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  • National Book Award Finalist's Medal and Its Traveling Woes

    Ali Benjamin – author of the National Book Award finalist The Thing About Jellyfish (Little, Brown, Sept.) – was recently separated from her finalist medal.

  • Current Representations of American Indians in Children's Publishing

    November is Native American Heritage month, which offers a timely reason to take a look at the status of representation of American Indians in children's literature.

  • Authors Rally 'Round Ninja Day

    A band of children's authors with recently published ninja-themed books have joined forces to organize Ninja Day Story Time, to encourage booksellers, librarians, and young ninja devotees to celebrate the occasion.

  • Come Join Us on December 2!

  • In Brief: November 24, 2015

    This week: an author event draws a "marvelous" crowd; a teachers' convention provides the perfect photo op; the founder of a publishing house is rewarded for her ingenuity; a decorative book launch includes cats and petit fours; and two authors and friends celebrate their books in tandem.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of November 30, 2015

    Hitting bookshelves next week are a wordless book about a lonely child and her mystical friends; a middle grade novel that melds mystery, ghosts, and magic; and the conclusion to a science fiction YA series in which teens battle a galactic corporation.

  • Rights Report: Week of November 23, 2015

    New deals for Philip C. Stead, Muon Van, and Rin Chupeco.

  • YALLFest 2015 in Photos

    An estimated 12,000 fans gathered at one of the biggest festivals of young adult literature, hosted in Charleston, S.C., November 13 and 14.

  • Young People's Literature at the 2015 National Book Awards: A Photo Essay

    Our photographer caught up with the authors (and their editors) who were nominated in the Young People's Literature category.

  • Vermont Book Shop to Open Children's Store

    Later this month, the 66-year-old Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury plans to open a second store closer to the town's food co-op and grocery store plaza, Ollie's Other Place.

  • Jonathan Auxier Wins Twice at TD Canadian Children's Lit Awards

    Jonathan Auxier's YA novel 'The Night Gardener,' a Victorian ghost story about orphaned Irish siblings Molly and Kip, has won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award.

  • David Almond Wins Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2015

    The winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2015 is David Almond for 'A Song for Ella Grey.'

  • In Brief: November 19, 2015

    This week: a bookstore urges kids to read past their bedtimes; an author is declared a patron saint; a YA author's fans come in all sizes; an author visits from the Emerald Isle; a children's book "Trivia Bowl" heats up; and an author and illustrator show that minding your manners can be fun.

  • PW Talks with Global Kids Connect Speaker Annie Stone

    Alloy Entertainment editor Annie Stone discusses the challenges of acquiring and editing YA, and how the potential for a global audience shapes her editorial decisions.

  • Neal Shusterman Wins 2015 NBA for Young People's Literature

    Neal Shusterman has won the 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for his novel 'Challenger Deep.' The award was presented Wednesday evening at a ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in lower Manhattan.

  • A Vibrant Shanghai Fair for a Booming Children's Market

    At the just-concluded Shanghai International Children's Book Fair, held from November 13 to 15, first-time exhibitors and seasoned participants were afforded yet another close-up look at the booming Chinese children's market.

  • ROBIE Marks a New Start for a Books-Plus Innovator

    "Rewiring, not retiring" is Robie Rogge's description of her relatively recent career move, which, as implied by that first word, has enabled her to amp up her creative and entrepreneurial wattage.

  • An Inter-Library Loan in Boston

    "If I had your job I could walk to work...": Betsy Groban of HMH and Julie Roach at the Cambridge Public Library hatched a scheme one day.

  • Savannah Children's Book Festival 2015 in Photos

    On Saturday, November 14, authors, illustrators, and readers gathered in Savannah, Ga., for the Savannah Children's Book Festival.

  • Literary Agents Address Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

    For the second year in a row, the New School in Manhattan, in partnership with the SCBWI-Metro NY chapter, hosted a panel of agents to discuss their jobs, what manuscripts they're interested in, and share how best to query them and their colleagues.

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