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Santa’s New Beard is out today!

October 2019

Caroline Crowe’s newest picture book, Santa’s New Beard, publishes today.

When Santa accidentally shaves off his famous beard, the elves all rally round to help. Can they glue it back on? Maybe the answer is whipped cream or candyfloss. Or perhaps it's mashed potato . . . 

Will they be able to sort him out before Christmas Eve? Things are not looking too good until the littlest elf has a bright idea!
Festive and fun, this is destined to become a seasonal favourite.

Congratulations, Caroline!

How To Be Extraordinary Out Today!

July 2019

Rashmi Sirdeshpande's How To Be Extraordinary publishes today! 

From around the world and throughout history, discover unsung heroes - and some well-known faces - brought to life with astonishing story-telling and illustration. Meet an artist, scientist, medic, environmentalist, musician, activist, writer, politician, and even a spy . . . above all, discover that there are MANY ways to be extraordinary and to make a real difference in the world.

Featuring the real-life stories of: Aeham Ahmad, David Attenborough, Mo Farah, Keiko Fukuda, Stephen Hawking, Frida Kahlo, Abdul Kalam, Judith Kerr, Wangari Maathai, Nelson Mandela, David Nott, Michelle Obama, Krystyna Skarbek, Alan Turing, Sau Lan Wu.

How To Be Extraordinary is published by Puffin.

Congratulations, Rashmi! 

Publication day for The Garden of Lost Secrets

June 2019

The Garden of Lost Secrets, by debut author A. M. Howell, is published today.

Inspired by the discovery of a century-old gardener's notebook, The Garden of Lost Secrets is the story of Clara, who is sent to stay with her formidable aunt and uncle in the grounds of a country estate. Clara soon discovers that her new surroundings hold secrets: a locked room and a hidden key, and a mysterious boy who only appears in the gardens at night… But can Clara face up to her own secrets, and a war she's desperate to forget?

Congratulations, A.M.!

YA Number 1 for Beth Reekles!

May 2019

The Beach House, the companion novella to the world-wide phenomenom The Kissing Booth, was released on Saturday and immediately became the bestselling YA eBook on Amazon! 

Beth Reekles's swooningly romantic novella follows Elle Evans as she spends a summer at the beach house with best friend Lee and Lee's hotter-than-hot brother Noah... who's now officially Elle's boyfriend.

Beth's first novel The Kissing Booth is now a smash-hit film on Netflix, with a sequel coming next year.

Congratulations, Beth!

The Kissing Booth 2 is Coming!

February 2019

The Darley Anderson Children’s Agency is thrilled to announce that there will be a sequel to Beth Reekles’s hit YA novel, The Kissing Booth.

The second Kissing Booth novel, Going the Distance, will be published in the UK and Commonwealth by Penguin Random House in January 2020, to coincide with the major film release of The Kissing Booth 2 on Netflix.

Beth started writing her first book, The Kissing Booth, when she was just fifteen. She became a Wattpad sensation, then a published author, and last year Netflix released a film of The Kissing Booth which became the most-watched film in the world at the time, as thousands of fans fell in love with Elle and Noah. Going the Distance will continue Elle and Noah’s story as they face their biggest challenge yet… a long distance relationship.

Clare Wallace did the deal for the UK and Commonwealth Rights with Naomi Colthurst at Penguin Random House, as well as for The Beach House, a spin-off novella that will publish in eBook in May 2019. The Darley Anderson rights team are very excited to be representing Beth and Going the Distance internationally.

Second adventure for Princess Scallywag

January 2019

Princess Scallywag is at it again in Claire Powell's second book with author Mark Sperring.

Princess Scallywag and the Queen are back in a brand new rollicking adventure, taking on no-good pirates on the high seas in their hilarious, take-no-prisoners style!

Everybody’s favourite Queen and not-so-princessy Princess are setting sail on the royal yacht today, but beware… stinky, sweaty, no-good PIRATES are on the horizon… Yo Ho me hearties! Whatever are a Queen, and a Princess, to do?

