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Amazon's Best Children's Books of 2019

19 November 2019

Out of all the children’s books published in 2019, Amazon’s editors selected the top 20 books of the year for readers of all ages spanning five different categories. We are proud to announce that this year, seven Bright titles have be included in this impressive list!

Book Publishing this Month at Bright: November

05 November 2019

Hello, November! As spooky season trails behind, we’re charging full steam ahead toward the holidays. But before heading into full-on winter hibernation mode, we’re giving thanks to all of the new books hitting the shelves. From climate strikes to DIY face masks, here’s a look at new Bright books publishing this month.

Behind the Book: This Is My Room!

31 October 2019

Alexandria Neonakis was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, an Eastern maritime Province where she spent most of her time outdoors among forest landscapes and the beautiful coastal Atlantic. These days, she can be found on the opposite coast where she lives in Santa Monica, California. During the day, Alex works as a full-time Concept Artist at the game development company, Naughty Dog. Pulling inspiration from childhood memories, nature, animated films, and classic illustration, she combines characters with lighting, strong color direction, and staging to help sell a moment. These skills especially shine through in her recent picture book, This Is My Room! (No Tigers Allowed!), which published with Simon & Schuster in May 2019. In this ever-relatable tale, JoJo is ready for her first night all alone in her very own room, but a menagerie of animals have other ideas. We were thrilled to catch up with Alex and glean a glimpse into her creative process that brought this charming and fun picture book to life!

October '19 Rights Report

31 October 2019

Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in October’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.

2019 Northern Lights Book Awards Winners

25 October 2019

Each year, the Northern Lights Book Awards honors children’s books from around the world that excel in aesthetic and literary quality. With an emphasis on permanence, the NLBA seeks works that will leave a lasting impression, ones which will resonate with the reader not only now but in years to come. This year, we are thrilled to present three Bright titles that have been awarded this honor in the categories of Picture Book 4-8, Poetry, and Family. For more information on the NLBA, click here.

Artist Journey: Julia Iredale

15 October 2019

Ever since she was a child, British Columbia based illustrator Julia Iredale has been intrigued with creating magical, mythical worlds, be it in her own imagination or through the words of one of her fictional stories. Julia continued to pursue her love of creativity as an adult, going on to earn her bachelor’s degree in illustration from Emily Carr University before joining Bright in 2018. In the spirit of legends and lore that October brings, and with Halloween just around the corner, we thought it was the perfect time to catch up with Julia to chat about all things mysterious, as well as the hauntingly beautiful artwork behind her latest project, Myths and Legends of the World, which published on October 15th with Lonely Planet Kids.

Books Publishing this Month at Bright: October

01 October 2019

Hello, October! As the dust settles from back to school and fall marches on in full swing, we’re embracing exciting new books that are perfect for cozying up with. From adorable animals to heroic nonfiction and everything in between, October brings a little something for everyone. Here’s a look at new Bright books hitting the shelves this month.

September '19 Rights Report

30 September 2019

Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in September’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.

Behind the Book: Hey Grandude!

25 September 2019

Meet Grandude—a super-cool grandfather who is an intrepid explorer with some amazing tricks up his sleeve. Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer! Now, meet Kathryn Durst—the fabulous Bright Artist behind the gloriously colorful illustrations of Hey Grandude!, Sir Paul McCartney’s debut picture book. After a long-awaited release, Hey Grandude! hit the shelves this month on September 5th with Puffin Books in the UK and Random House Books for Young Readers in the US. Since making its way into the world, Hey Grandude! has been embraced by children, adults, and Beatles fans alike and quickly earned a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Between the excitement of the release and a trip to London to join Paul himself at Waterstones for an unforgettable launch event, it’s safe to say it has been quite the month for Kathryn! It was such a delight to catch up with her for an inside look at all of the hard work that went into the making of this magical book.

Books Publishing this Month at Bright: September

01 September 2019

Crisp air, back to school, apple cider…September is hard not to love, especially with so many wonderful books publishing! It’s a busy month for Bright artists, and we’re gearing up for fall with big new titles that we’re thrilled to share. From author-illustrated to YA and everything in-between, here’s a look at what’s hitting the shelves this September.

August '19 Rights Report

31 August 2019

Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in August’s end of month Publishers Weekly Rights Report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.

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