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  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of October 3, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book retelling of a Mesoamerican legend, a middle grade followup to a series inspired by Chinese folklore, and the conclusion to a YA series following former slaves fighting for freedom.

  • Stanley the Hamster Makes Board Book Debut

    Peachtree introduces William Bee's good-natured rodent to a younger audience with a pair of concept board books.

  • What's Selling at Harleysville Books

    Catching her breath after the summer vacation scramble, settling into a new and larger location, and gearing up for the fall book fair season, Stephanie Steinly, owner of Harleysville Books in Harleysville, Pa., shared word of books that are moving briskly in her store.

  • Children's Book Reissues: September and October 2016

    Here we offer a roundup of some noteworthy children's books that are making their way back into print this fall.

  • Rights Report: Week of September 26, 2016

    New deals for Jason Reynolds, Danielle Paige, Miriam McNamara, Sara Holland, Winifred Conkling, and Linda Skeer.

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of September 26, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about penguins with problems, a middle grade novel in the vein of Chaucer, and a new dystopian YA from a bestselling author.

  • Galley Talk: 'History Is All You Left Me'

    Amy Cherrix, children's buyer at Malaprop's Bookstore and Café in Asheville, N.C., looks forward to steering teen readers toward 'History Is All You Left Me' by Adam Silvera, due from Soho Teen in January.

  • Rights Report: Week of September 19, 2016

    New deals for Bernie Sanders, Mayim Bialik, Sophie Blackall, Jacob Grant, and Barbara Dee.

  • On His 90th Birthday, Winnie-the-Pooh Finds a New Friend

    One snowy day, Winnie-the-Pooh meets a penguin in the snow-encrusted Hundred Acre Wood, and his circle of friends expands.

  • Kids' Book for 'Rebel Girls' Tops $1M in Crowdfunding

    This month 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls,' with stories about 100 famous women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and 100 original pieces of art by artists around the world, broke another crowdfunding record.

  • 'Story Thieves' Captures Readers

    Who hasn't fantasized about becoming a character in their favorite book? Author James Riley has turned that idea into a bit of wish fulfillment by creating the briskly selling Story Thieves series.

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of September 15, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a new work from actor and children's author Jamie Lee Curtis; a middle grade novel from a Newbery Medalist about contemporary families; and a retelling of a classic Russian fairy tale with a Brooklyn milieu.

  • Path to Publication: 'The Hawkweed Prophecy'

    Londoner Irena Brignull's 'The Hawkweed Prophecy,' a novel about two teenagers – one a witch, one not – that blends fantasy and feminist thought, has been a long time coming.

  • 'Dark Horses' Marks a Departure for Cecily von Ziegesar

    Author of the internationally bestselling Gossip Girl series, Cecily von Ziegesar moves onto new turf in 'Dark Horses.'

  • Bringing It 'Home': Chris Raschka Completes Vera Williams's Final Book

    It's a story that gives the notion of collaboration unusual resonance. Chris Raschka collaborated with Vera B. Williams in a particularly heartwarming way on the late Williams's final picture book, 'Home at Last.'

  • Rights Report: Week of September 12, 2016

    New deals for Temple Grandin, Shaun Hutchinson, Lou Anders, Sarah Beth Durst, Tracy Barrett, and Tricia Tusa.

  • 'This Is America' Compiles Miroslav Sasek's U.S. Guides

    From the Golden Gate Bridge to a Texas rodeo to Cape Canaveral to the Statue of Liberty, a new picture book from Universe Publishing revisits some of the landmarks spotlighted in Miroslav Sasek's many whimsical travel guides to American sites.

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of September 12, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book featuring a tiny tyrant, a middle grade graphic novel about two sisters confronting mortality on the Day of the Dead, and a YA novel set in a world where one night of lawlessness is followed by a memory erasure.

  • Adam Shaughnessy Brings His Storytelling Skills to the Page

    In Adam Shaughnessy's debut middle-grade novel, 'The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB,' two kids are recruited into the Fantasy Investigation Bureau to help rescue their town from invading Viking gods and giants.

  • Rights Report: Week of September 5, 2016

    New deals for Olivia Cole, Ammi-Joan Paquette, and Mike Cavallaro.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr
Spouses and artistic collaborators Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr talk about their new picture book, ‘Babies Ruin Everything,’ and how their years of experience self-publishing their own titles led to this and other book deals.
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