Bonnier’s Studio Press is teaming up with Marvel Entertainment to publish a book about 65 Marvel characters that “changed the universe”, including Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Shuri... Read more
Fifi Kuo and Jessica Love are on the first all-female shortlist for this year’s £5,000 Klaus Flugge Prize for the most exciting newcomer to children’s... Read more
Author Tommy Donbavand has died, his friend Barry Hutchison has confirmed, as he paid tribute to the "kind, funny, courageous and ridiculous" writer.... Read more
Jeff Kinney’s next installment in the Wimpy Kid series, Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14), will be published in the UK by Puffin... Read more
A new online bookshop has launched to promote books, graphic novels and gifts that feature characters from under-represented backgrounds.
Leeds Beckett University has started to publish children’s books, with author Sita Brahmachari signed up to mentor one of the first authors.
Ed Vere has won this year’s £5,000 Oscar’s Book Prize with his picture book How to be a Lion (Puffin).... Read more
Harry Potter digital business Pottermore and movie studio Warner Bros have set up a joint venture to “widen and deepen” how they exploit the franchise... Read more
Penguin Random House imprint Puffin has acquired actress Tamzin Merchant’s debut middle-grade novel in a "hotly-contested" six-figure pre-empt deal.
Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel The Witches is being turned into a graphic novel after Gallimard in France struck a deal with the Roald Dahl Story Company.... Read more
Timbuktu, the team behind the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls books, has announced two titles featuring Ada Lovelace and Madam C J Walker as part of... Read more
Illustrator Jan Pieńkowski will today be presented with the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to children's literature.
Faber Children’s has acquired a YA novel by Akwaeke Emezi, whose adult book Freshwater (Faber) was longlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize.... Read more
Swapna Haddow, Nick Sharratt and Jim Field are among the authors and illustrators shortlisted for the inaugural The Alligator’s Mouth Award for young fiction.... Read more
Simon & Schuster Children’s UK has acquired two books in the Infinity Cycle series by Adam Silvera.
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 5846
Friday, June 14 2019
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