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  • Two Authors Confront Race Issues in New YA Novel

    When Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely sat down for a beer last year, tackling one of our nation's most deeply entrenched problems was not at the top of their agenda.

  • From Reading to Wearing: Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Book Jacket Jacket

    Author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal gives new meaning to the term "face out," when it comes to maximizing the chances of consumers seeing her book covers prominently displayed.

  • Four Questions for...Antoinette Portis

    Antoinette Portis's 'Wait,' is an affectionate look at a mother who's in a hurry and a toddler who says "Wait!"

  • Rosie Rowell Wins 2015 Branford Boase Award

    Debut author Rosie Rowell and her editor Emily Thomas were announced as the winners of the 2015 Branford Boase Award for 'Leopold Blue' at an award ceremony July 9 at Walker Books in London.

  • Four Questions for...Jacqueline Kelly

    It’s been six years since Jacqueline Kelly's first novel, 'The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate,' burst on the scene, but now to the relief of her many fans, Calpurnia reappears in a sequel.

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: Jessixa Bagley

    The story of a beaver who casts driftwood boats to sea for his absent father came to author-illustrator Jessixa Bagley in a “lightning bolt” of inspiration.

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: Meg Hunt

    When Chronicle Children’s Books design director Kristine Brogno called artist Meg Hunt in June 2013 to ask whether she wanted to illustrate "Interstellar Cinderella," written by Deborah Underwood, Hunt was delighted.

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: David Arnold

    After years as a freelance musician, becoming a stay-at-home dad afforded David Arnold, author of "Mosquitoland" (Viking, Mar.), time to agonize over what direction he wanted to take his career.

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: I.W. Gregorio

    I was an utter bookworm growing up, a book-a-day reader,” says I.W. Gregorio (the pen name of Pennsylvania surgeon Ilene Wong).

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: Adam Silvera

    Years ago, Adam Silvera gave himself the goal of becoming a published writer before he turned 25. He made it, but just barely.

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: Becky Albertalli

    Becky Albertalli went to her first writing conference in November 2013 in Atlanta, her hometown, because she knew that Brooks Sherman of the Bent Agency was going to be there.

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts

    Spotlights on six notable children’s and YA debuts this spring.

  • Author Brewer Announces Gender Transition

    Bestselling author Heather Brewer spoke with PW about several forthcoming titles, and some very personal news: in the next few months, Brewer will transition from female to male.

  • Obituary: Judith St. George

    Award-winning children's author Judith St. George, widely known for her many titles drawing on events and figures of American history, died in her home in Bloomfield, Conn., on June 10.

  • Four Questions for...Anita Silvey

    Anita Silvey’s latest book, Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall (National Geographic, June), offers an in-depth look at the life and work of the famed scientist and conservation advocate.

  • Q & A with Kate Beaton

    This summer, 'Hark! A Vagrant' creator Kate Beaton dips her toe into children's publishing with a picture book, 'The Princess and the Pony.'

  • Chris Riddell Named U.K. Children's Laureate

    Chris Riddell has been appointed the ninth Waterstones Children's Laureate, announced on June 9 at a ceremony in London.

  • Q & A with Robin Benway

    In second grade, the title characters in Robin Benway's 'Emmy & Oliver' planned to be best friends forever. Then Oliver was kidnapped. Ten years later, he is returned.

  • Rebecca Stead Joins New Literary Agency

    Rebecca Stead, 2010 Newbery Medalist for 'When You Reach Me,' is adding a new chapter to her publishing career.

  • Four Questions for...Cassie Beasley

    Debut author Cassie Beasley discusses her new novel, 'Circus Mirandus,' old favorites, and her favorite writing partner: her sister.

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