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    Cover Reveal: M.T. Anderson Lands an Alien Novel in 2017

    Few writers have the ability to pivot between vastly different genres as nimbly as National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson. His next novel, the cover of which is revealed here for the first time, is about aspiring artist Adam, who lives on a slightly-in-the-future Earth, which has been taken over by aliens.

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    Spotlight on Nancy Rose’s Secretive Squirrels

    Ever wonder what squirrels do when they’re not scurrying through yards and scampering up trees? Nancy Rose offered some creative insight in 'The Secret Life of Squirrels,' and now captures them courting in 'The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story.'

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    Introducing the Expanded Children’s Book Week 2017

    Every Child a Reader, the charitable arm of the Children’s Book Council, has announced its plan to enhance Children’s Book Week, the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country, launched in 1919.

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    Rights Report: Week of December 5, 2016

    New deals for Erin Bowman, Joy McCullough, Atia Abawi, R.L. Stine, Marc Brown, and more.

  • Book News

    Fred Marcellino’s ‘Crocodile’ Resurfaces

    Illustrators often bemoan how long it takes for an idea to become a finished book. But few titles will ever rival the prolonged gestation of 'Arrivederci Crocodile,' a sequel to the late Fred Marcellino’s 'I Crocodile.'

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    Four Questions for Elizabeth Bluemle and Josie Leavitt

    On Small Business Saturday, Josie Leavitt and Elizabeth Bluemle celebrated the 20th anniversary of The Flying Pig Bookstore.

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    Q & A with Lois Ehlert

    At 82, picture-book creator Lois Ehlert continues to enrich her oeuvre, which encompasses 38 titles, 28 of which she both wrote and illustrated. We spoke with Ehlert about her career steps – and about reaching this latest rung on her creative ladder.

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    Penny Candy Books: A Mission Becomes a Moral Directive

    A year ago, two published poets who met as graduate students – Chad Reynolds and Alexis Orgera, – launched children's publisher Penny Candy Books to, they declared, “make a difference."

  • Industry News

    In Brief: December 1, 2016

    This week, Andrea Davis Pinkney celebrates her new book and Ezra Jack Keats; a singer who inspired a classic song – and now book – returns to the stage; John Coy lives the Gap Life; and author Carol Weston goes all out for Small Business Saturday.

  • Book News

    New Kids’ and YA Books: Week of December 5, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a hedgehog seeking a “friend ship,” a middle grade adventure story set in the skies, and a YA adaptation of a nonfiction book about little-known NASA mathematicians.

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Kenny Loggins
Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins talks to PW KidsCast about adapting his song ‘Footloose’ into a picture book set at a rockin’ zoo.
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