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  • Egmont USA Authors Respond to Joining Lerner Publishing Group

    Egmont USA authors were uniformly excited and relieved by the news that Lerner Publishing Group will acquire Egmont USA's final list.

  • News from the North: February 2015

    This roundup of the latest in Canadian publishing news features one press instilling a love of reading through a wordless story, another increasing diversity in books, and a silver anniversary for a bald cartoon toddler.

  • In Brief: February 26, 2015

    This week, an author promotes her debut in the Midwest; a storied $5 bill winds up in an author’s hands; booksellers gather to talk shop; and fans come out of the 'woodwork' for an activity-filled book release.

  • Children's Job Moves: February 2015

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

  • Hollins Launches Margaret Wise Brown Prize

    Beginning in 2016, Hollins University in Roanoke, Va., will annually award the author of the best text for a picture book published the previous year.

  • Lerner Acquires Egmont USA Titles

    Under the deal, Lerner will fold the Egmont USA titles into different imprints including Carolrhoda Books, Carolrhoda Lab, Darby Creek, and Millbrook Press.

  • Interlude Press Launches YA Imprint

    Interlude Press is launching Duet, a young adult fiction imprint representing LGBTQ characters with two inaugural titles in June.

  • SCBWI Debuts Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award

    The award will recognize and encourage the publication of a book of poetry or anthology for children and/or young adults and will be awarded to an SCBWI member every three years.

  • Disney's Digital Strategy Stresses Personalization, Sharing

    "It's all storytelling," says Andrew Sugerman, executive v-p of Disney Publishing Worldwide, who spoke about the interrelationship between print and digital formats.

  • 2015 Pannell Award Nominees Announced

    The annual award recognizing bookstores that encourage children's interest in books has announced this year's finalists.

  • Continuing the Conversation: Authors, Illustrators, and Editors Talk Diversity

    Supplying books by, for, and about individuals from diverse backgrounds was discussed during a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators panel in February.

  • Children's Choice Book Award Finalists Announced

    The finalists for this year's Children's Choice Book Awards have been announced, in seven categories, which young readers across the country will vote for online from Tuesday, March 17through Sunday, May 3.

  • Wi10: Booksellers Reflect on Past, Future of Free Speech

    A call to arms for making books accessible to young people was an underlying theme of Winter Institute 10, held at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., Feb. 9–11.

  • Fair Play at Winter Institute 10

    Two panels presented by the ABC Group of the American Booksellers Association discussed ways that booksellers have grown margins and increased sales: by holding successful book fairs and adding book-of-the-month clubs and baby registries.

  • John Green's Southern Exposure

    Although he lives in Indianapolis, John Green must love the South.

  • In Brief: February 19

    On February 9, booksellers, authors, and publishers attending Winter Institute 10 gathered at Scholastic's Meet-and-Treat party.

  • Obituary: Bernice Cullinan

    Noted professor, author, editor, and children's literacy advocate Bernice "Bee" Cullinan died on February 5. She was 88.

  • CCBC Stats Show Children’s Books Shifting Toward Diversity

    Recent figures from the CCBC released Wednesday indicate that diversity is increasing in children’s books.

  • Meet the Editor: Alvina Ling

    In her 15 years at LBYR Ling has edited books that have won everything from Newbery and Caldecott Honors to the Coretta Scott King Medal.

  • Book Publishing Comes to YouTube

    There’s no denying that the Internet has had an enormous impact on book publishing in recent years—both in the acquiring process and on sales.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with David J. Smith
Author David J. Smith talks about his new picture book, 'If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers,’ which uses everyday examples and analogies to help children gain a better understanding of hard-to-grasp concepts like the size of the galaxy or the span of human history.
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