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  • Children's Books at the 2014 Regionals

    Throughout September and October, the country's eight regional booksellers associations held their annual meetings, in venues ranging from Providence, R.I., to Tacoma, Wash.

  • In Brief: November 6

    This week, kids (and grownups) go incognito at a pre-Halloween book celebration; a husband and wife wrap up their joint book tour (and bid goodbye to a long-running series); authors enjoy the "compelling" small-town scenery while on tour; and two young readers shine for the camera during a book event.

  • This Week in Children's Apps: November 6, 2014

    This week in children's apps, a bestselling bedtime story comes to life, Little Critter learns about generosity, and The Cat in the Hat explores the weather.

  • Halloween 2014: Children's Publishers Dress the Part

    The creative folks working at children's publishing houses orchestrate pretty elaborate costumed office parties year after year, and they did not fail to disappoint this Halloween.

  • Saying 'Good Night' to Board Books

    With its 10th anniversary only a few months away, Good Night Books has published more than 100 titles in its Good Night series and, as of September, it has sold more than three million books.

  • Finding New Voices in Children’s Books in Spanish: Spanish-Language Publishing 2014

    Over the past 20 years, there has been an increase in the number of children’s bilingual and Spanish-language books that are available for sale in the U.S.

  • HMH Marks a Trio of Book Anniversaries

    HMH marks the anniversaries of three of its most celebrated books.

  • Texas Book Festival 2014 in Photos

    Thousands gathered on the Texas State Capitol grounds in Austin, Tex., on October 25 and 26 to attend the 18th annual Texas Book Festival.

  • In Brief: October 30

    This week, a singer lends her voice to promote reading and writing; middle-grade authors tell spooky tales; the sky's the limit for Vegas-bound authors; and Lemony Snicket is on the case in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

  • New York Times Best Illustrated Awards Announced

    The 'New York Times Book Review' has announced its Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2014.

  • Children's Job Moves: October 2014

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

  • Boston Book Festival 2014 in Photos

    Sunny weather following days of rain and a strong lineup of authors and illustrators drew thousands of people to the Sixth Annual Boston Book Festival on Saturday, October 25, in Boston's Copley Square.

  • Pirates, Pigeons, Dogs, Oh My!: Children's Books at NCIBA

    Four-hundred booksellers representing 100 stores attended this year's Northern California Independent Booksellers Association meeting.

  • A Festive Mood for Children's Booksellers at SCIBA

    Children's books featured prominently at the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association regional meeting, held October 17–18 at the Beverly Garland Hotel in Los Angeles.

  • WNDB Diversity Organization Announces New Initiatives

    A week after announcing an award for published authors and a grants program for emerging voices, named after the late Walter Dean Myers, We Need Diverse Books continues to announce new partnerships and initiatives.

  • Star Bright Books Shines On: 20 Years and Counting

    Long before #WeNeedDiverseBooks, Deborah Shine was publishing books about diversity and tolerance at Star Bright Books.

  • In Brief: October 23

    This week, a classic children's book is honored; an author meets young fans of his YA debut; great white sharks migrate to a California bookstore; middle-grade authors discuss their magic-themed books; an author sets the tone for a big day of reading; and an author's book event is a friendly affair.

  • 2014 Texas Teen Book Festival in Photos

    Throngs of YA fans descended on St. Edward's University in Austin, Tex., on October 18 for the annual Texas Teen Book Festival.

  • Beyond the 'Problem Novel': Anti-Bullying Books 2014

    Now in its ninth year, National Bullying Awareness Month in October continues to draw attention from parents, educators, and the media, and, as a result, from publishers as well.

  • A Selection of Anti-Bullying Titles for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

    From the kindergarten classroom to teen psychology, these recent and forthcoming books look at many aspects of the bullying issue.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jon Scieszka
Jon Scieszka, the former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, talks about his science-themed middle-grade series, Frank Einstein, as well as his love of science growing up and how his years as a teacher have affected his work as an author.
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