No Wallflowers Here! Behind the Scenes at The Official Book Launch of Fiona Woodcock’s debut; Hiding Heidi

Hiding Heidi party

We celebrated with our esteemed colleagues from Simon and Schuster on Tuesday evening at the official book launch of Hiding Heidi — the debut author/illustrated picture book by Bright artist, Fiona Woodcock.


Alex T. Smith’s Claude TV & New Picture Book: Claude All at Sea


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.


Behind the Book: Ben Mantle’s ‘Dinostars’


On What Inspired the Story

Like many kids who grew up in the 80’s I loved my children’s TV.

Shows like Thundercats, He-man, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles were personal favourites.My background is in animation, so I naturally lean towards projects that have a more filmic quality to them and so I decided I would create my own version.


Meet “Mamasaurus” with Stephan Lomp


At Bright we’re always eager to take a peek behind the creative curtain of our artists’ lives. We had the opportunity to chat with über talented Stephan Lomp following the March publication of his author/illustrated Mamasaurus (Chronicle Books). Read on to learn more about the development that went into Mamasaurus, and what Stephan has in store for this beloved dino family!


Levi Pinfold’s Greenling Wins English Association Book Award

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.


The Bear and the Piano wins illustrated book category for the Waterstones Book Prize 2016!

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What an extraordinary day it was yesterday, March 17th 2016, the date of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize - now in its twelfth year and selecting the very, very best in new and emerging talent for children’s writing and illustration. Uniquely, it’s a prize argued over and voted for by the most books-passionate of people; Waterstones’ own experienced booksellers.


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