August 2018 Children's Book News


Biggest year ever for YALC!

The Young Adult Literature Convention celebrates the very best Young Adult books and authors. Now in its 5th year, it ran 27th-29th July at London Olympia, with a fantastic schedule of talks and workshops. You can see the full schedule here

The Royal Rabbits of London new feature film

The Royal Rabbits of London the gorgeous adventure, written by Santa Montefiore & Simon Sebag Montefiore and illustrated by Kate Hindley, is set to be turned into an animated feature film (The Bookseller)

Launch party pics from Amy McCulloch’s new series, Jinxed

Liz (our Marketing and PR expert) attended the launch of Jinxed! Written by Amy McCulloch, author of the amazing Potion Diaries. This is book one in a great new series for ages 11+ and is available to win and review here.

August 2018 Children's Book News

New TV series for Alex Rider books

The brilliant Alex Rider books about a teenage spy are due to be reimagined as an 8-part tv series. Despite a film back in 2006 for Stormbreaker, this is the first time that other books in the series will come to life on screen. (Digital Spy)

New book to celebrate the women of Doctor Who

The first female Doctor Who is due to launch this Autumn and BBC Books are publishing a new book to accompany this milestone, celebrating the women (both real and imagined) on the show. (Radio Times). 

New study shows only 4% of children's books feature a BAME character

A study by The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) shows that Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) characters are still woefully under-represented in Children's Books. (CBBC Newsround)

August 2018 Children's Book News

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