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  • 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.

  • Movie Alert: 'The Little Prince'

    The computer and stop-motion animation adaptation of 'The Little Prince' opens in U.S. theaters on March 18, after its French release last summer.

  • Galley Talk: 'Everland'

    After sifting through piles of spring middle-grade and YA ARCs, Jenesse Evertson, co-owner of BBGB Tales for Kids in Richmond. Va., is especially pleased that she didn’t skip Wendy Spinale's 'Everland,' a reimagining of 'Peter Pan.'

  • Rights Report: Week of February 22, 2016

    New deals for Ibi Zoboi, Shane Burcaw, Gibby Haynes, Jakob Wegelius, Sara B. Larson, Kate Milford, Candace Fleming & Gerard DuBois, and Rowboat Watkins.

  • Once Upon a Time in Asheville to Close

    After the sudden death of Stan Collins this summer, his widow, Mary Collins plans to close Once Upon a Time Toys & Books in Biltmore Village in Asheville, N.C., the store they cofounded 23 years ago.

  • Celebrating 40 Years of 'Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry'

    To commemorate the 40-year anniversary of Mildred Taylor's 'Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry,' Dial has released a new edition, featuring cover art by Caldecott Honor artist Kadir Nelson.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of February 22, 2016

    Hitting bookshelves next week are a picture book about an alligator with a terrible secret, the latest in a high fantasy middle grade series, and a YA novel about the intersecting lives of teens in 1970s Alaska.

  • Rights Report: Week of February 15, 2016

    New deals for Shel Silverstein, Emma Chastain, Adam Silvera, Amt Bleuel, Michelle Houts, and Gris Grimly.

  • Scholastic and Ubisoft Partner for YA Novels Tied to 'Assassin's Creed'

    Scholastic will publish a young adult novel series called Last Descendants, inspired by the world of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of February 15, 2016

    Hitting bookshelves this week are a book of poems inspired by Greek mythology, a middle grade novel set in a school for thieves, the first in an apocalyptic YA series, and many more.

  • 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Play to Be Published as a Book

    The Blair Partnership, J.K. Rowling’s literary and brand management agency, has announced the launch of a publishing program of new print and digital titles from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

  • Cover Reveal: Trenton Lee Stewart's
    'The Secret Keepers'

    A boy propelled into a mystery-riddled adventure after finding a watch that renders its wearer invisible stars in Trenton Lee Stewart's 'The Secret Keepers,' whose cover is revealed here.

  • Rights Report: Week of February 8, 2016

    New deals for Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis, Kelly Clarkson & Laura Hughes Lemony Snicket & Lisa Brown, Amy McNamara, Zack Clark & Nick Eliopulos,and Gabrielle Prendergast.

  • Kate Beasley's 'Leap to Greatness': A Debut Novel Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

    Though Kate Beasley's debut middle grade novel 'Gertie's Leap to Greatness' doesn't publish until October, the author's career is poised for its own leap to greatness.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of February 8, 2016

    Hitting bookshelves next week is a story about a messy fairy from two bestselling picture book creators, the latest in a middle grade series in which a heroine must rescue her kidnapped baby sister, and the next installment of a big YA series.

  • Rights Report: Week of February 1, 2016

    New deals for Christina Lauren, Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison, Katrina Leno, Avi, Kenneth Oppel, and Una LaMarche.

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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