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  • Bologna 2015: The ABCs of Children’s Apps

    Before the opening of the Bologna Children's Book Fair, app creators and developers gathered to discuss the digital children's market, including pricing and pitfalls.

  • Literacy and Young Readers at the 2015 IPA Congress

    The one and only session on children at the International Publishers Association Congress was perhaps indicative of a thriving and stable segment in an industry that has been roiled by digital challenges and online piracy.

  • Spanish-Language Children's Bookstore Opens in Los Angeles

    La Librería is the first Spanish-language bookstore for children in Los Angeles County, home to 4.9 million Hispanics.

  • Klutz Brand Inspires 'Amazingly Immature' Exhibit

    The Klutz brand of book-based activity kits, long a staple in the Children's Museum of Houston's gift shop, is the basis of a new exhibition which opened on March 7.

  • In Brief: March 26, 2015

    This week, authors visit Dubai; a musical novel has a theatrical release party; readers take part in a Saint Patrick's Day book event; and a book van gets a makeover.

  • More on Little Brown's Lego Deal; PaperCutz Moves On

    Little, Brown's new license with Lego for graphic novels will center initially on three brands that will be featured in a quarterly release, on a rotating basis.

  • Children's Job Moves: March 2015

    New job announcements in children's publishing for March 2015.

  • Multiplatform Start-Up Lands Author Mary Hoffman

    The newly formed Time Traveler Tours & Tales has announced its first acquisition, written by author Mary Hoffman.

  • NYC Teen Author Festival in Photos

    The eighth annual NYC Teen Author Festival featured events throughout the week of March 15-23. Several authors participated, and shared photos from the event across social media.

  • Rights Report: Week of March 23, 2015

    New deals for Akilah Hughes, Stephanie Kuehn, Dave Engledow, Gennifer Choldenko, Ryan Gebhart, and Molly Booth.

  • The Falling Euro: Good for Your T&E, Bad for Your Business?

    Those of us attending the Bologna Book Fair this year from the USA will have a pleasant surprise when we check our credit card statements on our return home. But it's not all good for your bottom line.

  • In Brief: March 19

    This week, a celebration of books draws young readers; a graphic novel hits the ground rolling; an author's birthday party is a hit among guests; a bookstore throws a robot-themed pajama party; and an author reconnects with her teachers at her book release event.

  • Parragon Secures Coloring and Activity License for Key Disney Franchises

    Starting in January 2016, Parragon will become the licensee for core coloring, sticker, and activity books for many of Disney's key franchises.

  • New Prize Honors Children's Books on American History

    A new award aims to honor children's books that feature "events and people that shaped the history of the U.S."

  • Licensing Hotline: March 17

    DHX Brands and its licensing-agency division Copyright Promotions Licensing Group have signed Penguin Young Readers Group as the publishing licensee for the preschool TV series 'Ella the Elephant,' based on the books by Carmela and Steven D'Amico.

  • Albert Whitman to Release Paper Editions of All Fiction Titles

    The nearly century-old publisher continues to expand its reach into the children's book market by launching its debut list of paperback reprints of its fiction titles.

  • Children's Sales Soared in 2014

    Sales in the children's/young adult book segment rose 20.8% in 2014 over 2013, hitting $1.89 billion.

  • Celebrating the Legacy of Walter Dean Myers

    Friends, family members, colleagues, and those otherwise touched by the work of the late author gathered for an evening of rich and decidedly up-tempo readings, speeches, and performances to honor his life.

  • In Brief: North Texas Teen Book Festival

    The festival featured more than 40 authors who spoke on panels, signed copies of their books, and met with readers.

  • 2015 Eric Carle Honorees Announced

    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has announced the recipients of the 2015 Carle Honors.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Billy Steers
Billy Steers, creator of the Tractor Mac picture books, discusses the 2015 relaunch of his series with Macmillan, as well as the brand-new adventures that await the anthropomorphic tractor and his friends.
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