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  • BEA 2014: Carl Hiaasen: Never Be Boring

    This morning at BookCon, 10–11 a.m., Room 1E07, two literary stars from south of the Mason-Dixon line, Carl Hiaasen and John Grisham, are in conversation with each other for the first time.

  • BEA 2014: R.L. Stine Is in the House!!!

    The world’s bestselling children’s author, R.L. Stine, is here today to sign books in the Autographing Area.

  • BEA 2014: Paul O. Zelinsky: More Moose Shenanigans

    In Moose’s debut outing, Z Is for Moose, written by Kelly Bingham and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, the impatient title character is not pleased when his friend Zebra selects Mouse—rather than the obvious (to him) choice of Moose—to represent the letter “M” in the alphabet.

  • BEA 2014: Jacqueline Woodson: Remembering a Brown Girl’s Childhood

    Even though Jacqueline Woodson’s latest release, Brown Girl Dreaming (Penguin/Paulsen, Aug.), is set during the 1960s and ’70s, its themes are still relevant today, especially after a controversy erupted last month over the lack of diversity in BookCon’s initial lineup of authors.

  • BEA 2014: Meg Wolitzer: Venturing into YA Territory

    Author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, and other acclaimed adult novels, as well as The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman for middle-graders, Meg Wolitzer makes her initial foray into YA fiction with Belzhar (Dutton, Sept.), which is set at a Vermont boarding school for emotionally fragile and highly intelligent teenagers.

  • BEA 2014: Bruce Degen: Lessons on Friendship

    For more than 35 years, Bruce Degen has successfully explored an impressive range of children’s book turf.

  • BEA 2014: Hale’s Whirlwind Year

    Shannon Hale would probably feel right at home in a superhero costume right about now.

  • BEA 2014: Magic Up Her Sleeve: Annie Barrows

    After meeting in the past in 2007’s The Magic Half, Miri and Molly land safely in the present—but not for long.

  • BEA 2014: More Interactive Fun Ahead: Matthew Van Fleet

    Author-artist Matthew Van Fleet has spent some two decades putting innovative spins on novelty elements in picture and board books.

  • Q & A with Valorie Fisher

    Valorie FIsher's new book, "I Can Do It Myself," shows tiny toys tracing letters, setting the table, and making the bed, and pictures actual children mastering tasks like tying their shoes, using safety scissors, and pouring lemonade.

  • Q & A with Lauren Castillo

    In Lauren Castillo's 'The Troublemaker,' a boy borrows his younger sister's cherished bunny for a game of pirates, then gets a taste of her distress when his own stuffed animal disappears.

  • Q & A with Beth Fantaskey

    In Beth Fantaskey's "Buzz Kill," a bright, offbeat student reporter tries to catch a murderer on the loose at her school, which leads to some outrageous moments – and even a sweet romance.

  • Colfer Named Laureate in Ireland

    Eoin Colfer has been appointed the third Laureate na nOg, the laureate for children’s literature in Ireland.

  • Catching Up with R.J. Palacio – and Raquel Jaramillo

    Her dual identity may not be as big a secret as Batman/Bruce Wayne, but Workman editor-at-large Raquel Jaramillo, a.k.a. author R.J. Palacio, still needs something of a costume change when she switches roles.

  • Obituary: Kate Duke

    Children's author and illustrator Kate Duke, known for her playful concept books starring an affable cast of guinea pigs, died unexpectedly at her home in New Haven, Ct., on Sunday, April 20. She was 57.

  • Q & A with Alan Rabinowitz

    Zoologist Alan Rabinowitz's first children's book, "A Boy and a Jaguar," conveys his passion for and skill at communicating with animals.

  • Q & A with Gabi Swiatkowska

    Illustrator Gabi Swiatkowska's first solo effort, "Queen on Wednesday," is about a girl who finds that being queen is more than she bargained for.

  • Q & A with Nina LaCour

    Nina LaCour's latest novel, "Everything Leads to You," about a romance between two young women, is the love story she knew she'd eventually write.

  • Q & A with Peter Sís

    In his new picture book, "The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry," Peter Sís celebrates an adventurer whose philosophical work has been compared to his own.

  • Voting for John Green: Tumblr Hosts Contest for 'The Fault in Our Stars' Movie Tour

    John Green fans are voting in a Tumblr contest in order to get the author to visit their state on a tour promoting the movie adaptation of "The Fault in Our Stars."

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ann M. Martin, Laura Godwin, and Brett Helquist
Ann M. Martin, Laura Godwin, and Brett Helquist talk about bringing the Doll People back for a fourth adventure in ‘The Doll People Set Sail.’
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