15 August 2019
Grab your backpacks and sharpen those pencils because it’s that time again…back to school! This month, we went behind the scenes of New York Times bestselling picture book, Raise Your Hand, published by Penguin Workshop and illustrated by our talented artist, Marta Kissi.
01 August 2019
The dog days of summer are upon us and with it arrives hot new titles illustrated by spectacular Bright artists! From spooky middle grade to Hispanic pride, here’s a look at the exciting new books hitting the shelves this August.
31 July 2019
Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in July’s end of month Publishers Weekly Rights Report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.
29 July 2019
It has been an exciting year for Bright artist Julianna Swaney, and we wanted to catch up with her to discuss the making behind her latest picture book, We Are the Gardeners, published with Thomas Nelson in March 2019. In this #1 New York Times Bestseller, Julianna teamed up with HGTV’s Fixer Upper costar, lifestyle powerhouse, and author Joanna Gaines in bringing the Gaines family’s first children’s book to life! Told from the communal voice of Joanna and Chip’s four grown children, We Are the Gardeners is an autobiographical story of the lovable family’s own adventures in cultivating their home garden. In her signature organic, nature-themed style, Julianna illustrates this family’s spirit of hard work and the restorative power of nature with her enchanting watercolors, inviting readers to enjoy the beauty a thriving garden provides.
01 July 2019
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08 May 2019
Spring has officially sprung! Here at Bright, we chatted with the agents and took a look at the new and exciting titles hitting the shelf this season in our Spring 2019 Roundup. Below are some of the biggest books publishing from March through May, alongside agent commentary sharing what makes these projects so special.
14 February 2018
It’s been an exciting 2018 for Galia so far. Her author-illustrator debut, I AM A CAT (Abrams), published on February 6th to starred reviews and has already gone into ten foreign editions. We asked her a few questions about the inspiration behind the protagonist of I AM A CAT, her process, and what projects are coming up next!
25 December 2017
Lucy Fleming knew from her teenage years that she loved illustration and, as an adult, has turned that passion into a very successful full-time career. Through cheerful characters and vibrant scenes, her artwork has helped tell countless children’s stories.
28 August 2017
We’ve been waiting at the edge of our seats for the publication of Princesses Wear Pants since Princess Penelope took the Javits Center by storm at BEA this June. The signing line for co-authors The Today Show host Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim snaked around the exhibition floor full of readers from across the country dying to get their early copies. Now this sassy little princess has hit the shelves as Bright Artist Eva Byrne’s debut picture book, an instant New York Times Bestseller!
27 January 2017
Bright Art Licensing, a division of the Bright Group agency, and the creative greeting card company The Art Group have collaborated to take inspiration from books published by Bright’s artists within the children’s picture book market, to make their first range of greetings cards called “The Bright Collective”.
03 August 2016
At Bright we work with all genres of illustration, and our Art Licensing division is a huge part of the company. The wonderful thing about working with illustrators is how versatile they can be in terms of design, allowing their work to cross between our two main genres — those being the greetings card industry and children’s picture book publishing.