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Julianne Moore Signs 5-Book Deal With Random House Children’s Books

Julianne-Moore-author-photo-credit-Brian-Bowen-SmithJulianne Moore has signed a five-book deal with Random House Children’s Books to write a series books starring her bestselling Freckleface Strawberry character. Moore has previously written three books featuring Freckleface Strawberry, a character that is based on herself as a child.

“Freckleface Strawberry was the nickname I was given by the neighborhood kids when we lived in Nebraska,” explained Moore in a statement.

The Freckleface Strawberry book series will be a part of Random House’s Step into Reading program. The first two books are slated for release in the summer of 2015. A picture book is slated for the summer of 2016.

Mallory Loehr, Vice President, Publishing Director of the Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group, acquired the world wide English-language rights for the books from Brenda Bowen of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

Frances Gilbert, Associate Publishing Director, Random House Books for Young Readers, will edit the books.

 

 

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Danielle Steel To Publish a Picture Book for Kids

Bestselling romance novelist Danielle Steel has landed a book deal for a picture book for kids.

Doubleday Books for Young Readers will publish Pretty Minnie in Paris in fall 2014. Janklow & Nesbit Associates agent Julie Just negotiated the deal with editorial director Frances Gilbert. Gilbert will edit and Kristi Valiant will illustrate the book. Here’s more from the release:

Steel has one passion that her fans might not know about—her love for dogs. Pretty Minnie in Paris is inspired by the adventures of Steel’s own teacup Chihuahua, and her love of Paris—where she resides part of the year. Steel’s picture book tells the stylish tale of a fashionable Parisian pup out on the town … Steel lives in San Francisco and Paris, which inspired many of the scenes in Pretty Minnie in Paris. Over the years she has raised several beloved dogs, and this October 2013 brings the release of her next nonfiction work, Pure Joy (Delacorte Press), a memoir of Steel’s most beloved family pets.