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  • Commemorating 75 Years Of Little Golden Books

    A poky puppy, a shy kitten, and an ugly duckling help a publishing prototype strike gold.

  • Promoting Picture Books for Kids (and Grownups) in Taiwan

    At the recently concluded Taipei International Book Fair, PW met with blogger, reviewer, critic, book club host, and author Charlene Lai, who is widely praised for being one of the most ardent supporters and promoters of picture books in Taiwan. The mother of three, with children ranging from 17 to 27 years of age, is a force of nature.

  • AWP 2017: YA Authors on Why the Politics of Writing Is Personal

    This year’s annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference also was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the literary organization’s founding in 1967.

  • Rights Report: Week of February 13, 2017

    New deals this week for Dana Mele, Alyson Gerber, Allison Varnes, JoJo Siwa, Corey Ann Haydu, Claire Legrand, Juana Medina, and Constance Lombardo.

  • Big Dreams, Big Prizes, and Willy Wonka Spur Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge

    Kicking off next month: Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge, an idea contest that encourages U.S. kids and their teachers not to imagine small, but “imaginormous,” and come up with their most inventive story ideas.

  • What’s Selling at Books & Company

    Children’s book buyer Lisa Nehs is weathering the winter in good spirits at Books & Company in Ocononowoc, Wisconsin. She spoke with PW about some of the titles—from picture books to YA—that she and her colleagues are eagerly selling this season.

  • Children’s Bookselling Tips from Winter Institute 2017

    While much of the focus of Winter Institute 12, held in Minneapolis from January 27–30, was decidedly political, there were still plenty of panels that contained nuts-and-bolts information on bookselling.

  • Taipei Book Fair 2017: Children’s Titles, Especially Translations, Are Big Deals

    The Taipei International Book Fair (TIBE) is here again. Now in its 25th edition, the six-day event once more dedicates a separate pavilion (in Hall 3) to children’s books, indicating the importance and size of the segment in the island’s book market.

  • In Brief: February 9, 2017

    This week, Jacqueline Woodson kicks off AWP festivities; the Magic Tree House series hits a milestone; Ellen Hopkins meets some grown-up fans; Robert Beatty celebrates a day of reading; a debut author takes flight; and Kate O’Hearn dresses up.

  • Rights Report: Week of February 6, 2017

    New deals for Mary E. Pearson, A.N. Kang, Beth Ferry, Marie Lu, Carrie Mac, Kasie West, Sally Lloyd-Jones, Neal Layton, and Greg Pizzoli.

  • Winter Institute 12 in Photos

    Booksellers, authors, and publishers braved the winter cold in record numbers to head to Minneapolis for the 12th annual Winter Institute (held January 27–30).

  • First Book and Every Child a Reader Announce New Partnership

    First Book will extend its philanthropic reach through a new partnership with Every Child a Reader, the charitable arm of the Children’s Book Council and sponsor of Children’s Book Week.

  • In Brief: February 2, 2017

    This week, Little, Brown employees have bragging rights; Kevin Henkes has a big book birthday; Neil Patrick Harris takes an onstage photo at ALA; the Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress celebrates expanded hours; Kate DiCamillo and Ann Patchett join forces at Winter Institute; and author-illustrator Clare Pernice talks words, pictures, and puppets.

  • A Call for Diversity Among Children’s Booksellers at Winter Institute 12

    Winter Institute – which this year drew 654 booksellers – is largely about helping booksellers sell more books, and several panels contained tips and best practices that can be implemented at children’s bookstores.

  • Rights Report: Week of January 30, 2017

    New deals this week for Susan Verde, Mark Tatulli, and Janet Fox.

  • Children’s Bookstore Makes the Shortlist for PW Bookstore of the Year

    For the first time in the nearly 25-year history of the PW Bookstore of the Year Awards, a children’s only bookstore, Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis, was named one of five finalists.

  • Children's Job Moves: January 2017

    New job announcements in children's publishing for January 2017.

  • New Scholastic Report Highlights Diversity, Choice, and Reading Aloud

    Scholastic has released the sixth edition of its Kids & Family Reading Report, the company’s biannual survey of kids 6–17 and their parents regarding their attitudes and behaviors around reading.

  • Booksellers Rethink Ways to Promote Children's Nonfiction

    How children's booksellers are creating successful nonfiction sections.

  • Do Young Adult Adaptations Work?

    While many works of nonfiction are resonating with children these days, the bookseller jury is still out on young readers’ adaptations of bestselling adult books.

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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