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  • SCBWI Conference Attendees Raise Funds for Diversity

    About 600 attendees at this year's Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators' "Wild Wild" Midwest conference, got into the spirit of the gathering by going wild with their cash over diversity.

  • 2016 NYC Independent Bookstore Day in Photos

    A PW staffer takes readers on a photo tour of local children's bookstores celebrating Independent Bookstore Day.

  • Valuing 'Reading Over Parking'

    The denial of a special permit to park the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip Bus in front of Eight Cousins this summer has forced townspeople to reflect on what matters most.

  • Bloomsbury Anthology Pairs YA Authors and Booktubers

    What do you get when you blend the equally passionate communities of booktubers (YouTube users who enthusiastically vlog about all-things-book) and YA authors for a project?

  • Recruiting Diversity: A CBC Panel

    Moving the conversation about diversity in children's publishing forward, panelists specializing in employee recruitment and hiring gathered at the headquarters of the Children's Book Council in Manhattan on April 20 to share their perspectives on diversification of an industry that remains fairly homogeneous.

  • In Brief: April 28, 2016

    This week, a children's author has a room named in her honor; two author-illustrators show kids that going to work is pretty fun; an author signs books at a local haunt; and an author celebrates in good company.

  • Children's Job Moves: April 2016

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

  • Fabled Films Press Partners with NYPL on Read-Aloud Initiative

    Children's publishing and entertainment company Fabled Films this month released 'The Nocturnals,' the inaugural novel under its new imprint.

  • Report from Flanders: Children's Books Are Alive and Well

    I accepted an invitation to join the Flemish Literature Tour in Belgium, focused on children's literature, because I thought the experience would be informative and fun. It was both.

  • Children's Literature and the Censorship Conversation: Dialogues on Challenged Books

    Authors, educators, and children's literature experts gathered at Bank Street College in New York City on April 16 for a half-day of panel talks on censorship.

  • In Brief: April 21, 2016

    This week, an author is honored at a book fest; an author-illustrator invites readers to play along; authors cozy up at an awards gala; a series draws to a conclusion; an author’s debut celebrates a little-known baseball team; and a publisher delivers books to Bay Area classrooms.

  • Jeff Kinney Takes Minneapolis

    Jeff Kinney was in Minneapolis last Friday for the premiere of 'Wimpy Kid: The Musical,' followed by a Saturday book signing at Wild Rumpus Books.

  • Globe Pequot to Launch Children's Imprint

    This summer Globe Pequot, the trade imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, will launch Muddy Boots, its first children's imprint.

  • A Children's Bookshop Grows in Brooklyn

    On April 30, New York City will add a third children's specialty store, Stories, launched by novelist Maggie Pouncey and her husband, tech entrepreneur Matt Miller.

  • Licensing Hotline: April 2016

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers has licensed the rights to create novelty titles for the preschool-targeted DC Super Friends brand, under license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

  • Kids Can Press to Launch Teen Imprint

    Next spring, Canadian children's book publisher Kids Can Press will launch KCP Loft, its first imprint aimed specifically at teenagers, with books that will have potential crossover appeal for adults.

  • Children's Book Week 2016 Preview

    Marking its 97th anniversary, this year's Children’s Book Week will offer a number of initiatives across the country.

  • In Brief: April 14, 2016

    This week, a monster crashes a book event; publishing house staffers show team spirit; Jackie Robinson lives on in print and film; a book fest draws young readers; a nonfiction writer receives a high honor; and a debut author celebrates.

  • News from the North: April 2016

    In this edition of Canadian children's publishing news: a picture book jumps from the page to the musical stage; a gay eighth-grader learns about himself through unexpected body-swapping; and the true story of a former Chechen refugee who will represent his adopted country at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

  • Bologna 2016: Wrapping Up a Quietly Busy Fair

    For the third year running, Bologna Book Fair appeared to be quietly and steadily productive, with interests and needs varying publisher by publisher and territory by territory.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr
Spouses and artistic collaborators Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr talk about their new picture book, ‘Babies Ruin Everything,’ and how their years of experience self-publishing their own titles led to this and other book deals.
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