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  • Beyond the “Problem Novel”: Antibullying Books 2014

    Now in its ninth year, National Bullying Awareness Month in October continues to draw attention from parents, educators, and the media, and, as a result, from publishers as well.

  • A Selection of Anti-Bullying Titles for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

  • Month9Books Launches Tantrum Books

    Month9Books is targeting a younger audience with its new middle-grade imprint, Tantrum Books, whose tagline is "Let's make some noise."

  • Diversity Group Announces Walter Dean Myers Award and Grants

    Walter Dean Myers's literary estate has granted We Need Diverse Books the rights to name an award and grants in memory of the late writer, who was outspoken in his lifelong advocacy for multicultural children's books.

  • Children's Authors at New York Comic Con 2014: A Photo Essay

    One of New York Comic Con's big draws is children's books, with many publishers and authors in attendance.

  • MPIBA 2014: Big Helpings of Children's Books with Authors

    Children's books, noted Liesl Freudenstein of Boulder Bookstore during the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association's annual gathering, provided a major source of excitement for booksellers throughout the show.

  • MPIBA 2014's Children's Breakfast: Memories Inspire Authors

    The 2014 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers trade show kicked off with a memorable Children's Author and Illustrator breakfast.

  • Feting the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Winners

    At BEA, the winners of the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, which have been presented annually since 1967, were announced. But the annual awards ceremony took place last week on Friday, October 10, at Simmons College in Boston, Mass., which is also the site of the new home for the 'Horn Book.'

  • In Brief: October 16

    This week, an author-illustrator's interactive book tour generates some masterpieces; an author and exhibitor makes news at Frankfurt; an author and friends go on "record"; "Fierce" authors zero in on their prey (aka, cake); an alphabet book launch draws a multigenerational crowd; and preschoolers enjoy "pumpkin time" with a visiting author.

  • Licensing Hotline: October 16

    Simon & Schuster has secured the rights to produce Ready to Read books in North America based on the preschool series 'Doozers,' licensed by the Jim Henson Company.

  • Finalists for 2014 NBA in Young People's Literature Announced

    The National Book Foundation narrowed its longlist down to five finalists for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

  • AwesomenessTV Launches YA Book Imprint

    AwesomenessTV, a media venture that produces teen-oriented series for YouTube, is launching Awesomeness Ink, a YA book imprint.

  • No Shortage of Kids' Comics at New York Comic Con

    Remember when comics grew up and got serious? Publishers have come full circle and now cater to young readers with new comics and graphic novels and tie-ins to old favorites.

  • Heartland 2014 Works Its Magic on Children's Booksellers

    The Heartland Fall Forum program this year featured a quote by Stephen King, "Books are a uniquely portable magic." Magic certainly infused the third joint MIBA and GLIBA trade show, held in Minneapolis from September 30–October 2.

  • In Brief: October 9

    This week, a festival ends as an author's U.K. tour begins; a celebrity author visits the Tri-State area; 'dorks' get their day in D.C.; and an author gets up close and personal with an aptly named chicken.

  • Writing Native Lives in YA: A NYPL Panel Discussion

    Two young adult authors and their editors gathered for a discussion about representations of Native American characters and authors in YA literature at the New York Public Library

  • Wimpy Kid Series to Hit 150M in Print

    With the November 4 publication of the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, 'The Long Haul,' Jeff Kinney's series will surpass 150 million copies in print worldwide.

  • Book Benches Charm Londoners

    Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere' is the final entry for Books About Town, a trail of highly decorated, book-themed benches that have been much enjoyed around London since July.

  • NEIBA 2014: A Show of Enthusiasm from Children's Booksellers

    "Attendance was up; the mood was way up," said New England Independent Booksellers Association executive director Steve Fischer, describing the group's 41st annual fall gathering that took place on Sept. 30–Oct. 2.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with John Rocco
John Rocco talks about the autobiographical origins of his new picture book, 'Blizzard,' as well as what it's been like to be involved with the Percy Jackson franchise and to get a call from the Caldecott committee.
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