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  • PW's Best Children's Books of 2015

    PW's editors have sorted through the thousands of books published this year to bring you what we consider to be 2015's finest titles for children and teens. Here are our selections for the year's best picture books, middle-grade, and young adult titles.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of November 2, 2015

    Among the titles hitting bookshelves next week are a picture book that seeks the ontological status of mommies, the latest in a mega-selling middle-grade series, a supernatural YA novel, and many more.

  • Rights Report: Week of October 26, 2015

    New deals for Richelle Mead, Adi Alsaid, Peadar Ó Guilín, Jaime Reed, Cath Crowley, Susan Hood, and Lauren Castillo.

  • What's Selling at One More Page Books

    Chocoholics, oenophiles, and literature lovers are treated to one-stop shopping at One More Page Books in Arlington, Va., where Lelia Nebeker focuses on the store's offerings for readers. The book buyer talked up some of her favorite handsells of the fall season.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of October 26, 2015

    Among the new books hitting shelves next week are a follow-up to a 75-year-old classic, a quiet book about a tree afraid of losing its leaves, a historical murder mystery, and more.

  • Little Elliot, Big Journey

    On October 6, Henry Holt released a Mike Curato's 'Little Elliot, Big Family,' and last week the character of Elliot embarked on a cross country tour which will take him to at least 60 schools in at least 40 states during the current school year.

  • Galley Talk: 'Anna and the Swallow Man'

    Sara Grochowski, children's buyer at Brilliant Books in Traverse City, Mich., is already alerting customers and colleagues to a forthcoming first novel, Gavriel Savit's 'Anna and the Swallow Man,' which Knopf will release in January.

  • Rights Report: Week of October 19, 2015

    New deals for John Corey Whaley, Emily Arsenault, Meg Medina, Maurene Goo, Ben Clanton, and Beth Revis.

  • A 'Napping House' Tour in Photos

    Thirty years after the publication of 'The Napping House,' husband-and-wife team Don and Audrey Wood hit the road in support of their follow-up, 'The Full Moon at the Napping House.'

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of October 19, 2015

    Among the new titles hitting bookshelves next week are the launch of a new series that offers a different perspective on greatness, a picture book that offers a gateway into robot world domination, and the latest installment in a "dorky" bestselling series.

  • Rights Report: Week of October 12, 2015

    New deals for R. McGeddon, Nina LaCour and David Levithan, Jenny Valentine, and Ellen Wittlinger.

  • Global Tour Set for Next Wimpy Kid Book

    The November 3 release of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School' will trigger a tour that will send author Jeff Kinney to stops in 15 cities on five continents.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of October 12, 2015

    Hitting bookshelves next week are a Surrealist picture book from an award-winning illustrator, a magical Regency romance, the story of two unlikely friends in Paris, and many more titles.

  • A Self-Published Sleeper: Author of 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep' Speaks

    The originally self-published Swedish children’s book, which RH Children's acquired for seven figures in August and re-released last week, is far from an overnight sensation, according to its author, Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin.

  • Debut Author's Artful Resolution Yields Six-Figure Deal

    In 2013, Kayla Cagan's New Year's resolution was to create one page a day in the journal of a high school artist for a year. At the end of the year, she hoped to have a complete draft of a diary-style novel.

  • Rights Report: Week of October 5, 2015

    New deals for Eileen Cook, Quvenzhané Wallis, Mike Curato, Neil Patrick Harris, Steven B. Frank, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Stephanie Burgis, and Jon Agee.

  • Jennifer Weiner to Pen First Children's Project at Aladdin

    In what marks her first foray into children's literature, bestselling author Jennifer Weiner has signed a three-book deal with Simon & Schuster's Aladdin imprint to write a middle-grade trilogy.

  • Pharrell, Penguin, and First Book Team Up for #ReadHAPPY Initiative

    Fans of Pharrell Williams's 'Happy' will have the chance to experience it as a picture book, and channel the title's joyful vibe into book donations that benefit children in need.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of October 5, 2015

    Hitting bookshelves next week are a picture book about two handmade friends, an unsettling middle-grade novel, a YA novel featuring fan fiction favorites, and many more.

  • Licensing Hotline: October 1

    Iconix Brand Group, best known for its licensed fashion and lifestyle labels, purchased the rights to Strawberry Shortcake in February.

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