Science leads the way at Shanghai International Children's Book Fair

Science leads the way at Shanghai International Children's Book Fair

Science and STEM fiction ruled at the China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair with the country's presses also interested in illustrated non-fiction, UK publishers say.

The UK was again well-represented at the fair with its own pavilion that was packed with visitors throughout the three-day event.

At the Hachette Children's Books stand, rights executive Eshara Wijetunge said it had been busy, although with slightly less footfall than previous fairs. “Last year it was swarming like bees round a hive,” she said.

Although the Chinese publishers seemed less interested in fantasy tit...

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