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  • Rights Report: Week of December 19, 2016

    New deals this week for Karen Foxlee, Andrew Larsen, Katey Howes, and Valerio Fabbretti.

  • Barefoot Books Co-Founder Tessa Strickland Steps Down

    On December 31, Tessa Strickland is retiring as editor-in-chief of Barefoot Books, the publishing house that she cofounded with Nancy Traversy 25 years ago.

  • A Dual Career Comes Full Circle for Laura Godwin

    Laura Godwin, the author, has a new book this season, and Laura Godwin, the editor, has a new title: v-p and publisher of Godwin Books, an imprint of Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.

  • 'Pinch Me, I’m Dreaming'

    More than a dozen children’s book editors describe what it’s like to work with writers whose books they loved as children.

  • Celebrating the Holidays with Harry Potter

    On December 9, Barnes & Noble held its first-ever Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball in stores throughout the U.S. See our selection of photos from holiday balls across the country.

  • PW At the Movies: ‘A Monster Calls’

    Two PW writers were invited to a recent screening of the film adaptation of Patrick Ness's 'A Monster Calls.' Here our moviegoing duo talks tear-jerking scenes, monsters, morality, and sharp acting.

  • Canadian Report: December 2016

    In this roundup of Canadian children’s publishing news: a refugee story illustrated with stones, and another about a boy and a bike; a picture book that brings brings the "wise men of Chelm" folktales to kids; and a YA mystery novel that presents a moral dilemma.

  • Sharing the Wealth: Children’s Book Bank Connects Books to Kids in Need

    The Children’s Book Bank in Portland, now in its ninth year, got its start in Michigan when Danielle Swope was looking for a meaningful way to part with the books her children had outgrown.

  • In Brief: December 15, 2016

    This week, Lemony Snicket and Neil Patrick Harris get in the Christmas spirit; Stockard Channing reads Todd Parr; a sculptor pays tribute to the Guardian Herd; Karen Lechelt shows some love; and Keir Graff shares his latest novel with students.

  • Global Kids Connect: A Further Look at Issues and Trends for Children’s Publishers

    The second annual Global Kids Connect conference, held on December 8 in New York, brought together members of the book industry to discuss the future of global children’s publishing.

  • Distributing E-books, and the Success of Pottermore, in China

    Chinese readers have been fascinated with Harry Potter ever since Beijing-based People’s Literature Publishing House started translating the series in 2000 and went on to sell more than 18 million copies.

  • Rights Report: Week of December 12, 2016

    New deals this week for B.J. Novak, Lisa Brown, Jeff Mack, and many others.

  • Screen-Free Week to Partner with Children’s Book Week

    Unplug the TV and open a book. That’s the directive at the core of a new partnership between Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood and Every Child a Reader.

  • Children’s Booksellers Get ‘Fantastic’ Start to the 2016 Holiday Selling Season

    In an informal survey of more than two dozen bookstores around the country, booksellers told PW about which books have been selling well for them so far this holiday season.,

  • Penguin and CBC Launch Award Honoring Anna Dewdney

    To commemorate the rich picture-book legacy of Anna Dewdney, Penguin Young Readers, Children’s Book Council, and Every Child a Reader have partnered to establish a prize in honor of the late author and illustrator.

  • In Brief: December 8, 2016

    This week, Chris Van Allsburg and Peter H. Reynolds exchange Christmas gifts; Joel ben Izzy tips his hat to fans; Caren Stelson enjoys a musical book signing; and Matthew J. Kirby goes to Paris.

  • Global Kids Connect Surveys China, Latin America and Brexit

    Organized by PW and the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the Global Kids Connect conference examined a booming Chinese kids' book marketplace, a renewed rights market in Spain and Latin America, and currency exchange issues after Brexit.

  • Introducing the Expanded Children’s Book Week 2017

    Every Child a Reader, the charitable arm of the Children’s Book Council, has announced its plan to enhance Children’s Book Week, the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country, launched in 1919.

  • Rights Report: Week of December 5, 2016

    New deals for Erin Bowman, Joy McCullough, Atia Abawi, R.L. Stine, Marc Brown, and more.

  • Four Questions for Elizabeth Bluemle and Josie Leavitt

    On Small Business Saturday, Josie Leavitt and Elizabeth Bluemle celebrated the 20th anniversary of The Flying Pig Bookstore.

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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