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Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-up by Simon Cherry shortlisted for Lollies

  Simon Cherry‘s hilarious opener to the Eddy Stone series Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-up has been shortlisted for the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards.   The LOLLIES, organised by Scholastic, was launched last year to celebrate the best funny books in children’s literature, with David Baddiel as the inaugural winner. In its second year, Read More

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Roll Up! Publication day for Show Stopper by Hayley Barker

  Roll up, roll up for the deadliest show on Earth!   Hayley Barker‘s debut YA novel, Show Stopper is published today by Scholastic, along with an explosive trailer which you can watch below. A dazzling, high-octane read, it’s filled with death-defying acrobatics, circus crowds with an appetite for death and disaster, and two forbidden Read More

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Bring Me The Head of Ivy Pocket publication day

  The adventurous, hilarious Ivy Pocket trilogy by Caleb Krisp is completed today with the publication of Bring Me The Head of Ivy Pocket!   Our magnificently infuriating heroine is on the very brink of her greatest adventure: bound for London and Prospa House to save Anastasia Radcliff and young Rebecca Butterfield from fates worse Read More

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Publication Day for THE INCREDIBLE DADVENTURE & THE MUMBELIEVABLE CHALLENGE

  Today these two wonderfully funny and entertaining early middle-grade books by Dave Lowe are published by Bonnier Zaffre / Piccadilly Press. The first two books in the Dadventure series, The Incredible Dadventure and The Mumbelievable Challenge centre around Holly’s incredible adventures with her family with a third to come in August.   Dave also recently Read More

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Writing Middle Grade Fiction

  Today, in the midst of Bologna Book Fair, we’re sharing a wonderful piece from Dave Lowe, author of the MY HAMSTER series and, more recently, THE MUMBELIEVABLE CHALLENGE and THE INCREDIBLE DADVENTURE which are published this Thursday by Bonnier Zaffre / Piccadilly Press.     When I tell people that I’m a children’s author, Read More

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Alice Sutherland-Hawes: What I’m Looking For

  Actively looking for: BAME  authors across all ages and genres; tween stories to fit between MG and YA; a YA retelling of The Snow Maiden; graphic and quirky picture book illustrators; non-rhyming picture book texts; brilliant world-building.   Alongside my role as Rights Agent, I am also growing a Children’s, YA and picture book Read More

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Publication Day: JUST CALL ME SPAGHETTI-HOOP BOY by Lara Williamson

  Today award-winning author Lara Williamson‘s third book, Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy is published by Usborne.   A beautiful story about family, identity and superhero adventure, we can’t wait for children everywhere to join in on Adam ‘Ace’ Butters’ super story. Plus, download these amazing Just Call Me Spaghetti Hoop Boy Door Hangers to match! Read More

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Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-Up shortlisted for Surrey Libraries’ Childrens’ Book Award 2017

  Simon Cherry’s first book for children is one of five shortlisted for the 2017 Surrey Libraries’ Childrens’ Book Award, which celebrates the best current fiction for young readers.   Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash Up, which was published in the summer by Usborne Books, is a comic adventure story about a boy Read More

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Publication Day for EDDY STONE & THE ALIEN CAT MASH-UP by Simon Cherry

Eddy Stone is back and he’s on a whole new adventure when a cat he rescues from the rain turns out to be an alien in disguise. The hilarious new adventure, Eddy Stone and the Alien Cat Mash-Up by Simon Cherry, is out today! And here’s Simon’s very own cat, the inspiration for the novel, looking on Read More

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Holly Bourne and Lara Williamson Nominated for CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017

We’re utterly thrilled to announce that two of our authors, Holly Bourne, author of The Spinster Trilogy and Lara Williamson, author of A Boy Called Hope, have been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017, one of the most prestigious prizes in writing and illustrating for children. The books nominated are What’s A Girl Gotta Read More

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French Publication THE SECRET CITY by C.J. Daugherty & Carina Rozenfeld

Today is the French publication day for THE SECRET CITY by CJ Daugherty, the bestselling author of the NIGHT SCHOOL series, and Carina Rozenfeld. This is the second book in the ALCHEMIST CHRONICLES. Robert Laffont are publishing under the title LA CITÉ SECRÈTE. Here is their fantastic cover: THE SECRET CITY is published in the UK by Read More

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Italian Publication for THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by Kate Ling

Today is the publication of the Italian edition of the mesmerising LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by our very own Kate Ling. It’s being published by Il Castoro under their new HOT SPOT imprint.   Here is their gorgeous cover: Make sure you get your copy of the Little, Brown edition here.  

