Summer has officially landed! So grab your shades and your favourite book and head out into the sun! 
Join B B Taylor as she welcomes in the summer with our latest Celebrations.

New Releases 

Author Maisie Chan and illustrator Anh Cao kick off June with their heartwarming and hilarious Middle Grade book Danny Chung does not do maths published by Piccadilly Press.

We all need more Good News in our lives and thankfully Rashmi Sirdeshpande and illustrator Adam Hayes have got it covered with this fantastic new book from Wren and Rook. IGood News, children will learn to become fake news detectives, sussing out what's real and what isn't. They'll discover the good news - the amazing anecdotes, case studies and figures around the globe that are making a difference. And they'll learn that if we all continue to work together, things can only keep getting better and better.

Dom Conlon is all fired up and ready to launch this June as his next book, Meet Matilda, Rocket Builder, illustrated by Heidi Cannon is about to be published by Uclan Publishing.


Bella doesn't want to go to school. She doesn't want to do her math test, and her tummy feels weird. Bella's teacher says she has butterflies in her tummy. How strange! Could that really be true? And how will she get them out? Find out in this heart-warming story called Bella's Butterflies about childhood anxiety by Sarah Atherton and illustrator Chrish Vindhy.


Coming Soon 

From Em Lynas and Matt Hunt comes this hilarious, read-aloud picture book, bursting with comic capers and animal antics. The Cat and the Rat and the Hat will be published by Nosy Crow books.

Kate Peridot signed with her agent in December after Becky Bagnell of Lindsey Literary ‘liked’ one of her twitter pitches in an October twitter pitch party. They have been subbing non-fiction proposals for picture books and the 6+ market. Kate is super excited to announce she has just got a contract with Walker Books for an environmental multi-bio book for 6+ to be launched in October 2022. She has been a member of SCBWI since 2013.


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


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

Good News 

A.M Dassu has had a manic month darting round the UK signing copies of Boy Everywhere. The book, published by Old Barn books, which won the Crystal Kite 2021 has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year award!

Fiona Barker and Howard Grey are celebrating this month as Setsuko and the Song of the Sea has been longlisted in the #WorldIllustrationAwards for Howard's work on Setsuko and the Song of the Sea! Whale published by Tiny Tree Books 

Our very own B B Taylor has been venturing into new adventures and has opened her own children's bookshop in Burton Upon Trent. Books and Banter, specialises in children's books and her shelves feature many SCBWI members. 

Have you got good news? No matter how big or 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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