Three more Ben Miller books to S&S Children’s!

Ben Miller, author of the beloved and bestselling debut THE NIGHT I MET FATHER CHRISTMAS, has signed a new three-book deal with Simon & Schuster Children’s for further middle-grade novels. The novels will be published in 2020, 2021, and 2022,

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Dishoom debuts at No. 4

Congratulations to Dishoom – their cookbook From Bombay With Love (Bloomsbury) has debuted at No. 4 in the hardback non-fiction charts in its first week of release! Have you got your copy yet?


DARKEST TRUTH is Cork’s ‘One Book’

Catherine Kirwan’s debut novel DARKEST TRUTH has been chosen as the 2019 book for Cork’s ‘One City One Book’ initiative, which has been running successfully since 2017. Waterstones Cork have already got involved, promoting DARKEST TRUTH with the window display


Nibbles triumphs at Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards

Congratulations to Emma Yarlett and her toothy monster Nibbles – they’ve won the Baby & Toddler category at this year’s Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards with the NIBBLES: NUMBERS board book (published by Little Tiger)!


Margaret Kirk shares her book deal story

In this week’s Sunday Post, Margaret Kirk (author of SHADOW MAN and WHAT LIES BURIED) describes how her book deal changed her life, not only realising her dream of becoming a full-time author, but also helping her overcome social anxiety. The full

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THE RUMOUR a Sunday Times Bestseller – again!

Lesley Kara’s deliciously twisty debut novel THE RUMOUR is newly in paperback and has hit the Sunday Times Bestseller list at number 6! The hardback also hit the list earlier in 2019. Congratulations, Lesley!


Jemima Small on Down The Rabbit Hole

Tamsin Winter’s second novel, JEMIMA SMALL VERSUS THE UNIVERSE, was featured on this month’s episode of Down The Rabbit Hole – a podcast discussing all things children’s book related, and hosted by LBA’s very own Louise Lamont. The full episode

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Susan Lewis’s emotional and page-turning novel ONE MINUTE LATER has hit the paperback bestseller list at #10! Congratulations Susan!


Rebecca Cobb wins Social Justice Literature Award

Congratulations to Rebecca Cobb and Nicola Davies – their picture book THE DAY WAR CAME (Walker/Candlewick) has won the 2019 International Literacy Association’s Social Justice Award. This prize is given by teachers, and seeks to recognise outstanding books that address social


Margaret Kirk longlisted for Not The Booker Prize!

Congratulations to Margaret Kirk, whose second novel WHAT LIES BURIED, has been longlisted for Not The Booker Prize. The Prize is decided by public vote and run by the Guardian.  The full list of nominees, as well as details on voting,