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  • 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.

  • Insight Editions 'Models' New DIY Line with IncrediBuilds

    Insight Editions, known for lavish, interactive illustrated and collectible books inspired by film and pop culture, is extending its brand with a new line of model-building sets for kids called IncrediBuilds.

  • In Brief: July 21, 2016

    This week, the launch of Robert Beatty's book tour calls for some cosplay; Jeanne Birdsall is feeling a little "sheepish"; husband-and-wife team Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer tour Texas; young wizards gather their powers at Merlin Camp; readers transform into creatures of the night; and one publisher's staff hits the pavement.

  • Hachette, Booktrack Partner to Offer Teens E-Books with Music

    Booktrack technology can supply a publisher's digital titles with a customizable movie-like soundtrack as well as sound effects.

  • Focus on Middle Grade: A CBC Panel

    Books for middle graders was the topic du jour at a July 12 CBC panel discussion held at Penguin Random House's headquarters in Manhattan.

  • Nerdcamp 2016 in Photos

    A seventh-grade English teacher got on a plane to Michigan last week to attend nErDcamp, a camp-like conference for the creators and celebrators of children's literature.

  • VCFA Brings Writing Programs to Underserved Kids

    Alums of the school's MFA program offer writing workshops and school visits.

  • The Return of the Children's Specialty Bookstore

    After a huge decline in numbers, children's-only bookstores are beginning to reemerge, thanks to strong children's book sales and the current golden age of children's books.

  • Big Name Young Adult Authors Warm Up to Licensed Properties

    More and more high-profile young adult and middle grade authors are writing original fiction with ties to existing pop culture properties, particularly comic books.

  • Groban Out at HMH Kids

    After 10 years at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Betsy Groban, senior v-p and publisher of children's books, is leaving the company. A spokesperson for HMH said the house has not yet found a replacement, but confirmed that a search is "underway."

  • Llewellyn Sells YA Imprint Flux to North Star Editions

    Flux, which was created 10 years ago by the new age publisher Llewellyn, launched the careers of authors such as Maggie Stiefvater, A.S. King and Simone Elkeles.

  • Scholastic Partners with American Girl

    Beginning in January 2017, Scholastic will publish in print and digital formats books based on American Girl characters.

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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