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  • Writing Teen Lives: A YA Roundtable

    YA romance authors Susane Colasanti, Elizabeth Eulberg, Kieran Scott, Jennifer E. Smith, and moderator Jen Calonita discussed a number of topics for a group of fans at Barnes & Noble on New York City's Upper West Side on June 26.

  • In Brief: July 1

    This week, YA novelists growl and bear it; a publishing industry vet is honored; and a debut middle-grade author celebrates his book release in style.

  • Second Annual 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference Builds Momentum

    Writers, illustrators, publishers and others involved with children's nonfiction marked the summer solstice on the SUNY New Paltz campus in upstate New York at the second annual 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference, held June 20–22.

  • UtopYA: The Conference with 'Heart'

    The Millenium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., hosted the third annual UtopYA conference, a gathering of authors and fans of supernatural YA and new adult fiction, held June 20–22.

  • Robin Adelson Stepping Down from CBC, Every Child a Reader

    Robin Adelson, executive director of Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader, will resign her posts at the end of 2014 after eight years at the helm of the two organizations.

  • Children's Job Moves: June 2014

    New job announcements in children's publishing for June 2014.

  • Frances Foster Remembered

    Frances Foster, renowned editor of books for children whose career spanned more than 55 years, died on June 8 at age 83. Here, some of her authors and longtime colleagues share memories and pay tribute to her warmth, generosity, and editorial prowess.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Backs Reading Aloud from Infancy

    The American Academy of Pediatrics is releasing a new policy statement that recommends pediatricians and policy makers promote reading aloud to children daily, beginning in infancy.

  • Kevin Brooks, Jon Klassen Win Carnegie, Greenaway Medals

    The winners of the 2014 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals were announced on June 23 in London. Kevin Brooks won the Carnegie Medal for The Bunker Diary while Jon Klassen took the Greenaway Medal for This Is Not My Hat.

  • HMH Celebrates Its First 150 Years

    Ever since 1864, children's books have played a significant role at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, or Hurd & Houghton as it was originally known.

  • RIF and Macy's Reveal Reading Survey Results, Debut 2014 'Be Book Smart'

    Reading Is Fundamental and Macy's released the results of a new survey on Wednesday that disclosed that only 17 percent of parents view reading as a top summer priority for their children.

  • What's Selling at Titcomb's Bookshop

    The summer selling season is starting to heat up at Titcomb's Bookshop in East Sandwich, Mass., on Cape Cod. Vicky Titcomb, manager of the 45-year-old family owned and operated store, spotlighted some favorite books she and her staff have been handselling and are eager to introduce to vacationing customers.

  • In Brief: June 19

    This week, an honored "guardian" takes to the streets; children's authors attend a carnival for a cause; a book release party is a family affair; and a picture-book writer has her cake—and reads it, too.

  • Sanrio Launches Hello Kitty Reading Day

    To mark Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary, licensor Sanrio and its publishing licensees are planning the first Hello Kitty Reading Day this fall.

  • NFL Players Inc. and Penguin Team Up for Children’s Books

    Penguin Young Readers Group has partnered with NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association, to create a range of books inspired by National Football League athletes.

  • ALA 2014: The Exit Interview: PW Talks with Scholastic’s John Mason

    John Mason, the esteemed director of library and educational marketing at Scholastic, will officially hang up his tote bag on July 3. We caught up with Mason as he was preparing for the transition.

  • Licensing Hotline: June 2014

    This fall, Downtown Bookworks will introduce its first three titles under a new license with PBS Kids that encompasses activity books, interactive board books, and craft kits.

  • In Brief: June 12

    This week, a young entrepreneur and a YA author get bold new looks; favorite stuffed animals have their day at the Carle; and a pair of picture book characters make new friends.

  • Obituary: Eric Hill

    Eric Hill, author of "Where's Spot?," died on June 6 at age 86.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Mary E. Pearson
Author Mary E. Pearson discusses 'The Kiss of Deception,' the first book in her Remnant Chronicles series, as well as keeping secrets from readers (without tricking them) and not worrying about what genre her books fall into.
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