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  • Holiday Shopping: #GiveaBook, Help a Child

    Penguin Random House is embracing the holiday spirit of generosity with the launch of #GiveaBook, a social media campaign that promotes books as holiday gifts.

  • Children's Job Moves: November 2014

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

  • Handler Donates $110,000 to We Need Diverse Books

    Daniel Handler, whose comments about Jacqueline Woodson after she received a National Book Award offended many, is sending $110,000 to We Need Diverse Books this week in support of its fundraising campaign, raising the total date to $321,901.

  • A Good Night for Children's Books at the 2014 National Book Awards

    This year's National Book Awards were a source of many celebrations for the children's book world on Wednesday night at Cipriani Wall Street.

  • Shanghai Children’s Book Fair: Bigger, Better, Busier

    The three-day event runs from November 20 to 22 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Centre.

  • Young People's Literature at the 2014 National Book Awards: A Photo Essay

    On November 19, five children's and YA authors headed to Cipriani Wall Street for the 65th National Book Awards. Our photographer caught up with the authors (and their editors) who were nominated in the Young People's Literature category, and also captured the winner.

  • RoadsideYA Tour in Photos

    YA authors Julie Murphy, Katie Cotugno, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagen, and Natalie C. Parker ventured on a joint road trip book tour from October 22 – November 5 covering 3,600 miles and nine book events.

  • Penguin Redesigns Mad Libs App, Introduces First Co-branded Versions

    Penguin Young Readers teamed up with digital developer Kettle for a redesign of its popular free Mad Libs app.

  • In Brief: November 20

    A life-size picture book character drops in for the opening of her exhibit; an author (wearing his illustrator's hat) shares the stage with young collaborators; a seasoned author shares tales from his "sweet" book tour; friends gather to celebrate an author's debut; and Chanukah comes early to a California bookstore.

  • Handler Apologizes, Makes Donation for Woodson Remarks

    National Book Awards host Daniel Handler used Twitter to issue an apology for remarks he made about Jacqueline Woodson, who won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature award for her YA novel "Brown Girl Dreaming."

  • Neil Gaiman, Daniel Handler, and the Great Book Giveaway

    Bright and early on the morning of the announcement of the 2014 National Book Awards, Neil Gaiman and Daniel Handler were at Manhattan's Washington Square Park to see who could give away more books.

  • Some Celebration! A Tribute to the Works of E.B. White

    A multigenerational audience packed the sold-out Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, for a November 16 event to honor the life and works of author E.B. White.

  • What Kids Are Reading: A Renaissance Learning Report

    In its latest report about reading, for the 2013-14 school year, Renaissance Learning looked at book-reading records for more than 9.8 million students, who read more than 330 million books.

  • Earning My Writing for Children M.F.A. at Simmons

    The books I read as a child and teenager are the ones that left indelible impressions on me, though it took me a while to realize I wanted to dedicate myself to young people’s literature.

  • More Children’s and YA Writing M.F.A. Programs: M.F.A. Update Fall 2014

    Aspiring authors of children’s lit (YA, middle grade, and picture books) have far fewer choices when it comes to graduate work than their counterparts in the fiction, nonfiction, and poetry genres.

  • Marketing Diverse Children's Books: A CBC Panel

    A little less conversation, a little more action was the resounding message that arose during a November 12 Children's Book Council panel discussion on marketing diverse children's books.

  • YALLFest 2014: A Photo Essay

    Thousands of fans filled the streets of Charleston, S.C., for the fourth annual YALLFest, held November 7–8.

  • Out of the Midwest: Books for Africa and Little Free Library Promote Literacy

    Both individually and together, two Upper Midwest nonprofit organizations are reaching beyond America's heartland to fulfill their mission of making books accessible to all.

  • In Brief: November 13

    This week, fellow illustrators and friends reunite at a lively alumni event; a celebrity-turned-author visits the Big Apple; an editor and author knows everything she needs to know; a publishing house celebrates a big birthday; an art exhibit honors a picture book's anniversary; and classic children's book characters are commemorated.

  • First Annual CCBC Bowl Held in Wisconsin

    The Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Education held a trivia contest to celebrate the mission of the CCBC.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Geoff Rodkey
Author Geoff Rodkey talks about ‘The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other),’ the first book in a middle-grade series about the escalating hostilities between two 12-year-old twins living in New York City.
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