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Piccadilly to publish new title from Mark Lowery – LEAPING DOLPHIN

Senior Commissioning Editor Matilda Johnson has acquired World English language rights for middle grade standalone LEAPING DOLPHIN, plus one more unnamed title from Mark Lowery. Rights were acquired from Gillie Russell at Aitken Alexander Associates in a flurry of international pre-empt deals. Rights have also sold to Rowohlt in Germany;…

Published 04 May 2016

OUR HOUSE by Tom Easton

The crazy, awesome Our House by Tom Easton is out today! To celebrate, we’re creating paint names from the first letters of our first and last names. If that sounds a little bonkers then we can assure you that it’s befitting of this eccentric and utterly loveable book! Want to…

Published 07 Apr 2016

Flying Fergus – hear from Clare Elsom, the illustrator!

Bikes?! When Piccadilly first approached me, that was my first thought. Ask any illustrator. Bikes, (along with horses and hands, for some reason) are a tricky business. But then . . . I read a few snippets of Fergus. I was told about his freckly, knobbly-kneed, big-hearted charm. I fell…

Published 05 Apr 2016

Piccadilly Press Acquires Middle Grade Garth Nix Novel FROGKISSER!

Piccadilly Press is delighted to announce that Garth Nix will be joining the imprint with a new middle grade novel, FROGKISSER! which will be published in Spring 2017. Emma Matthewson, Publishing Director for children’s fiction at Bonnier Zaffre acquired UK and Commonwealth volume rights including audio and eBook (excluding Canada…

Published 29 Mar 2016

Team Fergus

As a career, being a writer has its advantages: you get to work when you want; you get to wear what you want, whether that’s pyjamas or a ballgown (and I’ve worn both to work in); and best of all you get to spend days on end pretending to be…

Published 07 Mar 2016

Flying Fergus Takes Off

It’s a big day here today at Piccadilly Press, when we can finally unveil to you THE BEST BIRTHDAY BIKE and THE GREAT CYCLE CHALLENGE, the first two exciting adventures of an ordinary nearly nine-year-old boy with an extraordinary imagination. Flying Fergus is Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy’s brilliant series of…

Published 25 Feb 2016

Win a Rolex watch worth £5000

To celebrate publication of the exceptional new thriller Maestra by L.S. Hilton on 10 March, we’re offering one lucky person the chance to win a Rolex watch worth £5000. Just head over to maestrabook.com to find out how to enter and to learn more about the most shocking novel you’ll…

Published 05 Jan 2016

New November Books!

Christmas is coming soon and this month we’ve got lots of heartwarming books for you. Watch the video below to find out more: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6AtE737L2g?rel=0] NOT BAD FOR A BAD LAD by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Michael Foreman LILY AND THE CHRISTMAS WISH by Keris Stainton TESTING TIMES FOR…

Published 06 Nov 2015

New October Books

It’s the first day of October and we’ve got some gems for you this month! Watch the video below to find out more about our new titles. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO1ET3wl9Bo?rel=0] SNOWBALL: THE BABY BIGFOOT by Ruth Symes, Illustrated by Tina Macnaughton MEGASTAR: THE FINCREDIBLE DIARY OF FIN SPENCER by Ciaran Murtagh,…

Published 01 Oct 2015
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New September Books

This month we’ve got two brand new (and very colourful!) books for you. Want to know more? Watch the video below: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL-Bx6OaRlE] Beasts of Olympus: Dragon Healer by Lucy Coats The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life by Mark Lowery We also filmed a hilarious video with Mark Lowery,…

Published 22 Sep 2015

A Kingdom Of Horses by Zillah Bethell

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of a heartfelt and emotional middle grade story – A KINGDOM OF HORSES by Zillah Bethell. Editor Matilda Johnson acquired UK and Commonwealth rights for KINGDOM, plus a second untitled book from Julia Churchill at A.M. Heath at auction. The book will publish in…

Published 07 Jul 2015

Brenda Gardner steps down from Piccadilly

After forty-three years in the industry, Brenda Gardner, Publisher of Piccadilly Press, has decided it is time to step back and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle.  Brenda set up Piccadilly Press in July 1983 and the company was nominated three times for the IPG Children’s Award. Piccadilly Press won the…