Luckily, they’ve still got their trademark tricks up the royal sleeves…

Princess Scallywag published on the 10th January 2019. Congratulations Claire!

Collecting Cats is Out Today

January 2019

Author and illustrator Lorna Scobie's debut picture book, Collecting Cats, is out today. It's the purrfect book for cat lovers everywhere, although it might make you start to wonder if you can have too much of a good thing...

Huge congratulations to Lorna.

Beth Reekles Among World Book Day 2020 £1 Book Line-Up

September 2019

Beth Reekles, author of The Kissing Booth and Going the Distance, has been named in World Book Day’s 2020 line-up for their £1 Book campaign. 

The new title, The Kissing Booth: Road Trip, follows Elle and Lee on an epic cross-country road trip to spend spring break in Boston with Noah. 

Publishing for World Book Day on the 5th March 2020, the new story will be available in exchange for £1 vouchers given to children and young people across the country, to be redeemed in bookshops and supermarkets. The campaign aims to encourage reading and promote the power of stories by providing children from all backgrounds with the opportunity to purchase a book of their own. 

We’re absolutely delighted that Beth is taking part in this fantastic campaign, and can’t wait to see children up and down the land enjoying and sharing her new story. Congratulations, Beth!

Publication day for Check Mates

June 2019

Check Mates, the latest novel from award-winning author Stewart Foster, is published today.

Felix is struggling at school. His ADHD makes it hard for him to concentrate and his grades are slipping. Everyone keeps telling him to try harder, but no one seems to understand just how hard he finds it. When Mum suggests Felix spends time with his grandfather, Felix can’t think of anything worse. Granddad hasn’t been the same since Grandma died. Plus he’s always trying to teach Felix boring chess. But sometimes the best lessons come in the most unexpected of places, and Granddad soon shows Felix that there’s everything to play for.

Funny and moving, with a brilliant twist, Check Mates will have you rooting for Felix all the way through.

Check Mates is published by Simon and Schuster in the UK.

Congratulations, Stewart!

Perfectly Preventable Deaths publishes today!

May 2019

Perfectly Preventable Deaths, by Deirdre Sullivan, is out today!

Sixteen-year-old twins Madeline and Catlin move to a new life in Ballyfrann, a strange isolated Irish town, a place where the earth is littered with small corpses and unspoken truths. A place where, for generations, teenage girls have gone missing in the surrounding mountains. As distance grows between the twins - as Catlin falls in love, and Madeline begins to understand her own nascent witchcraft - Madeline discovers that Ballyfrann is a place full of predators. And when Catlin falls into the gravest danger of all, Madeline must ask herself who she really is, and who she wants to be - or rather, who she might have to become to save her sister.

Perfectly Preventable Deaths is published by Hot Key Books, and has been described as 'the novel the recent Sabrina reboot wishes it could be'.

Congratulations, Deirdre!

Sami's Silver Lining Out in Paperback

February 2019

Cathy Cassidy's second installment in the 'touching, tender and unforgettable" Lost and Found series is out today in paperback. 

Sami's Silver Lining is a beautiful and heartfelt story of Sami who was forced to flee his home in Syria and is trying to find his way in his new life England.

Two Sides Out Today

February 2019

Two Sides by Polly Ho-Yen and Binny Talib is out today!

Lula and Lenka are best friends and total opposites – Lula is a Dog Person and Lenka is a Cat Person; Lula is super messy and Lenka is neat and tidy; Lula likes talking to people and Lenka likes watching people – but together they make the perfect pair. Until The Day that Everything Goes Wrong … 

Two Sides is a thoughtful story exploring friendship and the importance of listening and keeping an open mind.

Congratulations Polly!

Two Sides Chosen for Summer Reading Challenge

January 2019

Polly Ho-Yen's illustrated story, Two Sides, has been chosen for the Summer Reading Challenge.

The Summer Reading Challenge book collection comprises 71 must-have reads for children aged 4-11. The themes covered this year include creativity, exploration, imagination and friendship - something that Two Sides is perfect for.

Polly's book, illustrated by Binny Talib, publishes on the 7th February.