Children’s Rights

The Children’s Rights Department is responsible for licensing rights, including merchandising, TV & Film and theatrical rights, across the whole of the Pan Macmillan children’s publishing division, Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB). This includes the imprints Campbell, Kingfisher, and Two Hoots. 

MCB is one of the UK’s leading children’s publishers; we have been creating and publishing exciting stories for over 150 years and continue to acquire and publish future classics of tomorrow for the global market. We are the number one picture book imprint in the UK and are proud to publish best-selling and prize-winning authors and illustrators, including Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler, Rod Campbell, Chris Riddell, Emily Gravett, Frances Hardinge, M.G Leonard and Rob Biddulph.

We do multiple deals for all our titles where we have rights and our top internationally sold title is The Gruffalo, where we have sold over 105 languages and dialects around the world. 

As part of the Holtzbrinck Publishing family, we work closely with our sister companies around the world, as well as a wide range of other publishers in order to find the best match for our titles. We work directly with publishers across Europe and the Americas, and through our co-agents in Asia. 

The team shares a true passion for children’s books and this shines through when we sell our MCB titles around the world. Together, we speak over 10 different languages fluently and every member of the team has lived abroad at some point in their life, gaining a strong understanding of the markets with which they work.

We attend international trade book fairs and take regular sales trips around the world, helping us to maintain relationships with our established partner publishers, as well as building new ones. This approach, when combined with years of licensing experience means we are able to find the perfect home for all our titles in every language.

Meet the team

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    Rights Director

    Michele Young

    Audio, Film and TV; Merchandising

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    Head of Rights

    Cathryn Gregory

    USA and Theatre

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    Head of Rights

    Eve Roberts

    Currently on maternity leave

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    Head of Rights

    Joanna Lawrie

    Bosnia, China (6+), Croatia, Germany (6+), Italy, Japan (6+), Macedonia, The Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine

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    Rights Manager

    Line Dyvesveen

    Denmark, Faroe Islands, Germany (0-6), Iceland, Israel, Luxembourg, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Spanish speaking Latin America

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    Rights Manager

    Alice Natali

    Arab World, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Iran (6+), Asia (6+ excluding China and Japan)

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    Senior Rights Executive

    Marianne Fournier

    Brazil, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Malta, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey

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    Rights Assistant

    Asia Mabboni

    Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Scotland, Wales

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    Rights Assistant

    Anna Hilbert

    Esperanto, Ireland, UK dialects, UK educational

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    Rights Assistant

    Melissa Pesce

    Audio covers

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    Rights Agent

    Marco Rodino

    Asia (0-6) and Arab World (Kingfisher)

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    Rights Agent

    Nirmal Sandhu

    Asia (0-6) and Arab World (Kingfisher)

Children's Rights Guides