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  • Kids Can Press to Launch Teen Imprint

    Next spring, Canadian children's book publisher Kids Can Press will launch KCP Loft, its first imprint aimed specifically at teenagers, with books that will have potential crossover appeal for adults.

  • Children's Book Week 2016 Preview

    Marking its 97th anniversary, this year's Children’s Book Week will offer a number of initiatives across the country.

  • In Brief: April 14, 2016

    This week, a monster crashes a book event; publishing house staffers show team spirit; Jackie Robinson lives on in print and film; a book fest draws young readers; a nonfiction writer receives a high honor; and a debut author celebrates.

  • News from the North: April 2016

    In this edition of Canadian children's publishing news: a picture book jumps from the page to the musical stage; a gay eighth-grader learns about himself through unexpected body-swapping; and the true story of a former Chechen refugee who will represent his adopted country at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

  • Bologna 2016: Wrapping Up a Quietly Busy Fair

    For the third year running, Bologna Book Fair appeared to be quietly and steadily productive, with interests and needs varying publisher by publisher and territory by territory.

  • Bologna 2016: In Digital Hall, Kids' App Developers Talk Discoverability and Other Challenges

    The new Digital Hall of this year's Bologna Children's Book Fair featured a score of digital service providers, companies offering software solutions, and independent producers.

  • AWP 2016: Writers Walking the Talk About Diversity in Children's Publishing

    This year's AWP, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from March 31–April 2, was a vibrant mélange of multicultural voices.

  • Obituary: James Cross Giblin

    Publisher, editor, and award-winning children's book author James Cross Giblin died on Sunday, April 10, following a long illness. He was 82.

  • Bologna 2016: Five Non-Rights Perspectives on the Fair

    The Bologna Children's Book Fair is largely about buying and selling rights, but many attendees come with other business goals. Here, PW talks to five of them.

  • In Brief: April 6, 2016

    This week, a beloved children's book author is honored on the eve of a big birthday; an author goes on a signing frenzy; a publishing crew pulls off some office hijinks; it’s party time for a debut author; and friendships blossom at a teen book convention.

  • Bologna 2016: Photos from the Fair

    Beyond long lines for portfolio reviews and gelato, there was plenty of activity at and around this year's Bologna Children's Book Fair. Here's a quick tour of the show in photos.

  • Bologna 2016: A Busy First Day as the Fair Opens

    As the 53rd Bologna Children’s Book Fair opened on Monday, attendees reported brisk traffic and full slates of meetings, and with the show’s close proximity to the London Book Fair seeming to have little impact on business.

  • Bologna 2016: Berner and Wenxuan Win 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Awards

    German author-illustrator Rotraut Susanne Berner and Chinese author Cao Wenxuan are the winners of the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration and writing.

  • In Brief: March 31, 2016

    This week, an author meets a very small super hero; a publisher answers an age-old question; two middle grade authors "draw" an audience; an illustrator and author are honored; and authors welcome the spring melt.

  • Children's Job Moves: March 2016

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

  • Klutz Focuses on Four-Year Olds with New Klutz Jr. Brand

    Scholastic imprint Klutz is re-entering the preschool market with the launch of Klutz Jr., a new brand that will focus on book-and-craft kits for kids ages four and up.

  • Candlewick to Launch New Imprint in the Fall

    The imprint will focus on design-driven books with high production values.

  • Two Librarians Share Their Favorite Spanish-Language Small Presses

    As the Spanish-speaking population of the United States grows and the attendant need for Spanish language books increases, it is timely to look at the diversity of Spanish-speaking publishing, especially the work of small presses.

  • In Brief: March 24, 2016

    This week, authors are recognized for diverse books, a YA author is joined by her editor, two middle grade authors have an eventful time, a classic children's book artist is given a retrospective, and a YA author is inducted into an intergalactic defense squad.

  • Facts & Figures 2015: For Children's Books, Popular Franchises Dominate

    From movie tie-ins to old favorites, our 2015 Facts and Figures compilation of children's bestsellers reveals a wide range of titles, not dominated by one franchise as in many previous years.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ruth Chan
Debut author-illustrator Ruth Chan talks about her picture book, ‘Where’s the Party?’, about a cat named Georgie whose attempts to throw a party don’t go as planned, as well as her own path to becoming a children’s book artist.
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