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  • Rights Report: Week of October 13, 2014

    New deals for Julie Leung, Martyn Bedford, Tommy Greenwald, and Emma Trevayne.

  • Brandon Stanton Focuses on Smaller New York Humans

    Photo blogger Brandon Stanton trains his lens on children in 'Little Humans,' a book for young readers featuring photos of kids he spotted on the streets and in the parks of New York City.

  • The Return of Bow-Wow

    Bow-Wow, the cartoonish golden-haired pup with wide eyes and inquisitive eyebrows created by Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash in 2007, is back in a big way this fall.

  • Galley Talk: 'All Fall Down'

    At The Yellow Book Road in San Diego, owner Ann Diener is eager to introduce teens to 'All Fall Down,' the launch title of Ally Carter's Embassy Row series, due from Scholastic Press in January.

  • Rights Report: Week of October 6, 2014

    New deals for Linda Sue Park, Susan Cain, Heather Mackey, Paul B. Janeczko, Christie Matheson, and Cat Clarke.

  • Three Million First Printing for Riordan's Finale

    Disney announced a three-million copy first print run for 'The Blood of Olympus' by Rick Riordan, the fifth and final installment in the author's Heroes of Olympus series.

  • Moving on Up: 'I Survived'

    Few accounts are more gripping than those of people who have lived through harrowing situations, depicted in Lauren Tarshis's popular I Survived series, which recently published its 10th title and first companion book.

  • The Return of the 'Crayons'

    The feisty characters from Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers's bestselling picture book 'The Day the Crayons Quit' will return in August 2015 in 'The Day the Crayons Came Home.'

  • Picoult to Write Second YA Novel with Daughter

    Jodi Picoult has inked a deal with Delacorte Press to co-write another YA novel with her daughter, Samantha van Leer.

  • Jay Asher Embarks on '50 States Against Bullying' Tour

    October 1 marks the kickoff to Penguin Young Readers Group's 50 States Against Bullying tour, a culmination of a yearlong campaign that ties in to Jay Asher's 'Thirteen Reasons Why.'

  • 'The Book of Three' Marks 50 Years

    Two of author Lloyd Alexander's biggest fans are key contributors to the new 50th-anniversary editions of Chronicles of Prydain series-starter 'The Book of Three,' which was originally published in 1964.

  • Rights Report: Week of September 29, 2014

    New deals for Nathan Lane, Lisa Graff, and Alison Cherry.

  • Unlocking the Layers: Little, Brown's Book-Within-Book 'Famous' Project

    When Rebecca Serle dreamed up 'Famous in Love,' a romantic series about young actors involved in a love triangle both on an off screen, she was focused on writing contemporary fiction – not fantasy.

  • 'The Pushcart War' at 50

    Jean Merrill's best-known novel, 'The Pushcart War', marks 50 years since its first publication and is being reissued in a new edition from New York Review Children's Collection.

  • Pete the Cat Gets Back into the School Year Groove

    For kids adjusting to the sometimes shaky first days of the new school year, cool and calm Pete the Cat is a model of unflappability.

  • Rights Report: Week of September 22, 2014

    New deals for Cinda Williams Chima, Ali Lewis, Sasha Dawn, Kwame Alexander, and Debbie Levy & Gilbert Ford.

  • From African Orphanage to the International Stage: A Dancer Recounts Her Journey

    This October Knopf will release 'Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina,' a YA memoir co-authored by Michaela and her mother, Elaine DePrince, tracing Michaela's journey from a life of war and poverty in Africa to renown as a classical ballerina.

  • 'It's Perfectly Normal' Turns 20

    Robie Harris says she had never thought about writing a book about sexual health for kids. But today, she is the proud author of three such works.

  • Rights Report: Week of September 15, 2014

    New deals for Monica Hesse, McKenna Ruebush, Beth O. Stern and David Crane, Christa Desir, Kenneth Oppel and John Klassen, and Kevin Sands.

  • The Sayings of Chairwoman Ursula: 'Dear Genius' Goes to China

    Children's book historian Leonard S. Marcus writes on his recent visit to China, where his 'Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom' has just been published in Simplified Chinese.

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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