Grab your pumpkins and light them up as we creep into October with the light on and the fire roaring. Join B B Taylor as she keeps the spooks away with the bright sparks of joy coming to our Celebrations page this month! 

New Releases 

Jenny Moore is celebrating the launch of her new Middle Grade book, Bauble, Me and the Family Tree, which is out now, published by Maverick. (Cover illustration by Kiersten Eagan.) When his genius little sister Bauble spots Mum kissing Santa Claus - in August - everything Noel thought he knew about his dead dad is turned on its head.

Lucy Farfort is hooting this month as she celebrates her debut book as an illustrator with Little Tiger Press, called Afraid of the Dark, written by Sarah Shaffi and Isabel Otter published this October.

Also released this month is Boy Everywhere, by the very talented W&P Deputy Ed A. M. Dassu. Follow the journey of Sami, a story of survival, of family, of bravery ... In a world where we are told to see refugees as the 'other', this story will remind readers that 'they' are also 'us'. Published by Old Barn Books with stunning cover art by Zainab 'Daby' Faidhi.

Elizabeth Dale’s latest picture book Billy and the Balloons, illustrated by Patrick Corrigan, has just been published by Salariya (Scribblers) - just in time for Christmas. Billy is holding onto his dad’s balloons one snowy Christmas Eve when he is swept up into the sky by a gust of wind. His dad, the farmer and assorted animals all try to bring Billy down to earth but they’re swept up on his magical balloon ride, too. Then they meet Santa! But he has a big problem - his reindeer are too tired to deliver the remaining presents. Oh no!  Billy may be tiny, but can he possibly help save Christmas?

Coming Soon 

We are excited to announce Maisie Chan has signed a two book deal with Piccadilly Press. Danny Chan does not do Maths will be released with Piccadilly Press in June 2021 with the sequel to follow. Make sure you look out for this funny big-hearted Middle Grade story.


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


Have won, or been nominated for an award? Don't be shy, we want to celebrate with you!

Good News 

Have you got good news? No matter how big our small let us share your joy! 

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 :) 

No comments:

We love comments and really appreciate the time it takes to leave one.
Interesting and pithy reactions to a post are brilliant but we also LOVE it when people just say they've read and enjoyed.
We've made it easy to comment by losing the 'are you human?' test, which means we get a lot of spam. Fortunately, Blogger recognises these, so most, if not all, anonymous comments are deleted without reading.

Words & Pictures is the Online Magazine of SCBWI British Isles. Powered by Blogger.