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  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of March 21, 2016

    Hitting bookshelves next week are a picture book about siblings at play, a middle grade look at the perceptions of man's best friend, and a YA novel about a teen facing trauma.

  • 'Busybody Nora' Celebrates 40 Years in Print

    Four decades ago, Johanna Hurwitz, then a children's librarian and mother of two adolescents, drew from her own life to write her debut novel, 'Busybody Nora.'

  • Galley Talk: 'My Lady Jane'

    At Brazos Bookstore in Houston, children's specialist Liz Wright talks up a new novel that speaks to her fascination with the history of British royalty.

  • Rights Report: Week of March 14, 2016

    New deals for Dan Poblocki, Katie Cotugno, and Heather Kaczynski.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of March 14, 2016

    Among the new titles hitting bookshelves this week are a picture book about a hungry animal and his disappearing entourage, a middle grade thriller set in Scotland during WWII, and a YA novel in which a cheerleader reclaims her life after trauma.

  • Wimpy Kid #11 to Hit Shelves This November

    The next installment in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling illustrated middle grade series will go on sale in the U.S. and in 20 countries around the world on November 1, 2016.

  • American Girl Tackles Civil Rights Movement with New Character

    American Girl’s latest doll/book character, a 10-year-old 1960s-era African-American girl named Melody, is not the company's first foray into multiculturalism, but it is one of its most ambitious.

  • What's Selling at Wellesley Books

    As the spring selling season gets underway, Lauren D’Alessio, children's book buyer at Wellesley Books in Wellesley, Mass., sheds light on new and tried-and-true titles that are selling well at her store.

  • New Collection of Original Writing from J.K. Rowling Goes Live

    The first installment in a collection of new original writing from Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling releases today.

  • Rights Report: Week of March 7, 2016

    New deals for Jon Scieszka, Jay Kristoff, Sara Raasch, Eugene Yelchin, and Cecily von Ziegesar.

  • Cinda Williams Chima Moves on to New Realms

    Though she wrapped up her Seven Realms series with 2012's 'The Crimson Crown,' Cinda Williams Chima has not left that fantasy world behind.

  • Movie Alert: 'The Divergent Series – Allegiant'

    'The Divergent Series: Ascendant,' the third installment in Veronica Roth's YA series hits movie theaters on March 18.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of March 7, 2016

    Hitting bookshelves next week are a picture book featuring an unusual show and tell, a middle grade novel that blends myth and realism, and a new YA series from a bestselling urban fantasy franchise.

  • Jessica Ahlberg Adds to a Creative Family Legacy

    Jessica Ahlberg, daughter of author Allan Ahlberg and illustrator Janet Ahlberg, opens a new chapter in her publishing career with her first solo picture-book venture, 'Fairy Tales for Mr. Barker: A Peek-Through Story.'

  • From Tapestry to Picture Book: A Unique Collaboration

    Inspired by its research for an exhibition in 2014, the Getty Museum decided to commission a children's book about a young girl in late 1600s France who secretly weaves a tapestry.

  • Rights Report: Week of February 29, 2016

    New deals for Brandon Sanderson, Kathryn Ormsbee, Marie Lu, Langston Hughes, Daniel Miyares, Matthew Landis, and Adam Rex.

  • Balzer + Bray Prevails in 13-House Auction for YA Debut

    After a heated 13-house auction, Donna Bray of Balzer + Bray acquired 'The Hate U Give,' debut author Angela Thomas's novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • One Sales Rep Now Has His Own Book to Sell

    Andy Weiner, who handles national accounts and Western indie sales for Abrams, sold his book, 'Down by the River' to the publishing house he represents.

  • Yoga Picture Books Posed for Success

    In 'Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story,' first-time children's book author Mariam Gates showcased children performing yoga poses to wind down at day's end.

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

    New titles hitting bookshelves next week include a rhyming picture book about a mischievous bear, a middle grade novel based on the friendship of two important literary figures, and a YA novel featuring Sherlock Holmes reimagined as a young woman, among many others.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ruth Chan
Debut author-illustrator Ruth Chan talks about her picture book, ‘Where’s the Party?’, about a cat named Georgie whose attempts to throw a party don’t go as planned, as well as her own path to becoming a children’s book artist.
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