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    Fall 2014 Flying Starts

    Four notable debuts from the fall season.

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    Fall 2014 Flying Starts: Chelsey Philpot

    Chelsey Philpot had many inspirations for Even in Paradise (Harper, Oct.), which tells the story of Charlotte Ryder, a girl changed irrevocably by the beguiling Julia Buchanan and her family.

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    Fall 2014 Flying Starts: Esther Ehrlich

    Stories have always been important to me,” says Esther Ehrlich.

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    Fall 2014 Flying Starts: Mike Curato

    At the 2012 SCBWI Midwinter Conference in New York City, two very big things happened to a fictional elephant named Elliot.

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    Fall 2014 Flying Starts: Atia Abawi

    Atia Abawi’s desire to be both a journalist and a novelist had early roots.

  • Industry News

    Scarletta to Become Mighty Media Press

    Scarletta Press, which moved in a new direction two years ago, publishing more children's books while dialing down on publishing adult titles, will, as of January 1, 2015, change its name to Mighty Media Press.

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    Bookseller Profile: Amy Oelkers of the Red Balloon

    Like so many young booksellers, Oelkers never considered bookselling as a viable career choice. But what started out as a temporary job until she could find a permanent position in her chosen field has turned out to be a dream come true.

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    John Green Celebrates 10 Years of 'Looking for Alaska'

    It's often been said recently that author John Green is having a moment. But more accurately, he's been having quite a decade. Next month Dutton is marking the 10th-anniversary of his debut novel, 'Looking for Alaska.'

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    'One Hundred Famous Children's Books': A Grolier Club Exhibition

    This winter, The Grolier Club in New York City, the oldest bibliophile society in America, is presenting an exhibition called One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature.

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    Workman Celebrates the Art of 'Oops!'

    "Make no mistake" is not a phrase in Barney Saltzberg's vocabulary. In 'Beautiful Oops!,' the author-artist encourages the opposite, prompting kids to turn an artistic slip-up into a work of art.

Tales from the Slush Pile
"Tales from the Slush Pile" is an original comic that follows the trials and tribulations of a children's book writer and his friends. Click through to see all previous Slush Pile comic strips.
PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jon Scieszka
Jon Scieszka, the former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, talks about his science-themed middle-grade series, Frank Einstein, as well as his love of science growing up and how his years as a teacher have affected his work as an author.
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