We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be publishing a hilarious new middle-grade series by bestselling Australian author and illustrator Matt Stanton!
In an exciting next step for this up-and-coming children’s author, HarperCollins Australia, US and UK joined forces to acquire world rights to Stanton’s debut middle-grade series, Funny Kid, in a major global deal.
With over 250,000 books currently in print in Australia, Stanton is well-known for co-creating the much-loved Fart Monster picture book series with Tim Miller, and he also publishes the Books That Drive Kids Crazy series with his wife, Beck Stanton.
Matt Stanton’s books have been runaway bestsellers, with 2015’s This Is a Ball appearing on the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards shortlist and the 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Books list.
Stanton says, ‘There is no greater joy in the world than making a child laugh. The opportunity to partner with such wonderful international publishers as well as my phenomenal team at HarperCollins Children’s Books Australia, to encourage even more kids to engage with the joy of reading, is truly humbling. This is the fulfilment of a dream that began when I was seven years old. We have so many exciting things planned — watch this space!’
The new book in the bestselling Fart Monster series, There Is a Monster on My Holiday Who Farts, was published in October 2016. The third book in the Stantons’ Books That Drive Kids Crazy series will be published in April 2017. And the first book in Matt Stanton’s upcoming Funny Kid series will be published in 2017.
"Bestselling Australian children’s author goes global"