Frankfurt Book Fair is the ‘Cherry’ on the Cake

This year’s Frankfurt Book Fair has sparked some exciting developments for independent children’s publishing house Sweet Cherry.

The Leicester-based company has already experienced a promising year so far, having sold popular science series Danny Dingle’s Fantastic Finds to Laberinto in Spain, Sesi-Senai in Brazil, Dogan Egmont in Turkey, Gimm-Young in South Korea and Jiangsu Phoenix Fine Arts in Mainland China as well as Olesiejuk in Poland and Baeckens Books in The Netherlands. The series has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid but with a scientific twist as kid-inventor Danny Dingle builds what he perceives to be epic creations, including a flying machine.

Also this year, archaeological adventure series The Dinosaur Detectives sold to Turkish publishing house Teen Yayincilik. With the popularity of dinosaur stories still on the rise, the series about a young boy called Matt Sharp who has visions of the prehistoric world remains a firm favourite amongst children aged seven and up.

Frankfurt Book Fair illustrated the ongoing popularity of backlist titles, notably The Morrow Secrets, which recently sold to Eksmo in Russia. In addition, 20 Children’s Shakespeare Stories remains one of Sweet Cherry’s bestselling series.

New series Hopeless Heroes also picked up anticipation at the fair. Due for publication in February 2018, rights have already been sold in Taiwan to Chang-Tang and the story of young Tim Baker who releases Hercules from an ancient Greek vase is already looking like it’s set for success. With a balance of humour and adventure, the series brings Heroes to the modern world as well as transports a young boy back to Ancient Greece.

2018 will also mark Sweet Cherry’s launch of James Dashner’s series, The 13 th Reality, in the UK, of which SCP hold English Language Commonwealth rights only. After the enormous success of The Maze Runner, fans are highly anticipating the four book middle-grade series.

Also on the way in the new year is board book set A Case Of Places, which will teach young children about visiting key places, such as the dentist and the hospital. After the success of A Case of Good Manners, Sweet Cherry is keen to release another interactive set for early readers.

A further 10 Geronimo Stilton books are in the works for next year, as SCP aims to make the title as popular in the UK as it is elsewhere. Alongside this, more middle-grade, classics and original content can be expected.


For more information please contact:

Divia Kainth (Marketing and Publicity Executive): divia@sweetcherrypublishing.com

Sweet Cherry Publishing is an independent children’s book publisher based in Leicester. We believe that all children should have access to great stories and endeavour to break down the barriers which often get in the way of reading. We are a positive & fun team with kindness, success and collaboration at the core of our values.