Walker does nine-book deal with Smriti Halls

Walker Books has bought world rights to nine picture books by author Smriti Halls, in a deal with Jodie Hodges at United Agents.

The first book, Welcome to Your World, described as “a stunning celebration of new life and our precious natural world”, will be published simultaneously in March 2020. The book will be illustrated by Jamie Kim, with illustration rights acquired from Claire Easton at Painted Words.