Will March be your lucky month? 
Be brave, take a chance and chase that rainbow of opportunity 
looking for your pot of gold this March. 
Join B B Taylor as she welcomes in the month of March with our latest Celebrations.

New Releases 

The Boy Who Sang With Dragons from author Andy Shepherd came out in January illustrated by Sara Ogilvie and published by Piccadilly Press. Extra exciting news to go along with it is that the first two books in the series (The Boy Who Grew Dragons and The Boy Who Lived with Dragons) are releasing in China and the The Boy Who Lived With Dragons is coming out in the US in March too. Those dragons are really clocking up some miles!


B B Taylor is exploding with excitement this month as one year on from its paperback release, her chapter book The Vigilante ToothFairy is being released as an e-book. Illustrated by James Shaw and published by Tiny Tree Books, Mouse the Tooth Fairy will be sprinkling some magic across our digital screens.

Gabriella Petruso hasn't been a member long, but is already celebrating her very first picture book as an illustrator which has just been published! She's even sent us a picture of it with her in house art director. It's called Walking Your Human and was written by Liz Ledden and published by Larrikin House.

Debut Author/ Illustrator Jo Byatt is definitely ready for sun, sea and sand. Celebrations are underway for picture book Bea by the Sea being released by Child’s Play International with the US edition publishing next month.

Amanda George has been a busy bee. The novel she wrote during November's epic writing sprint NaNoWriMo is now published!  It's called Oh No! and it's at a young YA audience because the main characters are still at secondary school.  She wrote it to support teens struggling with the pandemic. The eBook was published on 6th March and the paperback came out on 8th March 2021.

Jenny Moore has not one but three books out this March! World's Worst Scarecrow (Purple Band Early Reader), illustrated by Valeria Abatzoglu. School Trip for Superheroes (Purple Band Early Reader), illustrated by Dani Limon. Slam Dunk Dilemma (Brown Band Chapter Reader), illustrated by Ellie Oshea. All published by Maverick Arts Publishing.

Lorraine Dancer, who has been an SCBWI member since 2017 is proud to announce she has self-published her first picture book, The Stripy Sock Search, which is now available to order through Amazon. Join Flo and her friends on a fun adventure to find her stripy sock! 


Coming Soon 

Dov Citron is swimming with excitement for Deep Below has been signed by Hubble & Hattie. Illustrated by Dee Riley this fishy tale of friendship will be extending its tentacles onto our shelves in October 2021

Written by Clare Helen Welsh and illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne, Macmillan have revealed the cover for Wee? It wasn't me, publishing on April 1st. Following on from Poo! Is that you? Wee? It Wasn't Me! is another title starring Lenny the ring-tailed lemur, and once again he is on a mission - this time to find out who produced the puddle of piddle.


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


Alice Hemmings picture book with Nicola Slater, 'The Leaf Thief', has been nominated for the Channel Island Children's Book Awards Picture Book of the Year, along with these other lovely books. Winners will be announced in September 2021

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

Good News 

Finally after a year behind the scenes filled with work and planning Emma Graham can reveal the wonderful project she is working on with Suffolk Mind. The aim is to raise enough money to give a copy of Sammy the Sea Squirt book to every four- and five-year old through schools in Suffolk. Sammy's story is fun and engaging with the message that movement is essential to our mental wellbeing. Suffolk Mind have set up a crowd funding page in the hopes of bringing Sammy to the children of Suffolk.
Read more about the project and the science, facts and figures and see if you can help to make the dream a reality.... https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/sammytheseasquirt

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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