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  • Licensing Hotline: May 27, 2015

    Random House Books for Young Readers is publishing a series of middle-grade novels tied to the new DC Super Hero Girls brand, for girls 6-12.

  • In Brief: May 27, 2015

    This week, a book fest unites fans and authors in Pasadena; an author-illustrator draws on the wall; and the 1960s are alive and well at an NYC bookstore.

  • Children's Job Moves: May 2015

    New job announcements in children's publishing for May 2015.

  • Nurnberg to Launch New Children’s Imprint at Quarto

    Charles Nurnberg, co-founder of Imagine Publishing, and former CEO of Sterling, is developing a new children’s imprint at Quarto, slated for launch in fall 2016.

  • Epic! Adds Macmillan Kids’ E-books

    Epic!, an e-book subscription service for kids, is adding titles from another Big Five publisher to its inventory of 10,000 e-books.

  • Adventures in Licensing: An ABPA Panel

    Book packagers and other publishing professionals discussed seeking out brands for product development, maintaining effective partnerships, and creating versatile product designs.

  • In Brief: May 21, 2015

    This week, an author and illustrator inspire kids to read; debut authors talk shop; a mother-daughter author pair celebrate their latest collaboration; an author reads with sharks; touring authors get theatrical with bookstore critters; and N.C. booksellers celebrate local authors.

  • New Owner for Poptropica and FEN

    Pearson's edutainment network, which helped launch several big children's book series, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Galactic Hot Dog, has been acquired by U.K. investor Sandbox Partners.

  • ABDO Launches YA Fiction List

    EPIC Press, a new Minneapolis-based publisher of teen fiction, anticipates that its entry into the competitive YA market this fall will be as monumental as its company name suggests.

  • Erin Stein: Making an Imprint at Macmillan

    One of the first orders of business for Erin Stein's new imprint at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group: choose a name.

  • Jay Asher's '50 States Against Bullying' Tour in Photos

    Jay Asher, author of 'Thirteen Reasons Why,' the longtime bestseller that confronts the topics of teen suicide and bullying, took the book, and his message #ReasonsWhyYouMatter, on the road.

  • What's Selling at Watchung Booksellers

    Carolyn Anbar of Watchung Booksellers in Watchung, N.J., talks about some favorite titles she is happily handselling.

  • In Brief: May 14, 2015

    This week, an author-illustrator steps into his book; guest actors-turned-authors attend a spirited librarian preview; a teen host welcomes a big-name author; fan favorites come out for a literary convention; a book launch is intergalactic; and an author returns to her home turf.

  • This Week in Children's Apps: May 14, 2015

    This week in children's apps, an interactive travel guide that instructs in language and cooking.

  • News from the North: May 2015

    In this edition of news from our neighbors to the north: a nonfiction graphic novel about a former child soldier, a spotlight on aboriginal authors, a new middle-grade series from the descendant of literary royalty, and a hat trick of book design awards for one West Coast publisher.

  • 2015 Children's Book Week in Photos

    Across the country, bookstores, libraries, and schools celebrated Children's Book Week – May 4-10 – with a variety of activities.

  • National Book Foundation Announces Innovations in Reading Prize

    The National Book Foundation has awarded $10,000 to Reach Incorporated for its annual Innovations in Reading Prize.

  • Two Booksellers, 13 Bookstores, Six Days! A Road Trip Photo Essay

    Two Massachusetts booksellers take advantage of Children's Institute 3's California location to take a bookstore tour of the California coast.

  • Rights Report: Week of May 4, 2015

    New deals for Dan Howell, Phil Lester, Tom O'Donnell, Tim Miller, Misa Saburi, and more.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Robie H. Harris
Robie H. Harris discusses her picture book ‘Turtle and Me,’ about a boy and his well-loved stuffed turtle, as well as the importance of honesty and directness when writing for children.
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