Bright US' Highlights of 2018: Top Publications, Deals & Awards
last updated 14 December 2018
Illustration by Ebony Glenn
It’s been a big year for Bright, and now that it draws to a close, there’s nothing left to do but celebrate! New York Times Bestsellers, a record nine Bright artists featured in the Society of Illustrators Original Art show, and many books on end-of-year-lists; we’re grateful for all of the ways in which the hard work of our artists and agents has been recognized.
Without further ado, see below for the best and Brightest 2018 highlights; here’s to 2019 and many more to come.
Top Publications of 2018
Top Deals of 2018
Mechal Roe will illustrate Senator Kamala Harris’ picture book, Superheroes Are Everywhere.
Alexa Pastor at Simon & Schuster has bought This Is MY Room! illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis.
Rotem Moscovich at Disney-Hyperion has bought The Magical Yet, illustrated by Lorena Alvarez Gomez.
Emma Ledbetter at Atheneum has bought the graphic novel adaptation of Bunnicula, illustrated by Teemu Juhani.
Tamar Brazis at Abrams has bought Along Came Coco, written and illustrated by Eva Byrne.
Erin Stein at Imprint has bought Bennie’s True Colors, illustrated by Anne Passchier
Reka Simonsen at Atheneum has bought I Will Dance, illustrated by Julianna Swaney.
Marilyn Brigham at Amazon/Two Lions has bought It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood, illustrated by Edwardian Taylor.
Christian Trimmer at Henry Holt has bought Game, Set, Sisters: The Venus and Serena Williams Story, illustrated by Ebony Glenn.
Tamar Brazis at Abrams has bought Leyla, written and illustrated by Galia Bernstein.
Courtney Fahy at Little Bee Books has bought Making Their Voices Heard, illustrated by Alleanna Harris.
Holly West at Feiwel and Friends has bought Ava in Code Land, illustrated by Leire Martin.
Adrienne Szpyrka and Julie Matysik at Running Press Kids have bought Georgia written and illustrated by Zoe Persico.
Tara Walker and Elizabeth Kribs at Tundra have bought Mermaid Dreams written and illustrated by Kate Pugsley.
Luisa Uribe won the Dilys Evans Founders Award, given by the Society of Illustrators at the annual Original Art Show.
Nine artists, including Luisa, were featured in the show this year!
Luisa receiving the Founders Award for The Vast Wonder of the World, left.
Left: Agent Anne Moore Armstrong with Jen Hill’s artwork from the New York Times Bestseller Be Kind, published by Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan). Right: David Litchfield’s artwork from When Paul Met Artie, published by Candlewick Press.
|from Kate, Who Tamed the Wind , illustrated by Lee White, published by Schwartz & Wade.||Fur, Feather, Fin: All Of Us Are Kin illustrated by Stephanie Laberis, published by Simon & Schuster.|
Left: Be Kind, Illustrated by Jen Hill (read more about the book’s journey to the Bestseller List here.)
The New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2018
Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2018
Smithsonian’s 10 Best Children’s Books of 2018
NPR’s Best Books of 2018
A Mighty Girl’s Best of 2018
Warmest holiday wishes and a happy new year from Bright!
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