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  • BEA 2014: More Interactive Fun Ahead: Matthew Van Fleet

    Author-artist Matthew Van Fleet has spent some two decades putting innovative spins on novelty elements in picture and board books.

  • Q & A with Valorie Fisher

    Valorie FIsher's new book, "I Can Do It Myself," shows tiny toys tracing letters, setting the table, and making the bed, and pictures actual children mastering tasks like tying their shoes, using safety scissors, and pouring lemonade.

  • Q & A with Lauren Castillo

    In Lauren Castillo's 'The Troublemaker,' a boy borrows his younger sister's cherished bunny for a game of pirates, then gets a taste of her distress when his own stuffed animal disappears.

  • Q & A with Beth Fantaskey

    In Beth Fantaskey's "Buzz Kill," a bright, offbeat student reporter tries to catch a murderer on the loose at her school, which leads to some outrageous moments – and even a sweet romance.

  • Colfer Named Laureate in Ireland

    Eoin Colfer has been appointed the third Laureate na nOg, the laureate for children’s literature in Ireland.

  • Catching Up with R.J. Palacio – and Raquel Jaramillo

    Her dual identity may not be as big a secret as Batman/Bruce Wayne, but Workman editor-at-large Raquel Jaramillo, a.k.a. author R.J. Palacio, still needs something of a costume change when she switches roles.

  • Obituary: Kate Duke

    Children's author and illustrator Kate Duke, known for her playful concept books starring an affable cast of guinea pigs, died unexpectedly at her home in New Haven, Ct., on Sunday, April 20. She was 57.

  • Q & A with Alan Rabinowitz

    Zoologist Alan Rabinowitz's first children's book, "A Boy and a Jaguar," conveys his passion for and skill at communicating with animals.

  • Q & A with Gabi Swiatkowska

    Illustrator Gabi Swiatkowska's first solo effort, "Queen on Wednesday," is about a girl who finds that being queen is more than she bargained for.

  • Q & A with Nina LaCour

    Nina LaCour's latest novel, "Everything Leads to You," about a romance between two young women, is the love story she knew she'd eventually write.

  • Q & A with Peter Sís

    In his new picture book, "The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry," Peter Sís celebrates an adventurer whose philosophical work has been compared to his own.

  • Voting for John Green: Tumblr Hosts Contest for 'The Fault in Our Stars' Movie Tour

    John Green fans are voting in a Tumblr contest in order to get the author to visit their state on a tour promoting the movie adaptation of "The Fault in Our Stars."

  • An Author Visits His Kingdoms: Ridley Pearson on Tour

    For almost three weeks, author Ridley Pearson traveled coast to coast on his tour for "Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider."

  • Q & A with Byron Barton

    Thirteen years after "My Car," award-winning author-illustrator Byron Barton is back with a companion picture book, "My Bus."

  • Q & A with Ann Brashares

    Though Ann Brashares’s newest novel, "The Here and Now," traverses the borders of sci-fi and dystopia, her story maintains the realistic feel of contemporary YA.

  • Q & A with Andy Griffiths

    In "The 26-Story Treehouse," the sequel to "The 13-Story Treehouse," authors Andy Griffith and Terry Denton have added a baker's dozen of floors onto their imaginary domicile.

  • Q & A with Kate Samworth

    Kate Samworth's unconventional picture book debut, a faux catalog titled "Aviary Wonders Inc.," indirectly tells a troubling story of bird extinction circa 2032.

  • Q & A with Tedd Arnold

    Author Tedd Arnold gives his creatons Buzz and Fly Guy their first picture book outing with "A Pet for Fly Guy."

  • How to Write YA

    Author Seth Fishman shares six tips on how to tackle a YA novel.

  • E.L. Konigsburg Remembered

    On February 21, family, friends, and colleagues of E.L. Konigsburg gathered in a private space at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to pay tribute to the Newbery Medal-winning author, who died on April 19, 2013.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Paolo Bacigalupi
Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi talks to PW KidsCast about the corporate misdeeds and misdirection that underpin his YA novel, 'The Doubt Factory,' and about taking detours from the speculative fiction for which hes known.
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