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  • BookCon 2015: 'Paper Towns' Cast and Director Reunite with John Green

    Although BookCon 2015 featured appearances galore by Hollywood celebrities, the Paper Towns panel on Saturday evening surely was the highlight of this year's literary fanfest for the raucous crowd of 2,250 that filled the enormous Special Events hall.

  • BEA and BookCon 2015 in Photos

    Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and readers from around the globe gathered at the Javits Center in New York City for BookExpoAmerica and BookCon.

  • BEA 2015: Children's and YA Publishing in China

    China, BEA's guest of honor this year, was the enthusiastic host to the May 28th BEA panel on Children's and YA literature in China and America. Their interest in children's literature was evident. But the event required a lot of patience.

  • BEA 2015: Writing About Tough Topics for Teens

    YA authors Aaron Hartzler, Ellen Hopkins, Patrick Ness, Lynn Weingarten, and Cammie McGovern came together on May 29 at BEA for a panel discussion titled Talking to Teens About Tough Topics, moderated by Margot Wood of Epic Reads.

  • BookCon 2015: YA Panel Celebrates WNDB, Talks Up Diversity

    What a difference a year has made with BookCon, with this year's literary fanfest featuring not one but two author panels specifically addressing issues of diversity in books and in the publishing industry itself.

  • Zazzle Launches Candlewick Press Shop

    Candlewick Press is the first publisher to bring a suite of products featuring illustrations from its books to Zazzle, the online retailer of custom products.

  • BEA 2015: Wild at Heart: Animal Fantasy in Children's Books

    Lev Grossman, 'Time' magazine's book critic, was an informed and enthusiastic moderator for the May 29th BEA panel on animal fantasy in children's books.

  • BEA 2015: Telling the Truth for Every Age

    Children's authors gathered for a Friday BEA discussion about writing nonfiction for kids.

  • Jacqueline Woodson Named Young People's Poet Laureate

    The Poetry Foundation has named Jacqueline Woodson as Young People's Poet Laureate, a title given every two years.

  • BEA 2015: Spotlight on African-American Children's Authors and Illustrators

    Illustrators gathered on Thursday to talk about promoting children's books by African-Americans, and about striving toward a future where readers, writers, and publishers do not feel confined or limited by labels.

  • Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize Awarded

    The 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize was given to PRAESA (Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa) at a ceremony in Sweden on June 1.

  • James Patterson Announces New Children's Imprint

    In another effort to encourage children to read, James Patterson has formed the jimmy patterson imprint at Little, Brown.

  • Licensing Hotline: May 27, 2015

    Random House Books for Young Readers is publishing a series of middle-grade novels tied to the new DC Super Hero Girls brand, for girls 6-12.

  • In Brief: May 27, 2015

    This week, a book fest unites fans and authors in Pasadena; an author-illustrator draws on the wall; and the 1960s are alive and well at an NYC bookstore.

  • Children's Job Moves: May 2015

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

  • Nurnberg to Launch New Children’s Imprint at Quarto

    Charles Nurnberg, co-founder of Imagine Publishing, and former CEO of Sterling, is developing a new children’s imprint at Quarto, slated for launch in fall 2016.

  • Epic! Adds Macmillan Kids’ E-books

    Epic!, an e-book subscription service for kids, is adding titles from another Big Five publisher to its inventory of 10,000 e-books.

  • Adventures in Licensing: An ABPA Panel

    Book packagers and other publishing professionals discussed seeking out brands for product development, maintaining effective partnerships, and creating versatile product designs.

  • In Brief: May 21, 2015

    This week, an author and illustrator inspire kids to read; debut authors talk shop; a mother-daughter author pair celebrate their latest collaboration; an author reads with sharks; touring authors get theatrical with bookstore critters; and N.C. booksellers celebrate local authors.

  • New Owner for Poptropica and FEN

    Pearson's edutainment network, which helped launch several big children's book series, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Galactic Hot Dog, has been acquired by U.K. investor Sandbox Partners.

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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