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  • PRH Canada Launches New Penguin Teen Imprint

    Penguin Random House Canada has announced the creation of a new imprint for young adult titles, called Penguin Teen.

  • Trimmer Named Head of Holt Books for Young Readers; Godwin to Get Imprint

    In a reorg, Christian Trimmer has been named editorial director of Henry Holt Books for Young Readers; current publisher Laura Godwin will be launching her own imprint.

  • Issues-Driven YA for 2017

    PW previews forthcoming titles that take on tough topics.

  • YA Authors Turn Advocates

    Jay Asher, Leigh Bardugo, and others explain how they reach teens by addressing difficult subjects.

  • Here, There, Elsewhere: Archipelago Books Launches a Children's Imprint

    A new venture is in the works for Archipelago Books – Elsewhere Editions, a children's imprint – with its first titles to be released in spring 2017.

  • Horn Book at Simmons 2016: An 'Out of the Box' Weekend

    The sixth annual Horn Book at Simmons one-day colloquium was held on Saturday, October 1, at Simmons College in Boston, to celebrate the winners who were recognized the previous evening at the 2016 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards.

  • Offerings for Young Readers Abound at PNBA

    At this year's Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association trade show, held September 29–October 2 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Wash., books for younger readers held their own against big-name adult draws.

  • In Brief: October 6, 2016

    This week, R.L. Stine scares up some fans at a book fest; a picture book travels to new heights; Allen Say leaves a mark; Lane Smith and Jory John address some "Penguin Problems"; James Ponti gets framed; and Cindy Jenson Elliott celebrates the life and legacy of Ansel Adams.

  • We Need Diverse Books Launches Curated Books App

    We Need Diverse Books is launching an app, OurStory, utilizing a database of more than 1,200 curated books reflecting diverse characters and themes that librarians, educators, parents, and children can search for reading recommendations.

  • Picture Book Heroes Honored at the Carle Awards

    On a brisk early autumn evening, the Eric Carle Honors celebrated its 11th year of recognizing instrumental figures in children's literature.

  • Showcasing Children's Books at SIBA

    The Southern Independent Bookstore Alliance Discovery Show, held September 16–18 in Savannah, Ga., featured several notable children's and YA authors.

  • Licensing Hotline: September 2016

    Parragon has secured master publishing rights to Num Noms, a scented, food-based line of novelty-collectible toys from MGA Entertainment. The deal includes English-speaking markets and global military bases.

  • Doing the Work That Matters: Report from the Children's Book Council's Annual Meeting

    Members of the Children's Book Council came together on September 22 for the group's annual meeting and kickoff to what promises to be a busy autumn.

  • YA Authors Get Out the Vote with #firstvote16

    A large and growing group of YA authors is hoping that sharing their first-time voting stories via social media will inspire young people to register and vote.

  • 2016 National Book Festival in Photos

    The National Book Festival, now in its 16th year, was held Saturday, September 24, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Children's Bookselling Tips from NEIBA 2016

    With so many new booksellers entering the business and new store openings, NEIBA used its day and a half of educational programming to provide panels with information for newbies.

  • More Authors and Back-to-Basics Programming Energize NEIBA 2016

    Children's authors and illustrators along with children's programming were deeply woven into the fabric of the 43rd annual New England Independent Booksellers Association fall conference.

  • In Brief: September 29, 2016

    This week, Tim Burton and Ransom Riggs share a stage; a hardware store observes "Monkey Day"; Nandana Dev Sen celebrates Kangaroo Kisses; authors and educators have a big night out; Julie Kagawa looks for dragons in Sweden; and Mike Wohnoutka and David LaRochelle get catty in Minnesota.

  • Tiger Tales Adds Nonfiction Imprint

    Tiger Tales, a publisher of picture and novelty books, is making a leap into middle-grade nonfiction with a new imprint, 360 Degrees.

  • Children's Job Moves: September 2016

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

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Kenny Loggins
Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins talks to PW KidsCast about adapting his song ‘Footloose’ into a picture book set at a rockin’ zoo.
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