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  • HarperCollins Rolls Out New Margaret Wise Brown Line

    Margaret Wise Brown’s picture book legacy encompasses a number of titles – some never before published – that HarperCollins Children’s Book is polishing up, with new art, for today’s young readers.

  • Licensing Hotline: February 2016

    Penguin's Price Stern Sloan imprint and National Geographic are the two newest U.S. publishers for 'Star Trek.' They are among a long list of licensees signed by CBS Consumer Products leading up to the property's 50th anniversary.

  • In Brief: February 11, 2016

    This week, award winners celebrate; an alligator makes a big splash; a middle grade fantasy writer has a momentous week; rescue dogs visit a book release party; authors are California dreaming; and a ski shop doubles as space for a book launch.

  • New Site Unveiled for YA Fans

    Simon and Schuster's digital marketing team is officially retiring PulseIt, one of the earliest YA fan sites created by a publisher, to unveil Riveted, a website for YA fans.

  • Agate Unveils African American Children's Imprint

    The Illinois press is launching a line of books for children, under its Bolden Books imprint, which will publish fiction and nonfiction by African-American writers.

  • Harlequin and 'Seventeen' to Debut New Fiction Imprint

    Seventeen Fiction from Harlequin Teen, involving two major players in the world of young adult publishing, have teamed up to launch a book imprint.

  • Archipelago Books to Enter the Children's Market

    Archipelago Books, devoted to publishing English-language translations of classic and contemporary literature from around the world, will launch a children's imprint in spring 2017.

  • In Brief: February 4, 2016

    This week: an author has a brainstorming session with his characters; an author-illustrator team gets serious about book signing; a memoirist is honored; a young author has a day in the spotlight; a debut novelist gets some PR from family; and a writer has a lot to celebrate.

  • Winter Institute 2016: Children's Authors, Presses, Books Share the Stage

    While the focus was primarily on the offerings for adult readers among the 625 booksellers attending this year's Winter Institute, children's publishers and authors also took their turns in the limelight at the annual gathering of publishers' reps, authors, and booksellers.

  • Bookselling Tips from Winter Institute 2016

    Here are some ideas for indie booksellers gleaned at this year's ABA Winter Institute, held in Denver January 23–26.

  • NBF Creates After-School Reading Club for LGBTQ Teens

    On Friday, February 5, 2016, the National Book Foundation will launch BookUp LGBTQ, a site that will provide books and activities tailored to young LGBTQ readers.

  • Children’s Bestsellers 2015

    The top tier of PW’s children’s bestseller lists is dominated by bestselling series—such as Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries—and media-driven properties, including movie tie-ins, a hugely popular video game, and a pair of YouTube stars.

  • Ranking 2015 Children’s Bestsellers

    Penguin Random House’s domination of PW’s two weekly children’s bestseller lists (frontlist fiction and picture books) increased in 2015, but its hold on the fiction list lessened a bit compared to 2014.

  • Winter Institute 11 in Photos

    Booksellers and publishers met up in Denver, Colo., from Jan. 23-26, for the 11th annual ABA Winter Institute.

  • Flatiron Books to Publish YA

    Macmillan's Flatiron Books is expanding into the young adult arena with a new publishing program spearheaded by senior editor Sarah Dotts Barley.

  • Licensing Hotline: January 2016

    Imprint, part of the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, has signed on as the master publisher for Project MC2, a tween-focused doll-and-content property with math and science themes.

  • In Brief: January 28, 2016

    This week, a major winter storm doesn’t deter Wimpy Kid fans; publishing staff members can't wait to meet an honored author; a book launch celebrates friendship; authors team up for royal fun; and authors talk shop in Texas.

  • Children's Job Moves: January 2016

    New job announcements in children's publishing for January 2016.

  • Obituary: Skip Skwarek

    Skip Skwarek, whose long tenure at Dial Books for Young Readers included roles as managing editor and associate publisher, died of pneumonia on January 15. He was 70.

  • For Kids, Print Books Are the Thing

    According to a recent survey, 70% of young people prefer print books over e-books.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Mo O'Hara
Author Mo O’Hara talks about ‘Any Fin is Possible,' the fourth book in her Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series, and a picture book spinoff, 'The Fintastic Fishsitter,’ both out this spring.
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