Welcome to the Agency Maggie Li!

We are delighted to welcome the super-talented Maggie Li to Bell Lomax Moreton Agency.

As well as art directing the stunning children’s publication OKIDO, Maggie has illustrated several exciting non-fiction picture books, including The Amazing Dinosaur Detectives and The Amazing Body Detectives, both published by Pavilion books. She is represented at the agency by Paul Moreton.

You can view Maggie’s agency portfolio here

… and to find out more about her work you can visit her website, and follow her on Twitter @mmaggieli and Instagram @mmaggieli.

 

Helena Duggan shortlisted for CrimeFest Award

A Place Called Perfect, by Helena Duggan, has been shortlisted for the annual CrimeFest Awards in the age 8-12 category.

Violet hates living in Perfect. Why does everyone have to wear special glasses to stop them going blind? What are the strange noises in the night and why is Mum acting so weird? Then Dad disappears and Violet is determined to uncover the truth with the help of the mysterious Boy. But returning normality to Perfect is a battle they never imagined . . .

The shortlist was announced in The Bookseller today, and the winner will be announced at the CrimeFest Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday 19th May.

Since its publication last year, A Place Called Perfect has been named in Tom Fletcher’s Book Club, shortlisted for the Bord Gais Irish Energy Book Awards, and shortlisted in the Young Fiction Category for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018. Many congratulations on this latest achievement, Helena!

You can get your own copy of A Place Called Perfect here . . .

. . . and stay up to date with Helena on Twitter @heldideas for more exciting news about all things Violet and Perfect!

A spring book bonanza

Welcome to April – and welcome to the world, amazing books! Today sees lots of books released from our amazing authors – congratulations, all!

Alesha Dixon – Lightning Girl

10-year-old Aurora Beam lives at home with her utterly unremarkable family… until the day she sees her little sister being picked on in the playground and suddenly beams of light shoot out of her fingers! It’s time for her parents to drop a life-changing bombshell. Mum is a secret superhero, fighting crime across the globe while Dad looks after the kids at home. As Aurora’s own powers come into play, will she be able to balance her new super skills training with school? Will she be able to keep it all a secret from her friends? And when her mum’s evil twin pops up, will Aurora think that being a super VILLAIN might be more fun…?

Sophy Henn – Teatime with Ted and Storytime with Ted

 

Teatime, Ted! What will Ted find on his plate today? An ocean of spaghetti? A house made of carrot sticks? Or perhaps an ice-cream mountain with a cherry on the top?

Story time, Ted! Which story will Ted hear today? A magical story full of wizards and magic spells? An adventure story full of gigantic stomping dinosaurs? Or maybe a fairytale all about beanstalks and giants?

Morag Hood – Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert

Are you a unicorn expert? Then meet Sophie Johnson… you have a lot in common!

Sophie Johnson is an endearing new character, who is just bursting with information and knowledge that she is keen to pass on. She’s a self-confessed unicorn expert (among other things) and has dressed up her toys and pets with their own unique horns. Strange then, that she doesn’t seem to notice the real unicorn who has come into her house…

Morag Hood – The Steves

When Steve meets Steve, neither can believe it. Surely one of them must be the first Steve, the best Steve, the Stevest Steve . . . The claims of each puffin become sillier and sillier as the argument descends into name-calling – until both Steves realize there’s really no need to fall out over a name.

Morag Hood – When Grandad was a Penguin

Last time I went to see Grandad, he seemed a little different.

What do you do when your Grandad starts acting VERY much like a penguin? Out today in paperback, you can find out!

Katy Birchall – How To Be A Princess

As Meghan Markle once said: ‘With fame comes opportunity, but it also includes responsibility – to advocate and share, to focus less on the glass slipper and more on pushing through glass ceilings. And, if I’m lucky enough, to inspire.’

Inspired by the Royal Wedding on 19 May, this beautiful collection of light-hearted stories celebrates what it takes to be a modern princess. Smart, strong, kind and brave, every princess here – whether they be fictional or real – is awesome.

Anuska Allepuz – That Fruit Is Mine

Five goofy, greedy elephants are up against five teeny-tiny mice in this picture book parable for modern times.

One day, deep in the jungle, five elephants discover a new tree – a tall tree – and, atop that tree, the most mouth-wateringly delicious fruit any of them had ever seen. “MINE!” each elephant cries. “Mine, mine, mine, mine, MINE!” But who will get there first? And will the elephants spot the five tiny mice, planning and plotting, slowly approaching that tip-top branch?

Simona Ciraolo – Can’t Catch Me

This is the story of Jake … the fastest mouse there ever was. NO ONE can catch him. Not the fox, not the wolf, not even the bear. “Can’t catch me,” teases Jake. “I’m the fastest mouse in the world!” But cunning Old Tom Cat has his eye on that sweet, young mouse for his dinner and he’s got a plan…see whether it works! Out today in paperback.

Get It Done gets on shelves today

Bradley Simmonds is a personal trainer, a model, an Instagram sensation – and today his first book, Get It Done: My Plan, Your Goal, hits shelves ready to get your mind and body strong and fit for spring, summer, and beyond!

Do you want to shred fat, get lean, tone up, be stronger, stabilise your core and access calm and focus? Now you can, with Bradley’s specially tailored food and workout plan.

A method seamlessly blending HIIT, body weight exercises, TRX and weight training with delicious, filling, wholesome meals to nourish your body and quiet your mind, Bradley’s uncompromising, inspiring approach means you’ll thank him, and yourself, later.

Featuring:
• 60 delicious, quick-to-prep breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, puds and even cocktails
• 10+ weekly workout plans with 30+ workouts
• Photos of every exercise
• Full colour food shots

Understand the true meaning of a great workout.
Look forward to good food.
Transform your body and your life permanently.

A book that truly changes how you think about your body and your approach to exercising and eating, this couldn’t arrive at a more perfect time! Get ready for your new stronger, fitter life with Get It Done.

You can buy your copy of Get It Done here . . .

 . . . and stay up to date with Bradley on Twitter @bradley_simmo