Earlier this week I was lucky enough to attend a bloggers afternoon in London at the offices of New Frontier Publishing in which we got a look at their entire catalogue of titles publishing in 2020. It was an insightful, fun and inspirational afternoon in the company of other children’s book bloggers and key members of the NFP staff which enabled us to make contacts with those that we usually only know of through the likes of twitter and get to put our hands on the latest and upcoming titles from the publishing house.
New Frontier are not just fantastic at providing children with access to picture books with relevant messages behind the stories and a guaranteed longevity to the content, they also create middle grade fiction such as Scoop McLaren which I confess I was drawn to as soon as I spotted the book at the event – a blog of which will feature on my blog very soon.
The books we got to see and hear about are stunning in both design and content, from gorgeous covers that draw your eye and maintain your interest to the most beautiful illustrative content that compliments the text within, and with a variety of subjects, styles, and reading levels. All of the books we saw would be perfect purchases for school libraries, classroom reading corners and reading at home too – the entire team behind each book has ensured that these books have what it takes to prove popular, stand the test of time and bring enjoyment to the intended audience.
At the end of the event I was lucky enough to be gifted a selection of the titles on offer from New Frontier which were –
- Sarah’s Heavy Heart by Peter Carnavas
- Bear Was There by Sally Anne Garland
- Round Fish Square Bowl by Tom Skinner
- The Boy on the Page by Peter Carnavas
- Blue Whale Blues by Peter Carnavas
- Eco Rangers Wildfire Rescue by Candice Lemon-Scott
- Extraordinary by Penny Harrison
We had the opportunity during the afternoon to listen to Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley, the hugely talented duo behind titles such as Gregory Goose is on the Loose, The Copper Tree Series, and The Princess’s Secret Sleepover. Inspiring us with information about their collaborative efforts, where the ideas for books they have published came from, the journey taken from an illustrative perspective and so much more left me looking forward to seeing more of their books published and sharing them with younger audiences, especially the Gregory Goose series where you have to find Gregory within each scene – something younger readers always enjoy doing!
For more information on the books they have to offer look here.
2 thoughts on “Blogger Event – New Frontier Publishing”
It was lovely to meet you last week. I hope you enjoy Scoop McLaren as much as I did; she’s very popular at my school 😃