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  • Christopher Myers and Random House Partner for New Imprint

    Inspired by his passion for bringing diversity to children's literature – a mission shared by his late father, acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers – author and artist Christopher Myers is launching a new imprint with Random House.

  • Lennertz to Lead CBC as Executive Director

    Carl Lennertz has been named executive director of the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader, effective August 8.

  • Children's, YA Graphic Novels Get Expanded BISAC Codes

    In a move that will help publishers, retailers and librarians to more precisely describe and categorize children's and YA graphic novels, BISG will offer an expanded number of BISAC codes and subject headings for the category beginning in January 2017.

  • ALA 2016 in Photos

    Just as Children's Institute was drawing to a close, another horde of book lovers descended upon Orlando: librarians!

  • Children's Institute 4 in Photos

    Independent children's booksellers flew south for the summer, to attend the ABA's fourth Children's Institute, held in Orlando, Fla.

  • HMH Kicks Off Curious World Tour

    Keeping kids reading when school is not in session can be a challenge for any parent. But when books are combined with play, music and interactive entertainment, kids can enjoy these activities in an untraditional format that takes reading outdoors.

  • In Brief: June 30, 2016

    This week, family members and friends honor a late author-illustrator; story time attendees celebrate the "Little Guy"; a debut author has a chance reunion; conference-goers talk shop; book fair employees mark a milestone; and award winners take the stage.

  • Children's Job Moves: June 2016

    New job announcements in children's publishing for June 2016.

  • Tips from Children's Institute 4

    For its fourth year in a row, Children’s Institute gathered booksellers from across the country for two days of education. PW reports on some particularly useful tips that booksellers shared.

  • CI 4: Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain

    In a moving talk, Dana Suskind, M.D. said that it was her experience as a cochlear implant surgeon that led her to found the Thirty Million Words Initiative.

  • Amulet to Pique YA Readers' Interest Online

    Abrams's Amulet imprint has launched an online community for YA readers, called Pique.

  • Girl Power Is Big at Licensing Expo 2016

    Female superheroes and other properties intended to inspire confidence in girls were a big presence at Licensing Expo.

  • Catching Up With Graphic Novel Publisher Papercutz

    When Terry Nantier and Jim Salicrup started Papercutz in New York City in 2005, the children’s graphic novel market barely existed at all. Ten yeas later the category is flourishing and Papercutz graphic novels are an important part of it.

  • CI 4: Telling Stories at Children's Institute

    The 45-hour children's bookseller gathering in Orlando closed on a high note, in large part because of the energy and enthusiasm of booksellers.

  • CI 4: Children's Bookselling Industry 'Only Connects' in Orlando

    Despite the recent tragic events that took place days before the start of Children's Institute 4 at the Wyndham Orlando, the conference started off on a high note.

  • Random House Becomes First Licensee for GoldieBlox Brand

    Starting in early 2017, Random House Children's Books will publish a series of eight original chapter books for girls 6–8 tied to the GoldieBlox toy brand.

  • Return of the Teletubbies

    Simon & Schuster has been named master publishing licensee in the U.S. and Canada for the relaunch of 'Teletubbies.'

  • Books Shine at Licensing Expo

    Books are playing a starring role at this year’s Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas, which began yesterday.

  • In Brief: June 13, 2016

    This week, kids celebrate an author's centenary; teams square off for children’s book trivia; and an author and illustrator give a high-spirited reading.

  • Summer 2016: Capturing the Magic with Children's Books

    During an informal survey of children's and general booksellers around the country, most expressed optimism as they head into the summer selling season.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr
Spouses and artistic collaborators Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr talk about their new picture book, ‘Babies Ruin Everything,’ and how their years of experience self-publishing their own titles led to this and other book deals.
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