Press Releases

Press Releases

  • Press Release

    Hachette Children’s Group CEO, Hilary Murray Hill is delighted to announce the launch of two new imprints which will both begin publishing in 2017.   Pat-a-Cake is the baby, preschool and early years imprint, of which Heather Crossley, pre ...

  • Hachette UK announces the creation of a single publishing division for children’s books

    Hachette Children’s Group Thursday 25th September 2014 Hachette UK announces the creation of a single publishing division for children’s books Hilary Murray Hill to join Hachette Children’s Group as CEO in January 2015 upon the ret ...

  • Franklin Watts Press Release

    The winner of the 2012 ALCS Educational Writers’ Award is Terezín: A Story of the Holocaust by Ruth Thomson. 2012 Judges describe winner as: “One of the finest children’s non-fiction books for many years”. The result of ...

  • Franklin Watts Press Release

    Terezin, by Ruth Thomson, published by Franklin Watts has been shortlisted for the Society of Authors 2012 Educational Writers' Award. Many congratulations to Franklin Watts and everyone involved with the book! Here is a summary of the shortlisted ti ...

  • Press Release

    Franklin Watts is pleased to announce that Terezin, by award-winning children’s author Ruth Thomson, won in the 12-16 category of the School Librarian Award on Monday 22nd October at the Free Word Centre in London. Terezin tells the Holocaus ...

  • press release

    Franklin Watts is pleased to announce that Terezin, by award-winning children’s author Ruth Thomson, won in the 12-16 category of the School Librarian Award on Monday 22nd October at the Free Word Centre in London. Terezin tells the Holocaust s ...

  • Press Release

    Congratulations to Franklin Watts and Wayland: they each have a book each shortlisted for the School Library Association Award! These are:Terezin – A Story of the Holocaust by Ruth Thomson, published by Franklin Watts Afghanistan from War to Pe ...

  • Press Release

    The Longlist for the Information Book Award is announced today.  There were over 100 books submitted for the award this year and the judges have worked hard to create some excellent and exciting long lists in each age category.Under 7s All Abou ...

  • Hachette Children's Books Press Release

    Children and young people aged four to 18 years are being challenged to make their own picture book in the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition, running in UK schools and libraries between now and 14th April 2012. Author and illustrator Nick Sharratt ...

  • Press Release

    The School Library Association is delighted to announce the Information Book Award 2012 is opening for submissions on 20th February, sponsored by Hachette Children’s Books, publisher of the Franklin Watts, Hodder Children’s Books, Orchard ...

  • Press Release

    Lorna Bradbury, Deputy Literary Editor of The Telegraph was asked: Q: My 12-year-old son is extremely dyslexic and struggles with reading. He does want to read because he recognises how important it is, but it is hard to find books that capture his i ...

  • Press Release

    The School Library Association celebrated the first Information Book Award on Wednesday 2nd November with an event at the Free Word Centre in London: Hachette Children's Books imprint Franklin Watts had four authors on the shortlist!The SLA Informati ...

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