• Wanda Albano

We've been busy here at S&W Books!

Happy new year, everyone! I don't know about you, but here at S&W Books, we're absolutely ready to say goodbye to 2020 and very excited to ring in 2021!

So what have we been up to?

Well, first, we've reaffirmed our advocacy to encourage kids to write more, read more, and think more, wherever they are in the world. In line with that, we're introducing the inaugural Little Quills Short Story Writing Contest. We're calling on all kids aged six to 16 to put their stories on (digital) paper and submit them to us for a chance to win £100 AND get published.

There are no prompts and no themes. As long as it's under 2500 words, we'll read it. That's a promise.

We're also hard at work at making more books.

Coming out this month, we're very excited to introduce you to the Philosophy Fox series, written by Cambridge University philosopher Dr Henry Shevlin. The first title, Who Am I?, is a philosophical adventure in picture book form. With characters like Socs the Fox, Bunky the curious little boy, and his motley crew of family and friends, we hope to introduce young minds to philosophical concepts in an accessible way.

We will also be releasing Mummy Am I A Monster?, a romp of a middle grade fantasy about a bicultural young girl exploring her identity (as well as a non-western mythical landscape). Written in an epistolary style, and peppered with drawings and illustrations, it's definitely a fun and easy read that's sure to spark the imagination.

Finally, some time in the spring, we will be coming out with The Prayer Eaters, a YA fantasy set in the Philippines, perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge, Neil Gaiman, and Erin Morgenstern.

And we've got so many other plans in store! We're thinking freebies, contests, giveaways, and a whole bunch more! To make sure you don't miss a thing, follow us on Instagram or Facebook.