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Publication day for FIRE WITCH by Matt Ralphs

At last, the sequel to the incredible FIRE GIRL by Matt Ralphs is here: FIRE WITCH. It’s out today and is perfect for young readers with a taste for the extraordinary!   Hazel Hooper is no ordinary girl. She is a Fire Witch, and she is furious. Ever since her mother, Hecate, sacrificed herself to Read More

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German Publication SECRET FIRE by CJ Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld

We’re very excited about today’s German publication of THE SECRET FIRE by CJ Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld. Oetinger, the publisher of the bestseller NIGHT SCHOOL are publishing “Die Entflammten” with this fantastic cover: Get hold of your UK editions here.

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MM Agency Team Top Fives – Young Adult

To celebrate YALC we have spent (part of) the morning compiling lists of our favourite YA titles, an activity which proved surprisingly hard when we’re not allowed to add any of our own wonderful YA authors! Thérèse’s top 5 picks: 1. We were Liars by E. Lockhart 2. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton Read More

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Russian Cover THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR

We’re very excited to reveal the more than gorgeous Russian cover for Lara Williamson’s prize-winning THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR:   Ripol will be publishing, having already beautifully published Lara’s previous title A BOY CALLED HOPE equally beautifully (right). We cannot wait to see these hit the shelves in Russia!   Usborne publish Lara’s Read More

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Dutch Publication THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS

Last week saw the Dutch publication of Kate Ling’s mesmerising THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS. The wonderful people at Uitgeverij Moon published under the beautiful title EENZAAM EN EXTREEM VER WEG. This is their cover along with the rather gorgeous postcards they created for the occasion:   Here’s one of the first fab blog reviews of Read More

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Simon Cherry’s EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP features on lovereadingforkids.com

We are pleased to announce that Simon Cherry’s swashbuckling pirate adventure, EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP, has been chosen as one of this weeks staff picks on lovereadingforkids.com, as well as being chosen as their debut novel of the month for the 7-9 year old category.   Lovereading4kids’ editorial expert Andrea Reece praises Read More

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Dutch Publication for EDDY STONE by Simon Cherry

Our favourite and most hilarious pirate quest EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP by Simon Cherry has now been published in the Netherlands by De Fontein.  The Dutch title is DE SCHAT VAN GRUIZELKAAK: HET EERSTE AVONTUUR VAN EDDIE KEI.  Here is their beautiful cover by Andrea Kruis – do note the rather excellent penguin.   Read More

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Holly Bourne’s AM I NORMAL YET? wins Lancashire Book Award 2016

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our bestselling YA author, Holly Bourne, has won the 30th annual Lancashire Book of the Year Award , 2016, with her  fantastic novel AM I NORMAL YET?   The award is voted for by Year 9 students in twelve high schools around the county. Each school is given Read More

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Publication Day for THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass

Today is the US publication day for the dark and chilling THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass. It is being published by Disney Hyperion, and here are some of the fantastic reviews so far:   “A breathtaking, gut-wrenching coming-of-age saga. Readers will be swept into the Cresswells’ claustrophobic world and ache for them long after it’s set aflame”―Kirkus Read More

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New Spinster Club novella from bestselling YA author Holly Bourne

Following the phenomenally successful Am I Normal Yet?, How Hard Can Love Be?, and the soon to be published What’s a Girl Gotta Do? Holly Bourne is back this winter with a Spinster Club special.   …And a Happy New Year? – a Spinster Club novella – will be published in hardback by Usborne on Read More

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Publication Day EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP

Yo-ho-ho! Today is the publication day for Simon Cherry’s wonderfully funny EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP, which is being published by Usborne Publishing.   When Eddy Stone finds a pirate sitting in the bath in his Gran’s crumbling cottage, his miserable summer holiday turns into a treasure hunt!   Setting sail in a ship-shaped snack bar, Read More

