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  • Reynolds, Kiely Win WNDB's Debut Walter Award

    The inaugural Walter Dean Myers Award for outstanding children's literature in the YA category has been given to 'All American Boys' by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.

  • November Bookstore Sales Rose 7.5%

    Bookstore sales jumped 7.5% in November over November 2014, according to preliminary estimates released Friday morning by the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales were $757 million this past November compared to $704 million a year ago.

  • A Growing (and Fragmented) Children's Book Market in India

    The nine-day New Delhi World Book Fair, which kicked off on January 9 and runs through January 17, occupies 10 of the 18 exhibition halls at the sprawling Pragati Maidan complex.

  • Strong Holidays Give Children's Bookstores a Boost in 2015

    "Indie bookselling is back," Vivien Jennings, owner of Rainy Day Books in Fairway, Kan., proclaimed after a "wonderful" holiday season with sales up 11%.

  • Authors Talk Diversity in YA at ALA Midwinter 2016

    There was standing room only for an ALA Midwinter YA panel on diversity, organized by We Need Diverse Books and featuring Malinda Lo, Marieke Nijkamp, Kody Keplinger, Adam Silvera, and Heidi Heilig.

  • In Brief: January 14, 2016

    A picture book artist bids a poignant farewell to Bowie; a school event sends readers home happy; middle grade readers get pageant-ready at a book party; and fans enjoy a cozy, crafty book launch.

  • More Ponies on the Horizon: Little, Brown and Hasbro Renew Partnership

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has extended its licensing agreement with Hasbro through 2018.

  • News From the North: January 2016

    In this edition of Canadian children's publishing news: wordless picture book 'Sidewalk Flowers' will bring a universal message to Syrian refugees; Orca's new nonfiction series gives background and context to cultural holidays; the Queen of Plasticine will be the Honorary Chair for Family Literacy Day; and Alligator Pie poet Dennis Lee teams up with an award-winning illustrator.

  • When They Got the Call: PW Speaks with the 2016 Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Winners

    PW spoke with the three big winners of the ALA's 2016 Youth Media Awards, about what they were doing when the committee called with the good news.

  • De la Peña, Blackall, Ruby Win Newbery, Caldecott, Printz

    Matt de la Peña has won the 2016 Newbery Medal for ‘Last Stop on Market Street’; Sophie Blackall has won the 2016 Caldecott Medal for 'Finding Winnie'; and Laura Ruby has won the 2016 Printz Award for 'Bone Gap.'

  • A Promotion to Spread the Love for Middle Grade

    Workman and its Algonquin Young Readers imprint are welcoming 2016 with iLoveMG, an initiative encouraging booksellers, librarians, teachers, bloggers, and other children's publishers to celebrate middle-grade books and authors.

  • Scholastic Starts a New Story

    Scholastic is gathering together materials in an effort to highlight its illustrated books geared towards parents, teachers, booksellers, librarians, and caregivers to share books with children.

  • YA Book Bloggers Targeted by Catfishing Scheme

    A book blogger at Bookish Antics took to social media on Monday after falling victim to an elaborate catfishing scheme perpetrated via email by a woman posing as a publicist.

  • 2016 Sendak Fellows Announced

    The 2016 Sendak Fellows were announced on January 1; they are Elisha Cooper, Jenni Desmond, and Yuyi Morales.

  • Yang Named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

    The new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature is graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, winner of the Printz Award, and two-time National Book Award finalist.

  • PW’s Top Children’s Stories of 2015

    Here are the 10 most popular stories about children’s and YA books published on publishersweekly.com in 2015.

  • In Brief: December 17, 2015

    This week, the force is with First Book; a children's book podcast premieres; and a beloved author-illustrator draws a crowd.

  • BEA 2016 Children's Breakfast Speakers Announced

    The three speakers and the master of ceremonies have been announced for the Children’s Author Breakfast at next year’s BookExpo America.

  • Children’s Publishers Choose Their Favorite Reads of 2015

    We asked children's publishers to tell us about their favorite children's or YA book of the year.

  • Licensing Hotline: December 2015

    Scholastic is bringing some of its licensed brands into two new-for-licensing formats: character biographies and informational nonfiction.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Mo O'Hara
Author Mo O’Hara talks about ‘Any Fin is Possible,' the fourth book in her Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series, and a picture book spinoff, 'The Fintastic Fishsitter,’ both out this spring.
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