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  • Speakaboos Adds Content from Scholastic, Jim Henson

    Speakaboos, a mobile educational platform for children that offers subscription access to interactive e-books and songs, is expanding its digital inventory with new content from Scholastic, the Jim Henson Company, and HIT Entertainment.

  • Make Way for New Children's Bookstore in Boston

    The owners of the World's Only Curious George Store are opening a second picture-book concept store, the Make Way for Ducklings Store in Boston, Mass.

  • 'The Story of Hurry' Spotlights Sorrow and Hope in Gaza

    In Emma Williams and Ibrahim Quraishi's 'The Story of Hurry,' the keeper at a war-devastated zoo in Gaza dyes the fur of a donkey to look like that of a zebra.

  • Movie Alert: 'The Maze Runner'

    A fight for survival in a shape-shifting arena begins as 'The Maze Runner,' James Dashner's 2009 dystopian adventure, arrives in movie theaters on September 19.

  • Rights Report: Week of August 11, 2014

    New deals for Rosemary McCarney, Kimberly Willis Holt, and Brian Pinkney.

  • Both Sides of the Story: Transgender Teens Release Memoirs

    In September, Simon & Schuster will release Katie Rain Hill's memoir, Rethinking Normal, along with Arin Andrews's Some Assembly Required.

  • Rights Report: Week of August 4, 2014

    New deals for Richard Jackson and Jerry Pinkney, Aaron Reynolds, Marie Lu, and more.

  • S&S Children’s Lands First Archway Self-Pubbed Acquisition

    Simon & Schuster children’s imprint Aladdin Books has acquired publication rights to 'Strays,' a novel by Virginia Castleman, originally released in February by Archway, the self-publishing service operated for S&S by Author Solutions.

  • A Prankish Cover Reveal for 'The Terrible Two'

    Mac Barnett and Jory John trotted out their own pranks when they revealed the cover of their new book, 'The Terrible Two.'

  • Eerdmans Book Goes Back to Roget's Roots

    In "The Right Word Roget and His Thesaurus," Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet examine the life and work of Peter Mark Roget.

  • 'Zero Degree Zombie Zone' Introduces an African-American Cast

    A shy underdog and his loyal best friend must protect a magical ring from marauding zombies in "The Zero Degree Zombie Zone," a middle-grade fantasy adventure featuring four African-American protagonists.

  • Picture a Novel from Lane Smith

    "Return to Augie Hobble," Lane Smith's first novel-length work for young readers, is a story that had been percolating for 15 years.

  • Kids' Comics Grow Up at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

    Scholastic’s Graphix imprint celebrated its 10th anniversary while Abrams, IDW, Viz, and Papercutz showcased old and new kids' and YA properties at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International.

  • Rights Report: Week of July 28, 2014

    New deals for Anna Alter, Will Mcintosh, Miranda Kenneally, Natasha Preston, Jennifer & Matthew Holm, and Stephanie Kuehnert.

  • Candlewick Introduces 'Tom Gates' in the U.S.

    American readers will have a chance to meet Liz Pichon's feisty eponymous hero when Candlewick releases the illustrated, paper-over-board novel on August 26.

  • Movie Alert: 'If I Stay'

    As the current paradigm shifts away from dystopian YA adaptations to more realistic, relationship-focused stories, the adaptation of Gayle Forman's 2009 novel has drummed up fervent interest among fans.

  • Lydia Davis Modernizes 'Bob, Son of Battle'

    In August, the New York Review Books' Children’s Collection will release a new hardcover version of 'Bob, Son of Battle: The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir,' in which author Lydia Davis renders the original, now obscure dialects into modern English.

  • Dutton Ramps Up Pre-Pub Campaign for Stephanie Perkins Novel

    "Isla and the Happily Ever After," Stephanie Perkins's much-anticipated trilogy-concluding standalone novel, is slated to be published on August 14.

  • Four Questions for...Andrew Karre

    Carolrhoda Lab is releasing in spring 2015 "The Bunker Diary" by Kevin Brooks, a YA novel that ignited a firestorm of controversy in the U.K. recently, when it was awarded the Carnegie Medal.

  • R.L. Stine and Marc Brown Collaborate on a Picture Book

    The author of Goosebumps and the creator of Arthur sharing picture-book credits?

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with John Rocco
John Rocco talks about the autobiographical origins of his new picture book, 'Blizzard,' as well as what it's been like to be involved with the Percy Jackson franchise and to get a call from the Caldecott committee.
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