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  • Still Cleary After All These Years: Paying Tribute to 'Ramona' Creator for Her 100th Birthday

    To honor the centenarian, authors and performers gathered at Symphony Space in Manhattan on April 3 to read sections from her novels and celebrate her enduring characters.

  • Q & A with Monica Hesse

    'Girl in the Blue Coat,' Monica Hesse's debut novel, is the story of a teenager in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam who keeps her parents and herself fed by selling black market goods.

  • Beverly Cleary's Birthday Party of the Century

    How do you mark a legendary author's milestone birthday? If you're HarperCollins Children's Books, and the birthday girl is your author Beverly Cleary, who turns 100 on April 12, you start a few months ahead of time.

  • Beverly Cleary, on Turning 100

    Newbery and National Book Award–winning author Beverly Cleary, who was named a Living Legend in 2000 by the Library of Congress, turned 100 on April 12.

  • Q & A with Jesse Andrews

    In Jesse Andrews's new novel, 'The Haters,' a trio of teen jazz musicians, burdened with more ambition than talent, take to the road in a comic adventure.

  • Writer Nurses Craft Until Diabolically Good Things Happen

    Shelley Jessica Kincaid had faced down a moment like this one once before.

  • Q & A with Adam Shankman

    Former dancer, choreographer, film director and producer Adam Shankman's first YA novel, 'Girl About Town,' is a whodunit set in Hollywood's Golden Age.

  • Four Questions for… Peter Brown

    With 10 picture books under his belt, Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown has now tried his hand at a middle-grade novel, 'The Wild Robot.'

  • Q & A with Ally Condie

    After years of successfully writing dystopian YA, Ally Condie has now tried her hand at middle grade with 'Summerlost,' the story of a girl named Cedar who, after the deaths of her father and brother, must adjust to a new home in a small Utah town.

  • The More You 'Mo': A Tour of 'The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems'

    "The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems," on display at the New-York Historical Society from March 18 to September 25, collects 90 works by the children's author-illustrator, including preliminary sketches, animation cels, and sculptures.

  • Four Questions for... James Patterson

    PW spoke with Patterson about 'Jacky Ha-Ha,' the debut book of his new imprint, Jimmy Patterson, the latest chapter in his publishing life.

  • Mo Willems's Busy, Busy Year

    2016 is shaping up to be a Mo-mentous year for the author-illustrator who brought us the Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie, and Knuffle Bunny.

  • Commemorating Ezra Jack Keats's Centennial

    The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation has organized an Ezra Jack Keats 100th Birthday Read-a-thon on March 11 at Books of Wonder in Manhattan.

  • Q & A with Meg Medina

    Meg Medina's new book, 'Burn Baby Burn,' tells the story of high school senior Nora Lopez and her struggles with family, money, love, and the question of what to do next, as well as what it was like to live in New York City in 1977.

  • Cinda Williams Chima Moves on to New Realms

    Though she wrapped up her Seven Realms series with 2012's 'The Crimson Crown,' Cinda Williams Chima has not left that fantasy world behind.

  • Jessica Ahlberg Adds to a Creative Family Legacy

    Jessica Ahlberg, daughter of author Allan Ahlberg and illustrator Janet Ahlberg, opens a new chapter in her publishing career with her first solo picture-book venture, 'Fairy Tales for Mr. Barker: A Peek-Through Story.'

  • Q & A with Tim Federle

    Tim Federle garnered acclaim for his middle-grade novels about Nate Foster, a Broadway child actor, but the first book he ever wrote was never published – until now.

  • Obituary: Louise Rennison

    British author and comedian Louise Rennison, whose books about teenager Georgia Nicolson were bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic, died on February 29; she was 64.

  • Brad Meltzer Named Literary Ambassador for Montage Hotels

    Montage Hotels & Resorts has tapped author Brad Meltzer to be its first Literary Ambassador.

  • Q & A with Cammie McGovern

    Cammie McGovern's new book, 'Just My Luck,' her first for middle-graders, features Benny, who is having a hard time with fourth grade and his father's illness.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr
Spouses and artistic collaborators Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr talk about their new picture book, ‘Babies Ruin Everything,’ and how their years of experience self-publishing their own titles led to this and other book deals.
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