Usborne has bought a new middle grade title by Matt Brown, a DJ, TV presenter and the author of the Compton Valance series.
Aliens Invaded My Talent Show is about 10-year-old Eric Doomsday, who loves doing magic tricks. When some inspectors threaten to close down Eric’s school, the headmistress decides to put on a talent show, even though the earth is being inspected by aliens at the same time.
Fiction editorial director Rebecca Hill and fiction editor Becky Walker bought the UK and Commonwealth rights from Jenny Savill at Andrew Nurnberg Associates and will publish in July.
Walker said: “Get ready for a talent show with one very big twist… We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Matt Brown back to the Usborne stage with the fabulous Aliens Invaded My Talent Show. Jam-packed with Matt’s trademark humour, wonderfully madcap imagination and a whole lot of bonkers to boot, we can’t wait to introduce Eric Doomsday to fans far and wide.”