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  • Blockbusters and Sleepers: A CBC Panel

    Members of the Children's Book Council gathered for a forum on "Making a Bestseller: From Blockbusters to Sleeper Hits" at Random House headquarters in New York City on October 18.

  • In Brief: October 20, 2016

    This week, Carson Ellis and Jon Klassen read together; Richard Peck meets baseball and book fans in Chicago; author Helena Coggan and fans play laser tag; debut author Booki Vivat signs some books; Tania del Rio and Will Staehle take a group selfie; and Yvonne Ventresca enjoys an elegantly dark book launch.

  • Readerlink Buys Studio Fun Assets

    Readerlink has acquired a range assets of Studio Fun, the children's publisher that had been known as Reader's Digest Children's Publishing.

  • A Look at MoMA's Children's List

    There are certain advantages to having your publishing offices housed a few paces from one of the most exquisite collections of art in the world.

  • Twin Cities, Already Rich in Children's Bookstores, to Add Another

    The Twin Cities is gaining another indie children's bookstore this spring with the opening of Babycake's Book Stack.

  • Windows & Mirrors: Promoting Diverse Books for the Holidays and Beyond

    Last fall, California and New England children's booksellers challenged each other to see which region could sell the most diverse books in the weeks leading up to Christmas. This year that challenge is back.

  • Heartland Fall Forum 2016: Children's Authors Create Magic

    What this year's Heartland Fall Forum lacked in terms of bookseller attendance, it made up for in enthusiasm, especially when it came to children's books and authors.

  • MPIBA 2016: Kids' Booksellers, Authors Get Primed for Fall

    With 15 new stores signing on as members in 2016, the Mountains and Plains Independent Bookstore Association is booming.

  • In Brief: October 13, 2016

    This week, Rick Riordan hammers out a book tour; A.S. King serves up some tacos and tornados; Laurie Halse Anderson has a revolutionary school visit; poets convene in Washington State; Brendan Wenzel and Matt de la Peña get acquainted; and Scott Westerfeld and Krystal Sutherland launch their books.

  • PRH Canada Launches New Penguin Teen Imprint

    Penguin Random House Canada has announced the creation of a new imprint for young adult titles, called Penguin Teen.

  • Trimmer Named Head of Holt Books for Young Readers; Godwin to Get Imprint

    In a reorg, Christian Trimmer has been named editorial director of Henry Holt Books for Young Readers; current publisher Laura Godwin will be launching her own imprint.

  • Issues-Driven YA for 2017

    PW previews forthcoming titles that take on tough topics.

  • YA Authors Turn Advocates

    Jay Asher, Leigh Bardugo, and others explain how they reach teens by addressing difficult subjects.

  • Here, There, Elsewhere: Archipelago Books Launches a Children's Imprint

    A new venture is in the works for Archipelago Books – Elsewhere Editions, a children's imprint – with its first titles to be released in spring 2017.

  • Horn Book at Simmons 2016: An 'Out of the Box' Weekend

    The sixth annual Horn Book at Simmons one-day colloquium was held on Saturday, October 1, at Simmons College in Boston, to celebrate the winners who were recognized the previous evening at the 2016 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards.

  • Offerings for Young Readers Abound at PNBA

    At this year's Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association trade show, held September 29–October 2 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Wash., books for younger readers held their own against big-name adult draws.

  • In Brief: October 6, 2016

    This week, R.L. Stine scares up some fans at a book fest; a picture book travels to new heights; Allen Say leaves a mark; Lane Smith and Jory John address some "Penguin Problems"; James Ponti gets framed; and Cindy Jenson Elliott celebrates the life and legacy of Ansel Adams.

  • We Need Diverse Books Launches Curated Books App

    We Need Diverse Books is launching an app, OurStory, utilizing a database of more than 1,200 curated books reflecting diverse characters and themes that librarians, educators, parents, and children can search for reading recommendations.

  • Picture Book Heroes Honored at the Carle Awards

    On a brisk early autumn evening, the Eric Carle Honors celebrated its 11th year of recognizing instrumental figures in children's literature.

  • Showcasing Children's Books at SIBA

    The Southern Independent Bookstore Alliance Discovery Show, held September 16–18 in Savannah, Ga., featured several notable children's and YA authors.

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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