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Keep up to date with all the goings-on at Tiger Towers with the Tiger Blog!
Everybody's Welcome
Posted On 2017-03-16 13:11:30 Last Update 2017-03-16 13:20:49
When publishing gets personal. Thomas Truong, Publisher of Caterpillar Books and 360 Degrees, had a very specific reaction to the results of the EU Referendum last June, which was the impetus for a new book called Everybody's Welcome.
Change Behind the Scenes
Posted On 2017-02-02 11:01:17 Last Update 2017-02-02 11:08:52
As part of our project to put together a YA anthology of BAME writers, we were keen to ensure that diverse voices were being heard throughout every stage. So we set out to find an aspiring editor from a BAME background to shadow the book’s editor, Ruth Bennett, and get some vital hands on experience along the way. Our successful candidate Aa'Ishah joins us on the blog to talk about why she applied.
Stripes' Worst Ever School Trips
Posted On 2017-01-20 12:30:42 Last Update 2017-01-20 14:05:00
Stripes is taking no sides in our School Wars Blog Tour, featuring St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys and Beaky Malone: Worst Ever School Trip. Check out all the amazing posts featured on the blog tour and see how Barry, Katie, Karen and Becka have battled it out to declare their School story the winner.* However, we at Stripes couldn’t pass up an opportunity to share tales of some of our very own Worst Ever School Trips.
A Change Is Gonna Come
Posted On 2017-01-04 09:55:56 Last Update 2017-02-22 09:38:19
We are thrilled to announce that in August 2017, Stripes will publish A Change Is Gonna Come, an anthology of short stories and poetry for young adults written by authors from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Contributors will include a wealth of established writers: Tanya Byrne, Inua Ellams, Catherine Johnson, Patrice Lawrence, Ayisha Malik, Irfan Master, Nikesh Shukla and Lemn Sissay. The cover will be illustrated by Lucy Banaji.
Sophia Bennett's Following Ophelia
Posted On 2016-11-23 16:17:01 Last Update 2016-11-24 16:26:38
Beauty. Desire. Betrayal. Announcing the brand new YA series from Sophia Bennett, and the most glamorous cover reveal of the season.
Are you Red Eye for a new scare?
Posted On 2016-10-24 15:44:52 Last Update 2016-10-24 16:20:02
We are very excited to announce the next title in the Red Eye series, Fir by Sharon Gosling, to be published on 9 February 2017. Keen-eyed Red Eye fans may have spotted that exclusive first look samplers of Fir are included in the Zoella Book Club bundle, alongside Alex Bell’s Frozen Charlotte.
What's your SPYNOSAUR Super Spy alter ego?
Posted On 2016-09-09 12:07:47 Last Update 2016-09-09 14:08:12
Spynosaur is the world’s first super-spy dinosaur, poised to save the day with a swish of his mighty tail. His mission: to make crime extinct. Do you have what it takes to join him in his megasaurus task? Find out how you can craft your very own Super Spy alter ego.
Take us back to YALC!
Posted On 2016-08-10 16:00:24 Last Update 2016-08-10 16:04:04
The dust has well and truly settled on YALC, and we’re just about coming around to the idea that it’s over for another whole year. *sob*
Introducing "The Opposite of You" by Lou Morgan
Posted On 2016-07-27 11:06:30 Last Update 2016-07-27 11:36:19
We are very excited to announce the new book by Lou Morgan, The Opposite of You, publishing in 2017. We have Lou on the blog today to tell us all about the story behind her new book.
Little Tiger's Top 10 Bee Facts
Posted On 2016-07-08 13:50:40 Last Update 2016-07-08 15:02:36
When Britta Teckentrup’s new book BEE landed on our desks we couldn’t BEE-lieve how BEE-autiful it was (if you don’t like puns turn away now!) Britta’s new book got our minds buzzing and we discovered some amazing facts about nature’s unsung hero, the bee.
Splish Splash, it's a Little Tiger Bash!
Posted On 2016-07-06 16:42:09 Last Update 2016-07-07 11:48:43
Team Tiger headed to Union Street Café for Little Tiger’s Summer Splash! Guests brought their children to meet picture book authors & illustrators, Jonny Lambert (The Great Aaa-Ooo), Maudie Powell-Tuck & Richard Smythe (The Messy Book), Jeanne Willis & Matt Saunders (There’s No Such Thing As A Snappenpoop), Emma Yarlett (Nibbles the Book Monster) & discover Connah Brecon (Paws McDraw)
Putting everything In Focus
Posted On 2016-07-05 10:55:15 Last Update 2016-07-05 11:00:37
As a reasonably well-travelled twenty-something, I assumed my general knowledge was pretty good – or at least passable for the odd pub quiz! But when I was tasked with briefing and writing a non-fiction title for our new imprint, 360 degrees, I soon realised how little I knew about the amazing world around me…
Thank You, World
Posted On 2016-07-01 10:53:45 Last Update 2016-07-01 11:00:51
Hello World has hit the bookshops and we’ve been delighted with its success – it’s been Children’s Book of the Month at Stanfords, Foyles’ Choice at Southbank and Book of the Week in The Week Junior magazine. It’s also graced the front cover of The Bookseller. Thanks to all of the above for supporting this title.
Augustus is 10
Posted On 2016-05-13 11:22:54 Last Update 2016-05-13 11:33:26
This month we are wishing our friend Augustus a very Happy 10th Birthday! Find out how Little Tiger marked the occasion, and how you can adopt your very own Augustus with David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.
Top 20 Dragon Facts
Posted On 2016-05-09 14:47:31 Last Update 2016-05-09 16:20:26
Ever wondered what is the main cause of indigestion for Dragons? Or what would happen if you lined up all the Dragon’s in the world? Well wonder no more! Tom Nicoll author of the ‘There’s a Dragon in my…’ series has revealed all with his Top 20 Dragon Facts!
Poppy's Place: A supurrrb Saturday with Katrina Charman
Posted On 2016-04-27 14:22:43 Last Update 2016-04-27 15:10:43
A trip to an actual cat café, you say? You have cat to be kitten me! …Where do we sign up?!
Sarah Forbes Top 10 Favourite Things About Being A Writer
Posted On 2016-04-07 16:21:24 Last Update 2016-04-08 09:35:01
From creating delicious fantasy recipes to receiving fanmail. Discover Elspeth Hart author Sarah Forbes' Top 10 favourite things about being a writer!
Writing a Sequel, Expanding the World - Guest post by Bryony Pearce
Posted On 2016-03-21 14:47:29 Last Update 2016-03-21 14:47:29
Author of the gripping Phoenix series, Bryony Pearce, talks to us about writing an explosive sequel that will keep fans on the edges on their seats!
Calling all budding authors | Enter our short story competition
Posted On 2016-03-18 15:50:27 Last Update 2016-03-18 15:51:04
Are you a would-be writer? We want to hear from you! Stripes is looking for a brand-new writing talent to win the chance to be published alongside some of the biggest names on the UKYA scene, including: Tom Becker, Holly Bourne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Melvin Burgess, Katy Cannon, Sarah Crossan, Juno Dawson, Julie Mayhew, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Lisa Williamson and Benjamin Zephaniah.
Top UKYA Talent to feature in book to benefit Crisis
Posted On 2016-02-19 10:07:21 Last Update 2016-02-19 12:00:10
This September Stripes will mark ten years in business by publishing I’ll Be Home for Christmas, an anthology of short stories and poems written by a collection of the UK’s best writers for Young Adults. Sales of the book will benefit homelessness charity Crisis.
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