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  • Illustrator Margaret Bloy Graham Dies at 94

    Children’s book illustrator Margaret Bloy Graham died January 22 in Cambridge, Mass. She was 94.

  • Dahlov Ipcar: A Maine Treasure

    As recently as five years ago, when children’s author and illustrator Dahlov Ipcar (b. 1917) received the New England Independent Booksellers Association President’s Award for her body of work, some in the audience asked, “Dahlov who?”

  • Doubleday Revives Peter Spier Classics

    To introduce the works of Peter Spier to a new generation of readers, Doubleday last year began reissuing select titles from the Spier oeuvre, with refreshed art, two new covers by the artist, and a uniform title typeface.

  • Q & A with Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall

    A time-honored summertime dessert brought seasoned children's book creators Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall together to collaborate on 'A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat.'

  • DiCamillo Named Summer Reading Champion

    Kate DiCamillo has been named the Collaborative Summer Library Program's National Summer Reading Champion.

  • Q & A with Selina Alko and Sean Qualls

    Married couple Selina Alko and Sean Qualls's new books, 'The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage,' recounts the story of interracial couple Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving.

  • McNally Jackson and Forever Young Adult Are BFFs

    McNally Jackson Books in New York City have joined forces with a Forever YA book club based in Manhattan to expand their YA/crossover event offerings.

  • Q & A with Meghan McCarthy

    Meghan McCarthy's latest picture book not only traces the origins of earmuffs, but also muses on what constitutes an original idea and the human penchant for blurring fact and fiction.

  • 2015 Sendak Fellows Announced

    The recipients of the 2015 Sendak Fellowship are Richard Egielski, Marc McChesney, Doug Salati, and Stephen Savage. The fellowship consists in a four-week residency for illustrators that runs from July 6–31.

  • Obituary: Robert San Souci, 68

    Children’s book author Robert San Souci, known for his retellings of folktales and myths, died suddenly on December 19 at his San Francisco home. He was 68.

  • Fall 2014 Flying Starts

    Four notable children's and YA debuts from the fall season.

  • 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.

  • Fall 2014 Flying Starts: Esther Ehrlich

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

  • 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.

  • Fall 2014 Flying Starts: Atia Abawi

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

  • 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.'

  • Obituary: Norman Bridwell

    Norman Bridwell, creator of more than 150 titles starring the iconic Clifford the Big Red Dog, died on Martha's Vineyard on Friday, December 12. He was 86.

  • Gayle Forman to Hit the Road—With a Little Help from Her Friends

    Between January 27 and February 6, YA author Gayle Forman will crisscross the country promoting her new novel, 'I Was Here,' on a tour with a rather unorthodox bent.

  • Q & A with Jennifer Niven

    In her first YA novel, 'All the Bright Places,' Jennifer Niven tackles heavy topics such as depression and suicide, but also romance and the many unsung wonders of the state of Indiana.

  • Q & A with Cynthia Weil

    Cynthia Weil's written her first YA novel, 'I'm Glad I Did' and she's enjoying seeing her emergence as a songwriter – and Carole King's best friend – come to life as a Broadway musical.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Geoff Rodkey
Author Geoff Rodkey talks about ‘The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other),’ the first book in a middle-grade series about the escalating hostilities between two 12-year-old twins living in New York City.
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