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  • Children's Book Illustrators Pay Tribute to Beatrix Potter

    For the 150th anniversary of Potter's birth, Penguin Random House is publishing a collection of tributes by children's book illustrators. Here is a sampling of some of their works.

  • Melissa Sweet: Illuminating the Life of E.B. White

    Using watercolors, collages, letters, and photos, Sweet portrays a titan of children's literature in 'Some Writer!'

  • Lois Lenski Biography Provides Intimate Portrait of an Elusive Author

    The University of Oklahoma Press, a scholarly press renowned for its emphasis on history and biography about the Western U.S., is moving in a new direction, with the publication this month of 'Lois Lenski: Storycatcher' by Bobbie Malone.

  • Q & A with Beth Revis

    For her latest book, 'A World Without You,' Beth Revis swaps space and explosions for a story that is set in the contemporary world.

  • Q & A with William Grill

    William Grill's 'The Wolves of Currumpaw' continues his interest in the natural world – and man's fraught place in it – but with a new location, and in a new palette.

  • Spring 2016 Flying Starts: Jeff Zentner

    Three friends in small-town Tennessee navigate the last year of high school, and beyond, in Zentner's 'The Serpent King.'

  • Spring 2016 Flying Starts: Gavriel Savit

    In 'Anna and the Swallow Man,' Savrit writes of a seven-year-old orphan and the titular figure as they attempt to escape the Germans in 1939 Poland.

  • Spring 2016 Flying Starts: Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

    Hitchcock set her debut YA novel, 'The Smell of Other People's Houses,' in her home state of Alaska.

  • Spring 2016 Flying Starts: Terry Fan and Eric Fan

    The Fan brothers tell the story of a friendship between a topiary artist and an orphan named William in 'The Night Gardener.'

  • Spring 2016 Flying Starts: Kate Berube

    A child overcomes her fear of dogs in author-illustrator Berube's first picture book, 'Hannah and Sugar.'

  • Spring 2016 Flying Starts

    We profile six children's book creators to watch whose debuts published this past spring.

  • CBC Panelists Weigh in On Writing Diverse Characters

    Writing authentic diverse characters was the topic of discussion at a Children's Book Council panel on June 15 in New York City.

  • Chris Colfer's Ever-Expanding Land of Stories

    As he neared "The End" of the fourth volume in his bestselling The Land of Stories series, author Chris Colfer had an epiphany.

  • Authors Respond to Disinvites from Schools

    The day before Kate Messner was scheduled to speak to students about her latest novel, the author received a troubling message from the school’s administrators: Don't come.

  • Obituary: Michael McCurdy

    Illustrator, printer, and publisher Michael McCurdy died on May 28 in Springfield, Mass. He was 74.

  • Obituary: Lois Duncan

    Lois Duncan, author of more than 50 books for children and teens including 'Killing Mr. Griffin' and 'I Know What You Did Last Summer,' died on June 15. She was 82.

  • Obituary: Rhoda Blumberg

    Award-winning children's author Rhoda Blumberg, who translated her passion for history into more than 25 nonfiction books, died at home on June 6. She was 98.

  • Q & A with David Friend and Nancy Paulsen

    Married for more than three decades, David Friend and Nancy Paulsen had a seamless author-editor rapport after she acquired 'With Any Luck, I'll Drive a Truck,' written by Friend and illustrated by Michael Rex.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Kenny Loggins
Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins talks to PW KidsCast about adapting his song ‘Footloose’ into a picture book set at a rockin’ zoo.
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