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ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET hits the New York Times Bestseller List

We’re over the moon that everyone’s favourite mischievous housemaid, Ivy Pocket, has hit the New York Times Children’s Bestseller list at number 4 in ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET:   Ivy’s whimsical and wickedly funny adventures, written by Caleb Krisp, have now sold in 23 languages worldwide and the film rights have been optioned by Paramount Read More

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WHAT’S A GIRL GOTTA DO? by Holly Bourne named Bookseller’s ‘Book of the Month’

We are excited to see that What’s a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne has been selected as the Bookseller’s ‘Book of the Month’ for teen readers this upcoming August! This is the third and final installment in Bourne’s spirited trilogy, which follows three young women as they struggle to overcome the perils of love, friendship, Read More

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Publication Day for THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by Kate Ling

Today is the publication of the utterly mesmerising THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by Kate Ling. It is the first book in a trilogy and is being published by Little, Brown.   “This is how it feels to realise that your whole miserable life and everything in it has never been yours, has always belonged Read More

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Madeleine Milburn Agency at the Bologna and London Book Fairs

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency had a packed but wonderful time at the Bologna and London Book Fairs this year selling rights to international publishers worldwide.   The Children’s Book Fair, held every year in Bologna, came first and we attended for a short but intense three days. Meetings mostly took place at the stands of all the different Read More

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SOMEBODY STOP IVY POCKET published by Bloomsbury today!

Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket by Caleb Krisp is published by Bloomsbury today and will be out in America later this month. This is the fast-paced and hilarious follow-up to Anyone But Ivy Pocket which has now been translated into 23 different languages.   Everyone seems to want a piece of Ivy Pocket. Her adoptive parents keep Read More

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Publication Day for IN THE DARK, IN THE WOODS

Today is the publication of Eliza Wass’s haunting debut IN THE DARK, IN THE WOODS, which is being published by Quercus Books.   Pre-Publication Praise “it’s a breathtaking, gut-wrenching coming-of-age saga from all sides. Readers will be swept into the Creswells’ claustrophobic world and ache for them long after it’s set aflame. A harrowing, pulpy page-turner along Read More

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Major Hollywood Studio Paramount buys film rights

  Film rights for Caleb Krisp’s children’s book Anyone But Ivy Pocket (Bloomsbury) have been acquired by the major Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures.   Producer of The Hunger Games and Cinderella, Allison Shearmur, will be producing the film with the scriptwriters behind Sherlock Holmes, Kieran and Michele Mulroney, writing the script.   The deal was brokered by Michelle Read More

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HOLLY BOURNE on YA BOOK PRIZE Shortlist 2016

We’re delighted that our wonderful author HOLLY BOURNE has made the shortlist of this year’s YA BOOK PRIZE with AM I NORMAL YET?! The YA book Prize is now in its second year, having been awarded last year to Louise O’Neill for ONLY EVER YOURS. The winner will be announced on the 2nd of June. Read More

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Paperback publication day for ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET

ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET by Caleb Krisp, a quirkly Victorian murder mystery adventure for middle grade readers, is publishing in paperback by Bloomsbury today.   Ivy Pocket is a twelve-year-old maid with the natural instincts of a wartime Prime Minister. Or at the very least, a lighthouse keeper. For the princely sum of £500, Ivy has Read More

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Magic Moments at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency in 2015

Amongst many highlights, here are just a few of the magic moments we shared with our authors at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency in 2015:  C.L. Taylor became the No.5 Sunday Times Bestseller and No.1 ebook bestseller with her psychological suspense thriller The Lie (HarperCollins) TV rights to The Widow by Fiona Barton (Transworld) were optioned by Playground Television, the company behind the BBC’s adaptation Read More

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Lara Williamson is on the Blue Peter Book Awards 2016 shortlist!

