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  • Catching Up With Graphic Novel Publisher Papercutz

    When Terry Nantier and Jim Salicrup started Papercutz in New York City in 2005, the children’s graphic novel market barely existed at all.

  • CI 4: Telling Stories at Children's Institute

    The 45-hour children's bookseller gathering in Orlando closed on a high note, in large part because of the energy and enthusiasm of booksellers and connections made thanks to the stories they brought with them and the authors presented throughout the institute.

  • CI 4: Children's Bookselling Industry 'Only Connects' in Orlando

    Despite the recent tragic events that took place days before the start of Children's Institute 4 at the Wyndham Orlando, the conference started off on a high note.

  • Random House Becomes First Licensee for GoldieBlox Brand

    Starting in early 2017, Random House Children's Books will publish a series of eight original chapter books for girls 6–8 tied to the GoldieBlox toy brand.

  • Return of the Teletubbies

    Simon & Schuster has been named master publishing licensee in the U.S. and Canada for the relaunch of 'Teletubbies.'

  • Books Shine at Licensing Expo

    Books are playing a starring role at this year’s Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas, which began yesterday.

  • In Brief: June 13, 2016

    This week, kids celebrate an author's centenary; teams square off for children’s book trivia; and an author and illustrator give a high-spirited reading.

  • Summer 2016: Capturing the Magic with Children's Books

    During an informal survey of children's and general booksellers around the country, most expressed optimism as they head into the summer selling season.

  • A Tale of Two Cultures: Children's Publishing in France and America

    French and American children's book publishers gathered on June 9 at the French Embassy in New York City.

  • Barnes and Noble's Teen Festival in Photos

    Bookselling chain Barnes and Noble held its first annual Teen Book Festival at locations across the country from June 10–12.

  • In Brief: June 9, 2016

    This week, an industry veteran pens his first novel; authors and illustrators gather for Bay Area festivities; a beloved children's book character greets book fest guests; a bookstore is reserved exclusively for "Octicorns"; and a Dutch author visits the city that helped inspire her book.

  • LGBTQ Lit for Children and Teens Comes of Age

    Today, children's books and YA novels depict a wider range of LGBTQ experiences and family dynamics. Increasingly, the central conflict has little to do with being gay.

  • Gallt Agency to Become Gallt and Zacker

    The Nancy Gallt Literary Agency, founded by Nancy Gallt in 2000, has changed its name to Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency, effective immediately.

  • Bunk Reads: Promoting Book Discovery at Summer Camp

    After working together last summer, Kirsten Cappy and author Ammi-Joan Paquette came up with Bunk Reads, a book discovery program for kids at summer camp.

  • S&S and YouTube Join Forces for Kids' App

    YouTube has developed a monthlong reading promotion called #ReadAlong, Simon and Schuster has seen a strong early response.

  • 2016 Ned Vizzini Teen Literary Prize Awarded

    YA author Ned Vizzini, who committed suicide in 2013, is being honored with a new award that celebrates emerging young authors.

  • In Brief: June 2, 2016

    This week, an author shares his debut picture book with readers; a writing retreat celebrates its fifth anniversary; an author gets handsy with a paper cut-out; a social media campaign honors beloved stuffed animals; an author and bookstore owner get ready for take-off; and a bookstore event host celebrates her own debut.

  • What's Selling at the Norwich Bookstore

    Liza Bernard, co-owner of the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, Vt., reported that she and her colleagues are gearing up for the summer season, when customers visit the store to stock up on books to keep their kids entertained on vacation.

  • Pen Pals: Exhibit Highlights Louis Darling's Beverly Cleary Illustrations

    For author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, it all started with a bedtime story. And like a bedtime story, DiTerlizzi's latest adventure – as a museum curator – has "a beginning, a middle, and an end," though he didn't know that at first.

  • Starfish Bay Debuts First U.S. List

    Starfish Bay Children's Books has expanded its reach from Down Under to these shores.

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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