Invention and reinvention

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Invention and reinvention – growing the children’s market The Bookseller Children’s Conference :: Milton Court, Barbican, Tuesday 29th September 2015 Invention and reinvention – growing the children’s market Children’s books are the fastest-selling sector in publishing and have out-performed the … Continue reading

Walker acquires Weinstein trilogy

Walker acquires Weinstein trilogy

Walker Books will in 2017 publish The City of Secret Rivers, the first book in a London-set children’s adventure trilogy by US writer Jacob Sager Weinstein. The City of Secret Rivers is about Hyacinth Hayward who, recently arrived in London … Continue reading

Grandpa’s Great Escape

David Walliams Grandpa's Great Escape

Walliams’ next title to be Grandpa’s Great Escape David Walliams’ next children’s book, due to be published by HarperCollins Children’s Books in September, will be titled Grandpa’s Great Escape. In the book, which will once again be illustrated by Tony … Continue reading

Chris Riddell named ninth Childrens Laureate

Chris Riddell named ninth childrens laureate

Pan Macmillan author and illustrator Chris Riddell named ninth childrens laureate Pan Macmillan announces that Chris Riddell has been appointed the new Children’s Laureate 2015 – 2017. Pan Macmillan is the longstanding publisher for Riddell’s authored and illustrated work, including … Continue reading

Easter Storytelling Exhibition!

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I am doing an Easter Storytelling and exhibition of the original illustrations from James Rabbit and the Giggleberries at 10.30 at The Old Coastguards, Mousehole, Cornwall on 15th April. Signed books, limited edition prints and cards will also be for … Continue reading

Get 3 free signed Princess Smartypants Books

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Go to Facebook Princess Smartypants or tweet @HRHSmartypants to get 3 free signed Princess Smartypants Books. Send in your ideas for titles for Princess Smartypants’ new chapter books on Totaloonian Tales all about the totally loonie things that happen each … Continue reading

Babette commissioned to illustrate the first ever Enid Blyton

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Babette’s new giant publisher, Hodder Children’s Books (part of the Hatchett group) has just commissioned her to illustrate the first ever Enid Blyton Five on a Treasure Island to mark the 70th anniversary of Enid Blyton. Quentin Blake has done … Continue reading