Simon & Schuster Children’s Books has acquired two YA novels from Benjamin Dean, author of middle-grade debut Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow. ... Read more
Oxford University Press is launching a children’s version of its Very Short Introductions series aimed at youngsters aged nine to 12. ... Read more
Elle McNicoll has been named overall winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2021 for her debut novel A Kind of Spark (Knights Of). ... Read more
Illustrator Jim Field's cover for J K Rowling’s new book for children, The Christmas Pig (Hachette Children’s Group), has been revealed.... Read more
Fitness guru Joe Wicks is releasing his first children's book with HarperCollins in September, called The Burpee Bears.
Walker is to publish two picture books by musician and five-time Grammy nominee Rhiannon Giddens, the first of four planned titles, illustrated by emerging artists... Read more
Independent publisher Knights Of has teamed up with barber Mark Maciver, known to his followers as SliderCuts, and charity UK Youth to offer up to £1,000 worth of... Read more
Walker Books has snapped up Katherine Webber’s standalone YA novel The Revelry in a two-book deal.
Bloomsbury has landed Blood to Poison, a "potent fantasy" by South African author Mary Watson, to be published next spring.... Read more
Booksellers across the UK have shared their delight at a week of busy trading during the annual Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) campaign.
Inclusive Indies, a partnership set up by Jacaranda Books, Knights Of and Spread the Word, is launching a new campaign to spotlight 14 inclusive presses... Read more
Books and Banter is a new retail offering combining children’s books and gaming, led by author B B Taylor after being furloughed in the Covid-19... Read more
HarperCollins Children’s Books has unveiled the eighth novel from author, comedian and screenwriter David Baddiel.
Simon & Schuster Children’s Books will publish Lu Fraser's next two picture books in 2022, including a new title, One Camel Called Doug, with illustrator Sarah Warburton, plus... Read more
The Reading is Magic Festival, a children's digital books festival created during last year’s lockdown and inspired by Cressida Cowell, will return this autumn as a five-day... 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 5943
Friday, September 24 2021
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