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  • Q & A with Caren Stelson

    In the preface to her debut book, 'Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story,' Minneapolis writer Caren Stelson relates an event in a Minneapolis park on August 26, 2005 that changed her life.

  • Trenton Lee Stewart Accidentally Starts a Mystery on Goodreads

    An author recently found himself at the center of a social media mystery that he never could have imagined.

  • Q & A with Adam Gidwitz

    It's no exaggeration to say that Adam Gidwitz's new novel, 'The Inquisitor's Tale,' was hundreds of years in the making (although it "only" took him six years to write).

  • Q & A with Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson combined her songwriting skills and some of her "Mom" instincts to write a picture book inspired by her desire to create travel keepsakes for her daughter.

  • Gene Luen Yang Gets 2016 'Genius Grant'

    Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang, author of the YA graphic novels 'American Born Chinese' and 'Boxers' and 'Saints,' both nominated for National Book Awards, was among 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur fellowships – the so-called Genius Grants.

  • Sleeper Success: Linda Kranz

    Globe Pequot wants to break out one of its bestselling – and least known – authors and artists with two new books this fall.

  • Yang Issues 'Reading Without Walls Challenge'

    For years, teachers, librarians, and booksellers have worked to encourage reading by creating booklists that link a popular title to read-alikes. Gene Luen Yang wants to turn that practice inside out.

  • Obituary: Barbara Seuling

    Children's book author and illustrator Barbara Seuling, a former editor also known for teaching about writing for young people, died September 12 in Lebanon, N.H. of complications from cancer. She was 79.

  • Q & A with Jennifer Weiner

    Author Jennifer Weiner has written her first book for younger readers, 'The Littlest Bigfoot,' about a misfit human girl, Alice, who rescues and then befriends a Bigfoot girl named Millie, whose hidden world Alice swears to protect.

  • Obituary: Anna Dewdney

    The children's author-illustrator, whose Llama Llama picture books are million-copy bestsellers, died on September 3 from brain cancer. She was 50.

  • Obituary: Brian Wildsmith

    British children's author and illustrator Brian Wildsmith, praised for his creative range of style and subject, died on August 31 in Grasse, France. He was 86.

  • Q & A with Dav Pilkey

    Dav Pilkey is kicking off his new Captain Underpants spinoff series, Dog Man, with a multi-city Dog-gone Spectacular Superheroes Tour.

  • Adam Rex and Christian Robinson Head Back to 'School'

    The author-illustrator team interviewed each other about their picture book collaboration, 'School's First Day of School,' which is out in time for back-to-school season.

  • Obituary: Joyce Carol Thomas

    Award-winning author, poet, and playwright Joyce Carol Thomas, whose works largely focused on family and the African-American experience, died on August 13. She was 79.

  • Adam Silvera Returns to Paper Lantern Lit

    Novelist Adam Silvera has joined Paper Lantern Lit as community manager, adding another entry to his publishing resumé.

  • A 'Fantabulous' Centenary Celebration for Roald Dahl

    Penguin Young Readers Group and the Roald Dahl Literary Estate are marking the centennial of his birth with an extensive yearlong commemoration.

  • Kinney to Head Abroad for 'Wimpy Kid 11' Tour

    This fall, Kinney will head overseas for a tour that will take him to nine countries, in addition to nine markets in the U.S.

  • Q & A with Randy Cecil

    Randy Cecil has been illustrating picture books since 1996, with 20 titles to his credit; his new book is well over 100 pages – a picture book with the scope of a novel.

  • Four Questions for... Cheryl Klein

    This fall, Scholastic editor Cheryl Klein moves to the other side of the desk, with her own book, 'The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults.'

  • On My Nightstand: Sabaa Tahir's Nighttime Reading

    YA author and former 'Washington Post' journalist Sabaa Tahir describes what’s on her bedside table.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Kenny Loggins
Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins talks to PW KidsCast about adapting his song ‘Footloose’ into a picture book set at a rockin’ zoo.
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