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Lockdown Lit !
While at home on lockdown, put pen to paper and win prizes! Child's Eye is excited to announce the arrival of the Lockdown Lit Prize for Children.
It is a simple, FREE, easy to enter competition open to all children. Entrants can write about anything they like. Anything at all! Dinosaurs, castles, microbes, hamsters, home ... Any topic, any length (between 100 and 1000 words), illustrated or not and will have the opportunity to see their work in a book!
We aim to provide a release for imaginations feeling pent up by lockdown by offering the opportunity for all budding writers to harness their creativity, hone writing skills and have fun! For the chance to get your stories published, submit your entries by June 15th (or before – we are very excited to see your stories!).
Stories will be judged by a panel of children’s writers and winners will be announced in July 2020.
For more details please download our Lockdown Lit PDF or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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 ‘The Weather Witch’ deals with the challenge facing us all.