention to acquire Egmont Books UK for an undisclosed sum, alongside Egmont’s book businesses in Poland and Schneiderbuch Germany.... Read more
Nosy Crow has signed up journalist and cookery writer Ella Risbridger to write her first children’s books, which will include two middle-grade novels and a... Read more
Author Michael Rosen is "continuing to improve", his family have said, following his hospitalisation over the weekend.
A TV series based on illustrator Axel Scheffler and author Camilla Reid's Nosy Crow-published Pip and Posy series will be co-produced by ViacomCBS and Sky, the two... Read more
Award-winning author/illustrator Nicola Kent has moved to Andersen Press for a two picture book/two-board book deal.
Penguin Random House Children’s has sold Adam Kay’s first children’s book into four territories in just two “remote working” weeks.
This year’s cancelled Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF) will go digital with an online rights hub and meetings held on the Zoom video conferencing platform... Read more
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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 5885
Friday, May 22 2020
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