Books Publishing this Month at Bright: January

03 January 2020

Happy New Year! As the holiday season trails behind, we’re looking ahead toward a big Bright future filled with exciting new books! From inspiring true stories to superhero felines, here’s a look at what’s publishing this month.

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.

Behind the Book: The Proudest Blue

18 December 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, we reflect on all of the wonderful projects that have published over the last twelve months. It has been an especially busy year for Bright artist Hatem Aly! We were thrilled to chat with Hatem about his creative process behind his latest picture book, The Proudest Blue, which published with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in September 2019. Written by Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and Morris Award finalist S.K. Ali, The Proudest Blue is an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond between siblings, and of being proud of who you are. Since its publication, it has received abundant praise from reviewers including starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal, and quickly earned a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers List. We caught up with Hatem about how he connected with the book on a personal level and the illustrations that brought this powerful book to life.

November '19 Rights Report

30 November 2019

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

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.

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.

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