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  • Four Questions for Veronica Roth

    We spoke with 'Divergent' author Veronica Roth, whose latest book, 'Carve the Mark,' will be released worldwide in 33 languages on January 17.

  • Obituary: Paul Goble

    Caldecott-winning children’s author-illustrator Paul Goble, widely known for his picture books inspired by Native American culture and lore, died on January 5 at age 83.

  • Obituary: Marilyn Sachs

    Marilyn Sachs, groundbreaking author of titles in the early wave of realistic fiction for middle grade and YA readers, and a progressive social and political activist, died on December 28. She was 89.

  • Children’s Publishers Choose Their Favorite Reads of 2016

    We asked staffers at children’s publishing houses to tell us about their favorite children’s book they read this year and how they discovered it.

  • Milestones: Sarah Mlynowski

    Sarah Mlynowski is currently marking a dual milestone: her Whatever After series has topped five million copies in print and has entered double digits in title count.

  • Fall 2016 Flying Starts: Traci Chee

    "The Reader" (Putnam, Sept.) is both Traci Chee’s first published work and her first attempt at writing a novel.

  • Fall 2016 Flying Starts: Jessica Cluess

    Frank Herbert’s "Dune" came into Jessica Cluess’s life at a pivotal point.

  • Fall 2016 Flying Starts: M-E Girard

    M-E Girard has spent a lot of time thinking about gender stereotypes.

  • 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.'

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Taran Matharu
Taran Matharu talks about the third book in his Summoners series, ’The Battlemage,’ about an orphan boy who discovers an ability to summon demons, and about the role that NaNoWriMo and Wattpad played in the origins of the series.
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