A new year is here and we want to start it right, with some celebrations of course! Time to look at this month's round-up of celebrations! 

New Releases 

Igloo is a heart-warming story of first love set against the stunning backdrop of the French Alps  Jennifer Burkinshaw celebrates with this new YA tale published by Beaten Track.

Cover of Igloo 

Kate Thompson uses lively rhyming text and a fun cast of characters in Superheroes Always Fight Back ...Or Do They? to highlight how kindness truly is the most amazing superpower of all. Illustrated by Clare Elsom and published by Wellbeck Children's books 

Coming Soon 

Barbara Henderson takes us into the past with her newest offering Rivet Boy, published by Pokey Hat this February! Based on real people and events, Rivet Boy blends fact and fiction to tell the story of one boy’s role in the building of the iconic Forth Rail Bridge ― Scotland’s greatest man-made wonder ― in 1889.

Cover of Rivet Boy being held by Barbara Henderson

Marie Basting is building up the excitement with her second book announcement! The fate of the world resting on her shoulders, can Livi embrace her differences and sort this mess out? A laugh out loud, funny, family caper full of excitement and heart ― perfect for fans of Who Let the Gods Out!  My family and other Romans, illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino, will be out from Chicken House books this June! 

Cover of My family and other Romans

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

Agents & Awards 

Have you got a new agent or won/been nominated for an award? Don't be shy. Let us know so we can celebrate with you too!

Good News   

A M Dassu is celebrating this month as her phenomenal book Boy Everywhere, published by Old Barn Books, has been listed in the top 50 books every child should read by National Literacy Trust and Good Housekeeping Magazine. 

Cover of Boy Everywhere 

*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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