Hopping into our latest Celebrations with our ears perked for the sounds of excitement,
B B Taylor brings us all the offerings that April has to share! 

New Releases 

The Wind in the Willows, a joyous, much-loved classic, reimagined as a picture book. Retold by Rashmi Sirdeshpande and stunningly illustrated by Jojo Clinch. Coming April 28th from Penguin Random House.

Cover of The Wind in The Willows

Sunshine at Bedtime is a great resource as well as a beautiful picture book. Clare Helen Welsh celebrates her 10th picture book, this time illustrated by Sally Soweol Han and published by Story House publishing.

Sunshine at bedtime cover accompanied by two plant pots

Coming Soon 

Emma Finlayson-Palmer can feel the excitement building as her debut book edges closer to release. Autumn Moonbeam will be cartwheeling into the world this July! Published by UCLAN and illustrated by Heidi Cannon.

Cover of Autumn MoonBeam

Look at the beautiful cover for the next Curious Creatures book by writer Zoe Armstrong and illustrator Anja Susanj, published by Flying Eye Books. Curious Creatures Working with Tools will be out 2nd June.

Cover for Curious Creatures

We are so happy to share
Jenny Lovlie's
fantastic cover for the next Kitty book, written by Paula Harrison and illustrated by Jenny, in which Kitty spies a shadowy figure running from the city museum and goes on the hunt for a dastardly thief! Kitty and the Star Stone Robber is publishing in July with
Oxford Children's.

Kitty and the Star Stone Robber Cover

Paintbrush, written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, with art by the wonderful Ruchim Hasne, is out in July in the UK with Andersen Press, and this fall in the US with Levine Querido. A beautiful picture book about art and loss and that beautiful grandparent-grandchild relationship.

Cover of Dadaji's Paintbrush

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!


Charlotte Teeple Salas is celebrating as she is on the shortlist for the Writing Awards Best Novel Opening 2021.

Charlotte Teeple-Salas

Terry Teri has won the Buckinghamshire Book Awards Sue Harris YA prize for her book Dark Blue Rising!

Dark blue rising cover

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

Good News 

Candy Gourlay and Carles Ballesteros have had their book Mike Falls up flagged by Book Trust as one of their books of the day! Published by Little Tiger, his quirky, imaginative tale is full of unexpected twists and turns, and is sure to engage young children. It demonstrates the importance of not pre-judging others and always extending the hand of friendship.

Mike falls up cover and quote from Booktrust

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

*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 to celebrations@britishscbwi.org, together with a picture and any links so we can celebrate too! 

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