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  • Kids' Book for 'Rebel Girls' Tops $1M in Crowdfunding

    This month 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls,' with stories about 100 famous women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and 100 original pieces of art by artists around the world, broke another crowdfunding record.

  • 'Story Thieves' Captures Readers

    Who hasn't fantasized about becoming a character in their favorite book? Author James Riley has turned that idea into a bit of wish fulfillment by creating the briskly selling Story Thieves series.

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of September 15, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a new work from actor and children's author Jamie Lee Curtis; a middle grade novel from a Newbery Medalist about contemporary families; and a retelling of a classic Russian fairy tale with a Brooklyn milieu.

  • Path to Publication: 'The Hawkweed Prophecy'

    Londoner Irena Brignull's 'The Hawkweed Prophecy,' a novel about two teenagers – one a witch, one not – that blends fantasy and feminist thought, has been a long time coming.

  • 'Dark Horses' Marks a Departure for Cecily von Ziegesar

    Author of the internationally bestselling Gossip Girl series, Cecily von Ziegesar moves onto new turf in 'Dark Horses.'

  • Bringing It 'Home': Chris Raschka Completes Vera Williams's Final Book

    It's a story that gives the notion of collaboration unusual resonance. Chris Raschka collaborated with Vera B. Williams in a particularly heartwarming way on the late Williams's final picture book, 'Home at Last.'

  • Rights Report: Week of September 12, 2016

    New deals for Temple Grandin, Shaun Hutchinson, Lou Anders, Sarah Beth Durst, Tracy Barrett, and Tricia Tusa.

  • 'This Is America' Compiles Miroslav Sasek's U.S. Guides

    From the Golden Gate Bridge to a Texas rodeo to Cape Canaveral to the Statue of Liberty, a new picture book from Universe Publishing revisits some of the landmarks spotlighted in Miroslav Sasek's many whimsical travel guides to American sites.

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of September 12, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book featuring a tiny tyrant, a middle grade graphic novel about two sisters confronting mortality on the Day of the Dead, and a YA novel set in a world where one night of lawlessness is followed by a memory erasure.

  • Adam Shaughnessy Brings His Storytelling Skills to the Page

    In Adam Shaughnessy's debut middle-grade novel, 'The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB,' two kids are recruited into the Fantasy Investigation Bureau to help rescue their town from invading Viking gods and giants.

  • Rights Report: Week of September 5, 2016

    New deals for Olivia Cole, Ammi-Joan Paquette, and Mike Cavallaro.

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of September 5, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book following two children through a world of stories, a middle grade graphic novel featuring two unlikely friends battling mutant foes, and a YA novel in which a teen struggles for popularity with a group of rumored witches.

  • 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.

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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