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  • In Brief: July 21, 2016

    This week, the launch of Robert Beatty's book tour calls for some cosplay; Jeanne Birdsall is feeling a little "sheepish"; husband-and-wife team Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer tour Texas; young wizards gather their powers at Merlin Camp; readers transform into creatures of the night; and one publisher's staff hits the pavement.

  • Hachette, Booktrack Partner to Offer Teens E-Books with Music

    Booktrack technology can supply a publisher's digital titles with a customizable movie-like soundtrack as well as sound effects.

  • Focus on Middle Grade: A CBC Panel

    Books for middle graders was the topic du jour at a July 12 CBC panel discussion held at Penguin Random House's headquarters in Manhattan.

  • Nerdcamp 2016 in Photos

    A seventh-grade English teacher got on a plane to Michigan last week to attend nErDcamp, a camp-like conference for the creators and celebrators of children's literature.

  • VCFA Brings Writing Programs to Underserved Kids

    Alums of the school's MFA program offer writing workshops and school visits.

  • The Return of the Children's Specialty Bookstore

    A look at new children’s bookstores that are starting to emerge after years of indie bookstore closings.

  • Big Name Young Adult Authors Warm Up to Licensed Properties

    More and more high-profile young adult and middle grade authors are writing original fiction with ties to existing pop culture properties, particularly comic books.

  • Groban Out at HMH Kids

    After 10 years at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Betsy Groban, senior v-p and publisher of children's books, is leaving the company. A spokesperson for HMH said the house has not yet found a replacement, but confirmed that a search is "underway."

  • Llewellyn Sells YA Imprint Flux to North Star Editions

    Flux, which was created 10 years ago by the new age publisher Llewellyn, launched the careers of authors such as Maggie Stiefvater, A.S. King and Simone Elkeles.

  • Scholastic Partners with American Girl

    Beginning in January 2017, Scholastic will publish in print and digital formats books based on American Girl characters.

  • Cameron + Company Launches Children's Imprint

    California-based publisher Cameron + Company, has launched a children's imprint – Cameron Kids – to build upon its previous line of picture books.

  • Christopher Myers and Random House Partner for New Imprint

    Inspired by his passion for bringing diversity to children's literature – a mission shared by his late father, acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers – author and artist Christopher Myers is launching a new imprint with Random House.

  • Lennertz to Lead CBC as Executive Director

    Carl Lennertz has been named executive director of the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader, effective August 8.

  • Children's, YA Graphic Novels Get Expanded BISAC Codes

    In a move that will help publishers, retailers and librarians to more precisely describe and categorize children's and YA graphic novels, BISG will offer an expanded number of BISAC codes and subject headings for the category beginning in January 2017.

  • ALA 2016 in Photos

    Just as Children's Institute was drawing to a close, another horde of book lovers descended upon Orlando: librarians!

  • Children's Institute 4 in Photos

    Independent children's booksellers flew south for the summer, to attend the ABA's fourth Children's Institute, held in Orlando, Fla.

  • HMH Kicks Off Curious World Tour

    Keeping kids reading when school is not in session can be a challenge for any parent. But when books are combined with play, music and interactive entertainment, kids can enjoy these activities in an untraditional format that takes reading outdoors.

  • In Brief: June 30, 2016

    This week, family members and friends honor a late author-illustrator; story time attendees celebrate the "Little Guy"; a debut author has a chance reunion; conference-goers talk shop; book fair employees mark a milestone; and award winners take the stage.

  • Children's Job Moves: June 2016

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

  • Tips from Children's Institute 4

    For its fourth year in a row, Children’s Institute gathered booksellers from across the country for two days of education. PW reports on some particularly useful tips that booksellers shared.

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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