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  • 2017 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards Finalists Announced

    The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader have announced the finalists for its 10th annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards.

  • News from the North: March 2017

    In this roundup of Canadian children’s publishing news: an author who escaped the Iron Curtain writes a picture book about her journey.

  • In Brief: March 2, 2017

    This week, Daniel Handler, Chris Harris, and Matthew Forsythe get up to shenanigans at a party; Jon Agee brings Martian life to Kalamazoo; fourth graders perform Readers Theater; Matthew Van Fleet signs books; and Mary Losure reveals her alchemy powers.

  • Kristin Cashore and Tui Sutherland Discuss Fantasy Writing as Escape

    Children’s Books Boston hosted a wide-ranging discussion between fantasy authors Kristin Cashore and Tui Sutherland at a Midwinter’s Night Fantasy Panel, held at Simmons College on February 23.

  • Little Bee Spreads Its Wings

    Little Bee Books, which is rapidly expanding its publishing program, is now adding fiction to its lineup with the debut of Little Bee Chapter Books.

  • Studio Fun Is Back in Action

    Studio Fun International, now an imprint of Printers Row Publishing Group, is back in business as a frontlist publisher.

  • Rights Report: Week of February 27, 2017

    New deals this week for Tianxia Bachang, Tamara Ireland Stone, Amy Reed, and Alisha Sevigny.

  • Rights Report: Week of February 20, 2017

    New deals this week for Damien Love, Jan Eldredge, and J.J Howard.

  • Toy Fair Trends

    A walk through New York International Toy Fair 2017 highlighted some of the consolidation that has occurred in the novelty and book-plus sector in the past year.

  • Overcoming Bias: Authors and Editors Discuss Sensitivity Readers

    Publishing experts gathered for a CBC Diversity panel titled “A Second Opinion: Utilizing Sensitivity Readers” on February 16 in the Scholastic Auditorium.

  • In Brief: February 23, 2017

    This week, a new Eloise exhibition opens at the Eric Carle Museum; Klutz staffers celebrate at Toy Fair; an adaptation of Sharon Creech’s 'Love That Dog' premieres; and nonprofits gather to discuss diverse content.

  • Literati, a New Subscription Service for Kids' Books, Launches

    Literati, a new subscription service for children’s books based in Austin, Texas, has just begun fulfilling orders.

  • Commemorating 75 Years Of Little Golden Books

    A poky puppy, a shy kitten, and an ugly duckling help a publishing prototype strike gold.

  • Promoting Picture Books for Kids (and Grownups) in Taiwan

    At the recently concluded Taipei International Book Fair, PW met with blogger, reviewer, critic, book club host, and author Charlene Lai, who is widely praised for being one of the most ardent supporters and promoters of picture books in Taiwan. The mother of three, with children ranging from 17 to 27 years of age, is a force of nature.

  • AWP 2017: YA Authors on Why the Politics of Writing Is Personal

    This year’s annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference also was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the literary organization’s founding in 1967.

  • Rights Report: Week of February 13, 2017

    New deals this week for Dana Mele, Alyson Gerber, Allison Varnes, JoJo Siwa, Corey Ann Haydu, Claire Legrand, Juana Medina, and Constance Lombardo.

  • Big Dreams, Big Prizes, and Willy Wonka Spur Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge

    Kicking off next month: Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge, an idea contest that encourages U.S. kids and their teachers not to imagine small, but “imaginormous,” and come up with their most inventive story ideas.

  • What’s Selling at Books & Company

    Children’s book buyer Lisa Nehs is weathering the winter in good spirits at Books & Company in Ocononowoc, Wisconsin. She spoke with PW about some of the titles—from picture books to YA—that she and her colleagues are eagerly selling this season.

  • Children’s Bookselling Tips from Winter Institute 2017

    While much of the focus of Winter Institute 12, held in Minneapolis from January 27–30, was decidedly political, there were still plenty of panels that contained nuts-and-bolts information on bookselling.

  • Taipei Book Fair 2017: Children’s Titles, Especially Translations, Are Big Deals

    The Taipei International Book Fair (TIBE) is here again. Now in its 25th edition, the six-day event once more dedicates a separate pavilion (in Hall 3) to children’s books, indicating the importance and size of the segment in the island’s book market.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Holly M. McGhee
Author and literary agent Holly M. McGhee discusses her middle grade novel ‘Matylda, Bright and Tender,’ about a fourth-grader coping with the death of her best friend.
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