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    YA Author Julie Kagawa Holds First-Ever Virtual Reading Through AltspaceVR

    On May 19, Julie Kagawa, bestselling author of the Iron Fey series and the Talon Saga for Harlequin Teen, became the first author to hold a virtual reading using the AltspaceVR platform.

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    Banned New Zealand Book Makes Unrestricted U.S. Debut

    Preceded by controversy, 'Into the River,' a YA novel by New Zealand author Ted Dawe, will be released to North American audiences simultaneously in hardcover and e-book on June 14th by Polis Books.

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    Pen Pals: Exhibit Highlights Louis Darling's Beverly Cleary Illustrations

    For author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, it all started with a bedtime story. And like a bedtime story, DiTerlizzi's latest adventure – as a museum curator – has "a beginning, a middle, and an end," though he didn't know that at first.

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    Delacorte Sends 'Maze Runner' Fans Back to the Books

    Delacorte is building buzz for 'The Fever Code,' the fifth Maze Runner book with a campaign, dubbed #DashnerDash Binge Read.

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    Starfish Bay Debuts First U.S. List

    Starfish Bay Children's Books has expanded its reach from Down Under to these shores.

  • Authors

    Q & A with Liz Kessler

    British author Liz Kessler's first YA novel, 'Read Me Like a Book,' is the story of Ashleigh, whose encounter with an inspiring teacher makes her realize that not only is she smart, but she is also gay.

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    In Brief: Week of May 23, 2016

    This week, an author visits his old stomping grounds; summer reading gets off to a running start; the author of a series favorite meets his fans; an illustrator lends his talents to the community; an author celebrates with a royal book launch; and award honorees talk shop.

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    Hot Off the Presses: Week of May 30, 2016

    Hitting bookshelves this week are a board book series that unfolds the food chain, a middle grade novel set in a forest overrun with magic, and a YA psychological thriller.

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    Licensing Hotline: May 2016

    Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing has become the North American master publishing licensee for 'PJ Masks,' an animated TV series for preschoolers that airs on Disney Junior and is licensed by Entertainment One.

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    Authors Guild Dinner Recognizes Suzanne Collins, Children’s Literature

    The Authors Guild recognized Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins with its Distinguished Service to the Literary Community honor at its annual dinner on May 25 in New York City.

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ruth Chan
Debut author-illustrator Ruth Chan talks about her picture book, ‘Where’s the Party?’, about a cat named Georgie whose attempts to throw a party don’t go as planned, as well as her own path to becoming a children’s book artist.
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