Macmillan Children’s Books has pounced for Five Bears, a new picture book written and illustrated by Catherine Rayner.
Sceptre has signed Here Goes Nothing, the “virtuoso” new novel by Man Booker-shortlisted author Steve Toltz.
Virago Modern Classics has acquired world English language rights in The Amazing Mr Blunden by Antonia Barber, ahead of a Sky Original Christmas film this year.... Read more
Jacqueline Wilson has reimagined E Nesbit's classic The Railway Children as a “thrilling modern adventure", to be published by Puffin.... Read more
Barrington Stoke will publish Kate Milner's picture book Nowhere to Call Home, which will explore the growing problem of homelessness in a "gentle yet powerful" way.... Read more
Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown is beginning a new fiction series aimed at readers aged 7+ and set in the Stone Age for Bonnier Books' Piccadilly Press. ... Read more
Scholastic has inked a seven-figure, three-book deal with Liz Pichon to go beyond the Tom Gates world.
Author and illustrator Cressida Cowell is looking to ancient Britain for inspiration for her new three-book children’s series, with the first, as-yet-untitled book due for... Read more
Walker Books has signed Irish TV presenter Ryan Tubridy and two-time Kate Greenaway Award winner P J Lynch for a picture book based around John... Read more
Superstar chefs and legendary racing drivers are among the people in our latest pictures of the week. We've also got photos from book launches and... Read more