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  • Four Questions with... Rachel Hecht

    Hecht recently left her position as executive director of children's and YA scouting at Mary Anne Thompson Associates to launch her own company, Rachel Hecht Children's Scouting.

  • In Brief: August 25, 2016

    This week, Chris Robertson and Heidi Schultz stick their necks out; Barry Lyga regales summer campers; Kate Milford celebrates her book release in a familiar setting; and Melissa Landers, Lorie Langdon, and Carey Corp bond on their joint book tour.

  • Obituary: Morton Schindel

    Morton Schindel, founder of the Weston Woods Studios, a company lauded for its quality audiovisual adaptations of award-winning children’s books, died on August 20. He was 98.

  • Happy New (School) Year!

    Teachers and librarians share their favorite ways to welcome students.

  • Indie Booksellers: Book Clubs Are for Children Too

    A number of bookstores around the country have launched book clubs for young customers –– with varying degrees of success.

  • In Brief: August 11, 2016

    This week, a baby elephant – and a book – receive an enthusiastic hello; Lisa Brown's picture book takes off; fans get acquainted with Aaron Becker; book launch guests embrace their inner rodents; and a fantasy series becomes a rock opera.

  • Holiday House Changes Hands; Briggs Retires

    John Briggs, president of Holiday House, has sold his independent children's publishing house to a new company formed by growth equity investment firm Trustbridge Partners.

  • Find Waldo Local 2016: A Photo Essay

    Hundreds of booksellers and their neighboring businesses participated in the fifth annual Find Waldo Local national event to promote shopping local.

  • Licensing Hotline: August 2016

    Little, Brown is launching a series of books tied to the rebooted preschool TV series 'Bob the Builder,' produced by Mattel's HIT Entertainment division.

  • Licensing Hotline: August 2016

    Little, Brown is launching a series of books tied to the rebooted preschool TV series 'Bob the Builder,' produced by Mattel's HIT Entertainment division.

  • Children's Publisher Studio Fun to Close

    Trusted Media Brands (formerly Reader’s Digest Association) is closing its White Plains, N.Y.-based children’s publishing unit, Studio Fun International U.S.

  • Former Dalmatian Execs Launch Dreamtivity Imprint

    Two former Dalmatian Press and Bendon Publishing executives, have started a new publishing company and a new children’s imprint.

  • Four Questions for... René Kirkpatrick

    René Kirkpatrick, newly appointed children’s book buyer at University Bookstore in Seattle, discusses her new position and her favorite forthcoming reads.

  • What's Selling at Village Books

    It’s been a busy selling season at Village Books in Bellingham, a city located in the upper northwest corner of Washington State. Children's buyer Hana Boxberger reports on some of the titles that are moving briskly in the kids' section this summer.

  • In Brief: July 28, 2016

    Images from the week in children's book events across the country.

  • News from the North: July 2016

    In this roundup of Canadian children's publishing news: webcomic creator Kate Beaton has a second picture book this fall; Canada's most famous astronaut writes about his childhood fear of the dark; an 18-year-old turns her journal entries into a novel about struggling with anorexia; and a board book by two Native creators will tug at parents' heartstrings.

  • Unnamed Press Expands into YA

    Michael J. Seidlinger's 'Falter Kingdom' is poised to become Unnamed Press's first foray into the teen genre, in yet another leap of faith for an indie publisher that has rapidly grown an eclectic catalogue.

  • Jackie Engel Named V-P and Associate Publisher at LBYR

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has named Jackie Engel v-p and associate publisher, effective August 1, replacing former deputy publisher Andrew Smith.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr
Spouses and artistic collaborators Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr talk about their new picture book, ‘Babies Ruin Everything,’ and how their years of experience self-publishing their own titles led to this and other book deals.
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