27 March 2020
Here at the Bright Agency, we love shouting out good news! From exciting book deals to award-winning art, we take pride in coming alongside our artists in celebrating accomplishments big and small. This month, we’re proud to turn the spotlight on star agents James Burns and Lucie Luddington as they celebrate their ten year Bright-Anniversary. James and Lucie have embodied the spirit of Bright since the very beginning and have been instrumental forces in growing the agency into what it is today. We’re beyond proud to call them our own as they commemorate this major milestone.
10 March 2020
Bright is once again partnering with The Alligator’s Mouth children’s bookshop to celebrate the best books for 6-8 year olds. Ten books have been longlisted for The Alligator’s Mouth Award 2020, the second year in which it will recognise both authors and illustrators of highly illustrated children’s fiction. Themes of friendship, bravery and adventure all feature prominently in the line-up of books.
05 March 2020
Rabbit Bright, the debut picture book from Bright author/illustrator Viola Wang is about a brave rabbit setting out to explore the darkness and shows that there is light everywhere - you just need to know where to look…
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).
14 February 2020
A simple question that has been the subject of many a poet’s quill! We decided to find the answer from the mouth of babes - below you’ll find some adorable answers to this questions from the children of our Bright Staff…
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.
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…
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 .
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…
22 December 2019
Bright Author Carys Bexington has had a brilliant festive season so far. Her debut picture-book The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland, published this year, has already been picked as one of the Sunday Times Best Books of the Year and has garnered a clutch of rave reviews.
19 December 2019
2019 has been a super busy and super successful year for our Bright artists and authors. We are thrilled with the wide range of awards and accolades they’ve won, celebrating the diverse and wonderful talent of our Bright family. Take a peek at these champs below!
18 December 2019
One of the highlights of our year is our Christmas Party, where we get the whole Bright family together. We love gathering our artists, authors, employees and friends all in one place to boogie the night away! Thank you everyone who came and raised a glass - we hope you all had a fabulous evening. We’ve collected some of our favourite snaps from the evening for you below.