Debut novelist Leila Mottley and Orange Bakery founders Kitty and Al Tait are among the authors set to dazzle at Bloomsbury next spring.
Flavia Z Drago has won the £5,000 Klaus Flugge Prize for the most exciting and promising newcomer to children’s picture book illustration with her book Gustavo the Shy Ghost (Walker Books).
Sep 22 2021 A wide-ranging ban on books in a southern Pennsylvania school district has been reversed following widespread protests and criticism. The ban, which was implemented last October by the Central York school board, focused almost entirely on titles by or about people of color, with a lengthy list of works by acclaimed authors including Jacqueline Woodson, Ileoma Oluo and Ibram X Kendi all prohibited. Teachers were informed that titles including Malala Yousafzai’s autobiography and children’s books about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr were also banned, along with articles and videos, including a documentary about the writing...
Nine publishers including Hachette, Penguin Random House Children's and Nosy Crow have launched a manifesto committing themselves to increased empathy-building strategies over the next three years.
On September 13th, we wrote about Lauren Crowe, a third grade teacher from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, getting pulled from her classroom because of her TikToks sharing LGBTQ-friendly teaching resources and children’s books about activism. A fundraiser on behalf of Ms. Crowe ran while she was removed from teaching, selling t-shirts reading “Glen Ellyn is for EVERYONE,” with EVERYONE in rainbow. It closed having raised over $2,000, with 214 shirts sold — well clear of their 150 shirt goal. During her absence, supportive chalk artwork reading “Choose to include,” “Lincoln LOVE: All are Welcome Here,” and “Spread Love + Kindness” was...
Confidence-building titles are continuing to boom across the children’s market as TikTok drives YA, The Bookseller’s Children’s Conference has heard.
International Literary Properties (ILP), the global company that acquires and manages literary estates, has acquired Patrick Carman’s Skeleton Creek series.
Michael Morpurgo, Sharna Jackson and Matt Lucas are among the authors on the list of World Book Day's £1 books for 2022.
Carcanet Press will publish the first collection of poetry from Irish author and broadcaster Colm Tóibín in 2022.
The British Library has partnered with the National Trust to uncover hidden links between their collections.