Behind the Book | Fred Blunt

17 February 2020

Bright Author/Illustrator Fred Blunt always entertains with his fantastically funny and superbly silly picture books! As well as collaborating as an illustrator with authors such as Kes Gray and Michelle Robinson, he’s also written his own books, including Santa Claus vs The Easter Bunny (Andersen Press), the Captain Falsebeard Series (Puffin) and now his latest picture book Gnome (Andersen Press).

Chinese New Year | Year of the Rat

24 January 2020

Happy Chinese New Year! 2020 is the Year of the Rat, the first of all zodiac animals, and our artists have created some very special art inspired by the legends, colours and traditions of the Spring Festival.

Indie Book of the Month | Laura Hughes

20 January 2020

Bright Artist Laura Hughes has kicked off 2020 with a brilliant new picture book. We’re delighted that The Bear Who Did has been picked as the Indie Book of the Month for January by the Booksellers Association Children’s Bookselling Group. Written by Louise Greig and published by Egmont, it’s a rollicking rhyming story about two bears, a jar of honey and the consequences of not sharing…

New Bright Books for Spring 2020

14 January 2020

2020 is here, and it’s full of brilliant new books! We’ve got the latest title from award-winning author and illustrator Yasmeen Ismail, as well as the January Indie Book of the Month illustrated by Laura Hughes. There are also two cracking debut author-illustrated picture books from Viola Wang and Holly Sterling. Meanwhile, we’ve got sequels to the highly-acclaimed fiction titles BOOT and Darkwhisper, and the brilliant Fred Blunt has teamed up with Kes Gray for new picture book The Diddle That Dummed .

Behind the Book | Fiona Woodcock

07 January 2020

Bright Artist Fiona Woodcock’s The Snow Dragon has been spreading joy far and wide over Christmas and into the New Year. Written by Abi Elphinstone and published by Simon & Schuster, it tells the story of Phoebe, who lives with her sausage dog in Griselda Bone’s gloomy orphanage, where Christmas is well and truly cancelled. But just when things seem at their bleakest, magic awaits in the swirling, snow-filled air…

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!

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'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!

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