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  • In Brief: November 10, 2016

    This week, an author meets President Obama; a bookstore opens its children's annex; Grace Lin takes the stage; and Shannon Messenger heads on tour.

  • What's Selling at Eagle Harbor Book Co.

    On Bainbridge Island, located in Puget Sound just a short ferry ride from Seattle, Alison Webb is gearing up for the holiday season at Eagle Harbor Book Co., where she is children's book buyer and gift buyer.

  • A Week at the Frankfurt Book Fair

    Andrew Harwell, senior editor at HarperCollins Children's Books and winner of PW's second annual Star Watch award, shares his notes and pictures throughout his week at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

  • What the Kids Are Reading: The Booming Business of Children's Graphic Novels and Comics

    Kids' publishing folks, comic book enthusiasts, and members of the Children's Book Council gathered at the CBC's Manhattan headquarters for a panel discussion on the changing market for children's comics and graphic novels.

  • School Zone Launches Subscription-Based Education Site

    School Zone Publishing has launched the Anywhere Teacher brand, centered on, a subscription-based online destination that provides supplemental learning at home.

  • NCIBA Show Sees Growth in Children's Programming

    This year's show hosted 102 authors from the various events, including the first Children's Author Reception, and a Children's Dinner that hosted six authors as speakers, up from four last year.

  • In Brief: November 3, 2016

    This week, Jeff Kinney "Doubles Down" in D.C.; M.T. Anderson and Gregory Maguire take part in a musical engagement; readers in Grand Rapids are seeing cats; and Henry H. Neff tours for his new middle-grade fantasy.

  • Licensing Hotline: November 2016

    Next January, Random House Children’s Books will launch its first four titles tied to Just Born’s marshmallow candy brand, Peeps.

  • Children's Publishers Celebrate Halloween 2016

    Publishers across the country held parties as staffers donned costumes based on favorite characters and books. See our collection of photos from the festivities.

  • An Award-Winning Acquisition: Newbery and Caldecott Collection Finds Its Forever Home

    A feel-good story about a personal passion-turned-profession, a selfless act, and a few fortuitous connections. And a very happy ending for a cherished collection of Newbery and Caldecott books.

  • Nielsen Children's Book Summit: YouTube, Discoverability, All Ages Content, and Brands as Platforms

    YouTube is the content king, discoverability remains kids' publishing's white whale, top brands are so ubiquitous that they are morphing into de facto platforms, and other takeaways from the 2016 Nielsen Children's Book Summit.

  • North Star Editions Acquires Jolly Fish Press

    After surprising authors and agents with the news that it was shutting down, hybrid publisher Jolly Fish Press is being acquired by indie children's publisher North Star Editions.

  • To Think That It Happened at Bank Street: Bank Street Book Fest 2016

    On a blustery fall day, members of the children's book community gathered for BookFest at Bank Street on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

  • Authors Hail Booksellers at 2016 SCIBA

    "You are my people, and I love you," exclaimed Jon Scieszka, emcee of the Children's Awards Breakfast at the 2016 SCIBA Fall Trade Show.

  • News from the North: October 2016

    In this roundup of Canadian children's publishing news: Governor General's Literary Awards reward Groundwood, Chouette branches out beyond Caillou, Ben Clanton brings the "unicorn of the sea" to a picture book, five books compete for Canada's richest kidlit prize, and a sports journalist pens a nonfiction title celebrating female athletes who really hit it out of the park.

  • In Brief: October 27, 2016

    This week, singer Kenny Loggins takes his picture book on the road; Rachel Renée Russell goes back to school; and Latino publishing professionals celebrate.

  • ABC and CBC Revive Silent Art Auction at BookExpo

    The Children's Book Council and the ABC Children’s Group at ABA are once again teaming up to present the Silent Art Auction to Benefit ABFFE.

  • Children's Job Moves: October 2016

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

  • Children's Bookselling Tips from NAIBA 2016

    The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association fall conference may have been short, but it was packed with education.

  • NAIBA 2016: Children's Authors, Editors, Young Booksellers Make for an Energetic Show

    Booksellers and publishers alike were inspired by the number of younger booksellers who attended the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association fall conference.

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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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