Come aboard the Rusty Barnacle, and discover Anna Chernyshova's charming illustrations for Captain Firebeard's School for Pirates, the best place to become the fiercest and baddest pirate in all the Seven Seas. It's Tommy's first day and he's extremely nervous, but after a new pirate name, classes in pirate talk and cutlass swishing, plus target practice with huge custard doughnuts, he's top of the class!
Huge congratulations to Alex T. Smith who seems to be on a winning streak! He has won the AOI World Illustration Children's Book Award for illustrating Egmont's 60th Anniversary edition of the Dodie Smith classic, The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Neal Layton's marvellous new book, The Invincible Tony Spears is out now! This is the first in a new series that Neal has been working on for nearly 3 years, the culmination of a life long interest in space exploration and science fiction.
Blue Peter Best Story Award-Winners, Thomas Flintham and author Pamela Butchart, continued their winning streak when they were named overall winners of The Children's Book Award 2016, for My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat, published by Nosy Crow.
This month we're celebrating all things CLAUDE!
We're very excited to announce that Alex T. Smith's Claude will be adapted into an animated series by BAFTA-winning Belfast-based animation studio, Sixteen South, for Disney Junior EMEA. The new series has just gone into production and is due to air in 2017 - there will be 52 episodes for boys and girls aged 4 to 6 and Sixteen South are keen to evoke the unique visual style of Alex's original pictures.
Congratulations to Levi Pinfold for winning the English Association's 7-11 years Picture Book Award for his haunting and thought-provoking fable, Greenling. Established in 1995, the awards are presented to the best children's Fiction and Non-Fiction picture books of the year.