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  • In Conversation: Laura Amy Schlitz and Brian Floca

    We asked the author and illustrator of 'Princess Cora and the Crocodile' to let us in on their creative and collaborative process.

  • Q & A with David Wiesner and Donna Jo Napoli

    Before creating 'Fish Girl', neither David Wiesner nor Donna Jo Napoli had ever written a graphic novel. 'PW' spoke with Wiesner and Napoli about what makes working on a graphic novel different from other kinds of writing, and why it’s important that this mermaid story wasn’t a romance.

  • Four Questions for Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat

    The Bornsteins spoke with 'PW' about their middle grade memoir, 'Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz', the process of remembering and reconstructing a traumatic past, and the urgency of documenting the Holocaust for future generations.

  • In Conversation: Kwame Alexander and Nikki Grimes on the Power of Poetry

    Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander spoke with fellow poet and friend Nikki Grimes about their shared passion for verse and for empowering young people through poetry.

  • Q & A with Jason Chin

    Jason Chin is the author and illustrator of several nonfiction picture books about natural ecosystems, including 'Redwoods' (2009), 'Coral Reefs' (2011), 'Island: A Story of the Galapagos' (2012), and his most recent, 'Grand Canyon', published this month.

  • On My Nightstand: R.J. Palacio's Nighttime Reading

    'Wonder' author R.J. Palacio describes what’s on her bedside table.

  • Trends in the School and Library Markets: An ABPA Panel

    Two children’s book editors and a librarian gathered for a panel discussion on books in the school and library markets.

  • Q & A with Angie Thomas

    Author Angie Thomas based her debut novel on her own experiences, both as a kid growing up in Jackson, Miss., and as a young woman navigating a world where gun violence and police brutality are a frightening everyday reality.

  • Taiwanese Author-Illustrator Jimmy Liao Ventures into the Virtual World

    Internationally renowned author-illustrator Jimmy Liao extends his works into the digital sphere with an immersive virtual-reality experience, recently on view at the 2017 Taipei Book Fair.

  • Four Questions for Amy Ephron

    Amy Ephron explores new literary turf in her debut children’s book, 'The Castle in the Mist', a middle-grade novel released this month.

  • Hervé Tullet on the Move

    On January 27, French artist and children’s book creator Hervé Tullet was feted at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for the debut of his new first-of-its-kind exhibition, 'Art Explosion: Pittsburgh.'

  • Q & A with Nina LaCour

    Nina LaCour, who was chosen as a Flying Starts author for her first book back in 2009, spoke with PW about charting physical and emotional landscapes and drawing inspiration from teaching.

  • Q & A with Gill Lewis

    Veterinarian-turned-children’s author Gill Lewis has long been interested in exploring her place in the natural world. Her latest novel, 'Gorilla Dawn', transports young readers to the jungles of central Africa.

  • Q & A with Jeff Giles

    Former 'EW' editeor Jeff Giles has just written his first novel, 'The Edge of Everything'; we spoke to him about making his YA debut.

  • Survival Stories: Sara Zarr

    Young adult author Sara Zarr mines her childhood for a novel about sisters tested by poverty.

  • What Children's Authors and Artists Wrote and Drew When They Were Young

    In a book due out from Atheneum this July, a number of children’s book creators recall their youthful creative efforts. Their entries were collected and edited by author Elissa Brent Weissman, and we present a selection of them here.

  • Q & A with Marissa Meyer

    We speak with Marissa Meyer about her new graphic novel, 'Wires and Nerve,' which returns Meyer’s fans to the world of the Lunar Chronicles.

  • In Brief: January 26, 2017

    This week, marchers from the children’s book world put a kid lit-inspired spin on protest marches, Kwame Alexander met with fellow authors at ALA; and Peachtree Publishers celebrated a milestone.

  • 'A Very Incredible Day': Javaka Steptoe on His 2017 Caldecott Medal

    “This has been a very incredible day,” said Javaka Steptoe, referring to the hours following the announcement that he had won the 2017 Caldecott Medal.

  • 'Completely Gobsmacked': Kelly Barnhill on Her 2017 Newbery Medal

    Kelly Barnhill was "dead to the world" when her cell phone rang very early Monday morning.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Taran Matharu
Taran Matharu talks about the third book in his Summoners series, ’The Battlemage,’ about an orphan boy who discovers an ability to summon demons, and about the role that NaNoWriMo and Wattpad played in the origins of the series.
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