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  • In Brief: April 6, 2016

    This week, a beloved children's book author is honored on the eve of a big birthday; an author goes on a signing frenzy; a publishing crew pulls off some office hijinks; it’s party time for a debut author; and friendships blossom at a teen book convention.

  • Bologna 2016: Photos from the Fair

    Beyond long lines for portfolio reviews and gelato, there was plenty of activity at and around this year's Bologna Children's Book Fair. Here's a quick tour of the show in photos.

  • Bologna 2016: A Busy First Day as the Fair Opens

    As the 53rd Bologna Children’s Book Fair opened on Monday, attendees reported brisk traffic and full slates of meetings, and with the show’s close proximity to the London Book Fair seeming to have little impact on business.

  • Bologna 2016: Berner and Wenxuan Win 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Awards

    German author-illustrator Rotraut Susanne Berner and Chinese author Cao Wenxuan are the winners of the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration and writing.

  • In Brief: March 31, 2016

    This week, an author meets a very small super hero; a publisher answers an age-old question; two middle grade authors "draw" an audience; an illustrator and author are honored; and authors welcome the spring melt.

  • Children's Job Moves: March 2016

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

  • Klutz Focuses on Four-Year Olds with New Klutz Jr. Brand

    Scholastic imprint Klutz is re-entering the preschool market with the launch of Klutz Jr., a new brand that will focus on book-and-craft kits for kids ages four and up.

  • Candlewick to Launch New Imprint in the Fall

    The imprint will focus on design-driven books with high production values.

  • Two Librarians Share Their Favorite Spanish-Language Small Presses

    As the Spanish-speaking population of the United States grows and the attendant need for Spanish language books increases, it is timely to look at the diversity of Spanish-speaking publishing, especially the work of small presses.

  • In Brief: March 24, 2016

    This week, authors are recognized for diverse books, a YA author is joined by her editor, two middle grade authors have an eventful time, a classic children's book artist is given a retrospective, and a YA author is inducted into an intergalactic defense squad.

  • Facts & Figures 2015: For Children's Books, Popular Franchises Dominate

    From movie tie-ins to old favorites, our 2015 Facts and Figures compilation of children's bestsellers reveals a wide range of titles, not dominated by one franchise as in many previous years.

  • What's Selling at Magers & Quinn

    At Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis, retail manager Jessi Blackstock is looking forward to warmer weather, which lures the city's residents and visitors outdoors – and into the bookstore.

  • It Takes 16 People Working Full Time to Publish All of James Patterson's Books

    Inside the team at Hachette whose singular job is to publish James Patterson's books.

  • Bethany Buck Named Editorial Director at Sky Pony

    Bethany Buck, a veteran of the children's publishing industry, will join Skyhorse Publishing as editorial director of its children’s imprint on March 21.

  • The More You 'Mo': A Tour of 'The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems'

    "The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems," on display at the New-York Historical Society from March 18 to September 25, collects 90 works by the children's author-illustrator, including preliminary sketches, animation cels, and sculptures.

  • Ezra Jack Keats's 100th Birthday Read-a-Thon in Photos

    On Friday, March 11, nine authors and illustrators gathered at Manhattan children's bookstore Books of Wonder to celebrate the late author-illustrator Ezra Jack Keats's 100th birthday.

  • In Brief: March 17, 2016

    This week, an author takes a break from the "wild" life; a writer hits the road for an important anniversary; an author considers giving up writing for baton-twirling; fans dress the part at a debut author's book release party; kids flock to a bilingual book event; and readers line up for the latest in a nonfiction adventure series.

  • 2016 Carle Honorees Announced

    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has announced the recipients of its 2016 Carle Honors.

  • First Second Launches Series of Science Comics

    Graphic novel publisher First Second, known for its creator-driven graphic novels, is kicking off a new line, Science Comics, aimed at middle-grade readers.

  • Andrew Smith to Head Children's Books at Abrams, Van Metre Gets New Role

    Andrew Smith will join Abrams on March 31 as publisher of its children's books division, replacing Susan Van Metre, who is transitioning into an editorial role at Abrams and will report to Smith.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ruth Chan
Debut author-illustrator Ruth Chan talks about her picture book, ‘Where’s the Party?’, about a cat named Georgie whose attempts to throw a party don’t go as planned, as well as her own path to becoming a children’s book artist.
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