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  • Diverse Books a Focal Point at SCIBA

    Independent booksellers, librarians, authors and members of the publishing community gathered for this year's Southern California Independent Booksellers Association show, basking in the warm outdoor setting courtesy of sunny Los Angeles.

  • Tilbury House Grows Children's List Under New Owners

    Two and a half years after Jonathan Eaton and Tristram Coburn purchased Tilbury House, the Maine-based press has begun to thrive.

  • In Brief: October 29, 2015

    This week, an author and performer are united against censorship; two award-winning authors share laughter and insights; authors are red carpet-ready at a gala event; authors gather round the campfire; publishing staff get in the spirit of Dia de Los Muertos; and a debut author raises her own readers.

  • WNDB Announces Inaugural Walter Dean Myers Grant Recipients

    We Need Diverse Books has selected the first five winners of the Walter Dean Myers grants for emerging writers and illustrators that it launched last fall.

  • 'N.Y. Times' Announces 2015 Best Illustrated Children's Books

    The 'New York Times' has announced its Best Illustrated List for books published in 2015.

  • Middle School Is Hell: Panel Addresses Books Between Middle Grade and YA

    Bookseller and author Kate Milford organized a panel to address a sector of publishing that she feels is overlooked: books geared for kids who are 12-14.

  • News from the North: October 2015

    A roundup of recent Canadian children's publishing news.

  • U.S. Distribution for U.K.'s Button Books

    Button Books, an independent publisher of children's titles based in the U.K., has begun to bring its titles to these shores.

  • A Side of Relish: Little Pickle Adds YA Imprint

    According to publisher Rana DiOrio, Little Pickle's new YA imprint, Relish Media, was created because "no 15-year-old is going to pick up a book by 'Little Pickle.'

  • Texas Book Festival 2015 in Photos

    There was plenty of programming for kids and teens at the 2015 Texas Book Festival, with authors Mac Barnett, Rebecca Stead, Meg Medina, Taye Diggs, M.T. Anderson, Salina Yoon, Daniel Handler, and many more in attendance.

  • Lower Attendance but Celebratory Mood for NCIBA Children's Booksellers

    While overall attendance was down from last year, outgoing director Hut Landon said the exhibitor pool was almost identical to the 2014 show, and that there were more children's authors in attendance than last year.

  • In Brief: October 22, 2015

    This week, "kindness" is the word of the day in Chicago; two classic middle-grade series get new treatments; a social media campaign promotes picture books; a former child soldier speaks to readers; a "nerdy bird" finally fits in; and YA authors thrive at a literary festival.

  • HMH Debuts Kids’ Digital Subscription Service

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched Curious World, a kids' digital subscription service offering access to "playful learning" content for $9.99 per month.

  • Heartland 2015: Children's Booksellers Are Family

    If there was a theme to this year's Heartland Fall Forum, it was that despite geographic differences, the attendees are all one big family, especially when it comes to sharing children's books.

  • MPIBA 2015: Kids' Books Contribute to High-Octane Show

    Children's books have long been an integral part of the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Fall Discovery Show, and this year's gathering at the Renaissance Denver Hotel, held October 8–10, was no exception.

  • New Pew Survey Finds Kids Reading More Than Adults

    According to a new Pew Research Center reading survey, Young Adults aged 18-29 are more likely to have read a book over the past year than any other age group.

  • NAIBA 2015: An Upbeat Show Despite Hurricane Worries

    Despite a Nor'easter and the threat of Hurricane Joaquin, more than 415 attendees, including over 165 booksellers, attended this year's gathering from October 2–4 in Somerset, N.J.

  • Humor and Diversity Paramount in NEIBA's 2015 Children's Programming

    As booksellers settled in to the kickoff luncheon at this year's New England Independent Booksellers Association fall conference, the bustling children's book scene was evidenced by Harvard Book Store marketing manager Alex Meriwether's latest event.

  • In Brief: October 15, 2015

    This week, an author and his on-screen double come face-to-face; authors and friends talk shop; toys go on the road; good company (and coats) keep authors warm; magic is in the air at a joint book launch; and a festival draws a big crowd.

  • NYCC 2015: Publishers Chase Growth in Kids', Girls’ Graphic Novels

    Led by girl-focused comics, sales of kids' and YA graphic novels continue to grow and publishers used New York Comic Con to launch a spate of new properties targeting girls and young women.

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