08 April 2020
Bank Street College of Education’s Children’s Book Committee strives to guide librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year. The 2020 edition includes more than 600 titles chosen by reviewers as the best of the best published in 2019 for literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers. We’re proud to present over thirty Bright titles featured on this year’s prestigious list!
31 March 2020
Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in March’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.
23 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.
02 March 2020
Each year, Bright’s Senior Agent Lucie Luddington takes the U.S. by storm as she embarks on her annual trip from Bright’s London headquarters, traversing state lines and bringing beautiful, new Bright art to clients across the country. This year, Lucie hit the road to meet with publishers in Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, and New York City (all in one short week!)
01 March 2020
Bright artists have been busy! From colorful nonfiction to magnificent middle grade covers and bit of everything in-between, we’re springing into a new season with a fresh bunch of #BrightReads. Check out our list below for a look at what’s hitting the shelves this month.
28 February 2020
Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in February’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.
28 February 2020
Each year, more than 1,200 sci-fi/fantasy fans and professionals gather at Boskone, the longest running science fiction convention in New England, for a weekend filled with panels, readings, activities, discussions, and more. This year, Bright artist Eric Wilkerson was honored as the Official Artist at the convention, the first artist of color in the near 60 year history of the event. During the event, Eric participated on panel disuccsions with Rick Riordan award-winning authors Kwame Mbalia and Carlos Hernandez about the Tristan Strong series, fighting stereotypes, and the importance of representation in middle grade books. Eric’s art also won Best in Show! We were delighted to catch up with Eric about the convention as well as his creative process behind illustrating the covers for Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky and Tristan Strong Destroys the World.
12 February 2020
Ever since she was a little girl, Katy Hudson loved expressing her artistic talents. Beginning with drawing on her parents walls, Katy went on to study illustration at art school where she developed her signature style. While she never thought of herself as an author, Katy’s storytelling abilities were quickly discovered after joining Bright, and she is now a best-selling author-illustrator of seven books! We were delighted to catch up with Katy about her creative process, journey to becoming an author, and the release of her latest author-illustrated title, The Perfect Birthday Recipe, which published February 1st with Capstone.
01 February 2020
February is a big month for #BrightReads! From new author-illustrated titles to picture book biographies, we’re spreading the love and celebrating women’s suffrage, renowned poets, African American hair, and a little bit of everything in-between. Check out the list below for a look at what’s hitting the shelves this month.
31 January 2020
Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in January’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.
17 January 2020
Emily Balsley is an illustrator and maker driven by her passion to create. Whether drawing, painting, or crafting, Emily embraces experimentation and loves to explore new mediums and methods. While she can usually be found in her colorful studio in Madison, Wisconsin, Emily recently packed up her materials and brought her creative expertise to the community as Artist-in-Residence at the Madison Bubbler. We were delighted to catch up with Emily about the importance of art in community and the wide variety of projects she explored during her residency.
03 January 2020
Happy New Year! As the holiday season trails behind, we’re looking ahead toward a big Bright future filled with exciting new books! From inspiring true stories to superhero felines, here’s a look at what’s publishing this month.