CELEBRATIONS November 2020


The fireworks of imagination and creativity lead us down the path of adventure this November. Join B B Taylor as she keeps the sparkle bright as the nights get darker with our Celebrations page this month! 

New Releases 

Leisa Stewart-Sharpe is celebrating the launch of her debut, Blue Planet II, which is out now (Nov 5) with illustrations by Emily Dove. Blue Planet II reimagines the blockbuster TV show for a whole new generation and is part of a major new children's non-fiction series in collaboration with BBC Earth and Puffin.


Elly Jahnz is celebrating a new illustrated book which came out on 15th October. 2021: Nature Month by Month is an illustrated children's nature almanac written by Anna Wilson, illustrated by Elly Jahnz and published by Nosy Crow for the National Trust. Elly is hoping it will provide some inspiration and interest for kids over this latest lockdown.

Dawn Treacher is celebrating her first Middle Grade release this month called The Curse of the Goldicoot. She wrote this book, like many of her others in a caravan called Geraldine, in the back of her house. Geraldine was a real lifeline during lockdown.

Coming Soon 

Keep tuning in here for all the upcoming news of book deals, new releases and exciting new opportunities!


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

Emily Ann Davison has! She is now represented by Christabel McKinley at David Higham Associates! We can't wait to see what the future has in store for you.


It's that time of year again and the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway nominations have been announced, and what a list it is! So many of our talented SCBWI members have been nominated. With the long list due to be announced on the 18th February 2021 we can't wait to see who makes it through to the next round. To see the full list of nominees click below

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

Good News 

This month saw the launch party for Boy Everywhere, written by A. M. Dassu. Published by Old Barn Books with stunning cover art by Zainab 'Daby' Faidhi. The virtual launch was hosted by Old Barn Books and saw Patrice Lawrence interview A. M Dassu about the book and its journey to publication, as well as showing interviews with refugees and listening to the story of how the book came to be.

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 :) 

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