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  • Albert Whitman Sets Course for Boxcar Children's 75th Anniversary

    Albert Whitman & Company is gearing up for the 75th anniversary of the Boxcar Children in 2017 with new publishing, new branding, and new animation.

  • Lizzie Skurnick Books Suspends Acquisitions

    Ig Publishing announced that, due to what its editor-in-chief Robert Lasner described as "very disappointing" sales, the Brooklyn press is no longer making acquisitions or publishing frontlist under its three-year-old Lizzie Skurnick YA fiction imprint.

  • Kids' Books at Brooklyn Book Festival 2016: A Photo Essay

    Readers, authors, and publishers gathered together in downtown Brooklyn on September 17 and 18 for the 11th annual Brooklyn Book Festival, featuring programs for both children and adults.

  • #TrueFriends: A Friendly Way to Market Books

    Writing may be a mostly solitary pursuit, but many writers find that adding a social aspect can make the process less lonely, more fun, and provide help in polishing their drafts.

  • Cornell Lab Publishing Venture Lifts Off

    The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a nonprofit unit of Cornell University dedicated to the study and conservation of birds, commemorated its 100th anniversary last year with the founding of the Cornell Lab Publishing Group.

  • Annick Press Celebrates 40 Years of Publishing

    This September, Annick will mark its 40th anniversary by embarking on a partnership with Pearson Canada, which will put a selection of more than 125 Annick books in every classroom across Canada.

  • In Brief: September 22, 2016

    This week, Jason Segel appears grave; children's authors retreat; Debbie Levy dissents; Gilbert Ford goes on display; YA gets some love in Pasadena; and Jennifer Lynn Alvarez celebrates an end and a new beginning.

  • Sourcebooks and Wattpad: Building Community Together

    Three years after entering into an innovative partnership with Wattpad, top executives at Sourcebooks report that the collaboration has exceeded their expectations.

  • Art and Craft: A Panel Discussion Closes Out a Picture Book Exhibition

    A September 15 gathering of educators, illustrators, and individuals associated with both Pratt and the Bank Street School of Education served as a welcoming introduction to a new school year of reading, illustrating, and teaching.

  • Little, Brown Launches Award for New Illustrators

    Caldecott Medalist and five-time Caldecott Honor artist Jerry Pinkney will act as a judge and the inaugural artist mentor for the first annual Little, Brown Emerging Artist Award.

  • In Brief: September 15, 2016

    This week, Raina Telgemeier's 'Ghosts' is in the house (of worship); Dog Man hits the road; Mac Barnett and Adam Rex show how their book was made; members of a unique orchestra visit New York; cosplayers get into character at Salt Lake City Comic Con; and Elizabeth Eulberg solves the case of a missing dog.

  • Yang Issues 'Reading Without Walls Challenge'

    For years, teachers, librarians, and booksellers have worked to encourage reading by creating booklists that link a popular title to read-alikes. Gene Luen Yang wants to turn that practice inside out.

  • Disney Announces New Rick Riordan Imprint

    Rick Riordan has gotten a variation on the same question a zillion times: When are you going to write about the Hindu gods and goddesses? Ancient Chinese mythology? Native American legends? Now, he has an answer.

  • Summer 2016: Children's Booksellers More Than Hold Their Own with a Little Harry Potter Magic

    Flat was the new up between June 1 and August 30 at many bookstores that participated in PW's informal survey of 20 stores throughout the country.

  • The Magic Words: Panelists Offer Insight into Writing and Publishing for Kids

    Champions of children's and YA literature gathered for a lively panel discussion at Strand Bookstore in Manhattan on September 7.

  • 2016 NBA Longlist for Young People's Literature Announced

    The longlist has been announced for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Religion: A CBC Panel

    On September 7, the CBC made strides to directly address religious diversity in a program titled "The Diversity We Don't Talk About: Religion in the Workplace."

  • In Brief: September 8, 2016

    This week, fashion meets fiction at Katharine McGee's book launch; kids' lit folks get spooky; Sabaa Tahir draws a standing room-only crowd; a four-legged friend visits Lynn Plourde's book release party; kids make big wishes with Lonely Planet Kids; and Zoraida Córdova and Dhonielle Clayton put their best resting witch faces forward.

  • Rodale to Launch a Kids' Imprint Next Fall

    The imprint, Rodale Kids, will publish a variety of fiction and nonfiction for infants, children, and teens.

  • Children's Job Moves: August 2016

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

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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