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  • 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.

  • Q & A with Sonia Patel

    In 'Rani Patel in Full Effect,' debut YA novelist Sonia Patel introduces a teenager living in Hawaii with her Gujarati Indian immigrant parents, struggling to find her identity and discover where she belongs.

  • Ellen Hopkins: Author as Confessor

    Ellen Hopkins, a pioneer in issue-based, character-driven teen fiction, on pushing boundaries and not censoring her characters.

  • Four Questions for Megan Whalen Turner

    Megan Whalen Turner will continue her Queen's Thief fantasy adventure saga in 'Thick as Thieves,' due out next May 16, whose title and cover are revealed here.

  • Q & A with David Macaulay

    Caldecott Medalist David Macaulay spoke with PW about 'The Way Things Work Now,' a new edition of his now-classic work.

  • Q & A with Caren Stelson

    In the preface to her debut book, 'Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story,' Minneapolis writer Caren Stelson relates an event in a Minneapolis park on August 26, 2005 that changed her life.

  • Trenton Lee Stewart Accidentally Starts a Mystery on Goodreads

    An author recently found himself at the center of a social media mystery that he never could have imagined.

  • Q & A with Adam Gidwitz

    It's no exaggeration to say that Adam Gidwitz's new novel, 'The Inquisitor's Tale,' was hundreds of years in the making (although it "only" took him six years to write).

  • Q & A with Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson combined her songwriting skills and some of her "Mom" instincts to write a picture book inspired by her desire to create travel keepsakes for her daughter.

  • Gene Luen Yang Gets 2016 'Genius Grant'

    Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang, author of the YA graphic novels 'American Born Chinese' and 'Boxers' and 'Saints,' both nominated for National Book Awards, was among 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur fellowships – the so-called Genius Grants.

  • Sleeper Success: Linda Kranz

    Globe Pequot wants to break out one of its bestselling – and least known – authors and artists with two new books this fall.

  • Yang Issues 'Reading Without Walls Challenge'

    For years, teachers, librarians, and booksellers have worked to encourage reading by creating booklists that link a popular title to read-alikes. Gene Luen Yang wants to turn that practice inside out.

  • Obituary: Barbara Seuling

    Children's book author and illustrator Barbara Seuling, a former editor also known for teaching about writing for young people, died September 12 in Lebanon, N.H. of complications from cancer. She was 79.

  • Q & A with Jennifer Weiner

    Author Jennifer Weiner has written her first book for younger readers, 'The Littlest Bigfoot,' about a misfit human girl, Alice, who rescues and then befriends a Bigfoot girl named Millie, whose hidden world Alice swears to protect.

  • Obituary: Anna Dewdney

    The children's author-illustrator, whose Llama Llama picture books are million-copy bestsellers, died on September 3 from brain cancer. She was 50.

  • Obituary: Brian Wildsmith

    British children's author and illustrator Brian Wildsmith, praised for his creative range of style and subject, died on August 31 in Grasse, France. He was 86.

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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