Isla to appear at the Edinburgh Book Festival in August

June 22nd 2017No CommentsNews & Gossip, Projects

Isla will appear at the Edinburgh Book Festival on August 19th to discuss the latest in her ‘Marge’ book series, ‘Marge and the Pirate Baby‘. Order your tickets through the link below:

Isla Fisher
Sat 19 Aug 11:45am – 12:45pm Baillie Gifford Main Theatre £5.00
Age 5-8

Hollywood actor Isla Fisher has played many roles over the years, from a bonkers bridesmaid in Wedding Crashers to the poster girl for consumerism in Confessions of a Shopaholic. But her favourite role has been being a mum and making up stories at bedtime for her three kids every night since they were born. Now all can share these funny, anarchic and charming tales of Marge, a very unusual babysitter. Join Isla to hear all about the second book in her series, Marge and the Pirate Baby.

Isla at the BookExpo Children’s Book & Author Breakfast

Isla continued her run at BookExpo yesterday, attending the Children’s Book & Author Breakfast and then a book signing in the morning. So far we only have a couple of photos from the event, but there are lots of fan-taken photos on Twitter, and I’ve embedded them below and added them as a ‘Moment’ on our Twitter account.

Marge In Charge will be available in the US on October 3rd.

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The most prominent stars in children’s and young adult literature are coming together at ReedPOP’s BookExpo for one of the show’s biggest events – the Children’s Book & Author Breakfast. One of the most popular events at BookExpo each year, the 2017 Children’s Book & Author Breakfast draws over a thousand attendees for a morning of lively conversation with literary giants.

This year’s breakfast will be hosted by beloved co-anchor of NBC’s Today and chief legal correspondent for NBC News, Savannah Guthrie. Guthrie will discuss her new young readers’ book, Princesses Wear Pants, which was co-written with Allison Oppenheim and illustrated by Eva Byrne. She will be joined by actress Isla Fisher who unveils the first book in her new Marge In Charge series and Jason Reynolds (When I Was The Greatest) who will take the stage to talk about his three forthcoming works, YA Spider-Man novel Miles Morales and novels Patina and Long Way Down. Founding member of We Need Diverse Books™ Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends) will talk about her new YA novel Before I Let Go and acclaimed author Jennifer Weiner will discuss her middle grade book Little Bigfoot, Big City.

Taking place Friday, June 2, the BookExpo Children’s Book & Author Breakfast will kick off the final day of the 3-day event, further establishing BookExpo as the must-attend destination for the publishing industry.

“Our Children’s Book & Author Breakfast is one of the most anticipated events of the show each year, attracting a large audience looking to discover breakout talent in the world of children’s and young adult literature. We have an amazing lineup of established stars and emerging authors who are sure to offer an unforgettable morning of conversation,” said Brien McDonald, Event Director of BookExpo.

This breakfast is proudly presented by Candlewick Press.

(BookExpoAmerica.com)

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Isla at the BookExpo ‘Do I Amuse You?’ panel

Isla has started promotion for her children’s book Marge In Charge in the US, attending BookExpo in New York. On Thursday she attended the ‘Do I Amuse You?’ panel and spoke about what motivates her humour, alongside Denis Leary and John Hodgman. Isla looked summery in a little blue floral dress by Kate Spade – find HQ photos in our Gallery, and watch the video of the panel below. There are lots of fan photos on Twitter – I’ve added them to a ‘Moment’ on our Twitter, and you can also find them further down this post…

Do I amuse you? Isla Fisher (Marge in Charge – HarperCollins), John Hodgman (Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches – Viking), and Denis Leary (Why We Don’t Suck – Crown Archetype) represent a spectrum of comedians who excel on the big screen, the small screen, and on the page. During this stage talk, they’ll explore the quirks, the ups, and even the downs of their lives that fuel their laughter and led them to write such a diverse array of books. James West, Senior Digital Editor of Mother Jones, will moderate (BookExpoAmerica.com)

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Join us at BookExpo for "Do I Amuse You? The Work Behind the Laughs of Isla Fisher, John Hodgman, and Denis Leary."

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Isla Fisher Announces Her New Children’s Book Series: Reading Is an ‘Integral Part of Childhood’

Marge In Charge will be released in the US at the end of 2017:

Isla Fisher Announces Her New Children’s Book Series: Reading Is an ‘Integral Part of Childhood’

Actress Isla Fisher charmed audiences in Wedding Crashers, and now, she’s channeled her quirky humor into children’s books.

PEOPLE has the exclusive cover reveal for her book Marge In Charge, which is the first of a three-installment series and will be published in the U.S. this fall.

” ‘Don’t worry about being perfect or you’ll miss out on the fun!’ That’s the message in the Marge books,” Fisher tells PEOPLE when describing the middle-school book series, which follows the adventures of two siblings and their unorthodox babysitter Marge.

“Jemima, who is the narrator and the eldest child, feels she has to be a ‘good girl,’ so thanks to Marge she learns to let her ‘freak flag’ fly and enjoy being a kid,” continues Fisher, 41, a mother of three.

In conjunction with the U.S. book deal, Fisher will be the final speaker at the BookExpo’s Children’s Book & Author Breakfast on June 2 (which will also feature authors Jason Reynolds, Marieke Nijkamp and Jennifer Weiner). There, she’ll discuss her upcoming book, as well as personal stories tied to her love for literacy.

“It saddens me when I think about how much vocabularies are shrinking — I know mine is, and there’s only so much I can blame on lactation,” writes Fisher about what inspired her to create the series.

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Isla reads ‘Big’ by Tim Hopgood on CBeebies Bedtime Stories

February 4th 2017No CommentsGallery Updates, Projects, Videos

Isla made another appearance on CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories last week, this time reading ‘Big’ by Tim Hopgood. Click the big picture below to watch the video on BBC iPlayer, and find HD screencaptures in our Gallery:





‘Marge And The Pirate Baby’ out now in the UK!

January 13th 2017No CommentsProjects

The second of Isla’s ‘Marge’ children’s books – ‘Marge And The Pirate Baby’ – was released in the UK yesterday! Purchase your copy on Amazon.co.uk.


Isla on ‘Anna Faris Is Unqualified’

Isla was a guest on Anna Faris’s weekly podcast ‘Unqualified’ and the twosome talk about a whole range of topics – it’s a really funny interview! Listen in:

Anna Faris is Unqualified Podcast: not-so-great relationship advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types.

This week on Unqualified, Anna and Sim hang out with actress Isla Fisher (Nocturnal Animals, Wedding Crashers, Confessions of a Shopaholic). They talk about tabloid rumors, peaking at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, and what it’s like being a mom in Hollywood, before testing out how Isla would proceed in some crazy scenarios. Karen Sarducci also pencils in a visit with Isla to pitch some feature film ideas with major Oscar buzz! Will she sign on? Listen in and find out! And come back tomorrow for some listener calls!

On part two of this week’s episode, Anna, Sim, and Isla Fisher dial up some callers. First they call Dianne, whose boyfriend broke the one rule in their non-monogamous relationship by sleeping with a mutual friend who he claims was “in a dark place.” Next, the team dishes out some unqualified advice to Allison, who’s worried that one of her best friends could potentially be marrying the wrong person. Stakes are high this week, tune in!



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Isla on Chelsea

Here’s Isla on Chelsea last week, promoting Keeping Up With The Joneses. It was a very funny interview – Isla chatted about the movie including working just after she gave birth, the places she lived as a child, being Australian, Marge In Charge and her earlier books, and joining Instagram and following Justin Bieber (she likened him to Donald Trump ;-)). Have a browse of HD screencaptures in our Gallery…





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