The Bookseller – Rights – Wicks writes ‘inspiring’ health guide for HarperCollins Kids’s

HarperCollins Kids’s Books will publish a non-fiction title from Joe Wicks “that pulls upon his experience, ardour and dedication to bodily and psychological well being for younger folks”.

The title was secured by means of a multibook deal again in 2020, by which HQ writer Lisa Milton acquired world rights from Bev James Administration.

Fitter, More healthy, Happier! Your Information to a Wholesome Physique and Thoughts can be printed in paperback on 14th March 2024, with illustrations by Kate Sutton.

The guide is aimed toward seven to 11-year-olds and provides “an accessible take a look at the 4 key elements to a wholesome, joyful physique: train, vitamin, sleep and a wholesome thoughts”.

The writer added: “Inspiring and motivating, totally illustrated all through, and written in Joe’s energetic and relatable voice – which powered so many households by means of lockdown. Fitter, More healthy, Happier! is an informative and enjoyable journey by means of the physique and thoughts, with loads of concepts and actions, dropped at life with superb black-and-white illustrations by Kate Sutton.”

Wicks mentioned: “My new guide I’d have cherished to have learn as a baby. It’s going to provide younger kids a very clear understanding of the human physique and the way a lot meals and train can have a optimistic impact on our temper, power and happiness.”

Juliet Matthews, writer at HarperCollins Kids’s, mentioned: “When Joe talks in regards to the significance of bodily and psychological health for youngsters his dedication is inspiring.”

The brand new title within the multi-book deal follows the bestselling Really feel Good which was printed by HarperCollins in 2021. Initially referred to as the “The Physique Coach”, Wicks is the bestselling creator of 10 cookbooks and founding father of the Lean in 15 programme, promoting 3.79 million books value £32.2m, based on Nielsen BookScan. His debut, Lean in 15 (Bluebird) is the second highest-selling cookbook of all time. He was printed by Bluebird for over 5 years earlier than signing with HarperCollins in 2020.

Wicks skilled as a PE instructor after graduating from his diploma in Sports activities Science at St Mary’s College in Twickenham. He grew to become the “Nation’s PE Trainer” in the course of the 2020 lockdown and every weekday morning delivering distant PE periods. His day by day stay helped increase over £550,000 for the NHS in addition to breaking a Guinness World Report after one among his PE courses was watched stay by 955,000 folks on YouTube. He was awarded an MBE in October 2020 for his work in the course of the pandemic.

Sutton is a contract illustrator who repeatedly illustrates for Sunday Occasions and Lonely Planet magazines.

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