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  • The Wordless Picture Book: A Panel Discussion at Politics and Prose

    Unseasonable cold and rain in Washington, D.C., did not deter a faithful crowd of children's literature enthusiasts from attending Politics and Prose's fourth annual picture book panel, held on Sunday, May 1.

  • 'Quiet' Riot: Bringing Susan Cain's Bestseller to Young Readers

    Susan Cain's new middle grade nonfiction book, 'Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts,' was inspired by the reaction from the conference attendees at her TED Talk in 2012.

  • Q & A with Andrea Portes

    Andrea Portes is the author of adult and YA novels, most recently, 'The Fall of Butterflies.'

  • Children’s Editor Dick Jackson Turns Author

    Dick Jackson, the legendary children's book editor, becomes a freshly minted author at age 81.

  • Q & A with Firoozeh Dumas

    Humorist Firouzeh Dumas, author of two bestselling memoirs about growing up as an Iranian immigrant in America, now mines her childhood in her debut middle-grade novel, 'It Ain't So Awful, Falafel.'

  • Children’s Lit Community Launches Auction to Help Refugees in Europe

    “Writing for Charity” is an effort to support Lifting Hands International by auctioning off literary items from the standard to the unusual to get supplies directly to refugee camps in Europe.

  • Q & A with N.D. Wilson

    This week, N.D. Wilson launches a new series, Outlaws of Time, a middle grade time-travel adventure set in the American West.

  • Q & A with Frances Hardinge

    Earlier this year when Frances Hardinge learned that her novel, 'The Lie Tree,' had won the Costa Award for the best children's book published in the U.K. in 2015, she was overjoyed.

  • Judy Blume, Bookseller

    At 78, bestselling author Judy Blume has added a new occupation to her c.v.: that of bookseller.

  • Q & A with Deborah Hopkinson

    Deborah Hopkinson's third novel, 'A Bandit's Tale,' is a picaresque novel narrated by Rocco Zacarro, an Italian boy sold into slavery in 19th-century New York City.

  • Susanna Moodie's Pioneer Memoir Gets Animated

    Susanna Moodie's 'Roughing It in the Bush' will be brought to a whole new audience with a graphic novel adaptation and animated, interactive app.

  • Still Cleary After All These Years: Paying Tribute to 'Ramona' Creator for Her 100th Birthday

    To honor the centenarian, authors and performers gathered at Symphony Space in Manhattan on April 3 to read sections from her novels and celebrate her enduring characters.

  • Q & A with Monica Hesse

    'Girl in the Blue Coat,' Monica Hesse's debut novel, is the story of a teenager in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam who keeps her parents and herself fed by selling black market goods.

  • Beverly Cleary's Birthday Party of the Century

    How do you mark a legendary author's milestone birthday? If you're HarperCollins Children's Books, and the birthday girl is your author Beverly Cleary, who turns 100 on April 12, you start a few months ahead of time.

  • Beverly Cleary, on Turning 100

    Newbery and National Book Award–winning author Beverly Cleary, who was named a Living Legend in 2000 by the Library of Congress, turned 100 on April 12.

  • Q & A with Jesse Andrews

    In Jesse Andrews's new novel, 'The Haters,' a trio of teen jazz musicians, burdened with more ambition than talent, take to the road in a comic adventure.

  • Writer Nurses Craft Until Diabolically Good Things Happen

    Shelley Jessica Kincaid had faced down a moment like this one once before.

  • Q & A with Adam Shankman

    Former dancer, choreographer, film director and producer Adam Shankman's first YA novel, 'Girl About Town,' is a whodunit set in Hollywood's Golden Age.

  • Four Questions for… Peter Brown

    With 10 picture books under his belt, Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown has now tried his hand at a middle-grade novel, 'The Wild Robot.'

  • Q & A with Ally Condie

    After years of successfully writing dystopian YA, Ally Condie has now tried her hand at middle grade with 'Summerlost,' the story of a girl named Cedar who, after the deaths of her father and brother, must adjust to a new home in a small Utah town.

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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