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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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