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    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has named Jackie Engel v-p and associate publisher, effective August 1, replacing former deputy publisher Andrew Smith.

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    Insight Editions 'Models' New DIY Line with IncrediBuilds

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    Chronicle Signs Annie Barrows's Debut Picture Book

    Annie Barrows leaps into the picture-book arena with 'John Marco,' the story of the youngest brother in a large family who struggles to make himself heard.

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    In Brief: July 21, 2016

    This week, the launch of Robert Beatty's book tour calls for some cosplay; Jeanne Birdsall is feeling a little "sheepish"; husband-and-wife team Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer tour Texas; young wizards gather their powers at Merlin Camp; readers transform into creatures of the night; and one publisher's staff hits the pavement.

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    Hot Off the Presses: Week of July 25, 2016

    Hitting shelves this week are a picture book about a girl who won't stop sucking her thumb, a middle grade graphic novel set in a highly "inventive" world, and a YA novel about the experiences of conjoined twins.

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    Hachette, Booktrack Partner to Offer Teens E-Books with Music

    Booktrack technology can supply a publisher's digital titles with a customizable movie-like soundtrack as well as sound effects.

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    RH Children's Books to Publish Mark Siegel’s '5 Worlds'

    First Second editorial director Mark Siegel has organized a group of young illustrators to produce the forthcoming graphic novel series, 5 Worlds.

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    Focus on Middle Grade: A CBC Panel

    Books for middle graders was the topic du jour at a July 12 CBC panel discussion held at Penguin Random House's headquarters in Manhattan.

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    Nerdcamp 2016 in Photos

    A seventh-grade English teacher got on a plane to Michigan last week to attend nErDcamp, a camp-like conference for the creators and celebrators of children's literature.

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