The world is rapidly changing, so it's evermore important to shout about the good stuff! 
B B Taylor guides us gently into April reminding us there's light in the world and lots of fun stuff to celebrate.

New Releases 

We kick off  with an exciting new MG book, Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage, by Jenny Moore. Out on March 28th and published by Maverick with awesome cover art by Ipek Konak, it's also been selected for this year's 'Silly Squad' Summer Reading Challenge. We could all use a bit of silly fun in our lives!

Rebecca Colby shows us proof that everyone needs some love with Crocodiles Need Kisses Too. A beautifully illustrated rhyming picture book that highlights the importance of a parent's unconditional love, no matter how grumpy, prickly or ferocious their offspring appear. Published by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House US, and illustrated by Penelope Dullaghan it is now available for you to grab for your collections!

Doing her civic duty and ensuring the world is full of laughter in these unusual time, Elaine Wickson has done it again, as Super Stan returns to our shelves, tickling our imaginations with giggles and fun. Full of facts, infographics, charts, and diagrams, Super Stan has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and will hopefully inspire readers to ensure the world is made of world, not plastic. Illustrated by the Chris Judge and published by OUP it's available now to deliver some comedy into your lives!

Clare Helen Welsh celebrates not just one but a whole selection of new books as her newest early readers were published recently part of the Collins Big Cat Letters and Sounds series.

Coming Soon 

Follow us to sun and sand as we check in for a mystery beside the seaside! Gracie Fairshaw and her family have barely moved into The Majestic, a Blackpool boarding house, when Ma mysteriously vanishes. Susan Browrigg celebrates with her debut Middle Grade novel Gracie Fairshaw and the Mysterious Guest publishing on the 2nd July 2020 with Uclan Publishing. Illustrations and art work by Jenny Czerwonka.

 We have news! Catherine Emmett has left the swamp as her second Picture Book has been announced. The Pet will be illustrated by the award winning David Tazzyman and published by Macmillan in spring 2021! We don't have any pictures of the book as it's super top secret but here have a picture of the glamorous Catherine instead! 

It may seem a little dark in the world at the moment, but Chloe Heuch assures us you can find the light in her hope-filled Young Adult novel, Too dark to See, published by Firefly Press and ready for release July 2nd 2020.

Publishers March Hamilton are thrilled to announce that they're signed the brilliant Ian Johnson and his debut middle grade novel, Noodlebags and the Sticky Grenade. We can't wait to find out more.


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

Good News

Writer Clare Helen Welsh and illustrator Ashling Lindsay have definitely got reason to celebrate this month as their beautifully illustrated book, The Tide, has been shortlisted for the Children’s Books Ireland Awards! The KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards have been running since 1990 and are the leading children’s book awards in Ireland. The awards identify, honour and promote excellence in books for young people by Irish authors and illustrators. Clare, Ashling and the Little Tiger Team are delighted that their special book, which aims to help families live well with dementia, has been recognised in this prestigious shortlist.

We all need a reason to party right now and Tracey Mathias gives us just that as she celebrates her Young Adult book Night at The Party winning the Bristol Teen Book Awards. The Guardian described the book as 'A furious dystopian shoulder-shake'. Look at the amazing shortlist it was up against! 

Share your good news with us and brighten our day!

*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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