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  • New Kids’ and YA Books: Week of December 12, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a chicken who really wants to participate in story time, a middle grade novel about a kid who really wants to stand out, and a YA conspiracy theory thriller about mysterious arctic orphans.

  • Cover Reveal: M.T. Anderson Lands an Alien Novel in 2017

    Few writers have the ability to pivot between vastly different genres as nimbly as National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson. His next novel, the cover of which is revealed here for the first time, is about aspiring artist Adam, who lives on a slightly-in-the-future Earth, which has been taken over by aliens.

  • Spotlight on Nancy Rose’s Secretive Squirrels

    Ever wonder what squirrels do when they’re not scurrying through yards and scampering up trees? Nancy Rose offered some creative insight in 'The Secret Life of Squirrels,' and now captures them courting in 'The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story.'

  • Fred Marcellino’s ‘Crocodile’ Resurfaces

    Illustrators often bemoan how long it takes for an idea to become a finished book. But few titles will ever rival the prolonged gestation of 'Arrivederci Crocodile,' a sequel to the late Fred Marcellino’s 'I Crocodile.'

  • New Kids’ and YA Books: Week of December 5, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a hedgehog seeking a “friend ship,” a middle grade adventure story set in the skies, and a YA adaptation of a nonfiction book about little-known NASA mathematicians.

  • Scholastic Rolls Out StoryPlay Line

    "A fun way to read together!" is the tag line for a new series from Scholastic's Cartwheel Books, debuting in January with four titles.

  • Moving On Up: 'They All Saw a Cat'

    Two years ago, Ginee Seo, children's publishing director at Chronicle Books, found herself on a professional mission: to win an auction for the first solo picture book from illustrator Brendan Wenzel, called They All Saw a Cat.

  • Rights Report: Week of November 28, 2016

    New deals for Jean Jullien, Ryan Graudin, and Eric Barclay.

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of November 28, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book featuring women activists, a middle grade novel about an aspiring rower, and a YA novel featuring a teen with a superhuman sense of smell.

  • Rights Report: Week of November 21, 2016

    New deals for Kara Barbieri, Alan Gratz, Lynne Kelly, and Jillian Tamaki.

  • Darwin for Tots

    Two picture books about evolution land on shelves this season.

  • 'March: Book Three' Wins 2016 NBA for Young People's Literature

    Members of the publishing industry gathered at Cipriani Wall Street for the 67th National Book Awards, where John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell won for 'March: Book Three.'

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of November 21, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are picture books featuring an imaginative toddler, a cat forced to make a new friend, and a YA novel in which two teens are recruited to be grim reapers.

  • Movie Alert: 'A Monster Calls'

    A monster is calling. YA author Patrick Ness's story of a boy named Conor who is visited after midnight by an ancient monster stalks into theaters on December 23.

  • Rights Report: Week of November 14, 2016

    New deals for Kristin Cashore, Caroline Cala, Mike Jung, Stacy McAnulty, Robert L. Fouch, and Amber Lynn Natusch.

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of November 14, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a classic combination, a novel about a teen trying to protect his sister from her psychopathic tendencies, and a collection of YA stories set in a familiar world.

  • World Series Book Roots for the Home Team

    Less than two weeks after the Cubs' World Series victory, 'Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Champions: The Big Book of Activities' from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky will reach the shelves of bookstores and other retail outlets across the country.

  • Rights Report: Week of November 7, 2016

    New deals for Robert Beatty, Xu Bing, Roshani Chokshi, Karen Fortunati, and Lynn Slaughter.

  • A Zuckerberg Has a New Election Book...That She Self-Published

    Randi Zuckerberg, the entrepreneur, investor, and sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has self-published a children's book called 'Missy President' that she hopes is the first in a new series.

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of November 7, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about two monstrous siblings, an in-depth biography of an influential female scientist, and the YA origin story of an infamous fairy tale villain.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Holly M. McGhee
Author and literary agent Holly M. McGhee discusses her middle grade novel ‘Matylda, Bright and Tender,’ about a fourth-grader coping with the death of her best friend.
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