The garden is blooming and the sun is shining! Spring is a celebration of nature but what have our SCBWI members got to celebrate this month..?

A big congratulations to Sital Gorasia Chapman. The first two books in her debut series, The Maths Adventures, illustrated by Susanna Rumiz, were published on 4th May by DK Childrens. 

Build a Friendship is part of Sital's The Maths Adventurers series

Congratulations Sital on the publication of TWO books!

It was lovely to hear that Tracy Darnton is celebrating the publication of her debut picture book. My Brother is an Avocado, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail, was published on 11th May by Simon and Schuster. Congratulations Tracy!

My Brother is an Avocado is Tracy's debut picture book

Jenny Moore has huge cause for celebration. The second instalment of her fantasy series was published by Maverick Publishing on 28th April. Embra Oak and the Beckoning Bones follows on from Emba Oak and the Terrible Tomorrows. With cover art by David Dean, this is a fantasy series that promises prophesies, challenges and dragons! Congratulations Jenny, this looks incredible!

Jenny Moore's exciting fantasy series is published by Maverick Publishing

Finally, turning to the month ahead, Marie Basting is awaiting the launch of her new middle-grade novel, My Family and Other Romans on 8th June. This follows on from the success of Princess BMX and is published by Chicken House. Just look at that cover by Flavia Sorrentino! This is a funny time-travelling caper which sees Livi and her family catapulted back to Ancient Rome. We wish you all the best Marie!

Marie's new novel is perfect for 8+

Tune in next month for more upcoming news of book deals, new releases and exciting new opportunities!

Agents, Awards or Good News?

Have you got good news to share? A new book? An offer of agent representation? An award? Don't be shy! Why not send an email over to production@britishscbwi.org together with a picture and any links so we can celebrate with you.  

*Header image: Shannon Ell

Tracy Curran is Production Editor for Words & Pictures and enjoys writing picture books, young fiction and lower middle grade novels. Little Cornish Writer @WriterCornish Facebook Writer Cornish

She also enjoys reviewing children's books on her blog The Breadcrumb Forest.

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