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  • Children’s Booksellers Get ‘Fantastic’ Start to the 2016 Holiday Selling Season

    In an informal survey of more than two dozen bookstores around the country, booksellers told PW about which books have been selling well for them so far this holiday season.,

  • Penguin and CBC Launch Award Honoring Anna Dewdney

    To commemorate the rich picture-book legacy of Anna Dewdney, Penguin Young Readers, Children’s Book Council, and Every Child a Reader have partnered to establish a prize in honor of the late author and illustrator.

  • In Brief: December 8, 2016

    This week, Chris Van Allsburg and Peter H. Reynolds exchange Christmas gifts; Joel ben Izzy tips his hat to fans; Caren Stelson enjoys a musical book signing; and Matthew J. Kirby goes to Paris.

  • Global Kids Connect Surveys China, Latin America and Brexit

    Organized by PW and the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the Global Kids Connect conference examined a booming Chinese kids' book marketplace, a renewed rights market in Spain and Latin America, and currency exchange issues after Brexit.

  • Introducing the Expanded Children’s Book Week 2017

    Every Child a Reader, the charitable arm of the Children’s Book Council, has announced its plan to enhance Children’s Book Week, the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country, launched in 1919.

  • Rights Report: Week of December 5, 2016

    New deals for Erin Bowman, Joy McCullough, Atia Abawi, R.L. Stine, Marc Brown, and more.

  • Four Questions for Elizabeth Bluemle and Josie Leavitt

    On Small Business Saturday, Josie Leavitt and Elizabeth Bluemle celebrated the 20th anniversary of The Flying Pig Bookstore.

  • Penny Candy Books: A Mission Becomes a Moral Directive

    A year ago, two published poets who met as graduate students – Chad Reynolds and Alexis Orgera, – launched children's publisher Penny Candy Books to, they declared, “make a difference."

  • In Brief: December 1, 2016

    This week, Andrea Davis Pinkney celebrates her new book and Ezra Jack Keats; a singer who inspired a classic song – and now book – returns to the stage; John Coy lives the Gap Life; and author Carol Weston goes all out for Small Business Saturday.

  • 2017 Sendak Fellows Announced

    The 2017 Sendak Fellows were announced on December 1; the program offers artists a four-week retreat at a farm formerly owned by Maurice Sendak, in addition to a prize of $5,000.

  • Macmillan Children’s Publishing Expands E-book Lending

    Macmillan Children's Publishing Group will now offer all frontlist e-books for library lending on the same day they go on sale in the retail market.

  • The Booming Rights Scene for Children's Books in China

    China’s children's book market is on a roll, and there is no stopping the momentum any time soon. That was the consensus of those visiting the recent China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair.

  • S&S Children's Hires Jason Wells, Expands Publicity and Marketing

    Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division has named Jason Wells to the newly created role of v-p of marketing and publicity, effective December 7, the first in a number of planned hires.

  • Chalking Up Another Successful Shanghai Children's Book Fair

    The mood at the three-day China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair was upbeat and positive, driven by the vast (and content-hungry) market of 370 million Chinese children below the age of 18.

  • Eight Trends from the Shanghai Book Fair

    Here are the top trends that overseas exhibitors reported seeing at the Shanghai International Children's Book Fair and for the Chinese book market in general.

  • Macmillan Expands Scope of Swoon Reads

    Launched in 2013 as a crowd-sourced, paperback teen romance line, Feiwel and Friends' Swoon Reads will now publish novels across all YA genres and formats.

  • In Brief: November 22, 2016

    This week, Jennifer Niven posts a note; Candlewick takes a Turkey Trot; Cassandra Clare talks Shadowhunters; Circus Mirandus comes to Pasadena; Paul O. Zelinsky and Matthew Cordell exchange drawings; and a bookstore creates a unique reading space.

  • 2016 National Book Awards for Young People Literature in Photos

    On Wednesday evening, November 16, five finalists for the Young People's Literature prize headed to Cipriani Wall Street in lower Manhattan for the 67th National Book Awards.

  • Patterson and Scholastic Award School Library Grants

    The Patterson Pledge program, a partnership between bestselling author James Patterson and Scholastic Reading Club, designed to aid school libraries, has announced its list of grant recipients for 2016.

  • YALLFest 2016 in Photos

    Thousands of YA fans turned out for the sixth annual YALLFest, a two-day festival for YA books held in downtown Charleston, S.C.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Kenny Loggins
Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins talks to PW KidsCast about adapting his song ‘Footloose’ into a picture book set at a rockin’ zoo.
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