A HUGE congratulations to Lara Williamson whose second novel, The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Blue Peter Book Award 2016! Lara is shortlisted in the Best Story category, alongside Ross Mackenzie and Frank Cottrell Boyce.   The Blue Peter Book Awards are now in their 16th Read More

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Lara Williamson wins Sheffield Book Award

We are absolutely over the moon to announce that the phenomenal Lara Williamson has won the the Sheffield Children’s Book Award for A BOY CALLED HOPE . Lara won the overall prize for best book! The awards were launched in 1988 to encourage children and young people to read and to highlight the best literature published each year. Read More

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Holly Bourne nominated for the 2016 Carnegie Prize

We are delighted to announce that our superstar YA author Holly Bourne as just been nominated for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal with her hilarious, stigma-busting book AM I NORMAL YET? The longlist which will be announced in February, followed by the shortlist in March.  A full list of all 2016 nominated titles is available Read More

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Publication Day THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR by Lara Williamson

Happy Publication Day to Lara Williamson’s THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR. This extraordinary tale is being published by Usbourne and we’re delighted that it has been selected as Waterstones’ BOOK OF THE MONTH for October 2015! Becket Rumsey is all at sea. More than anything he needs to say goodbye to a Read More

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Literary Agent Sarah O’Halloran’s Wish List

I started at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency last month and now that I’ve mastered the coffee machine I thought it was high time I let you know a little bit more about the kind of books that excite me.    I’m looking for upmarket commercial fiction, reading group fiction, accessible literary fiction, children’s and Read More

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Publication Day for ALL SORTS OF POSSIBLE by Rupert Wallis

Simon and Schuster are publishing the phenomenal ALL SORTS OF POSSIBLE by Rupert Wallis today. When the sinkhole opened there was no time to brake or turn the wheel and the old green Land Rover was snatched off the dirt road over the smoking rim. The moment that a sinkhole swallows the car Daniel and Read More

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Publication Day for FIRE GIRL by Matt Ralphs

FIRE GIRL by Matt Ralphs is published today by Pan Macmillan A fiery girl. A grumpy dormouse. Prepare for a magical adventure! Twelve-year-old Hazel Hooper has spent her whole life trapped in a magical Glade created by her mother, Hecate. She’s desperate to meet new people and find out about the world. And, more than Read More

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MM Agency Summer Author Interview – Kate Ling

For our second summer interview with MM authors, we are quizzing Kate Ling whose forthcoming YA trilogy THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS will be published by Little Brown Kids next Spring and already has six foreign sales! What’s your daily routine when you are writing?  Since I have a day job, I mostly write at night.  Usually I start Read More

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MM Agency Summer Author Interview – Lara Williamson

Summers in publishing can get a little uneventful, with everyone either jetting off to exotic locations or left holding the fort in rainy England while your colleagues are sipping cocktails on a sunny beach. We have decided to give all our lovely authors a little bit of extra homework over the summer, and have asked them a series of serious, Read More

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Watch the book trailer for FIRE GIRL by Matt Ralphs

See below for the spellbinding book trailer for Fire Girl by Matt Ralphs, which will be published by Macmillan Children’s Books on August 13th. See here for the coverage on The Guardian Twelve-year-old Hazel Hooper has spent her whole life trapped in a magical Glade created by her mother, Hecate. She’s desperate to meet new Read More

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News & Reviews – Madeleine Milburn Agency

Lara Williamson wins the Hounslow Junior Book Award and the Hillingdon Secondary Book of the Year 2015 In addition to these awards, A Boy Called Hope has also been shortlisted for The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2015,  Leeds Book Awards 2015 (9-11 category), Cheshire Schools’ Book Awards,  Lancashire School Library Fantastic Book Award, and the Read More

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The magical cover of FIRE GIRL is revealed

The stunning cover of Fire Girl by Matt Ralphs was revealed this week to unanimous praise. Macmillan Children’s Books will publish Matt’s magical children’s novel on 13th August 2015. Twelve-year-old Hazel Hooper has spent her whole life trapped in a magical Glade created by her mother, Hecate.  But when her mother is kidnapped by a Read More

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US publication day for ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET by Caleb Krisp!

