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Rights round-up



Penguin Random House Australia has licensed French-language rights to All Day at the Movies (Fiona Kidman); and German-language rights to The Chocolate Tin (Fiona McIntosh).


Penguin Random House Australia has licensed Spanish-language rights to 100 Ways to Happy Children (Tim Sharp); Italian-language rights to Dognitive Therapy (Laura Vissaritis); and UK and Mexico rights to Dogs with Jobs (Laura Greaves).


Black Inc. has sold Hungarian rights to How to Win a Nobel Prize (Barry Marshall, illus by Bernard Caleo) to Könyvmolyképző Kiadó.

Penguin Random House Australia has licensed North American rights to Go Go and the Silver Shoes (Jane Godwin & Anna Walker) to Candlewick; Canadian rights to The Sidekicks (Will Kostakis) to Harlequin Teen; Greek-language rights to A River, Lots and What’s Up Top? (all Marc Martin), Dutch-language rights to A Forest (Marc Martin); Russian rights to A River and A Forest (both Marc Martin); and Ukrainian-language rights to The Beast of Hushing Wood (Gabrielle Wang).

Scholastic Australia has sold US rights to three books in the ‘Ella Diaries’ series, Friends Not Forever, Worst Camp Ever, and Friendship SOS (all Meredith Costain & Danielle McDonald); French language rights to The Bad Guys Episode Five and The Bad Guys Episode Six (Aaron Blabey); and simplified Chinese-language rights to Busting (Aaron Blabey).



Text Publishing has acquired world English-language rights to Polish thriller Fog (Kaja Malanowska) via the Barbara J Zitwer agency.


Hardie Grant Books has acquired world rights to an as-yet-untitled cookbook by Karen Martini (see news).


Allen & Unwin has acquired ANZ rights to ‘The Impostors’ quartet (Scott Westerfeld, see classified); and world rights to picture book Tiger’s Roar (Alex Rance, see classified).


Category: Rights round-up