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.