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  • Charlesbridge Launches Teen Imprint

    Just over a decade after 28-year-old Charlesbridge Publishing expanded its children’s book offerings from picture books to middle grade, the press is adding young adult titles to the mix for the first time.

  • In Brief: March 23, 2017

    Children's publishing happens for the week of March 20, 2017.

  • Rights Report: Week of March 20, 2017

    New deals this week for Christy Hale, Geoff Rodkey, Katie Henry, and more.

  • 2017 Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Finalists Announced

    Penguin Young Readers, the Children’s Book Council, and Every Child a Reader have announced the finalists for the first annual Anna Dewdney Read Together Award.

  • Bonnier Launches IglooBooks in North America

    Bonnier is launching its IglooBooks brand in North America, where it will join the company’s four other U.S. imprints, including Little Bee Books, Sizzle Press, Weldon Owen, and Blue Streak Books, the recently launched illustrated books imprint.

  • In Brief: March 16, 2017

    A look at Children's and YA events around the country.

  • 2017 Carle Honors Announced

    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has announced the recipients of its 2017 Carle Honors.

  • Rights Report: Week of March 13, 2017

    New deals this week for Rick Yancey, Jodi Lynn Anderson, Jennifer Blecher, Sarah Nicole Lemon, Alison Cherry, Roberto Innocenti, and Jonathan Ashley.

  • Hachette Unveils Children's App Pairing Text and Music

    Hachette, in partnership with startup Novel Effect, has created an app that relies on voice recognition technology to sync music and sound effects to picture book text.

  • Children's Institute 2017: Children's Institute Heads to Portland

    In just a few years, this mini Winter Institute that’s focused solely on children’s bookselling has become a key component of ABA’s educational programming and continues to grow.

  • Kids’ Subscription Services Take Off

    As indie booksellers look for ways to distinguish their stores, many turn to individualized monthly subscription services for babies through teens.

  • Cottage Door Press Expands List

    Three years after it was founded by retired Publications International president Richard Maddrell, Cottage Door Press is expanding at a rapid pace.

  • North Texas Teen Book Festival and Educator Day in Photos

    The third annual North Texas Teen Book Festival, held on March 4, featured more than 80 authors who spoke on panels, signed books, and met with young readers.

  • In Brief: March 9, 2017

    (Clockwise from top l.): This week, the VlogBrothers go live at NerdCon; E.L. Konigsburg’s From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler turns 50; Kat Yeh reads aloud on Live Stream; author Angie Thomas shares a warm moment with her mother; Kate Hosford and Gabi Swiatkowska serve up tea and reader’s theater at their book launch; and author P.J. Hoover has her King Tut cake and eats it too.

  • 2016 Children’s Sales in Review: A CBC Panel

    A librarian, bookseller, and publishing professional gathered to discuss 2016 children’s book sales and reading trends at a Children’s Book Council Forum held at Penguin Random House on March 2.

  • Aladdin’s MAX Adds Boys' Fiction to the Mix

    Middle-grade boys are the target audience for MAX, a paperback line that Simon & Schuster’s Aladdin Books will debut on April 18.

  • Movie Alert: ‘Boss Baby’

    Back in 2010, when the picture book 'The Boss Baby' was published, author-illustrator Marla Frazee had no inclination that Alec Baldwin would one day voice her character on the big screen.

  • Rights Report: Week of March 6, 2017

    New deals this week for Sally Green, Mo O'Hara, Sherri Duskey Rinker, and Jessica Brody.

  • Changes in 'New York Times' Children's Books Coverage

    'New York Times Book Review' editor Pamela Paul recently explained changes to the paper’s books coverage, including that of children’s and young adult titles.

  • 2017 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards Finalists Announced

    The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader have announced the finalists for its 10th annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Holly M. McGhee
Author and literary agent Holly M. McGhee discusses her middle grade novel ‘Matylda, Bright and Tender,’ about a fourth-grader coping with the death of her best friend.
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