Nosy Crow’s Head of Fiction, Kirsty Stansfield, has bought world rights in all languages in three new novels from David Solomons’ agent Mark Stanton at The North Literary Agency: a fifth book in the award-winning My Brother sequence to be published in 2019 and two books in a brand new series to launch in 2020. David Solomons’ debut, My Brother is a Superhero, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Children’s Book of the Year prize at the British Book Industry Awards and was Nosy Crow’s first number 1 bestseller. The fourth instalment in the series, My Arch-Enemy is a Brain in a Jar, will publish on 28th June 2018. Audio editions of David Solomons’ books, read by Joe Thomas, have just been released.
Kirsty Stansfield has also acquired world rights in all languages in five titles by Pamela Butchart from her agent Becky Bagnell at the Lindsay Literary Agency. Three of these will be in the Izzy series, illustrated by Thomas Flintham, which begins with Baby Aliens Got My Teacher, and two for her younger Wigglesbottom Primary series, illustrated by Becka Moor. Pamela’s story, The Baby Brother from Outer Space, illustrated by Thomas Flintham, is a 2018 World Book Day £1 book, and her next full-length book, The Phantom Lollipop Man, will publish on 8th February. The Spy Who Loved School Dinners won the Blue Peter Book Award, and My Head Teacher is A Vampire Rat won the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Children’s Book Award. Audio editions of Pamela Butchart’s books, read by Susan Calman, have just been released.
Florentyna Martin, Children’s Books Buyer, Waterstones, said: “It’s fabulous news to hear that we can expect more of David Solomons and Pamela Butchart from the Nosy Crow nest. In their own styles, both David and Pamela are building their success with each publication, further establishing their places on bestsellers lists and as classroom favourites. Guided by Nosy Crow’s unwavering dedication to nurturing new talent into established authors and illustrators, David and Pamela are ones to watch.”
Kate Wilson, Managing Director, Nosy Crow, said: “We are delighted to announce our long-term plans with David and Pamela. We couldn’t be more proud of both of them, and all they’ve achieved in such a short time: David’s debut bestseller was published in 2015 and Pamela just a year earlier. They’ve built their sales through a remarkably wide range of channels, from indies, through the chains to supermarkets, and they’ve each won hugely prestigious national awards. They are such different writers, but they share an ability to make children laugh, and to want to read more.”