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  • Parragon Secures Coloring and Activity License for Key Disney Franchises

    Starting in January 2016, Parragon will become the licensee for core coloring, sticker, and activity books for many of Disney's key franchises.

  • New Prize Honors Children's Books on American History

    A new award aims to honor children's books that feature "events and people that shaped the history of the U.S."

  • Licensing Hotline: March 17

    DHX Brands and its licensing-agency division Copyright Promotions Licensing Group have signed Penguin Young Readers Group as the publishing licensee for the preschool TV series 'Ella the Elephant,' based on the books by Carmela and Steven D'Amico.

  • Albert Whitman to Release Paper Editions of All Fiction Titles

    The nearly century-old publisher continues to expand its reach into the children's book market by launching its debut list of paperback reprints of its fiction titles.

  • Children's Sales Soared in 2014

    Sales in the children's/young adult book segment rose 20.8% in 2014 over 2013, hitting $1.89 billion.

  • Celebrating the Legacy of Walter Dean Myers

    Friends, family members, colleagues, and those otherwise touched by the work of the late author gathered for an evening of rich and decidedly up-tempo readings, speeches, and performances to honor his life.

  • In Brief: North Texas Teen Book Festival

    The festival featured more than 40 authors who spoke on panels, signed copies of their books, and met with readers.

  • 2015 Eric Carle Honorees Announced

    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has announced the recipients of the 2015 Carle Honors.

  • Grand Opening of Bank Street Bookstore

    On Saturday, March 7, Bank Street Bookstore celebrated its grand opening at New York City's Upper West Side.

  • The Golden Age of Picture Books: An ABPA Panel

    According to children's book professionals who gathered for a panel in Manhattan on March 4, "the golden age of picture books" is happening right now.

  • 90 Second Newbery: A Film Festival by and for Young Readers

    The festival featured 19 films, and was hosted by Kennedy and 'Wolfie the Bunny' author Ame Dyckman. Many of the represented filmmakers and their families were in attendance.

  • What U.S. Agencies Will Be Selling at Bologna

    For those attending the 52nd annual Bologna Children's Book Fair, there’s plenty happening in addition to the usual round of rights appointments.

  • A Lively Book Launch for Gayle Forman and Friends

    Authors Gayle Forman, Libba Bray, and E. Lockhart joined forces for a launch of Forman's 'I Was Here' at Housing Works Bookstore Café on February 27.

  • City Lights Publishes First Children's Book

    The San Francisco-based publisher is celebrating its 60th anniversary with its first children's book, 'Rad American Women A-Z.'

  • In Brief: March 5

    This week, a bookstore wins a visit from guest authors; insiders talk shop about children’s book adaptations; co-authors hit the road; an author's book has its theatrical debut; and an industry vet retires.

  • Wide Eyed Editions Sets Sights on U.S. Market

    The Quarto Group is charting a new course this August with the launch of Wide Eyed Editions, a visually driven nonfiction imprint that will publish 10 titles next season.

  • What's Selling at the Bookloft

    From snowy Great Barrington, Mass., in the Berkshire Mountains, bookseller Lauren Losaw talked about what she's been recommending to customers for fireside reading.

  • 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.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Billy Steers
Billy Steers, creator of the Tractor Mac picture books, discusses the 2015 relaunch of his series with Macmillan, as well as the brand-new adventures that await the anthropomorphic tractor and his friends.
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