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  • Simon True to Spotlight Real-Life Crime

    A new line of YA nonfiction from Simon Pulse called Simon True, which launches in May with two titles, will chronicle actual crime stories involving real teens who have faced the very real consequences of their illegal actions.

  • New Kids’ and YA Books: Week of January 23, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about the qualities needed in a good Easter Bunny, a middle grade nonfiction title about a legendary Native American athlete, and a YA Nordic noir thriller that starts with some blood on the snow.

  • Young Readers' Editions on the Horizon

    Young readers’ adaptations of adult nonfiction titles have grown exponentially in recent years, and this season proves no exception. Here we share some recent and forthcoming books reinterpreted for all ages.

  • Quirk Marks 'Warren the 13th' with an Original Story

    For fans of 'Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye,' Quirk is rolling out an original short story starring Warren, in advance of the March 21 release of a sequel.

  • Rights Report: Week of January 9, 2017

    Fiona Simpson of Simon & Schuster has acquired world rights to Eve Porinchak's One Cut, a YA nonfiction book that is one of two inaugural titles in a new line of nonfiction crime books for teens from Simon Pulse, called Simon True.

  • New Children’s and YA Titles from Scandinavia

    While for years the Moomins and Pippi Longstocking have been the most influential literary exports out of Scandinavia, since the runaway success of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' publishers’ eyes have been on literature from the north.

  • The Most-Read Children's and Young Adult Book Reviews of 2016

    Reviews of YA fantasies, middle grade adventures, and contemplative picture books were among the most-read on PW's site this year.

  • Galley Talk: ‘The Lotterys Plus One’

    Buffy Cummins at Second Star to the Right Children’s Books in Denver shares her excitement about 'The Lotterys Plus One,' the first novel for younger readers by Emma Donoghue.

  • Series Endings for Children’s and YA Books

    Here we offer a roundup of some noteworthy children’s book series that are coming to a close.

  • New Kids’ and YA Books: Week of December 12, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a chicken who really wants to participate in story time, a middle grade novel about a kid who really wants to stand out, and a YA conspiracy theory thriller about mysterious arctic orphans.

  • Cover Reveal: M.T. Anderson Lands an Alien Novel in 2017

    Few writers have the ability to pivot between vastly different genres as nimbly as National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson. His next novel, the cover of which is revealed here for the first time, is about aspiring artist Adam, who lives on a slightly-in-the-future Earth, which has been taken over by aliens.

  • Spotlight on Nancy Rose’s Secretive Squirrels

    Ever wonder what squirrels do when they’re not scurrying through yards and scampering up trees? Nancy Rose offered some creative insight in 'The Secret Life of Squirrels,' and now captures them courting in 'The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story.'

  • Fred Marcellino’s ‘Crocodile’ Resurfaces

    Illustrators often bemoan how long it takes for an idea to become a finished book. But few titles will ever rival the prolonged gestation of 'Arrivederci Crocodile,' a sequel to the late Fred Marcellino’s 'I Crocodile.'

  • New Kids’ and YA Books: Week of December 5, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a hedgehog seeking a “friend ship,” a middle grade adventure story set in the skies, and a YA adaptation of a nonfiction book about little-known NASA mathematicians.

  • Scholastic Rolls Out StoryPlay Line

    "A fun way to read together!" is the tag line for a new series from Scholastic's Cartwheel Books, debuting in January with four titles.

  • Moving On Up: 'They All Saw a Cat'

    Two years ago, Ginee Seo, children's publishing director at Chronicle Books, found herself on a professional mission: to win an auction for the first solo picture book from illustrator Brendan Wenzel, called They All Saw a Cat.

  • Rights Report: Week of November 28, 2016

    New deals for Jean Jullien, Ryan Graudin, and Eric Barclay.

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of November 28, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book featuring women activists, a middle grade novel about an aspiring rower, and a YA novel featuring a teen with a superhuman sense of smell.

  • Rights Report: Week of November 21, 2016

    New deals for Kara Barbieri, Alan Gratz, Lynne Kelly, and Jillian Tamaki.

  • Darwin for Tots

    Two picture books about evolution land on shelves this season.

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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