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6 September 2013

David has been nominated for the Eleanor Farjeon Award for showing "distinguished service to the world of Children's Books".

20 August 2013

DFB congratulates SF Said and Dave McKean on the publication of Phoenix – extraordinary sci-fi adventure from the brilliant story-telling team of SF Said and Dave McKean, unputdownable and visually stunning.

5 August 2013

It may be raining but the new hardback copy of SHINE has just arrived to brighten up our day. A gorgeous new book by author and internet extraordinaire Candy Gourlay.

24 July 2013

Winner of the 2013 Branford Boase Award

Hurray for Dave Shelton who has won the leading prize for a first novel for children with his extraordinary book, A Boy and a Bear in a Boat.

18 July 2013

On one of the hottest days of the year so far a crowd of well-wishers gathered at the Oxford offices of David Fickling Books to celebrate the publisher’s transition from imprint to independent publisher.  

11 July 2013

On Thursday 11 July DFB celebrated the shortlisting of A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton and Black Arts by Andrew Prentice and Jonathan Weil for the Branford Boase Award – the leading prize for best first children’s novel.  

11 July 2013

We're delighted that Andy Mulligan's extraordinary novel of adventure and friendship is going to be a film – produced by Stephen Daldry, with a script by Richard Curtis, and starring Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and Wagner Moura.

11 July 2013

Newly independent, we remain the same – a small story house based in Oxford. We choose the very best stories or narratives we can find for people to read. It's a great job. We don't choose very many, sometimes as few as just one book a month, sometimes a novel, sometimes a picture book.

11 July 2013

In the summer of 2013 DFB has been an independent publishing house, and our first independent titles launched in June 2014.

11 July 2013

Take a look at these!  Artist Guy Reid has created mesmerising small-scale sculptures of four of our most mesmerising storytellers: Philip Pullman, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt and Ian Beck.