Book Two in the adventure series about Arthur B. Helmsley and friends.
The third album created by Ferri and Conrad continuing the legacy of Asterix more than 58 years after its creation.
First book in a brand-new adventures series from the creator of How To Train Your Dragon.
Cressida Cowell: “This particular book began with a map I drew about six or seven years ago. I began in a large sketchbook which I filled with rough drawings and ideas, and then after I’d finished the last How to Train Your Dragon book, I showed it to my agent and my editor, who thankfully, thought it was brilliant. It’s nerve-wracking, writing a new series after 18 years, but I’m also very excited.”
The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer’s No.1 New York Times bestselling series.
The second adventure in a sharp-witted mystery series.
as reported in The Bookseller:
Nosy Crow is to publish two new series of books by Usborne editor Louie Stowell.
Business development manager and commissioning editor Tom Bonnick acquired world rights in four books in two new series from Polly Nolan at the Greenhouse Literary Agency.
The first series, The Dragon in the Library, will be published in January 2018, and features a library run by wizards, a girl called Kit, a dragon, and an evil property developer. Aimed at … readers aged seven to nine, the series will have black and white illustrations throughout.
The second series, Otherworld, for ages nine to 12, follows two friends who must travel to the mysterious Otherworld after the baby brother of one of them has been kidnapped by an evil Faerie Queen.
Stowell, who has previously written dozens of books in-house, and runs story-writing and comics-making workshops at literary festivals and schools, told The Bookseller: “I’m delighted that The Dragon in the Library has found a home with Nosy Crow. I’ve been a fan of their books for ages, especially their funny fiction. Tom is a wonderful editor, and I feel very lucky.”
via Nosy Crow snaps up Usborne’s Stowell in four book deal | The Bookseller.
Samantha Ellis, author of How To Be A heroine, lists 10 Things reading the Annde of Green Gables series taught her:
I read LM Montgomery’s 1908 novel and its seven sequels over and over as a girl. I’d get to the end of book eight and start again, with plucky red-headed orphan Anne Shirley waiting at a train station for her new life to begin. She taught me things I still think about every day.
The second title in this dramatic adventure sequence. Sky’s life has changed dramatically since fleeing the underground compound where she grew up. She and her friends are now hunted by dinosaurs and pursued by deadly enemies. A map left by her missing father seems to be the best chance of survival.
Find out more about the author and the series here: https://lauramartinbooks.com
Netflix has ordered Alexa & Katie, an original multi-camera comedy created by Heather Wordham (Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana).
Aimed at tweens and teens, the 13-episode series follows two lifelong best friends who become outsiders during their freshman year of high school. Disney XD’s Paris Berelc (Mighty Med, Lab Rats: Elite Force) will star as Alexa, while her best friend will be played by newcomer Isabel May.
Matthew Carlson (Malcolm in the Middle) will serve as both showrunner and co-executive producer along with Wordham.
The multi-camera comedy format has been gaining traction on the SVOD, thanks to the success of tween- and teen-skewing series Fuller House and Ashton Kutcher-starring The Ranch, which bowed last year.
Children’s author Sally Nicholls and A Series of Unfortunate Events illustrator Brett Helquist are joining forces on a new series with Nosy Crow.
The publisher has acquired the middle-grade books, The Time Seekers, which features a "time-slip adventure". The deal, for world rights in four titles, was done by head of fiction, Kirsty Stansfield, with Jodie Hodges at United Agents. The series is written by Nicholls and will be illustrated by Brett Helquist, the US-based illustrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events (Egmont). The first title will be published in spring 2018.
A Nosy Crow spokesperson said: “The first story is a time-slip adventure set partly in Edwardian times about Alex and Ruby. Staying in their aunt’s house they catch sight of a group of children in a hall mirror, and step back in time to help them solve a mystery, catch an arsonist and eat an awful lot of cake. The fast-paced story is laced with humour, but also poignancy, as our modern day characters realise not all of their friends will survive the war.”
Stansfield said: “We’re so delighted to have Sally on the list, as we’re all big fans of her writing. And we’re excited to pair her with Brett Helquist, who brings a lot of international panache to the series. It’s a dream team."
Nicholls is best known for her debut Ways to Live Forever (Marion Lloyd Books) which won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2007. These are her first books with Nosy Crow.