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  • YALLWEST 2015: A Photo Essay

    This year marked the first YALLWEST, the West Coast counterpart of YALLFEST, held on April 11–12 at Santa Monica High School and Santa Monica Public Library.

  • AWP 2015 with Children's Publishers and Authors: A Photo Essay

    The Association of Writing Programs and Writers held its annual conference from April 9-11, and effectively took over the city of Minneapolis for four days.

  • Children's Print Book Sales Buck the Trend

    Children's print book sales around the world in the last couple of years have been nothing short of fantastic.

  • In Brief: April 16, 2015

    This week, middle-grade authors get cozy with some of their biggest fans; readers get a first look at a whale of a story; an Aussie author meets readers in the Lone Star State; students connect through reading; an author gets into character; and a book release party has artistic flair.

  • Kohl's Cares Picks the Steads

    Starting this week through June 27, Kohl’s Department Stores are featuring children’s books by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead.

  • David Fickling Books Joins Scholastic

    In May, the venerated editor and publisher of children's literature will release the first books under a new publishing partnership with Scholastic.

  • WNDB Tells AWP 2015: Write Diverse Books That Sell

    How writers can and should incorporate multicultural themes and characters into their work was the subject of a number of educational sessions that took place throughout AWP 2015.

  • TeenBookCon 2015: A Photo Essay

    YA authors hundreds of readers gathered in Houston, Tex. for a day packed with author talks, readings, panels, signings, and even a musical interlude.

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Hits the Road

    "The Very Big Wiggle Tour" stopped at bookstores across the country: beginning in San Carlos, Calif., and ending in Amherst, Mass., at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

  • CBC and WNDB Team Up for Publishing Internships

    We Need Diverse Books will partner with the Children's Book Council To offer educational programming to assist job-seekers in entering the publishing industry.

  • AWP 2015: The Art and Business of Writing Children's Books

    Although AWP 2015 focused on literature written for and by adults, children's authors held their own at the conference.

  • 10 Children’s Bookseller Challenges—And How Stores Solved Them: Children's Institute 2015

    Every day, children’s booksellers have to overcome hurdles to sell more books and increase foot traffic.

  • Bologna 2015: The Hunt for Something 'Special'

    At the 2015 Bologna Book Fair, publishers seemed to be seeking out books that would stand out from the pack, either because of an inventive format, narrative hook, or an element of diversity.

  • Children's Book Week 2015 Preview

    Children's Book Week 2015 celebration, which will take place May 4–10, features a variety of events across the country.

  • In Brief: April 9, 2015

    This week, an actor shows his support for an author friend – times two; a historical figure catches up on some reading; an author gets her cake (and hopefully eats it, too); two characters step off the page and into a bookstore; a musician-turned-author rocks his book launch; and a YA author speaks out about genocide.

  • Penguin and Smithsonian Team Up for New Series

    Penguin Young Readers and the Smithsonian Institution have teamed up for a line of visually driven, narrative nonfiction books.

  • Bologna Children's Book Fair Attendance Up in 2015

    This year's Bologna Children's Book Fair saw a 10% increase in foreign visitors, with 1,200 exhibitors attending from 77 countries.

  • New Tool Promotes Literacy via Audiobooks

    The Sound Learning toolkit, from Audio Publishers Association, is a free online resource that explains the benefits of using audio with students and provides examples of how to integrate audiobooks into the curriculum.

  • New Kids' Book Festival for Boston

    The Boston Book Festival is expanding with a free, day-long festival just for kids, Hubbub: Creative Commotion for Kids, at the close of the school year.

  • Eric Carle Museum Takes Teachers on Italy Tour

    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art's latest trip to Pistoia, Italy, recently returned, and shared the following pictures.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Lane Smith
Lane Smith, the author and artist behind numerous award-winning picture books, talks to PW KidsCast about his first novel, ‘Return to Augie Hobble,’ as well as the unsung work of a book designer and the way death tends to pop up in his books.
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