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  • DiCamillo Named Summer Reading Champion

    Kate DiCamillo has been named the Collaborative Summer Library Program's National Summer Reading Champion.

  • Candlewick Partners with Italian Publisher minibombo

    Candlewick Press and Walker Books Group have acquired English-language rights outside of Italy to four forthcoming picture books from Italian children's publisher minibombo.

  • In Brief: January 22

    A picture book author and editor contemplate major career moves; a luminary of the children's art world retires; two authors bring their galaxy-crossing book on a trek across the U.S.; and a debut author shines at her local library.

  • Ranking 2014 Children’s Bestsellers

    In compiling PW's first-ever ranking of publishers based on the number of titles they had on our two children’s bestseller lists in 2014, there wasn’t much mystery about which company would top the lists.

  • The Uni Project: Bright Lights, Big City, Mobile Reading Rooms

    New York City's Uni Project is also putting books into the hands of readers – with pop-up open-air reading rooms in the city's public spaces.

  • In Brief: January 15

    This week, booksellers show true transparency; a book about activism serves as an inspiration for a community; an author and colleagues have a devilishly good time at a book release party; and a book event includes some historical props.

  • Illustrators Say: 'Nous Sommes Charlie'

    Children's book and comics illustrators from around the world respond to the 'Charlie Hebdo' magazine attack.

  • FableVision and Lulu Jr. Partner on Book Publishing Platform

    FableVision Learning is partnering with Lulu Jr. to develop My Awesome Publishing Company, an online book publishing platform for children in grades K-8.

  • Rights Report: Week of January 13, 2015

    New deals for Elizabeth Eulberg, Laurent Linn, Dan Poblocki, Marieke Nijkamp, Julie Murphy, and Fred Van Lente & Ryan Dunlavey.

  • Children's Job Moves: January 2015

    New job announcements in children's publishing for January 2015.

  • Rago Moves from Harper to Random House

    Martha M. Rago, associate creative director at HarperCollins Children's Books, is leaving the company after 12 years to join Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group as creative director.

  • Children's Sales Up at Indies in 2014

    A mild winter in many parts of the country coupled with a six-year low in unemployment and significantly lower gas prices combined for a strong holiday season at most independent bookstores, and sales gains for the year.

  • NYPL Panel Asks: Where's the Science Fiction for Younger Readers?

    While teen dystopias abound, a recent panel at the New York Public Library, the latest in the Children's Literary Salon series, delved into the availability (or lack thereof) of science-fiction books for younger readers.

  • McNally Jackson and Forever Young Adult Are BFFs

    McNally Jackson Books in New York City have joined forces with a Forever YA book club based in Manhattan to expand their YA/crossover event offerings.

  • In Brief: January 8

    This week, an author speaks candidly about her father's legacy; a debut author feels the love at her book launch; an emotional reading and presentation kicks off a book tour; and a snazzy new bookmobile is unveiled in Iowa.

  • Saying 'Good-bye' to Bookseller Carol Chittenden

    Carol Chittenden is retiring after working at Eight Cousins in Falmouth, Mass., for the past 28 years; read more about her contributions to the community and the larger book world.

  • Publishers Weekly's Top Children's Stories of 2014

    These were the 10 most popular stories about children's and YA books on in 2014.

  • Children's Job Moves: December 2014

    New job announcements in children's publishing for December 2014.

  • Mobile Devices, New Partnerships Boost Worldreader

    In Ghana, 65% of second-graders couldn't read a single word in their mother tongue (let alone English) prior to the arrival of e-readers, notes Danielle Zacarius, Worldreader’s director of publishing partnerships. But according to a November report, among the children in Worldreader’s iREAD 2 program, that figure dropped that to less than 11%—in just 18 months.

  • Children's Publishers Choose Their Favorite Reads of 2014

    We asked staffers at children’s publishing houses to tell us about their favorite children's book of the year, and how they discovered it.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with David J. Smith
Author David J. Smith talks about his new picture book, 'If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers,’ which uses everyday examples and analogies to help children gain a better understanding of hard-to-grasp concepts like the size of the galaxy or the span of human history.
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