Tagged: Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019

Books beyond the shadow of Brexit

Brexit may have cast a shadow over the UK’s relationship with Europe but children’s publishers are maintaining an international outlook when it comes to business.... Read more

Disney designer’s Wolfboy goes global

Bloomsbury Children’s is to publish a picture book by Disney art director Andy Harkness on both sides of the Atlantic in winter 2021, after acquiring... Read more

Francesca Simon on 25 years of Horrid Henry

In the year which marks Horrid Henry’s 25th anniversary, Francesca Simon discusses how the series was born.   Read more

Cooper’s homecoming proves a sweet deal

After stints working in recruitment and as an estate agent, Gemma Cooper wrote an ill-fated ‘terrible Twilight-y’ novel—which circuitously led to her building one of... Read more

Freddie Yates continues Journey across Europe

Usborne has sold rights to Jenny Pearson’s “hilarious” début The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates in Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish, Hebrew, Romanian and German.... Read more

Non-fiction flies for PRH as Origin hits 20

Penguin Random House UK Children’s has notched up its 20th deal for Sabina Radeva’s originally crowdfunded reimagining of Charles Darwin’s On the Origins of Species.... Read more

EUnicorns and merMays: Brexit hits Bologna

As Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019 kicks off, children’s publishers are preparing for a bus load of Brexit-inspired characters to hit bookshelves—though publication dates are... Read more

Bologna Children’s Book Fair: agents’ hotlists

Agents list their top children’s titles ahead of the upcoming fair. Read more

Daniel Hahn on his funded Bologna scouting trip

Writer and translator Daniel Hahn discusses his funded scouting trip, which gives 10 editors of varying experience the chance to explore what Bologna has to... Read more

Publishers back Young Fiction to take flight

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

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