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  • Heartland 2014 Works Its Magic on Children's Booksellers

    The Heartland Fall Forum program this year featured a quote by Stephen King, "Books are a uniquely portable magic." Magic certainly infused the third joint MIBA and GLIBA trade show, held in Minneapolis from September 30–October 2.

  • In Brief: October 9

    This week, a festival ends as an author's U.K. tour begins; a celebrity author visits the Tri-State area; 'dorks' get their day in D.C.; and an author gets up close and personal with an aptly named chicken.

  • Writing Native Lives in YA: A NYPL Panel Discussion

    Two young adult authors and their editors gathered for a discussion about representations of Native American characters and authors in YA literature at the New York Public Library

  • Wimpy Kid Series to Hit 150M in Print

    With the November 4 publication of the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, 'The Long Haul,' Jeff Kinney's series will surpass 150 million copies in print worldwide.

  • Book Benches Charm Londoners

    Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere' is the final entry for Books About Town, a trail of highly decorated, book-themed benches that have been much enjoyed around London since July.

  • NEIBA 2014: A Show of Enthusiasm from Children's Booksellers

    "Attendance was up; the mood was way up," said New England Independent Booksellers Association executive director Steve Fischer, describing the group's 41st annual fall gathering that took place on Sept. 30–Oct. 2.

  • PNBA 2014: Books for 'Our Bravest Readers'

    Enthusiasm for this season's children's and YA hot titles was palpable at the annual PNBA tradeshow, held September 26-28 in Tacoma, Wash.

  • In Brief: October 2

    This week, two fall book festivals draw big crowds; an author kicks off a galactic book tour; and a picture book launch doubles as a celebration of reading.

  • Middle-Graders Bond Over Books at Tweens Read Book Festival

    The fourth annual Tweens Read Book Festival was held on September 27 at South Houston High School in Pasadena, Tex.

  • Egmont Selling U.S. Division

    Danish publishing giant Egmont Publishing has announced that it is looking to sell its American division, Egmont USA.

  • Children's Job Moves: September 2014

    New job announcements in children's publishing for September 2014.

  • Smells Like Teen Imprint

    In the past five years, more than a dozen new imprints devoted to publishing novels for young adults have opened shop.

  • New YA-Only Imprints Seek to Make Their Mark

    In recent years, more than a dozen imprints dedicated to publishing specifically for teen readers have emerged, and PW spoke with a number of their publishers.

  • Western Great Lakes: All in the Family

    The western Great Lakes region is home to a number of high-profile children’s book publishers, including American Girl, headquartered in Middleton, Wis., a Madison suburb, and Albert Whitman & Company, in Park Ridge, Ill., a Chicago suburb.

  • NAIBA 2014: Discovering Children's Books

    Children's books were front and center at this year's "Discovery" conference held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Va., September 19–21.

  • In Brief: September 25

    This week, anthology contributors unleash their inner beasts; a "lowly" worm gets his day; an author and illustrator cry "wolfie" at a Book Fest; authors and illustrators give a hand to California educators; and a debut author reads to fans.

  • Hachette U.K. Creates Unified Children's Division

    Hachette U.K. has consolidated all of its children's publishing into a single division, to be headed by Hilary Murray Hill, who will join in January from Egmont as Hachette Children's Group CEO.

  • Utah's Children's Authors Build a Community

    According to Shannon Hale, the high numbers of children’s book authors and illustrators from Utah that has emerged in the past decade is the result of a close-knit community of writers.

  • The Art of 'Awakening Young Minds': The 2014 Eric Carle Honors

    Publishers, picture book authors, artists, and advocates gathered on September 18 to celebrate eminent figures in the world of picture books and children's literacy during the 2014 Carle Honors.

  • SIBA Talks Up the Importance of Children's Books

    This past weekend in Norfolk, Va., the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance group tempted attending booksellers, authors, and vendors to "fall in love" with this year's newly renamed "discovery" show.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Adi Alsaid
Debut author Adi Alsaid talks about his YA road-trip novel, 'Let's Get Lost,' how his own travels have shaped him as a person, and what it's been like seeing his first book make its way into the world.
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