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  • Wi10: Booksellers Reflect on Past, Future of Free Speech

    A call to arms for making books accessible to young people was an underlying theme of Winter Institute 10, held at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., Feb. 9–11.

  • Fair Play at Winter Institute 10

    Two panels presented by the ABC Group of the American Booksellers Association discussed ways that booksellers have grown margins and increased sales: by holding successful book fairs and adding book-of-the-month clubs and baby registries.

  • John Green's Southern Exposure

    Although he lives in Indianapolis, John Green must love the South.

  • In Brief: February 19

    On February 9, booksellers, authors, and publishers attending Winter Institute 10 gathered at Scholastic's Meet-and-Treat party.

  • Obituary: Bernice Cullinan

    Noted professor, author, editor, and children's literacy advocate Bernice "Bee" Cullinan died on February 5. She was 88.

  • CCBC Stats Show Children’s Books Shifting Toward Diversity

    Recent figures from the CCBC released Wednesday indicate that diversity is increasing in children’s books.

  • Meet the Editor: Alvina Ling

    In her 15 years at LBYR Ling has edited books that have won everything from Newbery and Caldecott Honors to the Coretta Scott King Medal.

  • Book Publishing Comes to YouTube

    There’s no denying that the Internet has had an enormous impact on book publishing in recent years—both in the acquiring process and on sales.

  • Remembering George Nicholson

    Friends, authors, and former colleagues pay tribute to the beloved agent and publisher, who died on February 3 at 77.

  • SCBWI 2015 Winter Conference: 'Write It, Enjoy It, Believe in It'

    This year's winter conference featured speeches; craft sessions ranging from writing diverse characters, writing for middle grade audiences, and creating picture book art; and opportunities to network, meet authors and get books signed.

  • Egmont USA: What Comes Next?

    In the wake of Egmont's January 21 announcement that it would be shuttering its U.S. offices, PW gets word on what lies ahead for staff members and authors.

  • Wi10: Booksellers Discuss Walking Their Talk About Diversity

    The importance of diversity in the book industry was a hot topic at Winter Institute.

  • Winter Institute 10: Children's Book Highlights in Photos

    Five hundred booksellers gathered at the historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., from February 8–11 for Winter Institute 10.

  • Collaborating Couples: A NYPL Panel

    The New York Public Library panel featured married couples who also work as author-illustrator teams.

  • In Brief: February 12

    This week, a middle-grade author celebrates a big win; children's authors and illustrators convene to recognize great books; actors-turned-authors deliver a lively performance; a publishing house and guests celebrate upcoming releases; an author dresses up his book tour; and an author has a big night out with friends and colleagues.

  • Children's Books Hot Off the Press: Week of Feb. 16

    Social circles, sports, and a souped-up Sherlock Holmes are just some of the noteworthy books hitting the shelves next week.

  • Quarto USA Ramps Up Its Children’s Publishing

    The U.S. publishing arm of the U.K.-based publishing group, is expanding its children's list.

  • Small But Mighty Presses Prevail at ALA Awards

    Small presses were also more prominent than ever before at the awards ceremony.

  • Q&A with Strand Book Store Children's Buyer Stella Williams

    Bookseller Stella Williams tells PW about working at the New York City's famed Strand Book Store, and the plans to grow the store's children's department.

  • In Brief: February 5

    This week, a photographer-turned-author (and two well-dressed Weimaraners) bring hope to kids in a hospital; the latest in a middle-grade series is feted; fans "bring their Sparkle" to a bookstore event; friends and fellow writers celebrate one of their own; and an author makes a "stop" in Seattle.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Billy Steers
Billy Steers, creator of the Tractor Mac picture books, discusses the 2015 relaunch of his series with Macmillan, as well as the brand-new adventures that await the anthropomorphic tractor and his friends.
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