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  • John Green Celebrates 10 Years of 'Looking for Alaska'

    It's often been said recently that author John Green is having a moment. But more accurately, he's been having quite a decade. Next month Dutton is marking the 10th-anniversary of his debut novel, 'Looking for Alaska.'

  • Workman Celebrates the Art of 'Oops!'

    "Make no mistake" is not a phrase in Barney Saltzberg's vocabulary. In 'Beautiful Oops!,' the author-artist encourages the opposite, prompting kids to turn an artistic slip-up into a work of art.

  • A Torch Song for 'Suspicion': YA Author Gets in Tune with Her Past

    Songwriter, recording artist, and novelist Alexandra Monir made a gratifying discovery while writing her latest romantic thriller, 'Suspicion,' which Delacorte is releasing this month.

  • Rights Report: Week of December 15, 2014

    New deals for Meredith Russo, Elaine Vickers, Siobhan Vivian, Aprilynne Pike, Christian Robinson, and Lev AC Rosen.

  • An Eventful Day for a YA Anthology

    'My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories,' a new YA short story collection conceived of and edited by author Stephanie Perkins, was celebrated in two Manhattan bookstores on December 4.

  • 'Gingerbread for Liberty' Serves Up Slice of Revolutionary History

    War heroes can be found in unlikely places – even the kitchen – as a January picture book from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt attests.

  • Rights Report: Week of December 8, 2014

    New deals for David & Nic Sheff, Mac Barnett, Barbara O'Connor, Lauren Wolk, and Obert Skye.

  • 'Harriet the Spy' Park Hangout Honored as a Literary Landmark

    The Carl Schurz Park has been recognized as a Literary Landmark for its role in Louise Fitzhugh's middle-grade classic 'Harriet the Spy.'

  • Movie Alert: 'Paddington'

    Though not as familiar to American readers as, say, Winnie the Pooh, Paddington Bear may soon receive renewed attention in the U.S., thanks to the January 16 release of the movie 'Paddington.'

  • Rights Report: Week of December 1, 2014

    New deals for Christian Heidicker, Kathryn Purdie, Salina Yoon, Kim Krans, Joan Holub, and Mike Lowery.

  • 10 Thanksgiving Books One Bookseller Is Thankful For

    The winter holidays are easily the most popular of our seasonal books but before winter sets in we try to give Thanksgiving its time to shine.

  • Mr. Lunch Gets an Exhibition

    The Mr. Lunch books and illustrator J.otto Seibold are spotlighted at the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco in an exhibition called "J.otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch."

  • Licensing Hotline: November 25

    Sourcebooks has secured the rights to Nickelodeon's portfolio of properties for its Put Me in the Story personalized book platform. The first two titles are 'Dora's Birthday Surprise!' and 'Happy Birthday, SpongeBob!'

  • Rights Report: Week of November 24, 2014

    New deals for David Ezra Stein, Marilyn Hilton, and Adam Lehrhaupt.

  • The Accidental Bestseller

    Some books arrive labeled “can’t miss,” or have such a hefty advance that publishers do everything they can to assure that they won’t miss. But what about the sleepers?

  • Chronicle Prevails in 8-Publisher Auction for Debut Picture Book

    Passion and purpose ran high in the November 13 auction for Brendan Wenzel's solo picture book debut, 'They All Saw a Cat.'

  • Galley Talk: 'All the Bright Places'

    Sam Droke-Dickinson, co-owner of family owned and operated Aaron's Books in Lititz, Pa., shares her enthusiasm for 'All the Bright Places' by Jennifer Niven, which Knopf will publish in January.

  • Rights Report: Week of November 17, 2014

    New deals for Tilar Mazzeo, Sarah Crossan, Cindy Trumbore, Matthew Cordell, Tanya Lee Stone, and Marjorie Priceman.

  • 2014 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Goes to Torday

    'The Dark Wild' by Piers Torday has won the 2014 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, announced Thursday evening in London.

  • 'The Long Haul' #1 Title Worldwide

    The ninth book in Jeff Kinney's series is the top selling title in all English-language territories around the world, according to publisher Abrams Books.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jon Scieszka
Jon Scieszka, the former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, talks about his science-themed middle-grade series, Frank Einstein, as well as his love of science growing up and how his years as a teacher have affected his work as an author.
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