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  • An 'Amazing' Honor for an 'Oddball' Book: Laura Ruby on Winning the 2016 Printz

    When Laura Ruby got the phone call from the Printz committee this past Sunday, informing her that she had won the 2016 award, she was attending a lecture at Hamline University in St. Paul.

  • 'A Huge, Huge Shock': Matt de la Peña on His 2016 Newbery Medal

    Well known for his realistic YA novels that explore class and racial identity, Matt de la Peña became the first Hispanic author to receive the John Newbery Medal on Monday, and only the second author to win the Newbery for a picture book.

  • Celebrating with 'Champagne and Donuts': Sophie Blackall on Her 2016 Caldecott

    When asked how she was going to finish the rest of her day yesterday, just-named Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall responded: “Champagne! And donuts."

  • Connie Hsu Brings Dan Santat to Macmillan in Four-Book Deal

    Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat has followed editor Connie Hsu to her new editorial home, signing a four-book deal to publish with three of Macmillan’s imprints.

  • Four Questions for....Chris Grabenstein

    Chris Grabenstein's second book featuring an eccentric billionaire named Mr. Lemoncello picks up where his first one left off, expanding the book's library clue-searching game across the country.

  • Obituary: Andrea Cheng

    Children's book author and educator Andrea Cheng, whose books often focused on intercultural and intergenerational relationships, died on December 26 following a long illness. She was 58.

  • Obituary: Peter Dickinson

    British author and poet Peter Dickinson, who won back-to-back Carnegie Medals in the U.K., died on December 16, his 88th birthday.

  • Fall 2015 Flying Starts: Ali Benjamin

    Ali Benjamin grew up in a house filled with books, but she recalls that she was often quick to lose interest.

  • Fall 2015 Flying Starts: Nicola Yoon

    Nicola Yoon had the kind of YA launch that authors dream about.

  • Fall 2015 Flying Starts: Nicholas Gannon

    There’s a dense law book, rife with footnotes and legal jargon, inside Nicholas Gannon’s Brooklyn home, a daily reminder of his years toiling inside a Manhattan cubicle.

  • Fall 2015 Flying Starts: Guojing

    Guojing’s debut, a wordless picture book, follows a small child through a mythical land where she befriends magical creatures.

  • Fall 2015 Flying Starts: Alex Gino

    When I came out as queer in college, I sought books that would reflect me,” Alex Gino says.

  • Fall 2015 Flying Starts: Stephanie Tromly

    Stephanie Tromly has lived in no fewer than five countries—born in the Philippines, she grew up in Hong Kong, spent a year in Brunei with her family, moved to the U.S. for college, settled in Canada, and is currently back in Hong Kong.

  • Fall 2015 Children's Flying Starts

    We highlight seven notable children's and young adult authors who debuted this season.

  • Fall 2015 Flying Starts: Kevin Sands

    In author Kevin Sands’s estimation, “Apothecaries are really cool—they work with potions, poisons, secret codes.”

  • Q & A with Estelle Laure

    'This Raging Light' is debut author Estelle Laure's story of 17-year-old Lucille, who is trying to care for her younger sister Wren after their mother takes off.

  • Children’s Authors Share Their Favorite Childhood Books

    We asked authors and illustrators to name their favorite stories from when they were young and tell us about the books’ impact on their lives.

  • YA Debut Gets Six-Figure Deal, Sold to 16 Territories and Jerry Bruckheimer

    A six-figure deal for North American rights to 'The Cruelty' is the latest in a string of good things that have happened to Scott Bergstrom's debut novel in just the past month.

  • Four Questions for Lauren A. Mills

    In 'Minna's Patchwork Coat,' an illustrated middle-grade novel out this month, Lauren A. Mills delves deeper into the life of Minna, the Appalachian girl introduced her 1991 picture book, 'The Rag Coat.'

  • Q & A with Martine Leavitt

    Mental illness, the meaning of reality, and the saving power of love are just some of the themes that Martine Leavitt explores in her most recent novel, 'Calvin.'

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ruth Chan
Debut author-illustrator Ruth Chan talks about her picture book, ‘Where’s the Party?’, about a cat named Georgie whose attempts to throw a party don’t go as planned, as well as her own path to becoming a children’s book artist.
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