CELEBRATIONS, September 2019

B B Taylor guides us into September with a hot chocolate and a crackling fire to bring you this month's SCBWI celebrations and new releases. May September be filled with positivity!

New Releases

To finish the summer with a bang, Alice Hemming has not one but three books out on September 5th! The first is a brand new fairytale for 10-12's The Midnight Unicorn with its absolutely gorgeous cover below. The other two are part of a new series for 7-9's called Rose Gold and Friends. All published by Scholastic.

Savita Kalhan's newest teen/YA book That Asian Kid, hit our shelves in late August. Published by Troika books it follows the story of Jeevan. Despite his hard work and brains, Jeevan is doing badly in his GCSE English literature class. His teacher, Mrs Greaves, dislikes him intensely and Jeevan is convinced that he is the victim of racial prejudice. Can he stand up for what's right? 

"Can you Catch that Cough?" asks Bonnie Bridgman this September as her debut picture book Catch that Cough arrives on our shelves. Published by Tiny Tree books and illustrated by the talented Louise Forshaw this fun and wonderfully illustrated book is sure to be a hit with all picture book lovers.

Sally Rowe is treating us to her beautiful illustrations with her latest book Follow Jesus with Peter published by CF4kids and written by Matthew Sleeman.  Here is Peter’s first letter to Jesus's followers, for children and younger readers.

Coming Soon 

Stephanie Ward is excited to share that her newest book will come out in 2020. Arabella and the Magic Pencil is the story of an only child who has a picture-perfect life until her brother, Avery, arrives. When he spoils her tea party, Arabella erases him from her life. But nothing is the same without him. How can she get Avery back? Illustrated by Shaney Hyde and published by EK books this beautiful book will be a must-have!

Our very own B B Taylor has some news of her own as she signed with Tiny Tree Books this summer. The Vigilante Toothfairy follows the tale of Mouse, a fairy about to break all the rules to try and save the day! This early Middle-Grade adventure will be hitting our shelves March 2020 ... so keep an eye out for any rogue fairies until then!


We're dipping our toes in the sand to celebrate The Tide, written by Clare Helen Welsh and illustrated by Ashling Lindsey, being longlisted for the North Somerset Teacher’s Award! The Tide is published by Little Tiger Press.

Poetry is in the air as Sarah Ziman is placed third in the York Mix Poems for children poems competition 2019 as well as getting commended and shortlisted in another competition! This was her first time entering a poetry competition so we are very impressed!


Have you got a new agent? Don't be shy, let us know so we can celebrate with you too!

*All images courtesy of authors mentioned above. 


Have you got good news to share? New book? New agent? Award nominee or winner? Are you a new member? Say hi and let us know. Why not send an email over with your good news at celebrations@britishscbwi.org, a picture and any links so we can celebrate too :) 

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