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  • 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.

  • Random House Extends Book Brands Through Licensing

    Random House Children's Books director of licensing's Rachel Bader's efforts are starting to come to fruition with the announcement of her first licensing agreements.

  • In Brief: November 17, 2016

    This week, J.K. Rowling attends a screening of Fantastic Beasts; Christian Robinson goes live on Facebook; friends and fellow authors R.J. Palacio and Meg Medina catch up; Mary Quattlebaum and Gilbert Ford celebrate new books; author Eleanor Glewwe gives her stamp of approval; and Per Breiehagen and Lori Evert welcome their latest 'Wish.'

  • Fall 2016 Regionals: All Our Coverage

    This year's regional bookseller shows benefited from the continued growth of the indie bookstore channel, which brought in more new bookstore owners and younger frontline booksellers.

  • CBC Diversity Committee Reaches Out to Teens

    As part of an ongoing series of panels intended to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds to consider a career in publishing, the Children's Book Council Diversity Initiative held a Teen Outreach Panel in Boston on November 5.

  • Curious George Added to Sourcebooks' Put Me in the Story Platform

    Sourcebooks continues to expand its offerings of licensed characters on its Put Me in the Story platform, most recently by adding Curious George to its list in time for the 2016 holiday season.

  • Wordstock 2016: A Literary Day for the Whole Family

    A little Northwest rain couldn't deter eager readers, young and old, from attending Wordstock, Portland, Ore.'s annual literary festival, which took place on Nov. 5, primarily in the Portland Art Museum and at several satellite venues.

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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