Usborne pre-empts younger reader series

Usborne pre-empts younger reader series

Usborne has bought a series by debut children’s author Hayley Scott in a pre-empt, three-book deal.

The Teacup House series is about a seven-year-old girl, Stevie Gillespie, who moves from her flat in the city to the countryside. Before she departs, her gran gives her a dolls’ house in the shape of a teacup, where four rabbits live.  

The deal was struck between Rebecca Hill, fiction editorial director at Usborne, and Jo Unwin from The Jo Unwin Agency at Rogers, Coleridge and White.

The first book, aimed at readers aged 5+, will launch in 2017. Price, format and illustrator are to be confirmed.