Save the Children | Wonderbooks

11 December 2019

Wonderbooks is the amazing new children’s books subscription service from Save the Children. They aim to make children’s world a little bigger and a little better with real-life bedtime stories inspired by children around the world. We are very proud that three Bright artists were picked to illustrate the launch titles.

Behind the Book | Jennie Poh

04 December 2019

This month, we’re going behind the book of The Pirate Tree illustrated by Bright artist Jennie Poh, written by Brigita Orel and published by Lantana, an award-winning children’s book publisher of BAME authors and illustrators.

Agents Talk: Bright Educational

04 November 2019

One of our biggest challenges and opportunities is influencing the notion of what Educational artwork should look like. It’s true that to meet specific learning outcomes, briefs can be precise, but outside of this, there is room to experiment. This can lead to the emergence of a new style or finding a way to make an artists’ working process more efficient to convey a message or meet deadlines!

Discussion | AOI Events with Jack Oliver Coles and Rhiannon Parnis

23 October 2019

Here at Bright, we love to work closely with organisations like the Association of Illustrators. Not only do we get to go to fun events and meet lots of wonderful illustration folk, we also find amazing new talent through the AOI. Senior Agent Lucie Luddington first met illustrators Jack Oliver Coles and Rhiannon Parnis at an AOI event, and later they joined the Bright family. Here we ask the artist what the AOI means to them.

New Bright Books for Winter

22 October 2019

There’s a strong focus on the environment in both non-fiction and fiction, with Aaron Cushley’s Poems for a Blue Green Planet, Our Planet illustrated by Richard Jones with an introduction by Sir David Attenborough, and Zoe Persico’s Greta and the Giants.

Bright is hiring! Associate Agent - Maternity Cover

22 October 2019

We are now looking to hire an Associate Agent to join the Children’s Team. This role is for Maternity Cover and is a Fixed Term Contract. Details of the role and how to apply are below, and if you or someone you know might be right for the role, please do get in touch!

Bright's Oktoberfest - Bringing Frankfurt to London

15 October 2019

Last week we hosted our very first Oktoberfest where we brought the spirit of Frankfurt Book Fair to London. We gathered industry friends together in the Bright Emporium to eat pretzels, drink beer and look at some of our artists’ new portfolio sheets. Take a look at the highlights below!

Insight: A Surprise Mother-Daughter Relationship at Bright

14 October 2019

Here at The Bright Agency we love to support artists of all generations. From the notably experienced to the uni-fresh, we have always been proud of the diverse age range of our illustrators. That is why we were absolutely delighted to discover that we have a mother and daughter on our books!

Judges Announced for The Alligator's Mouth Awards 2020

08 October 2019

Launched by Bright last year in partnership with The Alligator’s Mouth bookshop, the award was created to celebrate authors and illustrators of highly illustrated children’s fiction for ages 6-8. Here at Bright we wanted to champion these talented creators and highlight the very best books out there.

Behind the Book | Hey Grandude!

25 September 2019

Meet Grandude—a super-cool grandfather who is an intrepid explorer with some amazing tricks up his sleeve. Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer! Now, meet Kathryn Durst—the fabulous Bright Artist behind the gloriously colorful illustrations of Hey Grandude!, Sir Paul McCartney’s debut picture book. After a long-awaited release, Hey Grandude! hit the shelves this month on September 5th with Puffin Books in the UK and Random House Books for Young Readers in the US. Since making its way into the world, Hey Grandude! has been embraced by children, adults, and Beatles fans alike and quickly earned a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Between the excitement of the release and a trip to London to join Paul himself at Waterstones for an unforgettable launch event, it’s safe to say it has been quite the month for Kathryn! It was such a delight to catch up with her for an inside look at all of the hard work that went into the making of this magical book.

Introducing Bright's China Division

19 September 2019

The Bright Agency makes its China venture official! Realising the enormous potential of the market and capitalising on the palpable love that Chinese children have for reading and how greatly reading is supported, this decision has not only been pivotal, but enormously exciting in Bright’s next phase of growth. Bright MD and Founder, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, and Lucie Luddington, Senior Education Agent and Head of the new China Division, attended the Shanghai International Book Fair in November 2018, and in under a year, a strong client base has built daily momentum.

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