Scottish independent publisher Scotland Street Press is to publish its first YA novel this August.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired two new picture books written by Katrina Charman and illustrated by Nick Sharratt.
The University of Central Lancashire’s publishing department is launching the Northern YA Literary Festival featuring speakers such as Holly Black, Samantha Shannon and Annabel Pitcher.... Read more
American author Jewell Parker Rhodes has signed her first UK publishing deal with Orion Children’s Books, part of the Hachette Children’s Group.... Read more
Sarah Hughes, fiction publisher at HarperCollins Children’s Books, will leave the company at the end of the month after her role was made redundant.... Read more
David Higham Associates is supporting Little Green Pig, a creative writing programme for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Author Mary Hoffman and her publisher Barrington Stoke have hit back against a complaint about a children's book about racism which uses offensive language.... Read more
Bloomsbury Children’s has bought two middle grade titles from debut author Katya Balen.
Books by Jim Smith, Christine Hamill, David Solomons, Kes and Claire Gray and Jim Field have been revealed as the winners of the 2018 Laugh... Read more
The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has shortlisted 10 authors and illustrators from countries such as France, Iran and Austria for this year’s Hans... Read more
Valuable books, including a £40,000 first edition of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, have been stolen from a bookshop in Norfolk, according... Read more
Ehsan Abdollahi, the illustrator who hit the headlines after being refused a visa to visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival, is teaming up with Jackie... Read more
Hodder Children’s Books has bought the UK and Commonwealth rights to the film tie-in edition of Midnight Sun, a teen romance film starring Bella Thorne.... Read more
Scottish writer Claire McFall’s Ferryman trilogy is set to be turned into films and graphic novels by a US production studio.
Simon & Schuster Children’s has signed a new trilogy by Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher trilogy and Sky Song.
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In regards to the current debate on whether authors should be paid for events in schools, the question, of course, is not should children’s authors... Read more
Issue No 5790
Friday, February 16 2018
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