The latest children's book to be optioned for TV development and production by Random House Children's Screen Entertainment is Louise Yates' Dog Loves Books.
Published in 2010, the book won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and was also nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Co-editions of the title have been sold in six territories to date, with a sequel - Dog Loves Drawing - released in the UK in February.
A third book - Dog Loves Counting - is due to be published next year.
"The quality and variety of short-listed books from Random House provides us with a unique advantage at a time when many broadcasters are focused on finding global properties," said Andrew Cole-Bulgin, partner and head of film & TV at RHCSE. "We can deliver not only these brands but also material with an established commercial audience.
"We're also able to develop worldwide partnerships and co-productions that ensure not only commercial success, but products with broad market appeal that will stand the test of time."