Nosy Crow is delighted to announce the acquisition of ten new titles from award-winning, bestselling author, Pamela Butchart. Three of these will be in the popular Wigglesbottom Primary range for 5+ readers (illustrated by Becka Moor), two will be picture books and five will be more stories of mayhem about Izzy and friends in the Baby Aliens series for 7+ readers (illustrated by Thomas Flintham).
Kirsty Stansfield, head of fiction at Nosy Crow, bought world rights from Becky Bagnell at the Lindsay Literary Agency. Stansfield comments: “Working with Pamela is a proper joy. She has a particular knack for writing really funny stories which help to hook young readers into reading.”
Pamela Butchart’s books have won the Blue Peter Book Award and the Children’s Book Award, and been shortlisted for the Lollies. Pamela is in much demand for school events and festivals, with her audiences growing for each book. In 2018 Pamela battled the Beast from the East to promote her £1 book for World Book Day, The Baby Brother From Outer Space, and was inspired by the terrible weather to write There’s A Yeti in the Playground. Her latest book, Icarus was Ridiculous, was published in association with the British Museum. Nosy Crow published the sixth Wigglesbottom Primary title, Break-Time Bunnies, on 5th March with the tenth Izzy book, The Broken Leg of Doom, coming out in August. Pamela’s titles are available in 17 languages and have sold over 950,000 copies to date.
Pamela Butchart comments: “I’m chuffed to bits! I can’t wait to write more adventures about Izzy and her friends (she has a lot more to say!).”
Becky Bagnell, agent, comments: “I am over the moon that Nosy Crow are going to be publishing ten more books – they are one of the best in the business.”