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  • 2015 Children’s Choice Book Award Winners Announced

    The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader announced the winners of the eighth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards in New York City on May 4.

  • First Book, Corporate Partners Make 60,000 Books Available to Children in Need

    First Book is partnering with Target, KPMG, and JetBlue to make available to children in need 60,000 copies of six titles containing diverse characters and multicultural themes.

  • Tips from Children’s Institute

    A roundup of ideas for nuts-and-bolts bookselling from Children's Institute 3.

  • Children’s Job Moves: April, 2015

    New Job Announcements in children’s publishing for April 2015.

  • Murphy Succeeding Katz as Head of HC Children's

    Susan Katz, president and publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books, will retire this summer after 28 years with the organization.

  • Classroom Library Awarded Contract with NYC Schools

    Classroom Library Company has been awarded a nearly $9 million contract with the New York City Department of Education’s Core Curriculum program for its 2015-2016 Classroom Libraries.

  • Where the Wild Books Are: A Day of Celebrating Foreign Picture Books

    International luminaries in the field of children’s picture books gathered at the New School’s Tishman auditorium in New York City on April 18 for a full day of presentations and discussions on the topic of international children’s books.

  • Caitlyn Dlouhy Gets Imprint at Atheneum

    Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing will launch a new imprint under Atheneum Books, called Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, helmed by the editor of the same name.

  • Children's Institute 3 in Photos

    Nearly 200 booksellers from across the country gathered in Pasadena, Calif., on April 19–21, for two days of educational programming, networking, and meeting with authors.

  • In Brief: April 23, 2015

    This week, authors and illustrators are honored in Minnesota and Mississippi; illustrators talk craft in Los Angeles; and the force is with a children's book artist in Anaheim.

  • CBC Helps Establish Prison Libraries

    The Children's Book Council is partnering with the unPrison Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and mentoring women in prison, while raising awareness of their families' needs.

  • Banned Books Week to Showcase YA

    This year's Banned Books Week, which runs Sept. 27–Oct. 3, will shine the spotlight on young adult books.

  • We Need Diverse Books Group Talks to MFA Students

    On April 15, authors and librarians affiliated with We Need Diverse Books addressed a room of MFA students to talk both about the state of diversity in publishing.

  • Lots to Do at Children's Institute

    Booksellers praised the first full day of programming, which included practical sessions, a tour of Vroman's, and signings with over 50 authors, as "fabulous" and "fantastic."

  • Wimpy Kid 'Bookseller' Opens Enthusiastic CI 3

    The sold-out conference featured the country's newest indie bookstore owner Jeff Kinney.

  • YALLWEST 2015: A Photo Essay

    This year marked the first YALLWEST, the West Coast counterpart of YALLFEST, held on April 11–12 at Santa Monica High School and Santa Monica Public Library.

  • AWP 2015 with Children's Publishers and Authors: A Photo Essay

    The Association of Writing Programs and Writers held its annual conference from April 9-11, and effectively took over the city of Minneapolis for four days.

  • Children's Print Book Sales Buck the Trend

    Children's print book sales around the world in the last couple of years have been nothing short of fantastic.

  • In Brief: April 16, 2015

    This week, middle-grade authors get cozy with some of their biggest fans; readers get a first look at a whale of a story; an Aussie author meets readers in the Lone Star State; students connect through reading; an author gets into character; and a book release party has artistic flair.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Robie H. Harris
Robie H. Harris discusses her picture book ‘Turtle and Me,’ about a boy and his well-loved stuffed turtle, as well as the importance of honesty and directness when writing for children.
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