Bright USA: Latest Publications & Deals

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Bright USA has cemented itself as a top resource for stunning children’s illustration and author/illustrated works. After great success at BEA and ALA, we’re sailing into the summer with dozens of #BrightReads hitting the bookshelves. With exciting big deals announced in our latest PW deal roundup, the following publications are brilliant examples of deals successfully closed and now thriving in the marketplace. These publications are the result of a detailed and thoughtful process — from first signing a deal to completion; from concepts to artwork and narrative development, to cover design, production and print, Bright agents have worked tirelessly to see their artists succeed. Not to mention working closely with our publishers on the rights, sales, marketing and publicity end of things!

illustration by Jorge Martin

illustration by Jorge Martin

So as we reflect on the best deals we’ve made this year, we’re also taking time to highlight those books that have been in the works for ages — deals which were announced years ago. As agents, we are key to instigating a project, so when a book is finally published and we see all our artists’ hard work come together in a stunning finished book, we can’t help but shout for joy!

Some major highlights from the first half of the year include…

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Left to right: The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters illustrated by Jen Hill (Abrams), Caterpillar Dreams by Clive McFarland (HarperCollins), Watersong illustrated by Richard Smythe (Paula Wiseman Books), The Runaway Egg by Katy Hudson (Random House), Who Wants to Be a Princess? illustrated by Migy Blanco (Henry Holt), Spring for Sophie illustrated by Jen Hill (Paula Wiseman)

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Left to right: How to Raise a Mom illustrated by Lee Wildish (Knopf), Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep illustrated by Richard Smythe (HarperCollins), Touch the Earth illustrated by Smiljana Coh (SkyPony), South by Daniel Duncan (Abrams), Dorthea Lange illustrated by Sarah Green (Albert Whitman & Co), Papasaurus by Stephan Lomp (Chronicle)

The celebration continues for the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books! We’re delighted to have Bright artist Stephanie Laberis all over the LGB list and so excited Chris Robertson has been added to their roster!

LGB top 3 Left to right: My Little Golden Book About Dinosaurs illustrated by Steph Laberis, The Tickle Book illustrated by Chris Robertson, A is for Awful by Steph Laberis

Left to right: My Little Golden Book About Dinosaurs illustrated by Stephanie Laberis, The Tickle Book illustrated by Chris Robertson, A is for Awful illustrated by Stephanie Laberis

And there are books still to come in 2017 we just can’t wait for the world to see…

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Left to right: How to Get Your Teacher Ready illustrated by Lee Wildish (Knopf), Truck Truck Goose! illustrated by Zoe Waring (HarperCollins), A Loud Winters Nap by Katy Hudson (Sterling), The Percy Jackson Coloring Book illustrated by Keith Robinson (Disney-Hyperion), Princesses Wear Pants illustrated by Eva Byrne (Abrams), A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale illustrated by Ben Mantle (Random House) 

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Look! What Do You See? illustrated by Becca Stadtlander (Viking), Playdates Rule! by Rob McClurkan (Bloomsbury), Come Home Already! illustrated by Benji Davies  (HarperCollins)

And many, many more to come!

Like what you see? Get in touch with one of our agents!