We’re kicking off this week’s highlights with the most stunning cover reveal.
This is the UK cover for Clare Pooley’s The Authenticity Project, due to be published in the UK in April next year by Penguin Random House / Transworld. The novel is due for release in the US (Penguin Random House / Pamela Dorman Books) in February 2020, and this week received the most brilliant review from Publisher’s Weekly. They said: “This is a beautiful and illuminating story of self-creation”.
Stunned to learn #TheUmbrellaMouse has made the 50 best books of 2019 in @TelegraphBooks . Great big thank yous to everyone involved, I’m chuffed to bits ☺️☂️🐭@MacmillanKidsUK @SamuelUsher @ChloeSeager pic.twitter.com/RC9uFAE6rZ
— Anna Fargher (@AnnaFargher) November 18, 2019
And for those desperate for more from the plucky mouse, the cover for the next book The Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue has been revealed and it’s stunning. The book will be published in May 2020 by Macmillan Children’s Books so keep your eyes peeled!
Stephanie Wrobel’s deliciously dark novel, Darling Rose Gold, has been featured in Bustle’s “The 20 Must-Read Books of 2020“, where it was named as the “Most Likely To Actually Get You To Turn Off Netflix And Read A Book”. The novel will be published in the UK (Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph) and US (Penguin Random House / Berkley) in March next year.
Jennifer Iacopelli’s Break the Fall received the most fantastic review from Kirkus Reviews this week. It said: Expertly capturing the excitement and pressure of being part of a high-level sports team as well as its mental and physical sacrifices.
.@KirkusReviews calls #BreakTheFall an, "uplifting quest for Olympic victory!" https://t.co/Z4QA1hjI9R
Want in? Enter today to win 1 of 5 ARCs from @PenguinTeen over on Goodreads! https://t.co/ngCNZRMGXC pic.twitter.com/Bam4ZY53Lg
— Jennifer Iacopelli (@jennifercarolyn) November 18, 2019
It was announced this week that million copy No. 1 bestselling author Caroline Mitchell has signed a further three book deal with Amazon Publishing / Thomas and Mercer.
And finally, our ever expanding International Rights Department have welcomed a brilliant new assistant, Sophie Pelissier. Huge welcome, Sophie!