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BANK STREET'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2020

08 April 2020

Bank Street College of Education’s Children’s Book Committee strives to guide librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year. The 2020 edition includes more than 600 titles chosen by reviewers as the best of the best published in 2019 for literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers. We’re proud to present over thirty Bright titles featured on this year’s prestigious list!

March '20 Rights Report

31 March 2020

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

James + Lucie Celebrate 10 Years at Bright

23 March 2020

Here at the Bright Agency, we love shouting out good news! From exciting book deals to award-winning art, we take pride in coming alongside our artists in celebrating accomplishments big and small. This month, we’re proud to turn the spotlight on star agents James Burns and Lucie Luddington as they celebrate their ten year Bright-Anniversary. James and Lucie have embodied the spirit of Bright since the very beginning and have been instrumental forces in growing the agency into what it is today. We’re beyond proud to call them our own as they commemorate this major milestone.

Lucie Luddington's U.S. Adventure: 2020

02 March 2020

Each year, Bright’s Senior Agent Lucie Luddington takes the U.S. by storm as she embarks on her annual trip from Bright’s London headquarters, traversing state lines and bringing beautiful, new Bright art to clients across the country. This year, Lucie hit the road to meet with publishers in Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, and New York City (all in one short week!)

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.

December '19 Rights Report

31 December 2019

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

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.

Bright US Holiday Party 2019

09 December 2019

It was an honor to come together with the industry’s finest in celebrating a successful 2019 at this year’s Bright holiday party! To all of our fabulous clients and artists, we wish you a warm and joyous holiday season and a happy New Year! Enjoy a little highlights reel with some festive favorites from this year’s soirée below.

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!

May '19 Rights Report

31 May 2019

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

Bright US Is Hiring!

12 April 2019

Please email your resume to James@thebrightagency.com along with a brief cover letter highlighting why you feel you are the strongest fit for the role. Links to writing samples are helpful. Feel free to mention additional relevant interests and personal pursuits not listed here.

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