Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

The Autumn/Winter 2019 edition of Pen&inc. is now out. This great publication is produced by CILIP and is a magazine and listings guide for anyone working with children’s books and who cares about representation. There are hundreds of new listings, with a...
Anti-bullying Week

Anti-bullying Week

This week, commencing 11th November, is anti-bullying week. Promoted by The Reading Agency, this year’s theme is Change Starts With Us. To help children get a deeper understanding of the effects of bullying and to start conversations on the topic, The Reading...
BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize

Filming has started on our new counting picture book, ‘Newt in a Suit’ by Andrew Weale, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain. Lovable Newt will be starring on BBC Bitesize Scotland and is being put together by Bright Button Productions. Filming took place...
Frankfurt Buchmesse 2019

Frankfurt Buchmesse 2019

Wacky Bee is at Frankfurt Buchmesse (Bookfair) all this week from today until Sunday 20th October. Go and say hi to our rights director, Petula Chaplin, in Hall 6.1, Stand C72. We’re also represented by MMS in Hall 6.0, Stand E24 where you can see more of our...
Alfred Selected for Recommended Reads

Alfred Selected for Recommended Reads

‘Alfred and the Blue Whale’ by Mina Lystad, illustrated by Ashild Irgens has made it into this year’s Recommended Reads from Children’s Books Ireland. Previously the Inis Guide, this booklet features over 340 of the best books out this year,...
New Sales Team for Wacky Bee

New Sales Team for Wacky Bee

We are delighted to announce that, as of the beginning of this month, Wacky Bee will be represented for sales by MMS. Queen Bee, Louise Jordan, attended her first MMS sales conference yesterday in Reading and met the MMS team and sales force. Pictured here at the...
Felix Twain Crosses the Pond!

Felix Twain Crosses the Pond!

To celebrate the publication of Double Felix in the US by Kane Miller Books, author Sally Harris has made a little promo video. We’re very excited about Felix starting his world travels and are keeping our fingers crossed that he visits many more countries in...
Summer Reading Bingo

Summer Reading Bingo

Wacky Bee is taking part in Toppsta’s fabulous Summer Reading Bingo with two titles – ‘Pink!’ by Lynne Rickards, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain and ‘Alfred and the Blue Whale’ by Mina Lystad, illustrated by Ashild Irgens. This...
Best New Kids Books

Best New Kids Books

The Guardian supplement ‘Best New Kids Books Summer 2019’ is out today and includes dozens of beautiful, captivating and diverse children’s books. We are delighted to announce that our own new Sprint titles, ‘Alfred and the Blue Whale’...
Wacky Bee Author Wins Caterpillar Poetry Prize

Wacky Bee Author Wins Caterpillar Poetry Prize

We’re delighted to announce that Wacky Bee author, Andrew Weale, has won the prestigious 2019 Caterpillar Poetry Prize with his poem ‘Wonder-pudderful’. We will be publishing Andrew’s picture book ‘Newt in a Suit’ in February 2020....

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