BE KIND, Illustrated by Jen Hill, Climbs the NY Times Bestseller List

31 August 2018

With four weeks and counting on the New York Times Best Sellers list, Be Kind’s success is showing that empathy is an unstoppable force. Author Pat Zietlow Miller’s timeless (and timely) message and Jen Hill’s beautiful illustrations come together to create a “lovely exploration of empathy and thoughtfulness” (Publishers Weekly Starred Review).

Aura Lewis Reads GLORIA'S VOICE at Books Are Magic in Brooklyn

16 August 2018

On a hot and sleepy Saturday morning at the end of July, Aura Lewis walked into Books Are Magic, the new, yet already beloved, independent bookstore in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Aura is the author and illustrator of picture book biography Gloria’s Voice, praised by Kirkus as “a subtle ode to an iconic figure of quiet strength and enormous influence,’” and she was at Books Are Magic to read Gloria’s story aloud to a packed house of young readers (and perhaps, future activists themselves!). She was joined by fellow author Anna Raff, as part of Back 2 Back, a series presented by The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrated that pairs newcomers to the industry with veterans.

Behind the Book: SUMMER COLOR, Illustrated by Zoe Persico

10 August 2018

Summer Color, written by Diana Murray and illustrated by Bright artist Zoe Persico, is a joyful romp through the varied color pallette of summer. Zoe is a master of creating gorgeous and unexpected color combinations, so we were excited to talk to her about how she used those skills, as well as her love of nature, to create the outdoor scenes that make the book such a joy to read again and again.

June '18 Rights Report

02 July 2018

Publishers Weekly is the publishing industry’s go-to source for the latest book deals. This month, forthcoming picture books illustrated by several Bright artists were announced. We’re looking forward to seeing these books come to life in 2019 and 2020!

Bright's Biggest Publications of 2018 (So Far!)

05 June 2018

We also can’t believe how many incredible Bright books have been created and shared with the world in the first half of 2018! To celebrate the hard work of our artists and their agents, we’ve featured a few titles that have been published since the new year. And of course, there are so many to look forward to in the coming months, as well, so stay tuned on our blog, Twitter, and Instagram for new releases.

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