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Archive: Nov 2017

  1. Bright USA Rights Report: November

    Illustration by Jarvis The deals made in November showcase the versatility of talent at Bright, and the passion that drives their art. We can’t wait for these books to hit the shelves! Brett Duquette at Sterling Children’s has bought Just So Willow, illustrated by Stephanie Laberis Christianne Jones at Capstone has bought AWESOME! by Craig Shuttlewood Brett Duquette at Sterling […]

  2. The Insider: Christopher A. Brown

    Illustration by Leire Martin At the Free Library of Philadelphia, Special Collections Curator for the Children’s Literature Research Collection Christopher A. Brown has proven an indispensable resource to picture book makers and enthusiasts alike. We chatted with Christopher about his role at the Free Library, his unparalleled passion for all things kid lit, and the direction of […]

  3. From San Francisco to the Sussex Coast: Profiling Artist Aaron Blecha

    An illustrator with a back catalogue of fantastic books to his name, not to mention other exciting creative projects, we were delighted to welcome Aaron Blecha to The Bright Agency back in March of this year. With an exciting creative project currently under way with the Sea Life Centre in Brighton, and a forth-coming exhibition […]

  4. A Stellar Year for Creator of The Bear and the Piano, David Litchfield

    You only have to glance through David Litchfield’s own blog to see that this talented man owes his success, not only to the fact that he has beautiful ideas with artwork to match, but that his dedication to his audience, and the way he shares his gift means the legacy of his work will certainly […]

  5. Poster Girl: Now Exhibiting at The London Transport Museum — Profiling Artist Ruth Hydes

    From small beginnings in 1910, to Transport for London’s contemporary commissioning programme, more than 170 female artists have designed posters for the Capital’s tubes, buses and trams. Amongst these heroines of 20th century design, is Ruth Hydes. Ruth has been making art for 25 years and we are honoured to be representing such a prolific […]

  6. Behind the Book: Playdates Rule! by Rob McClurkan

    Author/illustrator: Rob McClurkan In his latest author-illustrated book, Playdates Rule! (Bloomsbury), Bright Artist Rob McClurkan taps into old childhood memories of mischief and mayo sandwiches. Read on for more about how Rob tells stories through pictures, bringing ideas from his brain to the page. It’s time to start planning your next playdate! Playdates Rule! is on sale now! […]

  7. 2017 V&A Winner: Profiling Jarvis

    Earlier this year, Jarvis won the coveted V&A award for his picture book, Alan, and his Big Scary Teeth, published by Walker. This November, he’s been nominated for a Kate Greenaway Medal for the brilliant Mrs Mole, I’m Home, also with Walker Books. In case you’re unfamiliar with Jarvis, here’s a little more to get your teeth […]

  8. National Book Awards: Behind the Cover Art

    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. This year, Laurel Snyder’s novel Orphan Island (Walden Pond Press/HarperCollins) was long-listed in […]

  9. Artist Profile: Craig Shuttlewood

    Craig Shuttlewood’s ability to design a layout, and his fantastic eye for colour make his picture books eye-catching — his busy pages, filled with all sorts of activity keep children amused for hours. A picture book doesn’t always have to tell a story, and Craig’s most recent book is very much in this genre — […]

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