Cara Rooney has won the Macmillan Prize for Illustration, which has returned this year after last year's prize was cancelled owing to the pandemic.... Read more
Walker Books is launching its third Young Sportswriter of the Year competition, in partnership with the Guardian and the Football School series of books.... Read more
The charity Speakers for Schools has launched a new virtual book club and creative writing course for students across the UK with authors Annabelle Steele... Read more
Publishers are celebrating Pride Month this June with a myriad of creative initiatives, including partnering with educational charities and collaborating with bookshops.
Walker Books has acquired a further two titles in the Eerie-on-Sea Mysteries series by Thomas Taylor.
A children’s book subscription company says its sales have surged after actor and political activist Laurence Fox berated it online.
Authors including Lemn Sissay, Grace Dent and Julia Donaldson will feature in a line-up of virtual and in-person events as part of Independent Bookshop Week... Read more
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books has acquired a picture book from activist Jen Reid, based on her experiences in the aftermath of the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol this time... Read more
The Reading Agency is partnering with more than 20 organisations to encourage children’s reading and learning over the summer, and supporting families, teachers and librarians... Read more
Richard Robinson, chairman and c.e.o. of Scholastic, has passed away unexpectedly at the age of 84.
Farshore has acquired The Odd Fish, a environmental picture book from husband and wife team Naomi and James Jones.
Usborne has acquired The Book of Stolen Dreams, the debut children’s novel from UK screenwriter and director David Farr, in a two-book deal.... Read more
Puffin is releasing Pony this autumn, a new novel from bestselling Wonder author R J Palacio.... Read more
Maria Treacy-Lord is joining the leadership team at children’s independent Magic Cat Publishing from July 2021 as finance and operations director.
As part of activity to mark its 100th anniversary, the Royal British Legion has partnered with Hachette Children’s Group to produce an illustrated non-fiction book.... 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 5939
Friday, July 23 2021
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