Bright US Highlights of 2019

23 December 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate all of the Bright achievements from the last twelve months: From New York Times Bestsellers, top publications, 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.

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!

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.


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!

Becca Stadtlander Wins The SCBWI Golden Kite Award

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.

Bright US' Highlights of 2018: Top Publications, Deals & Awards

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.

Bright US at the SOI Original Art 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.

Suzie Mason Climbs to #1 on NYT Children's Bestseller List

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!).

National Book Awards: Behind the Cover Art

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.

What is the SOI Original Art Show?

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.

Jarvis Wins UK's Prestigious V&A Award for Alan's Big, Scary Teeth

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.

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