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  • In Brief: August 27, 2015

    This week, YA reigns in D.C., a hashtag contest invites fans to "take a bow," and readers gear up for school with ice-cream and a middle-grade author.

  • Author Solutions Case Ends With Settlement

    The closely-watched case against self-publishing service provider Author Solutions in New York is over, just weeks after a federal judge denied the case class action status.

  • Random House Queues Up Its 'First in Line' Program

    "Be the first to read the last line of the next big thing," invites a promo piece for First in Line, an initiative offering an early peek at new YA titles.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of August 24, 2015

    Hitting bookshelves this week are some picture books from bestselling pairings, the long-awaited second volume in a YA series, a buzzed middle-grade novel about a transgender girl, and plenty more.

  • In Brief: August 20, 2015

    This week, a picture book author’s tapestry honors a music legend; some popular crayons come home; an author (and dad) eases first-day school jitters; and young writers shine at a book club camp.

  • 'New York Times' Changes Children's Bestseller Lists

    Starting August 21, the 'New York Times' will tweak its children's bestseller lists, separating hardcover middle grade and young adult titles from paperback and e-book bestsellers.

  • This Week in Children's Apps: August 17, 2015

    This week in children's apps, an interactive story book encourages vocabulary building.

  • Josalyn Moran to Launch Imprint for Quarto USA

    Josalyn Moran, former executive at Barnes & Noble, Chronicle Books, and Albert Whitman, is starting a new imprint for Quarto Publishing Group USA, to be called Seagrass Press.

  • Macmillan's Novel Approach to Combating Childhood Hunger

    Katherine Applegate and Macmillan Children's Publishing Group are leveraging the theme of 'Crenshaw' for a worthy cause.

  • Find Waldo Local: Four Years of Searching

    For the fourth year in a row, the American Booksellers Association partnered with Candlewick Press to Find Waldo Local.

  • News from the North: August 2015

    In this edition of Canadian publishing news: seven simultaneously released books tell the stories of seven orphan girls; Mariko Tamaki's next YA novel features a girl with two moms; the creator of Scaredy Squirrel has a new standalone picture book; and a film-to-book adaptation follows a Chinese girl who helped to build Canada’s transcontinental railway.

  • Reading Rainbow: Hoping to Engage Lifelong Readers Through Licensing

    For the first time in its 30-plus-year history, the Reading Rainbow brand is strategically entering the licensing arena, with assistance from its new licensing agent, Brand Central.

  • Penguin's Plan to Encourage Crayon Donation

    Penguin Young Readers Group is teaming up with the Crayon Collection charity to encourage booksellers and educators across the country to collect and share gently-used crayons to children who can't afford them.

  • Quarterly Magazine for Children's Literature to Launch This Winter

    U.K.-based co-founders Sarah Odedina and Kate Manning have announced the launch of 'The Read Quarterly,' a magazine focusing on the international culture of children's books.

  • Tin House Books Crosses Over into YA

    Tin House Books isn't known for publishing children's books. But with the fall release of Sarah Jaffe's Dryland, it crosses into YA territory.

  • Oh, the Parties You'll Throw: Celebrating the New Dr. Seuss Book Across the Country

    Bookstores across the country threw parties to celebrate the release of the latest, never-before-seen Dr. Seuss picture book, 'What Pet Should I Get?'

  • What's Selling at Between the Covers

    Summer is always a busy selling season at Between the Covers in Harbor Springs, Mich., where owner Katie Capaldi explained that the population of the town quadruples in the summer months due to an influx of seasonal residents and visitors.

  • Licensing Hotline: August 6

    Quirk Books's 'Home Alone' picture book, new Star Wars Little Golden Books, Chronicle's bestsellers-to-brands initiative, Dynamite's expanding roster of licenses, and more.

  • Hobbies & Crafts 2015: Kids, Unplugged

    New books encourage kids to trade online for hands-on.

  • NYRB Launches Children's Paperback Imprint

    The New York Review of Books' Children's Collection is launching a new paperback imprint, NYRB Kids, starting with two titles releasing on September 8.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with R.L. Stine and Marc Brown
R.L. Stine and Marc Brown talk about their creepy new picture book, ‘The Little Shop of Monsters,’ and about why the project felt like a departure for both of them.
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