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Posted by Tom, November 5, 2012

A new crow in the nest… and a Greenaway longlisting!

The Nosy Crow nest is an absolute hive of activity (apologies for the mixed metaphor…) today. Our new Head of Picture Books, Louise Bolongaro, has joined us and we’re thrilled to have here, ready to get to work on our fantastic illustrated list.

Louise says:

“I have long admired the Nosy Crow list – I’ve been watching the company from the beginning- and I am thrilled to be joining its exciting and innovative team, several of whom I know from my previous role at Macmillan, and to working with Nosy Crow’s talented group of illustrators. Nosy Crow really buzzes with creative energy and I can’t wait to help shape the list.”

Kate says:

“Louise combines great visual sense with a really rigorous, sleeves-rolled-up approach to editing. She’s had 15 years’ experience of working collaboratively with authors and illustrators, both established household names and new creative talents, to create child-focused picture books and novelty books. I’m very much looking forward to working with her again, and it’s great to be able to attract someone of her calibre and with her range and depth of experience to the growing Nosy Crow team.”

And that picture book list got a little bit more fantastic today – the longlist for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal has been announced and includes Goldilocks and Just the One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson – congratulations, Leigh!

You can read the full Greenaway longlist here, take a look inside Goldilocks and Just the One Bear below, or order the book online here.