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  • ALA 2015 in Photos

    Librarians and other book enthusiasts gathered in San Francisco June 25–30 for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference; in and around committee meetings, they met authors, editors, and other industry folks, and heard acceptance speeches from the winners of the annual Youth Media Awards.

  • Licensing Hotline: July 2

    Candlewick Entertainment is publishing four tie-in titles – a novel, two early readers, and a board book – linked to 'Shaun the Sheep: The Movie,' produced by Aardman Animations and being released by Lionsgate on August 5.

  • In Brief: July 2, 2015

    This week, the Wimpy Kid travels to the Vatican; police officers – and the inspirations behind two middle-grade characters – head to the library; a publisher's softball team is a hit; an author and illustrator receive an honor; and writers talk shop in Wyoming.

  • We Need Diverse Books Announces Appointments

    We Need Diverse Books, the grassroots organization-cum-nonprofit that emerged one year ago on the eve of the debut BookCon fan fest, continues to tweak its organizational structure.

  • Children's Job Moves: June 2015

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

  • Summer 2015: Blue Skies and Strong Sales Ahead for Children's Booksellers

    For the first time in several seasons, neither the YA category nor John Green topped the list of potential bestsellers in PW's annual start-of-summer survey of two dozen general and children’s specialty bookstores.

  • In Brief: June 25, 2015

    This week, festival guests meet a picture book heroine; cartoonists are drawn together; librarians and booksellers get acquainted at an author dinner; a community shows support for a local author; and young musicians perform at a bookstore.

  • This Week in Children's Apps: June 22, 2015

    This week in children's apps, an animated memoir from a well-known illustrator.

  • Landman, Grill Win 2015 Carnegie, Greenaway Medals in U.K.

    The winners of the 2015 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals were announced in London on Monday, June 22.

  • Checking in on Diverse Books: A CBC Panel

    Members of the Children’s Book Council and other publishing industry professionals gathered at CBC headquarters in Manhattan on June 16 to continue the discussion about diversity in children’s books.

  • Nonfiction Conference Continues to Grow

    Substantially greater attendance, a wider variety of participants, and an added focus on educators cemented the growing importance of the third annual 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference.

  • In Brief: June 18, 2015

    This week, an author-illustrator comes face-to-face with his characters; authors celebrate indie bookstores and dangerous ladies; a book's bunny ninja inspires three other little bunnies; and an author has a busy few days of festivities.

  • Simply Read Books Faces Complaints of Late Payments, Breached Contracts

    A group of Canadian children's book authors and illustrators is unhappy with Vancouver-based publisher Simply Read Books, which they say has breached contracts and failed to pay advances and royalties on time.

  • Chronicle Sees YA Differently

    Chronicle Books’ motto is “See things differently.” That extends to its children's publishing program as well.

  • Bay Area Spotlight 2015: The Wild West Of Kids’ Books

    With numerous small presses, the Bay Area is an innovative playground for adults who devote their lives to publishing the best in children’s literature.

  • Globe Pequot Heads Out with Ranger Rick

    Globe Pequot, the trade division of Rowman & Littlefield, has secured a license with the National Wildlife Federation to produce a series of Ranger Rick nonfiction children's books.

  • What's Selling at BookPeople of Moscow

    Jesica Sweedler DeHart, co-manager of children's books and gift buyer at BookPeople of Moscow in Moscow, Idaho, reports on titles that are moving quickly at her store, including Carson Ellis's 'Home.'

  • In Brief: June 11, 2015

    This week, a bookstore celebrates National Doughnut Day; a famed children's book author is honored; an author's hometown devotes a day to his latest picture book; writers channel their authentic selves at a bookstore event; fans are all grins at an author's launch party; and summer reading starts off with a bang.

  • WNDB Announces Internship Project Recipients

    We Need Diverse Books announced Wednesday its first annual WNDB Publishing Internship Project recipients.

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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