J K Rowling is releasing a standalone fairytale called The Ickabog for free online and is asking children to illustrate the published edition for her.... Read more
Little Tiger is to publish a picture book celebrating the work of key workers, to raise money for the NHS during Independent Bookshop week.... Read more
Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired Chris Riddell’s new poetry anthology, Poems To Save The World With, including work produced during the pandemic.... Read more
Ladybird is releasing a new Peppa Pig book about doctors and nurses with 10% of the print book r.r.p. going to coronavirus charities.... Read more
Puffin will publish Tom Fletcher's fourth middle-grade novel, The Danger Gang, illustrated by Shane Devries, this autumn.
HarperCollins Children’s Books is celebrating 40 years of the classic Brambly Hedge stories with a year-long publishing programme starting this autumn.
Andersen Press has moved its yearly celebration of children's book brand Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to an online event.
Irish language author Áine Ní Ghlinn has been made the sixth Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s Children’s Literature Laureate. She is the first author who writes... Read more
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired a pandemic-inspired picture book from author Michelle Robinson, with illustrations by Emily Hamilton.
Hachette Children’s Group has acquired a children’s book by the first man on the Moon, Neil Armstrong.
David Stevens, the co-founder of Knights Of children's press, has said indies have "no room to think creatively" when they face potential closure by autumn. Survival... Read more
Six books have made the BookTrust Storytime Prize shortlist, after judges had a "tough job" selecting this year's nominees.
Forty-year-old independent Walker Books has been acquired by global children's content company Trustbridge Global Media, owned by private equity firm Trustbridge Partners.
The Reading Agency has announced a virtual event to launch this year's online Summer Reading Challenge.
Simon & Schuster Children's UK is to publish a tribute to the NHS, donating funds to NHS Charities Together.
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Publicist and debut children's author Liz Hyder calls on publishers to be more vocal about the negative impacts of creative writing being sidelined by the current education... Read more
Issue No 5894
Friday, July 24 2020
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