Karen Swan takes No. 4 spot

Huge congratulations to Karen Swan, whose latest novel The Christmas Secret has taken the Number 4 spot in this week’s Sunday Times paperback bestsellers list. Well done Karen!

The Christmas Secret cover

Nightingale Wood picked for Amazon’s Best Books of the Year round-up

Congratulations to Lucy Strange, whose phenomenal debut children’s novel The Secret of Nightingale Wood has been selected as one of Amazon.com’s Best Books of the Year. This comes after Nightingale Wood was named a Book of the Month for Amazon.com in November,

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Another week, another clutch of prizes for Nibbles

Congratulations to Emma Yarlett on a prize-winning week! First, NIBBLES THE BOOK MONSTER won the Oxfordshire Book Awards picture book category, and much cake was had in celebration. Then NIBBLES won the picture book category at the Sheffield Book Awards


Heidi Swain is a Sunday Times Bestselling Author!

Huge congratulations to Heidi Swain, whose brilliant festive novel Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair took the Number 5 spot in yesterday’s Sunday Times Paperback Fiction bestsellers list. Well done Heidi!

Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair

The Secret of Nightingale Wood named Amazon.com’s Best Book of the Month

The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange has been named by Amazon.com as one of their Best Books of the Month for November in the children’s ages 9-12 category. This is fantastic news, congratulations Lucy!

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LBA Bonanza of Carnegie Greenaway nominations

Congratulations to all our brilliant authors and illustrators nominated for this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the most prestigious prizes in children’s books!   Carnegie: Virginia Bergin WHO RUNS THE WORLD? (Macmillan) Rachael Lucas STATE OF GRACE (Macmillan) Tamsin

CKG 18 nominees

Publication day: Shadow Man by Margaret Kirk

Congratulations to Margaret Kirk on the publication of her debut novel Shadow Man. Margaret Kirk is the winner of the 2016 Good Housekeeping Novel Writing competition. Her fantastic debut Shadow Man beat out hundreds of other entries, impressing Luigi Bonomi of LBA Books and

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Karen Osman is the Number 10 Heatseeker

Karen Osman’s brilliant debut The Good Mother has taken the Number 10 spot in The Bookseller‘s Fiction Heatseekers list this week. Congratulations Karen!

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Nibbles strikes again!

Congratulations to Emma Yarlett on nabbing yet another prize – The Stockport Picture Book Award – for her riotous caper through fairy tales, NIBBLES THE BOOK MONSTER (published by Little Tiger).


Tamed named Guardian’s book of the day

Tamed, the new book by Dr Alice Roberts, has been featured in today’s Guardian, with Peter Forbes calling it ‘an excellent point of entry for anyone who wants to understand the new deep human history and what it portends.’ Click here to read

Tamed cover