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      The Twits turn 35
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      PRH Children’s to release app as The Twits turn 35 Published July 16, 2015. By Charlotte Eyre Penguin Random House Children’s and the Roald Dahl Literary Estate will next week…

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

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      Walker acquires Weinstein trilogy
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      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. Walker acquires Weinstein trilogy…

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      Grandpa’s Great Escape
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      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. Grandpa’s…

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      Almost trampled to death
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      Children’s author’s terror as she’s almost trampled to death by cows while walking her dogs By John Coles Babette Cole, 65, was walking her dogs when one beast from a…

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      Chris Riddell named ninth Childrens Laureate
      Babette Cole

      Pan Macmillan author and illustrator Chris Riddell named ninth childrens laureate Chris Riddell named ninth children’s laureate. Pan Macmillan announces that Chris Riddell has been appointed the new Children’s Laureate…

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      Easter Storytelling Exhibition!
      Babette Cole

      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…

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      Dust up at Penguin Random House
      Babette Cole

      Another editor is leaving RH Childrens. Babette has lost Fiona McMillian, Emil Fortune and now Sue Buswell, commissioning editor for Random House Children’s Books, (now PRH). Good Luck Sue! Francesca…

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      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…

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