Penguin Random House Children's Highlights Presentation 2020 showcased their up and coming titles for the year ahead from beloved established authors, rising stars and exciting new debuts including a very special announcement from Michael Morpurgo to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Puffin.
(Kim Hillyard, Catherine Doyle, Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Hana Tooke, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Daisy Upton, Francesca Dow, Stuart Heritage, Clare Morpurgo, Michael Morpurgo, Nathan Bryon, Nicola Slater, Dapo Adeola, Kat Ellis, Manjeet Mann and Molly Oldfield)
Combining code-breaking, spies and animals, Mickey and the Animal Spies by Anne Miller was launched at the former home of GCHQ, Watergate House, on 28th January. Pictured from left are Clare Whitston (senior commissioning editor, OUP), Anne Miller (author), and Gill Sore (editor, OUP).
Helping author Stacey Halls (second left) launch The Foundling at Daunts Marylebone are, from left, Laura Purcell, Juliet Mushens and Jessie Burton.
An extremely rare and significant “little book”, written by Charlotte Brontë in 1830 when she was just 14 years old, has returned to Haworth and the home where it was written, now the Brontë Parsonage Museum, where from 1st February it will be displayed as part of the Museum’s collection for the first time. Pictured Ann Dinsdale, principal curator at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, with Charlotte's little book. Photo credit: Simon Dewhurst.
Bloomsbury underwent an epic Fantastically Great Beach Clean in Brighton. The event was run to take climate action in the spirit of the new book in the Fantastically Great Women Series which publishes this week: Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet. With sunshine and blue skies, over 100 parents and children people turned up on Brighton beach on Saturday 1st February.
The Bookseller Spring/Summer Buyer’s Guides were launched at a party in central London this week. The guides, which cover over 12,000 titles published between February and July 2020, were sponsored by Usborne (Children’s), Dark Skies Publishing (Fiction) and Dorling Kindersley (Non-Fiction). Pictured are Nicola Usborne left and author Jenny Pearson.
L J Ross of Dark Skies Publishing
From left Ian Hudson, Rebecca Smart and Alice Hill. Buyer's Guide pictures © Mark Guest.