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  • Caldecott Honoree Peter Brown Has a Novel Idea

    Role-reversal and topsy-turvy scenarios account for illustrator Peter Brown's first middle-grade novel: 'The Wild Robot,' which Little, Brown will publish in 2016.

  • Four Questions for Paul Fleischman

    Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman's 'Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines' is meant to help identify key environmental problems and show how to navigate and critically evaluate information.

  • Q & A with Jandy Nelson

    Jandy Nelson's 'I'll Give You the Sun' is a tale of tragic misunderstandings, betrayal, love, and loss, told from the alternating perspectives of teenage twins Noah and Jude.

  • Children's Authors at the Fall 2014 Regionals

    Here is a sampling of some of the many authors who will be at this season’s eight regionals.

  • Q & A with Kelly Barnhill

    In Kelly Barnhill's "The Witch's Boy," magic links the fates of Ned, who lives under the burden of being the "wrong boy" rescued while his twin brother drowned, and Áine, the daughter of a bandit king.

  • Obituary: L.A. Meyer

    L.A. (Louis) Meyer, creator of the swashbuckling Bloody Jack adventure series starring intrepid Mary "Jacky" Faber, died on July 29 in Ellsworth, Maine, of complications from Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 71.

  • Q & A with Anthony Browne

    In his latest book, "What If…?," Anthony Browne probes childhood experiences with remarkable nuance and complexity.

  • Bob Staake, TV Star

    If you've turned on the TV in recent days, chances are good that you have seen author-illustrator Bob Staake starring in a new commercial for Intel.

  • Yuyi Morales: PW Talks with the Award-Winning Illustrator

    Illustrator Morales has won the Pura Belpré Award an unprecedented four times. Her next book is a picture-book biography of Frida Kahlo.

  • Q & A with Miranda Kenneally

    Miranda Kenneally's "Breathe, Annie, Breathe," Annie Winters, a newly graduated senior whose boyfriend has recently died decides to train a marathon in his honor despite a deep-seated aversion to running.

  • Q & A with Emily Arnold McCully

    Emily Arnold McCully talks about writing her first YA biography, "Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business – And Won!," and why Tarbell's groundbreaking journalism remains relevant today.

  • Obituary: Walter Dean Myers

    Walter Dean Myers, the award-winning children's author best known for his many novels that portray the often difficult life experiences of young African-Americans, died on July 1 following a brief illness. He was 76.

  • YA Writers Launch Writing Contest Via Wattpad

    The Freshman Fifteens, a group of 15 authors publishing debut YA novels in 2015, are teaming with online writing community Wattpad to organize a writing and mentoring contest that opened for entries on June 30.

  • Spring 2014 Flying Starts

    Six authors with notable spring debuts.

  • Spring 2014 Flying Starts: J.A. White

    In the dark world of The Thickety: A Path Begins (HarperCollins/Tegen, May), 12-year-old Kara’s mother has been executed for the ultimate sin—magic—and Kara lives a precarious life as a suspected witch.

  • Spring 2014 Flying Starts: S.E. Grove

    Several years ago, when Sylvia Grove was working on her doctoral dissertation on early Central American History, she needed something else to do to keep her from obsessing over it.

  • Spring 2014 Flying Starts: Leslye Walton

    If you were to ask Leslye Walton about her approach to becoming an author, her reply would probably involve the phrase, “Well, we’ll see.”

  • Spring 2014 Flying Starts: Kate Samworth

    Audubon Park in New Orleans was a favorite haunt of painter Kate Samworth, the creator of Aviary Wonders Inc. (Clarion, Mar.).

  • Spring 2014 Flying Starts: Brandy Colbert

    In July 2011, three days after being laid off from a job in Chicago, Brandy Colbert got the call she’d been waiting for—Tina Wexler of ICM was on the line, offering to be her literary agent, representing the novel that would become her YA debut.

  • Spring 2014 Flying Starts: Anne Blankman

    While on maternity leave in 2010, Anne Blankman, a public librarian in York County, Va., found herself craving a particular kind of read.

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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