12 February 2019
Instituted in 1973, the Golden Kite Awards are the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. More than 1,000 books are entered each year. The Golden Kite Awards recognize excellence in children’s literatures in five categories: Young Reader and Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration.
08 February 2019
Ebony Glenn joined Bright in 2016, and since then, her star has risen to incredible heights. Most notably, her illustrations appeared in Mommy’s Khimar, which published in April 2018 with Simon & Schuster, and in nonfiction picture book Brave Ballerina, which just published last month in January 2019 with Henry Holt. She recently completed an artist’s residency at AIR Serenbe, which gave her the time and space to focus on artwork for another upcoming book. We talked to Ebony about the exciting year that she has had and what she has coming up next.
02 February 2019
01 February 2019
Eve Adler at Penguin Workshop has bought My Best Friend Is a Unicorn, written and illustrated by Rachael McLean.
01 January 2019
01 January 2019
Oril Zuravicky at Scholastic has bought And the Whole World Heard: The Story of Anne Frank, illustrated by Aura Lewis.
14 December 2018
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.
10 December 2018
It was an honor to raise a glass (and a slice of pizza) with the finest creatives from the children’s publishing industry, and celebrate 2018’s successes. We were also grateful to all who popped on a festive accessory and posed for a photo! Enjoy a little highlight reel below.
06 December 2018
Bright artist Luisa Uribe is at the beginning of her career, but it’s safe to say that she is already making quite a mark. Her illustrations for The Vast Wonder of the World, a picture book biography of biologist Ernest Everett Just, won the Dilys Evans Founders Award at the Society of Illustrators’ Original Art show 2018. Named after The Original Art founder, this prestigious award celebrates the most promising new talent in children’s book illustration and is selected by a jury of established luminaries in the world of children’s publishing.
01 December 2018
12 November 2018
Each November, the best and brightest (no pun intended) in children’s publishing gather at the Society of Illustrators on Manhattan’s Upper East Side to celebrate their shared passion for picture book illustration. The SOI’s Original Art show is unique in its presentation of picture book art in a gallery setting; the process of illlustrating a book is often a very solitary one for artists, making it all the more exciting to gather, socialize, and admire the work on the walls as a community.
01 November 2018
Emma Ledbetter at Atheneum has bought the graphic novel adaptation of Bunnicula, illustrated by Teemu Juhani.