Happy US publication day Ivy! American readers can now get their hands on a copy of Anyone But Ivy Pocket, published in hardcover by Greenwillow / HarperCollins and beautifully illustrated by Barbara Cantini. ** Anyone But Ivy Pocket  is now sold in 21 territories (including UK & US) **  Anyone But Ivy Pocket is a Read More

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UK Publication day for ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET by Caleb Krisp

MEET THE GIRL EVERYONE IS TRYING TO AVOID! Happy publication day Ivy! UK  readers can now purchase Caleb Krisp’s hotly anticipated Middle Grade debut, ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET, published in hardback today by Bloomsbury in the UK. Illustrations by John Kelly. Order your copy now!  Reviews “Exuberantly told with apt and wildly witty caricatures from Read More

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Holly Bourne on Young Volunteers list for Summer Reading Challenge 2015

We are delighted to announce that Holly Bourne is on the Young Volunteers List for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge 2015! The Summer Reading Challenge in libraries is the UK’s leading reading for pleasure programme for primary school aged children, and it runs in 98% of local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland every summer. Read More

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A BOY CALLED HOPE shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

We are thrilled to announce that  LARA WILLIAMSON’S incredible debut has been shortlisted for the prestigious Waterstones Children’s Book Prize! The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, now in its eleventh year, will be celebrated on the 26th of March at a ceremony at Waterstones’ flagship Piccadilly store. The prize champions new and emerging talent in children’s Read More

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The Dark Inside on Branford Boase longlist 2015

The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis has made the longlist of 18 for the Branford Boase Award 2015 Rupert is featured alongside authors including Sally Green (Half Bad), Clare Furniss (The Year of the Rat) and Non Pratt (Trouble). Read the coverage in The Bookseller The BBA was set up to reward the most promising Read More

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The Guardian’s Best Books of 2014!

We are proud to report that our fabulous YA author, Holly Bourne’s witty page-turner has been included in The Guardian’s Best Children’s Books of 2014 list!  Coming to the end of 2014 the Guardian have decided to share their favourite children’s and YA books from the past year. The list is complied by The Guardian children’s Read More

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Lara Williamson Shortlisted for 8 Book Awards!

We are extremely proud of LARA WILLIAMSON, author of A BOY CALLED HOPE which has been shortlisted  for an incredible 8 book awards! This beautifully moving title has proved popular with readers of all ages and nominated for the following prestigious awards:  Leeds Book Awards 2015(9-11 category) Cheshire Schools’ Book Awards Hillingdon Secondary Book of the Year Read More

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C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld signing at Montreuil Book Fair 2014

International bestselling YA authors C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld will be attending the ‘Salon du Livre et de la Presse Jeunesse’(Montreuil Children’s Book Fair) this weekend. The Salon du Livre in Montreuil is one of the leading book exhibitions for children and young people in France. C.J. and Carina will be signing books and discussing Read More

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Madeleine Milburn Agency features in the 2015 Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook

The Madeleine Milburn Agency is privileged to announce our contribution to the 2015 Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook  The annual edition of the best-selling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and get published, the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook is now in its 108th edition.  The Yearbook is acknowledged by the publishing Read More

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Holly Bourne, Rupert Wallis, Lara Williamson and Dave Lowe shortlisted for Children’s Book Awards!

We are delighted to announce that four of our wonderfully talented children’s fiction authors have been nominated for prestigious book awards. Leeds Book Awards A BOY CALLED HOPE by Lara Williamson has been shortlisted for the 9-11 category, THE DARK INSIDE by Rupert Wallis for the 11-14 category and THE MANIFESTO ON HOW TO BE Read More

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Lara Williamson – Shortlisted for Three Children’s Book Awards!

The best news always comes in threes… Congratulations to Lara Williamson and her delightful debut novel, A BOY CALLED HOPE. In addition to the Lancashire Fantastic Book Awards nomination, A BOY CALLED HOPE has been nominated for both the Oxfordshire Book Awards 2015 and the Hounslow Junior Book Awards 2015. These children’s book awards were Read More

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Dave Lowe’s 5th children’s book out today

The fifth book in Dave Lowe’s hilarious Stinky & Jinks series is out today. Illustrated by Mark Chambers, My Hamster is a Detective, features nine-year-old Ben and his sarcastic talking hamster Jasper Stinkybottom.  When their kitten Delilah is cat-napped, Ben’s sister Lucy is devastated so the newly-formed detective duo spring into action.  Can they catch Read More

