15 June 2021
As we continue to celebrte Pride Month, What Are Your Words? (Little, Brown Books For Young Readers), has made a place for itself on young reader’s shelves. Since publishing last month, this title has sparked conversation of pronoun use among young people and adults alike. What Are Your Words? sets out to give children the confidence to embrace their identity and explore pronouns they feel represent them best. Bright Artist Anne (Andy) Passchier (they/them) personally resonates with the message of this book, and we had the chance to sit down with them to learn more about all that went into creating this book!
01 June 2021
T. Rexes Can’t Tie Their Shoes, illustrated by Stephanie Laberis, written by Anna Lazowski | June 29 with Doubleday Books for Young Readers
28 May 2021
Innovative and curious, Ruby sees the world through a childlike lens readers of all ages can learn from! This is Ruby (Tundra Books), illustrated by Bright Artist Alea Marley, hit shelves earlier this week and we celebrated by sitting down with Alea to hear about all the details behind this book. We hope you enjoy getting to know more about Ruby!
26 May 2021
Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in May’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.
20 May 2021
Between living in various countries, pursuing a fascination with animals through studying zoology, and growing up in a family of artists, Howard Gray’s journey has been nothing short of a wild ride! With an eye for the natural world, Howard takes a tradtional approach to his art, allowing readers to enter a scene they can easily picture as reality. We had the chance to sit down with Howard and hear more of his story. Exotic adventures and dolphin companions are just a few things that set apart this wonderful Bright Artist. Enjoy!
01 May 2021
May is in full bloom and with a new month comes Bright reads we have been anxiously awaiting! Read along to see the titles hitting shelves this month, and the lovely art going along with them!
30 April 2021
Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in April’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.
27 April 2021
April has not only bloomed all things spring, but has triggered the beginning of re-entering the world after a year of holing up in our respective caves. We thought there was no better book to celebrate this month than Afraid of the Light (Bala Kids), a story we all (no matter how old) can resonate with as welcome change comes to the surface. We had the opportunity to chat with Bright Artist Flavia Sorrentino about her process in illustrating this book, and personal fears she has overcome. We hope you enjoy, and are inspired to get out of your comfort zone this spring!
22 April 2021
This Earth Day, Bright Artists are sharing their thoughts on how they hope their art can cause a ripple effect of change to protect the earth and use its resources wisely. Earth day goes beyond the boundaries of one day a year, and our artists are committed to creating art that celebrates our vast universe. Through published titles or personal art, they are calling young readers to step up and leave their mark on Earth.
12 April 2021
We are all about our artists here at Bright, but we thought it was high time for our agents to get some much deserved praise. The agents of Bright U.S. have cultivated a group of talented, set-apart illustrators with their eye for whimsy and detail. After many successful titles under their belt, our agents are sure of what they are looking for when it comes to taking on new artists or matchmaking story tellers from different ends of the industry. Here you will find a roster of our lovely agents, their art wishlists, and why they are the heartbeat of all that goes on at the Bright Agency.
01 April 2021
Chocolate bunnies, egg hunts, tulips in bloom, poetry celebrated…all reasons to be excited that April has arrived! Read along to discover some new #BrightReads you have to look forward to this month!
30 March 2021
Doggo and Pupper (Macmillan) graced shelves last week, and has received much deserved praise. Bright Artist Charlie Alder’s “bark-out-loud illustrations” (School Library Journal) bring a human-like sincerity to three unlikely friends Dog, Pupper, and Cat. Nestled in her at-home studio over a cup of coffee, Alder brought this story to life through purposeful expressions and body language. We had the pleasure of learning about all it took to create this book with the one and only Charlie Alder!