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  • Patrick Ness Moves to HarperTeen

    HarperCollins has acquired North American rights to Patrick Ness’s 'The Rest of Us Just Live Here,' a YA novel due out in fall 2015, and a second, stand-alone novel.

  • Q & A with Chris Van Allsburg

    Chris Van Allsburg's archly titled new picture book, 'The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie,' takes a close-up, unusual look at a domesticated hamster's trials and tribulations.

  • Rick Riordan Fans Celebrate Percy Jackson

    "I just love sitting in this room with people who understand my references," a young Rick Riordan fan said during a sold-out author appearance at the Fox Theater in Redwood City, Calif., which housed more than 1,200 fans.

  • Celebrating Shel Silverstein: Five Book Birthdays

    Editor Antonia Markiet has been chief caretaker of the Shel Silverstein catalogue since 2001 – a role in which, she says, she aims to keep the late author-illustrator's titles "fresh and available."

  • Q & A with Ann M. Martin

    'Rain Reign,' by Newbery Honor author Ann M. Martin, centers on Rose, a fifth grader with high-functioning autism, who takes solace in her bond with Rain, a stray dog found by her mechanic father.

  • Q & A with Bob Shea and Lane Smith

    The hero of Bob Shea and Lane Smith's latest picture book, 'Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads,' rides (very slowly) into a town plagued by a trio of terrible criminals.

  • Obituary: Zilpha Keatley Snyder

    Author Zilpha Keatley Snyder, who received three Newbery Honors for her middle-grade novels, including 'The Egypt Game,' has died. She was 87.

  • Candlewick to Publish New Kate DiCamillo Novel in Spring 2016

    On top of acting as the Library of Congress' 2014–2015 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and launching a new chapter book series, Kate DiCamillo has finished writing a new novel.

  • Four Questions for Garth Nix

    'Clariel' is the first novel about Garth Nix's Old Kingdom in more than a decade. It's a prequel set 600 years before the original trilogy, which helps to establish some of the background for the later books.

  • Q & A with Eugene Yelchin

    Eugene Yelchin's new book, 'Arcady's Goal,' is inspired by his father, a talented soccer player and coach during Stalin's reign.

  • The View from Mt. Olympus: Rick Riordan's Series Finale

    It's a week before the release of 'Blood of Olympus,' and the excitement is building: readers everywhere are eager to get their hands on the final installment in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series.

  • Tales from the Slush Pile – Archived!

    Tales from the Slush Pile, drawn by author-illustrator Ed Briant. Though the strip has been appearing weekly for the past nine years, we’ve had no index page for it until... now!

  • Q & A with Rick Yancey

    'The Infinite Sea' by Rick Yancey is one of the most anticipated sequels of the year, picking up where 'The 5th Wave' left off, and being published just as the film version of that book begins production.

  • More Mysteries from Pseudonymous Bosch

    Author Pseudonymous Bosch returns to bookshelves with 'Bad Magic,' the first title in a mystery-adventure trilogy that features Clay, the younger brother of Max-Ernest from the Secret books.

  • Q & A with Ben Tripp

    Ben Tripp, author of zombie novels and the son of illustrator Wallace Tripp has written a YA adventure novel, 'The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, A Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides.'

  • Q & A with Molly Idle

    In Molly Idle's 'Flora and the Penguin,' the sequel to 'Flora and the Flamingo,' Flora exchanges her bathing suit for ice skates and ruffles the feathers of a new avian friend.

  • Over the Reading Rainbow: PW Talks with LeVar Burton

    It was inevitable that LeVar Burton would move beyond promoting books written by others and write his own children's book.

  • Moose Gets on Paul O. Zelinsky's Back Once Again

    In honor of the comically strong-willed star of 'Z Is for Moose,' written by Kelly Bingham and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, Caldecott Medalist Zelinsky designed a Moose-inspired pattern.

  • Q & A with Gregory Maguire

    Gregory Maguire returns to children's literature with 'Egg & Spoon,' which stars two girls who team up with the witch Baba Yaga to save (Tsarist) Russia from global warming.

  • 'This Is Malala': PW Talks with Malala Yousafzai

    PW spoke with Malala Yousafzai when she was in New York to launch the young readers edition of her bestselling memoir, 'I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World.'

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jon Scieszka
Jon Scieszka, the former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, talks about his science-themed middle-grade series, Frank Einstein, as well as his love of science growing up and how his years as a teacher have affected his work as an author.
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