Published 15 Jun 2015
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New June Books

This month we’re publishing 2 new titles and we have the fabulous rejackets of Fleur Hitchcock’s Shrunk series! Click on the book titles below the images for more info. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g98FjScGoB0] SHRUNK! by Fleur Hitchcock SHRUNK! MAYHEM & METEORITES by Fleur Hitchcock SHRUNK! GHOSTS ON BOARD by Fleur Hitchcock ONLY WE KNOW…

Published 05 Jun 2015
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New May Books

This month we’ve got 2 brand new books for you! In the video below, Livs will tell you everything you need to know about them. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIh7RllTXBo] BEASTS OF OLYMPUS: STEEDS OF THE GODS by Lucy Coats WILD SONG by Janis Mackay Want to get your hands on our two…

Published 11 May 2015

Designing the book cover: The Endless Trials of Tabitha Baird

The second book in the series of Tabitha Baird’s adventures, The Endless Trials of Tabitha Baird has just been published this month (squeee!) and to celebrate we wanted to share the design process. Gran’s dog Basil is now the proud dad of three mega cute puppies so we knew we…

Published 10 Apr 2015

News just in: Film deal for Zaffre’s first acquisition

We’re enormously excited to announce that our first acquisition, Maestra by L.S. Hilton, has been signed up in a major Hollywood film deal. The novel is a dark and gripping thriller, and has been described by a leading international publisher as “an erotic Talented Mr Ripley” and by a Hollywood…

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New April Books

Happy publication day! We’ve got a bunch of fantastic new books out today (+ a lovely new cover) and in the video below Livs will tell you all about them [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGMfYfw4rL4] THE SECRET ANIMAL SOCIETY: SPIKE THE SEA SERPENT by Ruth Symes FLEECED by Julia Wills RAMPAGE by Julia…

Published 02 Apr 2015

Welcome to Zaffre!

Hello and welcome to the first ever website for Zaffre Publishing, a new imprint from Bonnier Publishing Fiction. We’ve been hard at work since being founded late in 2014 by Mark Smith, and we’ve already got some very exciting books lined up, beginning publishing in January 2016 – it’s all…

Published 30 Mar 2015
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Oh My Greek Gods – A Beasts of Olympus Review

The Review Crew is back with another HILARIOUS review! This time they discuss BEAST KEEPER, the first in the BEASTS OF OLYMPUS SERIES by Lucy Coats with illustrations by David Roberts.   Thanks to Jasen Booton and the fantastic Review Crew! You can buy BEAST KEEPER here: Waterstones  / Amazon / Foyles / iTunes

Published 20 Mar 2015

Mother's Day Picks

Mother’s Day is almost here! Since there’s (obviously) no greater joy than getting a new book, we’ve collated a lovely selection of books all about mums. Enjoy! Up first, we have THE SUMMER OF TELLING TALES by Laura Summers, a heart-rending yet totally warm and wonderful read: Grace and Ellie…

Published 13 Mar 2015
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New March Books

Today we’ve got Alex to talk you through all our exciting new titles! Watch the video to find out which books are coming out in March. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBuSTXAj6uc] For more information about the books, head over to the GoodReads pages by clicking on the titles below: Spies in Disguise: Boy in…

Published 02 Mar 2015

A truly Fincredible cover

Fin Spencer, a twelve-year-old stuntboy-rockstar in training, is coming to a bookshop near you soon in THE FINCREDIBLE DIARY OF FIN SPENCER: STUNTBOY by Ciaran Murtagh. For his first fincredible adventure we knew we needed a truly fincredible cover! At the very start of the book (no spoilers!) Fin is given a magic…

Published 20 Feb 2015

World Book Day Costume Ideas

World Book Day is right around the corner (March 5th, in case you don’t have it marked in your calendar yet), which means it’s time to start thinking about some book-inspired outfits!  Here are some of the (easy) ideas we’ve come up with: Roald Dahl characters are always a good…

Published 19 Feb 2015

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