Congratulations to Northbank’s children’s authors, many of whom are celebrating new publications this season.
Lucy Brandt‘s middle grade fiction debut, Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor, was published by Puffin in January. This hilarious tale of inventor Leonora’s quest to stop her Uncle Luther’s dastardly plan has been featured in The Guardian‘s round up of best new children’s books, is a Waterstones must-read children’s book for 2022, and was a BookTrust Book of the Day earlier this month.
In non-fiction, Walker Books published Queer Up, Alexis Caught‘s uplifting guide to LGBTQ+ love, life, and mental health. Featuring essays and contributions from diverse members of the LGBTQ+ community, the book has been described as ‘necessary reading’ for all young people and adults.
Finally, we’ve just announced Shelina Janmohamed‘s new children’s non-fiction book, BeYOUtiful: Radiate Confidence, Celebrate Difference and Express Yourself. Readers will learn about self esteem and body image, how beauty has changed throughout history and beauty in difference. It explores how media and society presents beauty and gives constructive advice on how to be yourself, giving readers the tools to look critically at what they are shown, form their own opinions and build their confidence. Welbeck Children’s will publish in May this year.