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  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: Jessixa Bagley

    The story of a beaver who casts driftwood boats to sea for his absent father came to author-illustrator Jessixa Bagley in a “lightning bolt” of inspiration.

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: Meg Hunt

    When Chronicle Children’s Books design director Kristine Brogno called artist Meg Hunt in June 2013 to ask whether she wanted to illustrate "Interstellar Cinderella," written by Deborah Underwood, Hunt was delighted.

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: David Arnold

    After years as a freelance musician, becoming a stay-at-home dad afforded David Arnold, author of "Mosquitoland" (Viking, Mar.), time to agonize over what direction he wanted to take his career.

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: I.W. Gregorio

    I was an utter bookworm growing up, a book-a-day reader,” says I.W. Gregorio (the pen name of Pennsylvania surgeon Ilene Wong).

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: Adam Silvera

    Years ago, Adam Silvera gave himself the goal of becoming a published writer before he turned 25. He made it, but just barely.

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: Becky Albertalli

    Becky Albertalli went to her first writing conference in November 2013 in Atlanta, her hometown, because she knew that Brooks Sherman of the Bent Agency was going to be there.

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts

    Spotlights on six notable children’s and YA debuts this spring.

  • Author Brewer Announces Gender Transition

    Bestselling author Heather Brewer spoke with PW about several forthcoming titles, and some very personal news: in the next few months, Brewer will transition from female to male.

  • Obituary: Judith St. George

    Award-winning children's author Judith St. George, widely known for her many titles drawing on events and figures of American history, died in her home in Bloomfield, Conn., on June 10.

  • Four Questions for...Anita Silvey

    Anita Silvey’s latest book, Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall (National Geographic, June), offers an in-depth look at the life and work of the famed scientist and conservation advocate.

  • Q & A with Kate Beaton

    This summer, 'Hark! A Vagrant' creator Kate Beaton dips her toe into children's publishing with a picture book, 'The Princess and the Pony.'

  • Chris Riddell Named U.K. Children's Laureate

    Chris Riddell has been appointed the ninth Waterstones Children's Laureate, announced on June 9 at a ceremony in London.

  • Q & A with Robin Benway

    In second grade, the title characters in Robin Benway's 'Emmy & Oliver' planned to be best friends forever. Then Oliver was kidnapped. Ten years later, he is returned.

  • Rebecca Stead Joins New Literary Agency

    Rebecca Stead, 2010 Newbery Medalist for 'When You Reach Me,' is adding a new chapter to her publishing career.

  • Four Questions for...Cassie Beasley

    Debut author Cassie Beasley discusses her new novel, 'Circus Mirandus,' old favorites, and her favorite writing partner: her sister.

  • Q & A with Katie McGarry

    In 'Nowhere but Here,' Katie McGarry kicks off the Thunder Road series, which delves into the high-octane world of a motorcycle club.

  • BookCon 2015: Judy Blume Dishes on Life in Fact and Fiction

    After 750 fans gave Judy Blume a standing ovation before she even said a word on stage, Jennifer Weiner kicked off an hour-long Q&A with Blume during BookCon.

  • Four Questions for...Brenda Bowen

    The children's publishing veteran and current literary agent is releasing her debut adult novel, 'Enchanted August,' this month. We spoke to Bowen about the 1922 novel that inspired her debut, and how being an editor has affected her sensibilities as an author.

  • BEA 2015: Editors Buzz About Middle Grade Books

    Editors gathered at BEA Friday morning to share their favorite middle-grade books for fall.

  • BEA 2015: Judy Schachner: Welcoming a New Picture-Book Hero

    Best known as the creator of SkippyJon Jones, the frisky Siamese who thinks he’s a Chihuahua, Judy Schachner has added a new member to her family of animal characters.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with R.L. Stine and Marc Brown
R.L. Stine and Marc Brown talk about their creepy new picture book, ‘The Little Shop of Monsters,’ and about why the project felt like a departure for both of them.
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