S&S Children’s Books is to publish young-fiction series The Marvellous Granny Jinks and Me, written by Serena Holly and illustrated by Selom Sunu.... Read more
Simon & Schuster Children’s UK has pre-empted a "major", three-book middle-grade series from debut children's author Larry Hayes, in a six-figure deal struck following a "high-speed pitch" via video conferencing... Read more
Egmont has announced two promotions with Lindsey Heaven appointed fiction publishing director with Liz Bankes succeeding her as editorial director.
Middle Grade may be the dominant force in children’s fiction at the moment, but a number of UK publishers are backing early readers series to... Read more
Egmont has bought four historical adventure stories by Katherine Woodfine, featuring the main characters from her previous series, The Sinclair’s Mysteries.
Egmont Publishing has signed a new deal between Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Barroux based on the "epic", true story of Morpurgo’s uncles during World War... Read more
Egmont has signed a "major" new YA book on sexism for its Electric Monkey imprint, from screenwriter Laura Steven.
Egmont has signed up award-winning artist Rob Biddulph to re-illustrate the classic series, Flat Stanley.
Egmont won a “fiercely fought” auction to secure a trilogy about a “big-hearted vampiress”, created by author/illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson.
Children’s publishers are feeling “quietly optimistic” going into next week’s London Book Fair, with interest in acquiring across middle-grade, Young Adult and “crossover” titles.... Read more