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The Dark Inside Us All: Rupert Wallis and Sally Gardner at the Edinburgh Festival

‘Both Rupert Wallis and Sally Gardner (author of Maggot Moon) have written novels with dark hearts. Rupert’s debut, The Dark Inside, and Sally’s latest, Tinder, are unsettling and ambiguous…These are subtle, challenging books.’   On Saturday Rupert Wallis and Sally Gardner spoke at the Edinburgh Festival about their latest novels, and about the darker, genre-bending Read More

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MM Agency: News & Reviews

The Accident by C.L. Taylor sells over 100,000 copies Sales figured for The Accident  (Avon) have reached a staggering ** 101,892 copies **  across ebook and print, since its publication in April. Mel Sherratt’s total sales reaches ** 250,000 ** copies This week Mel, bestselling author of Taunting the Dead and The Estate Series, also Read More

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Holly Bourne SOULMATES front cover promotion on The Telegraph

The Soulmates #Discover offer is featured on The Daily Telegraph front cover today! iBooks secured this coverage along with an inside ad too. #Discover HOLLY BOURNE with iBooks – TODAY ONLY! #Soulmates #Discover Soulmates has already reached No. 1 in the free charts! An epic, electrifying and extraordinary debut about falling in love Holly Bourne’s Read More

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MM Agency: News and Reviews

C.J. Daugherty C.J. Daugherty’s Night School series is a German bestseller Night School Resistance (Book 4)  is in * * No. 1 * * on the Kindle charts in Germany C.J. recently went to the Oetinger offices in Germany to sign 400 copies of Night School Resistance She will be returning to Germany tomorrow, for Read More

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Wallis and Williamson shortlisted for prestigious Children’s Awards

                     A huge congratulations to agency authors Rupert Wallis and Lara Williamson on being shortlisted for two very exciting Children’s Awards: The Dark Inside (Simon & Schuster) by Rupert Wallis has been shortlisted for The Andersen Prize, the most prestigious literary award for children in Italy.  He’s been shortlisted with two other authors, Maggot Read More

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MM Literary Agency: News & Reviews and Bologna Book Fair 2014

Bologna Book Fair 2014 : The Madeleine Milburn Agency is excited to attend the Bologna Children’s Book Fair from Monday 24th – Friday 28th March 2014. The Agency has over fifty meetings with international publishers, American editors and Film & TV scouts.  Milburn will be pitching the Agency’s budding list of children’s titles. * C.J. Read More

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Bloomsbury Publishing acquires ‘bestseller-in-the-making’

The Madeleine Milburn Agency is delighted to announce the phenomenal international rights deals for a brand new children’s book, Caleb Krisp’s Anyone But Ivy Pocket, a darkly whimsical and wickedly funny tale of a twelve-year-old maid of no importance who finds herself at the very heart of a conspiracy involving mischief, ghosts and murder. Harry Read More

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MM Literary Agency: News and Reviews

Mel Sherratt Kindle No.1, 2 & 3 bestseller in Australia Mel Sherratt takes the top three chart positions on the Australian Amazon Kindle bestseller list with The Estate Series. Taunting the Dead is #9 and Watching Over You is #47. In its first week of publication Watching Over you was #1 in the Kindle Charts in both the Read More

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NIGHT SCHOOL: FRACTURE is the No. 1 bestseller in Poland

Fracture, the third book in the Night School series by C.J. Daugherty, is the No.1 bestselling YA book in Poland. Fracture was published on the 5th of January and sold 700 copies at Empik stores on the first day of sales. You can follow C.J. Daugherty on her Facebook, Twitter, and the Night School Website Read More

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MM Literary Agency: News & Reviews

       DON’T STAND SO CLOSE by Luana Lewis (out February 2014, Transworld) is Glamour magazine’s ‘Must Read’: ‘This is a wonderfully tense story, full of characters who may or may not be telling the truth … Compellingly creepy. Not one to read while home alone.’  Glamour Magazine IF YOU’RE NOT THE ONE by Jemma Forte (out Read More

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News & Reviews: Geoffrey Malone and Lara Williamson

