Writing for Libri
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Call for new children’s authors!
Libri Publishing has extended our partner publishing initiative into children’s literature with the introduction of Child’s Eye.
Child's Eye focuses on children’s stories from a different perspective. Quirky stories with an edge that deal with a variety of subjects from the child’s viewpoint. Scary, cruel, or just downright funny, Child’s Eye stories invite the discerning reader to step into the weird and sometimes disconcerting world of a child’s imaginings.
Child's Eye has to stand out in the very crowded children's literature market so we are looking for new authors who have their own distinctive approach to writing for children. If you have a book — or just an idea — that you feel could fit into Child’s Eye then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some of our current and forthcoming titles:
Great Uncle Stanley (for ages 4-6) explores the fact that children are often more attentive than we give them credit for … and parents often aren’t.
Kevin is an intelligent and sensitive boy, who listens to his mum. In contrast, like many a parent, his mum concentrates her efforts on the imagined dangers that surround him rather than paying any attention to what he’s actually doing.
Mum uses Great Uncle Stanley’s misadventures as examples of the folly of dangerous and reckless behaviour. ...but all is not as she would have us believe.
Dug (for ages 6-8) looks at growing up and the relationship between a boy and his grandfather — Dug. As children get older so their knowledge and awareness of the world around them becomes more sophisticated. Adults don’t always realise this ... especially grandads.
Was Dug a fighter ace and did he really play for England? Then how come he was born after the war and is totally rubbish at football? Dug’s grandson is beginning to have his doubts.
Bryony Fairview: Weather Witch (for ages 6 - 8)
When Ellie finds a very upset and grumpy Weather Witch called Bryony in her garden, she is eager to find out why she is there and what her problem is. Little did Ellie know how deeply involved she would become in Bryony’s world and how the meeting would eventually lead to a secret buried deep within her own past.
Children are becoming increasingly aware of the threats to the environment and for the need to take decisive action to save Planet Earth. Through the medium of magic and storytelling ‘Bryony Fairview: Weather Witch’ deals with the challenge facing us all.
When the Jobkins Fell to Earth (for ages 6 - 8) is the first of a series of books following the adventures of the Jobkins – small furry aliens – in their efforts to return to their home planet. Jobkins love dealing with construction and engineering challenges and will particularly appeal to children who are interested in how things are made.
Monster Baby (for ages 8-10) By the sucking of her thumb something wicked this way comes. Monster Baby is here to change things … and we’re not talking nappies.
This story questions the myth that babies are born innocent. Both hero and villain, Monster Baby wreaks havoc in the lives of all those who meet her. From the leafy by-ways of Bloomsbury to the harsh and rugged Hartz Mountains, Monster Baby is a classic story of life, death and the pursuit of raspberry flavoured pacifiers.
Lockdown Lit !
This book of short stories and poems is a compilation of the winners of the Lockdown Lit Prize for Children. The competition aimed to provide a release for imaginations pent up by lockdown. Entrants were invited to write about anything they chose. There were poems, picture stories, funny stories, scary stories and some that were very personal.
The stories are in three categories based on age and their standard is very high – it is clear that the teachers and parents have been doing their job on developing their children’s writing skills!
Any profits from the book will go to the NHS Charity.