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Raymond Briggs CBE 18 January 1934 – 9 August 2022

It is with great sadness that we confirm that Raymond Briggs has died. Best known for his 1978 classic, TheFull story »

Independent publisher Guppy Books has acquired ACTIVIST, a verse novel by Louisa Reid about activism and sexual abuse.

Publisher Bella Pearson acquired world rights from Jessica Hare at The Agency. Activist is Reid’s third verse novel to be published byFull story »

THE NAME GAME by award winning author Elizabeth Laird is out now!

The Name Game (Tiny Owl) by Elizabeth Laird follows a little girl who is bored at home. That is untilFull story »

Malorie Blackman has been awarded the 2022 PEN Pinter Prize, becoming the first children’s and YA author to win the award since it was first given out in 2009.

Malorie Blackman has been awarded the 2022 PEN Pinter Prize, becoming the first children’s and YA author to win theFull story »

Louisa Reid’s Verse Novel ‘The Poet’ Is Published To Great Critical Acclaim

The Agency would like to pass on our congratulations to our wonderful, exceptionally talented writer client Louisa Reid whose newFull story »

Paddington Bear Goes Centre Stage For The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

TALL Client Michael Bond’s character Padington Bear appeared in a video segment with The Queen for The Platinum Jubilee and ‘Paddington at the Palace’ was read by Mary Berry for Ceebebies Bedtime Stories.

THE BUTTERFLY ASSASSIN by Finn Longman, an explosive new YA novel, out now!

YA novel The Butterfly Assassin by Finn Longman is published this week by Simon & Schuster (UK). Innocent by day,Full story »

Delve into the world of writer Kevin Crossley-Holland in a new exhibition

Poem, Story and Scape in the Work of Kevin Crossley-Holland’ opens in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery on 29th MarchFull story »

Series 2 of NOUGHTS & CROSSES begins tonight!

We are very excited to accounce that the hotly anticipated second series of NOUGHTS & CROSSES debuts tonight (26th April)Full story »

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, the debut non-fiction picture book from Mini Grey has been announced!

Mini Grey, previously a winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal for The Adventures Of The Dish and the Spoon (Red Fox PictureFull story »

Donaldson and Monks announce their 12th picture book – WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD AT CHRISTMAS!

Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks are teaming up for the fifth instalment of the WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD series, whichFull story »

Amara Sage’s brilliant YA debut INFLUENTIAL goes to Faber

Influential, a contemporary YA debut about navigating social media from author Amara Sage, has been has acquired by Faber. Set toFull story »

Stage show WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Family Show

What the Ladybird Heard is nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Family Show! Based on the award-winning picture bookFull story »

Macmillan Children’s pre-empts two picture books from Andrew Sanders

Macmillan Children’s Books has pre-empted two “unique, laugh-out-loud” picture books from Andrew Sanders with illustrations by Aysha Awwad. Where Has AllFull story »

JEMIMA THE PIG AND THE 127 ACORNS a World Book Day hit!

Jemima the Pig and the 127 Acorns, illustrated by the wonderful Guy Parker-Rees, written by Michael Morpurgo is one ofFull story »