Archive: Jan 2018

  1. Bright USA Rights Report: January

    Illustration by Jarvis New year, new deals! January was an exciting month for Bright as you can see in the official Publishers Weekly announcements below: Kristen Pettit at HarperCollins has bought DRESS LIKE A GIRL illustrated by Lorian Tu-Dean Christian Trimmer at Holt has bought Scary Stories for Young Foxes illustrated by Junyi Wu Ruta Rimas […]

  2. A Fairytale Book Launch with Little Red Reading Hood & Friends

    We enjoyed another great event at The Bright Emporium last night. Lucy Rowland and Ben Mantle launched their new picture book, Little Red Reading Hood with Macmillan Childrens’ Books, along with many other famous book faces including Fiona Woodcock, Beni Davies, Timothy Knapman and Paul Linnet there to celebrate with them. Picture book makers: From […]

  3. Bright US’s First #KidLitArt Bootcamp in NYC!

    This past Saturday, Bright US descended upon the unsuspecting librarians and patrons of the St. Agnes branch of the New York Public Library for our KidLitArt Bootcamp! As we readied the coffee and pastries, aspiring children’s book illustrators began to arrive, excited to hear words of wisdom from Bright’s founder and managing director, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, […]

  4. A Career in Art: Jane Newland Shows You How . . .

    Jane Newland has a distinctive and extremely eye-catching style. Her illustrations are green and luscious — the fronds of every fern, every leaf are detailed with soft looking textures, like a springy moss or camomile lawn. If you’re an artist and you’re wondering how to make a business out of your talent, Jane is a […]

  5. The Comedy of Animals Captured: Meet Steph Laberis

    Steph Laberis beautifully captures the movement and character of animals in her artwork. Her style is alive with line work and bold, vibrant colours — and you may recognise it if you live in the US , from the famous Little Golden Books series. Here Steph talks about her background before children’s picture books, her […]

  6. Matt Hunt’s Message in a Bottle: Inspiration to Follow Your Dreams in 2018

    Last year, Matt Hunt published his first picture book with Scholastic. Almost a year on and he’s a nominee for a Kate Greenaway Medal. What a way to begin the new year! The story itself is a perfect antidote to New Year blues . . . With it being a grey and rainy January, it’s […]

  7. Books Publishing This Month at Bright Agency US: January

       The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Uncanny Express Illustrated by Jen Hill | Abrams   Colors of Love Illustrated by Tony Neal Simon & Schuster What Makes a Blizzard? Illustrated by Maddie Frost Harper Collins Penguins Don’t Wear Sweaters! Illustrated by Daniel Rieley Penguin Random House | Nancy Paulsen Books If you […]