Archive: Dec 2017

  1. Behind the Book: River Rose and the Magical Christmas illustrated by Lucy Fleming

    The Illustrator: Lucy Fleming 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. Her latest book, River Rose and the Magical Christmas, written by Grammy Award winner […]

  2. Bright USA Rights Report: December

    Illustration by Jarvis As the holidays approach, we are excited to feature three final deals of 2017 as officially announced by Publisher’s Weekly! Marilyn Brigham at Amazon/Two Lions has bought PIPPA’S NIGHT PARADE by Lucy Fleming Joy Peskin at Farrar, Straus and Giroux has bought the four-book TODAY I’M A… series by Maxine Lee Kristen […]

  3. Picture Book Hygge: Celebrating the Art of Fiona Woodcock

    There is something extremely calming about Fiona Woodcock’s artwork — I would describe it as the hygge of picture book illustration — because each time I read one of her books, I feel so relaxed and content, gently swept up by the subtle colours and textures she creates. A Dot in the Snow is beautiful, […]

  4. The Bright Calendar 2018

    Your Bright calendars are on their way!   This year designed by Sarah Callaghan and with cover stars, Jane Newland [art licensing edition], and Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet [children’s publishing edition]. Designer, Sarah Callaghan with Bright MD Vicki Willden-Lebrecht during the artwork selection. Cover by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. from their forth-coming picture […]

  5. Celebrating 2017’s Outstanding Achievements

    At Bright we always comment on the importance of awards. To celebrate the range in talent recognised in these awards and accolades, we’ve rounded up some of the best  highlights for Bright Artists work in 2017: Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis (Walker) has had a corker of a time on the shelves since publishing just […]

  6. Bright UK Makes Top Book Deals with the Best in Children’s Publishing

     If you’re looking for representation, your future could be Bright… Making picture books is a true labour of love for all involved in the process. From the point at which an agent pitches a book idea, to a deal being agreed, it can be two to three years before the final picture book is published.  […]

  7. Bright Holiday Party in NYC: Photo Round-Up

    illustration by Jarvis Last night, the Bright US team had the absolute pleasure of welcoming publishing clients, illustrators and fellow children’s book lovers into our New York office to toast the season. The annual Bright US holiday party is always a treat and this year was no exception! Thank you to everyone who attended! It […]

  8. A True Storyteller: Meet Benji Davies

    Benji Davies is wonderfully intuitive when it comes to storytelling. His picture books broach subjects that at some point as adults we might be faced with  — wondering how best to explain them to our children when they are small. Grandad’s Island is a great example. It allows a child to continue the narrative, opening up the […]

  9. The BIG Bright Christmas Party 2017

    Huge thanks to all who joined us for this years BIG BRIGHT Party! From karaoke to a fancy dress photo booth, to great dancing and great pizza, we had a blast and hope you did too.  Here’s a round up in pictures . . . Clockwise from top left: Party in full swing; artist Aaron […]