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Publishing this Month: April

01 April 2021

We have a brilliant selection of Bright books publishing this month. Including Waterstones Children’s Book Prize nominee Beatrice Blue with Once Upon a Mermaid’s Tale, the third title in the Once Upon series; Starboard illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino, the new middle grade from Bloom author Nicola Skinner; and the latest book in the bestselling Little People, Big Dreams series with Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Maxine Lee-Mackie.

In The Studio with Fred Blunt

25 March 2021

Humour has always been top of Fred Blunt’s list when it comes to drawing and writing. Right from his early portraits of teachers, Fred knew he wanted to entertain with his work. Now writing and illustrating his own, very silly, children’s books, he couldn’t be happier. We caught up with Fred to talk about his process, how he approaches projects and take a look at his latest book Lionel the Lonely Monster (Oxford University Press), out now.

In the Studio with Paddy Donnelly

24 February 2021

Paddy Donnelly is an Irish illustrator and author whose work spans picture books and fiction titles. Paddy has a fondness for illustrating animals and the sea in his signature textured approach, injecting a touch of humour to his work wherever he can. We caught up with Paddy to discuss the creative process behind his sixth picture book, Here Be Dragons (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books) published this month, which follows the story of a young knight on a quest to slay a dragon…

Happy Chinese New Year!

11 February 2021

It’s Chinese New Year, and we are so happy to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with you all! We hope 2021 brings you prosperity and opportunities, just like the zodiac sign itself.

Publishing this Month: February

01 February 2021

We have got an exciting round-up of new book releases from our authors and artists out this month. Starting off February, we have a hair-raising selection of creature features with Here Be Dragons illustrated by Paddy Donnelly and Fred Blunt’s Lionel the Lonely Monster.

New Year, New Books!

04 January 2021

To welcome in the New Year, we are taking a peek at the fresh books publishing from our authors and artists this month. It’s an exciting start to 2021 for Ben Mantle, who has illustrated three titles in the list, including another of Lucy Rowland’s charming fairytale retellings, The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book. And we’re thrilled to see Flavia Sorrentino’s illustrations in Delivery to the Lost City, P.G. Bell’s third offering in the fantastic The Train to Impossible Places series.

Behind the Book | Chris Chatterton

18 December 2020

Merry Christmas, Gus (Macmillan Children’s Books) is the second book in the series by artist and author Chris Chatterton. From County Durham, Chris’s passion for illustration led him to pursue a career as a freelance artist and he now works on a wide array of projects, including the bestselling Ten Minutes to Bed series (Ladybird).

Awards and Accolades 2020

18 December 2020

2020 has been a year full of bumps and surprises. Our Bright Artists and Authors have been hard at work this year and we are thrilled with the array of fantastic awards and accolades they’ve received in recognition. To celebrate the diverse range of talent in our Bright family, we’ve rounded up some of the highlights below.

Are you on the NAUGHTY or NICE list?

08 December 2020

Are you getting everything your asked for in your stocking this year, or will you be stuck with a lump of coal?! Click on the options below to see the different artwork collections:

Behind the Book | Lucy Fleming

02 December 2020

We caught up with Lucy Fleming to ask her about her debut author-illustrated picture book Ella’s Night Lights (Walker Books). Watch below to see Lucy talk about her inspiration for Ella, her creative process and the best thing about creating a book!

Meet the Author | Susie Gutch

01 December 2020

Born and raised in Surrey, Susie Gutch read English/Drama and History of Art at the University of Bristol followed by a PGCE at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds. She then taught English for many years, first in Sheffield and then in West London.

Publishing this Winter

03 November 2020

We are delighted that award-winning artist and author Benji Davies has illustrated The Puffin Keeper, a tale of life-changing friendship, from the legendary Michael Morpurgo. Liam Darcy’s uplifting illustrations can be found in A Superhero Like You, a timely celebration of key workers from treasured CBeebies presenter, Dr Ranj, and we are thrilled to welcome Ella’s Night Lights, an enchanting author-illustrated debut from New York Times bestselling illustrator, Lucy Fleming.

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