GEOFFREY MALONE Stephen King, The School Librarian ‘This harrowing tale of 12 year of Sam Mbale is sure to be popular with boys aged 10 to 14. … The descriptions of forced marches, AK-47 training and drug-fuelled shoot-outs with rival private armies leave little to the imagination, but the subject is handled in such a sensitive Read More

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3 days ’til Christmas: The Literary Agency Advent Calendar

In the run up to Christmas, the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency will be posting an entry from one of our authors each day, offering anything from writing tips and their inspiration, to Christmas memories and their wishes for the year to come. L.A. Jones I have a confession to make. I sit and talk to people Read More

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5 days ’til Christmas: The Literary Agency Advent Calendar

In the run up to Christmas, the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency will be posting an entry from one of our authors each day, offering anything from writing tips and their inspiration, to Christmas memories and their wishes for the year to come. ANNE CAMERON Christmas is my favourite time of the year.  I love the fact Read More

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Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency digital bestsellers

    Belinda Jones has had great digital success with her latest novel WINTER WONDERLAND (Hodder), and has been selected for Kindle’s Romance daily deal today.  Download this wonderful Christmas story for a reduced price of 99p only. Congratulations to Holly Bourne whose YA debut SOULMATES (Usborne) has been selected for the Best Teen Fiction Category in iBooks Best Read More

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15 days ’til Christmas: The Literary Agency Advent Calendar

In the run up to Christmas, the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency will be posting an entry from one of our authors each day, offering anything from writing tips and their inspiration, to Christmas memories and their wishes for the year to come. GEOFFREY MALONE The Coldest Christmas One of the coldest Christmases I have ever spent Read More

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Highly Commended at the Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

Congratulations to Dave Lowe who has been highly commended at the Sheffield Children’s Book Awards for his children’s book MY HAMSTER IS A GENIUS, in the shorter and longer novels category.  Dave Lowe is the author of the Stinky and Jinks series published by Templar.  The latest in the series, MY HAMSTER’S GOT TALENT, will Read More

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Children’s Award Winner

Enormous congratulations to L.A. Jones on winning the Waverton Good Read Children’s Award 2012-13 for her novel for 9-12 year olds, THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY. There were seventeen shortlisted books which were read and reviewed by local schoolchildren.  Lucy visited Waverton and Saighton Primary Schools to receive her prize of £500 and to meet some of Read More

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Usborne acquires A BOY CALLED HOPE by Lara Williamson at auction

The Madeleine Milburn Agency is delighted to announce that, after a heated auction, Usborne Publishing has acquired World English language rights in two books for 9-12 year olds by début author Lara Williamson: A BOY CALLED HOPE and THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR.  Usborne will publish Lara’s debut as their lead middle-grade title Read More

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US publication of The Lightning Catcher

Congratulations to Anne Cameron on the day of US publication of her debut novel for 9-12 year olds, THE LIGHTNING CATCHER.  This is the first in a four book action-packed series about friendship, the wonder of science, and extreme weather. HarperCollins/Greenwillow  have published in America, ahead of the UK. It’s a thrilling story of eleven-year-old Angus, an ordinary boy who discovers Read More

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Dave Lowe shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award

Children’s author, Dave Lowe, has been shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award with his début fiction for kids, MY HAMSTER IS A GENIUS.  This is the first in a series of hilarious hamster books published by Templar in the UK. Details of the complete shortlist can be found here ‘The Sheffield Children’s Book Award began in Read More

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Dave Lowe WOWS the Bath Festival of Children’s Literature

Congratulations to our children’s author, Dave Lowe, who gave an exceptional talk at the The Telegraph Bath Festival of Children’s Literature on Sunday 30th September.  In Bath central library, Dave wowed an audience of kids (and their parents) with his hilarious presentation and interactive reading from his début novel, MY HAMSTER IS A GENIUS. Dave travelled all the way from Australia to introduce Read More

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Templar launch ‘STINKY & JINKS’

            Congratulations to Dave Lowe for the fabulous publication of his first novel for kids, MY HAMSTER IS A GENIUS.  This is the first in the ‘Stinky & Jinks’ series about Benjamin Jinks and his genius pet hamster, Jasper Stinkybottom.  These stories will literally have you and your children in stitches. Templar Publishing will publish two Read More

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