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.
19 August 2019
At Bright, we understand that keeping up with the ongoing cycle of industry awards can feel like a daunting task at times, and so we wanted to find a way to streamline the information in a handy guide to major children’s publishing and illustration awards. Who’s eligible to apply? What are the key dates to look out for? We’ve simplified the nitty gritty details and listed them in one place for an overview that can be referred to whenever you need a refresher!
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.
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.
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.
20 March 2018
It’s been an extraordinary month for Bright artist Suzie Mason! I’ve Loved You Since Forever (HarperCollins), written by Today Show host Hoda Kotb and featuring Suzie’s stunning illustrations, debuted March 6th to terrific fanfare. The poignant story of a parent’s unique love for their child has won over readers nationwide, and this week achieved the #1 spot on the New York Times Children’s Bestseller list (outranking Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted and She Persisted Around the World!).
21 November 2017
In the American book publishing industry, the National Book Awards are about as good as it gets. Established in 1950 by the National Book Foundation, this award honors only the absolute best works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and young adult literature published within a calendar year.
30 October 2017
The Society of Illustrators hosts an annual exhibit called the The SOI Original Art Show, which features the best children’s book illustrations published in the US during that year. Designed to showcase the most talented illustrators of the day, this special exhibition is curated by a jury of seasoned art directors, illustrators, designers, and editors who choose artwork from the most stunning children’s books published that year to adorn gallery walls.
17 May 2017
We are so proud to share that Jarvis and his eye-catching title, Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth, have won this year’s V&A Illustration Award. The award is the UK’s most prestigious annual illustration competition recognizing the very best in book, editorial and student illustration. The competition has been running since 1972 and its previous winners are a veritable Who’s Who? of British illustration including household names like Ralph Steadman, Posy Simmonds, Sara Fanelli, Quentin Blake, Laura Carlin, Matthew Richardson, Helen Musselwhite and Bright’s own Yasmeen Ismail.