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  • Fall 2016 Flying Starts: Audrey Coulthurst

    If there’s such a thing as a straightforward path to becoming a writer, Audrey Coulthurst didn’t take it.

  • Fall 2016 Flying Starts: Martin Stewart

    Martin Stewart, aspiring novelist and full-time Scottish schoolteacher, had a literary agent and a manuscript that numerous editors agreed was superbly written, but probably not right for middle grade readers.

  • Fall 2016 Flying Starts

    Spotlight on five notable YA debuts this season.

  • Canadian Report: December 2016

    In this roundup of Canadian children’s publishing news: a refugee story illustrated with stones, and another about a boy and a bike; a picture book that brings brings the "wise men of Chelm" folktales to kids; and a YA mystery novel that presents a moral dilemma.

  • Q & A with Jim Murphy

    Author of more than 30 works of nonfiction, Jim Murphy shines a light on a chapter of his own young life in his latest book, 'Revenge of the Green Banana,' due from Clarion on January 3.

  • Q & A with Lois Ehlert

    At 82, picture-book creator Lois Ehlert continues to enrich her oeuvre, which encompasses 38 titles, 28 of which she both wrote and illustrated. We spoke with Ehlert about her career steps – and about reaching this latest rung on her creative ladder.

  • Marissa Meyer's 'Heartless' Tour

    'Heartless' author Marissa Meyer recently concluded a week-long tour, which encompassed three Mad Hatter's Tea Parties, a Queen of Hearts Ball, and other 'Alice in Wonderland'-themed activities.

  • In Brief: November 17, 2016

    This week, J.K. Rowling attends a screening of Fantastic Beasts; Christian Robinson goes live on Facebook; friends and fellow authors R.J. Palacio and Meg Medina catch up; Mary Quattlebaum and Gilbert Ford celebrate new books; author Eleanor Glewwe gives her stamp of approval; and Per Breiehagen and Lori Evert welcome their latest 'Wish.'

  • R.J. Palacio Brings Her 'Wonder' Message to Younger Readers

    R.J. Palacio's first picture book, 'We're All Wonders,' introduces her lead character from 'Wonder' to a younger audience.

  • Obituary: Yumi Heo

    Yumi Heo, creator of more than 30 distinctive books for children, died on November 5 after a long battle with cancer.

  • Children's Authors and Illustrators Offer Metaphorical Hugs

    Children's book illustrators have taken to their drawing boards to support children during these troubling times.

  • Bestselling Finnish YA Novelist Visits U.S.

    YA author Salla Simukka traveled to the United States from her native Tampere, Finland, both for Crown's forthcoming publication of the first volume of her Snow White trilogy 'As Red as Blood.'

  • Q & A with Catherine Reef

    Author of more than 40 nonfiction books for young people, Catherine Reef's newest book is 'Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse.'

  • Phaidon Marks Tomi Ungerer Milestone with a Double Tribute

    In commemoration of Tomi Ungerer's 85th birthday, friends and fans can show their appreciation for the artist whom Maurice Sendak described as a "spectacular graphic genius."

  • Obituary: Natalie Babbitt

    Author and artist Natalie Babbitt, whose 1975 novel 'Tuck Everlasting' remains a lauded work of the modern children's literature canon, died of lung cancer on October 31. She was 84.

  • Friends and Now Collaborators: Lisa Graff and Lauren Castillo Interview Each Other

    The author-illustrator team and former publishing colleagues talk about 'It Is Not Time for Sleeping,' their picture book collaboration.

  • On My Nightstand: Nicola Yoon's Nighttime Reading

    Author Nicola Yoon describes what's on her bedside table.

  • Q & A with Pat Kiernan

    NY1 morning anchor Pat Kiernan's debut book, 'Good Morning, City!,' chronicles a typical morning in New York City as the city begins to wake.

  • What's Next for Jay Asher?

    'What Light' is a lot more than just Jay Asher's first novel since the 2007 release of his monumentally successful 'Thirteen Reasons Why.' It's an itch finally soothed, a check off his bucket list, a boulder off his shoulders.

  • 'We Don’t Let the Other One Give Up': The Beasley Sisters Interview Each Other

    Kate Beasley here, and I'm the author of 'Gertie's Leap to Greatness', just released this month, and I'm going to call and wake up my sister, Cassie Beasley, author of 'Circus Mirandus' to interview her. She is not a morning person.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Holly M. McGhee
Author and literary agent Holly M. McGhee discusses her middle grade novel ‘Matylda, Bright and Tender,’ about a fourth-grader coping with the death of her best friend.
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