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  • Rights Report: Week of August 31, 2015

    New deals for Mira Bartok, Trenton Lee Stewart, and Eric Litwin & Tom Lichtenheld.

  • RH Children's Buys Self-Pubbed Phenom 'Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep'

    The self-published picture book 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep,' which shot to the top of Amazon's U.K. print list a few weeks ago, has been acquired by Penguin Random House. The publisher took world English rights to the book in a joint deal between Random House U.S. and Penguin Random House UK.

  • A Slightly Peculiar Tour for Ransom Riggs

    Ransom Riggs is tapping friends and family members to join him on his forthcoming "Library of Souls #StayPeculiar" tour, to promote the third volume of his Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series.

  • Novel About School Shooting Tells Story from 17 Perspectives

    For years Shaun David Hutchison had toyed with the idea of telling the story of a violent crime from multiple points of view; when, in 2013, he began working with Amy Boggs of Donald Maass Literary Agency, he started exploring what it might mean to illustrate a school shooting in such a way.

  • Photographer and Authors Offer Hope to Terminally Ill Children

    'True Heroes: A Treasury of Modern-day Fairy Tales Written by Best-selling Authors' is an anthology of original short stories and photographs based on the dreams of children who are cancer patients.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of August 31

    Bookshelves next week will groan under the weight of many big fall releases, including new picture books from the authors of classic books, a debut middle-grade in which three kids set out for Antarctica, several YA novels full of history, gold, and magic; body positive beauty pageants; teens defying doctor's orders to pursue a relationship; and a bestselling author’s novel about one group of teens that unfolds over their high school years.

  • Galley Talk: 'Future Perfect'

    Drew Durham, co-manager at Linden Tree Books in Los Altos, Calif., talks up 'Future Perfect' by Jen Larsen, a debut YA novel that he is eager to share with his customers.

  • Sales of Self-Published 'Rabbit' Sleep Book Top 29,000

    After selling roughly 300 copies prior to last week, self-published picture book 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep' moved more than 29,000 print copies in the week ended August 23. It's also rumored that the book were acquired by Random House for seven figures.

  • 'Caps for Sale' Turns 75

    Seventy-five years after its initial publication, HarperCollins is releasing an anniversary edition of Esphyr Slobodkina's 'Caps for Sale,' as well as a sequel.

  • Rights Report: Week of August 24, 2015

    New deals for Anne Marie Pace and Fran Preston-Gannon, Megan Atwood, Adam Gudeon, Andrew DeYoung, and Roslande Bonnet.

  • Salomonsson Agency Signs Self-Pubbed Sleep Picture Book

    Stockholm-based Salomonsson Agency has signed 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep,' a self-published picture book by Swedish author Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin that has shot up bestseller lists in a number of countries.

  • Harlequin Teen Gets Creative on Social for 'Legacy of Kings'

    For 'Legacy of Kings,' the first book in Eleanor Herman’s new series, Harlequin Teen wanted to engage readers in a creative way. The result is something the publisher has dubbed a “digital oracle” that delivers nuggets of wisdom to readers via Twitter.

  • Julie Murphy's 'Dumplin' Strikes a Chord

    Quiz time: name a YA novel with an overweight main character. Now, name one whose weight loss doesn't figure into the plot.

  • London’s ‘The Wild Ones’ Inspired by Redwall

    C. Alexander London launches The Wild Ones, an animal-adventure fantasy series, due this month from Philomel.

  • Veni, Vidi, Wimpy: Translating a Children's Classic for Classicists

    Monsignor Daniel Gallagher's Latin translation of Jeff Kinney’s 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid', rendered as 'Commentarii de Inepto Puero,' comes out from Abrams this month.

  • Rights Report: Week of August 17, 2015

    New deals for Corey Ann Haydu, Liz Garton Scanlon, Kyo Maclear and more.

  • Rights Report: Week of August 10, 2015

    New deals for Pat Kiernan, Kate DiCamillo, Jesse Andrews, and Cherie Priest.

  • Dav Pilkey Wants to Give You Superpowers

    The latest installment of Captain Underpants, 'Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-Lot,' hits shelves on August 25, and to support it, Scholastic is kicking off a "heroic" marketing effort.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of August 17, 2015

    Hitting bookshelves next week are a "colorful" picture book, a rocky YA romance, a high-concept YA debut, a reimagining of Alexander the Great's adolescence, a middle-grade novel about three animals attempting to follow their dreams, a collection of "Wonder"-ous stories, a mythological compendium, a picture book that’s on the go, a star-studded YA horror collection, and the kick-off to a new illustrated series.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with R.L. Stine and Marc Brown
R.L. Stine and Marc Brown talk about their creepy new picture book, ‘The Little Shop of Monsters,’ and about why the project felt like a departure for both of them.
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