Book Publishing this Month at Bright: August

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.

July '19 Rights Report

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.

Behind the Book: We Are the Gardeners

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.

New Books Publishing this Spring at Bright

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.

I Am A Cat by Galia Bernstein [Behind the Book]

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!

Princesses Wear Pants Illustrated by Eva Byrne [Behind the Book]

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!

Fiona Woodcock: From Art Licensing to Children's Books and Beyond!

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.

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