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  • Fresh Takes: Canadian Publishing 2014

    Some of the highlights from this season are books that come at their subjects from fresh, unusual, or downright quirky angles.

  • Diversity North: Canadian Publishing 2014

    Calls for more diversity in books this year have echoed north into Canada.

  • Discussing the Power of Play at the CBC Annual Meeting

    The Children's Book Council's annual meeting, held at the City College Graduate Center on September 17, was particularly notable this year, as it marked the final meeting of Robin Adelson’s tenure as executive director of the CBC.

  • SCBWI MidSouth 2014 Connects Authors and Illustrators

    For the sixth year in a row, SCBWI's MidSouth conference sold out as it drew 215 authors and illustrators from as far away as Texas and Ohio.

  • This Week in Children's Apps: September 18, 2014

    This week in children's apps, we feature two apps that explore the outdoors—on safari and in the garden—and another app that helps loved ones stay connected through reading.

  • Frances Foster: A Memorial

    Frances Foster, who died on June 8, was remembered in a memorial service on September 17 at the New School Auditorium in New York City.

  • In Brief: September 18

    This week, sweepstakes winners go on the hunt at the Natural History Museum; an author and illustrator team celebrates on their home turf; an author is "a-mazed" to see his book unfold on screen; book fest cofounders celebrate in Boston; an author enjoys a big city release party; a runaway cookie is on the loose in New Jersey; and a book launch provides a forum for young entrepreneurs.

  • Enchanted Lion: A Visit with the Brooklyn-Based Indie Publisher

    Enchanted Lion, known for publishing international picture books with a playfully subversive flair, shares its space with a real estate office on a tranquil block in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

  • What's Selling at Blue Manatee

    Sarah Jones, a bookseller at Cincinnati's Blue Manatee Children’s Books and Decafé, talks about what she is recommending to children and the adults in their lives as the school year gets underway.

  • 2014 NBA Young People's Literature Longlist Announced

    The National Book Foundation has announced the 2014 National Book Award longlist for Young People’s Literature.

  • Children's Books in China: A Q&A with Xiaoyan Huang

    Xiaoyan Huang is editorial specialist for children's books at dangdang.com, China's leading online shopping service provider, and the country's top online children's bookseller.

  • Bookseller Profile: Hannah Moushabeck at Odyssey Bookshop

    Hannah Moushabeck, age 25, is the children's department director at Odyssey Bookshop, a children's book editor for Interlink Publishing Group, and co-chair of the New England Children's Booksellers Advisory Council.

  • In Brief: September 11

    This week, a celebrity endorses reading; two YA authors share a laugh; a debut author has an exciting day; and Palacio’s 'Precepts’ are warmly welcomed.

  • HelioTot: Books to Sing About

    Heliotrope Books, a New York City book packager, is launching a children's imprint this season, HelioTot, with the print and digital release of 'A Song for the Birds' by Leah Wells, illustrated by Naomi Rosenblatt.

  • A Strong Summer for Kids' and YA Books in Bookstores

    Movies, movies, and more movies were the key to book sales for teens and younger readers this summer.

  • Rick Richter Joins Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Agency

    Longtime children's publishing executive and digital entrepreneur Rick Richter has joined the staff of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary and Entertainment Agency as a literary agent based in its Boston offices.

  • National Book Festival in Photos

    The 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival drew an estimated crowd of 150,000 book-lovers, including hordes of children's and YA book fans.

  • S&S Embraces 'Hug a Book Week'

    Simon & Schuster and author-illustrator Scott Campbell are kicking off Hug a Book Week, running from September 6 through 14, in celebration of Campbell's 'Hug Machine.'

  • Authors and Teens Connect at Decatur Book Festival 2014

    The ninth annual Decatur Book Festival drew roughly 90,000 attendees and featured 19 stages, 326 different events, and over 600 authors.

  • In Brief: September 4

    This week, kids channel their inner monsters during an author's visit; an athlete-turned-author meets with young reporters; and readers adopt historical personas at a book launch.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Adi Alsaid
Debut author Adi Alsaid talks about his YA road-trip novel, 'Let's Get Lost,' how his own travels have shaped him as a person, and what it's been like seeing his first book make its way into the world.
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