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  • Rights Report: Week of August 29, 2016

    New deals for Edith Pattou, Sharon Biggs Waller, Jeffrey Michael Ruby, Beth Ferry, and Eric and Terry Fan.

  • Scholastic Releases 'Fantastic Beasts' Cover Design

    Scholastic has released the cover design for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay' by J.K. Rowling, along with additional covers from Scholastic’s 'Fantastic Beasts' movie tie-ins.

  • Ransom Riggs Adds New Dimension to Miss Peregrine's Peculiars

    In 'Tales of the Peculiars,' Ransom Riggs provides a glimpse into the lore behind his bestselling Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children trilogy.

  • Path to Publication: 'The Thousandth Floor'

    Like many aspiring novelists, Katharine McGee "dreamed of becoming a writer," but graduated from college with a degree in English (and French), unsure of whether she was ready to undertake the Great American Novel.

  • Adam Rex and Christian Robinson Head Back to 'School'

    The author-illustrator team interviewed each other about their picture book collaboration, 'School's First Day of School,' which is out in time for back-to-school season.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of August 29, 2016

    Among the many new releases hitting shelves next week are a novel about two teenagers, one a witch, who were switched at birth; a picture book that follows a cat through the eyes of many different animals; and a YA novel that imagines a dystopian future where all of Manhattan lives in one high-rise building.

  • Rights Report: Week of August 25, 2016

    New deals for Sarah Dessen, Will Kostakis, Lisa Ann Scott, and Janice Erlbaum.

  • Paratore Brings 'Wedding Planner's Daughter' Character to New Publisher

    Coleen Murtagh Paratore's Roar Like a Girl launches the Always Willa series and chronicles the now 14-year-old's adjustment to a very different life, school, friends, and (maybe?) a boyfriend.

  • Macmillan Gets Set to Celebrate as 'Brown Bear' Turns 50

    Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle's 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?,' and Macmillan will begin celebrating the milestone this September.

  • ‘Ada Twist’: The Latest High Achiever in Abrams Series

    Yet another student goes to the head of the class in 'Ada Twist, Scientist,' the most recent picture book from Andrea Beaty and David Roberts.

  • Movie Alert: 'The Great Gilly Hopkins'

    A foster girl notorious for scaring off prospective new foster parents finally meets her match in the upcoming film adaptation of Katherine Paterson's 'The Great Gilly Hopkins.'

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of August 22, 2016

    Books arriving on shelves next week include a picture book featuring an antagonizing monster, a middle grade novel in which boys face their own mortality, and a companion to a YA historical fiction series.

  • 15 Years After September 11: A Roundup of New Children's and YA Titles

    To mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, publishers are offering a variety of titles for all ages to communicate the events of that day while also offering historical and cultural context.

  • Rights Report: Week of August 15, 2016

    New deals for P.C. and Kristin Cast, Taran Matharu, Joan Holub, April Tucholke, and Paul Noth.

  • Curious George Turns 75

    The classic children’s book character continues to delight kids with his curiosity.

  • KinderGuides Translate Adult Classics for Younger Readers

    Melissa Medina and Fredrik Colting were visiting family in Kansas last Christmas, when they got the idea for KinderGuides, a line of illustrated children's learning guides based on classic films and works of literature.

  • Movie Alert: 'Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life'

    It's boy vs. middle school. The live-action adaptation of James Patterson's bestselling novel 'Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life' opens on October 7.

  • 'Me List Books': Fall Books for Cave Kids

    Whether it's the influence of the Paleo craze, or the deep-seated desire for children to have dinosaur friends, there's no denying that prehistoric titles for children are spreading like the discovery of fire.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of August 15, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book featuring a skeletal town with a mystery to solve, a middle grade novel with a robotic main character, and the conclusion to a YA mystery series.

  • Dragons Love Tacos—Still!

    Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri dished out heaps of hearty humor in their 2012 picture book, 'Dragons Love Tacos'—and fans will be treated to a second course next May.

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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