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  • S&S and YouTube Join Forces for Kids' App

    YouTube has developed a monthlong reading promotion called #ReadAlong, Simon and Schuster has seen a strong early response.

  • 2016 Ned Vizzini Teen Literary Prize Awarded

    YA author Ned Vizzini, who committed suicide in 2013, is being honored with a new award that celebrates emerging young authors.

  • In Brief: June 2, 2016

    This week, an author shares his debut picture book with readers; a writing retreat celebrates its fifth anniversary; an author gets handsy with a paper cut-out; a social media campaign honors beloved stuffed animals; an author and bookstore owner get ready for take-off; and a bookstore event host celebrates her own debut.

  • What's Selling at the Norwich Bookstore

    Liza Bernard, co-owner of the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, Vt., reported that she and her colleagues are gearing up for the summer season, when customers visit the store to stock up on books to keep their kids entertained on vacation.

  • Pen Pals: Exhibit Highlights Louis Darling's Beverly Cleary Illustrations

    For author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, it all started with a bedtime story. And like a bedtime story, DiTerlizzi's latest adventure – as a museum curator – has "a beginning, a middle, and an end," though he didn't know that at first.

  • Starfish Bay Debuts First U.S. List

    Starfish Bay Children's Books has expanded its reach from Down Under to these shores.

  • In Brief: Week of May 23, 2016

    This week, an author visits his old stomping grounds; summer reading gets off to a running start; the author of a series favorite meets his fans; an illustrator lends his talents to the community; an author celebrates with a royal book launch; and award honorees talk shop.

  • Licensing Hotline: May 2016

    Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing has become the North American master publishing licensee for 'PJ Masks,' an animated TV series for preschoolers that airs on Disney Junior and is licensed by Entertainment One.

  • Children's Job Moves: May 2016

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

  • Authors Guild Dinner Recognizes Suzanne Collins, Children’s Literature

    The Authors Guild recognized Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins with its Distinguished Service to the Literary Community honor at its annual dinner on May 25 in New York City.

  • Kate DiCamillo Launches New Stint as CSLP Spokesperson

    Kate DiCamillo is well suited to her role as 2016 National Summer Reading Champion for the Collaborative Summer Library Program, a title she is reprising from 2015.

  • Children’s and YA Books at BEA: A Photo Essay

    As McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., filled to fit children's and YA publishers, librarians, booksellers, and book lovers alike for BookExpo America, which took place May 11–13, plenty of merriment was captured.

  • BookCon 2016 in Photos

    Less than 24 hours after booksellers left McCormick Place in Chicago at the end of BookExpo America on May 13, the convention center's West Hall was transformed from trade show to literary amusement park.

  • Epic Success in Kids' E-Book Subscription

    Children's e-book subscription service Epic, based in Redwood City, Calif., is one company that is bucking the naysaying trends.

  • Children's Book Week 2016 in Photos

    Across the country, bookstores and librarians hosted authors, story times, and engaged young readers in activities.

  • In Brief: May 19, 2016

    This week, an author visits schools in sub-Saharan Africa; parade-goers keep all their ducks in a row; a mother-and-son creative team talk Tuskegee Airmen; an author shares the stage with her book characters; a school offers a gator-sized welcome to a visiting author; and an author steps into his own stories.

  • BEA 2016: Strategies for Selling Diverse Children's Books

    Librarian Betsy Bird moderated a discussion with bookseller Erica Luttrell, librarian Shanutee Burns, and bookseller Elizabeth Bluemle about ways to get racially and ethnically diverse books into the hands of customers and patrons.

  • BookCon 2016: YA Authors Take Center Stage at Literary Fan Fest

    YA authors who were most feted at the annual mashup of literature and popular culture, which took place in Chicago on May 14.

  • BEA 2016: Big Books from Small Presses Create a Buzz

    While the five books presented at the BEA Selects: Children's panel session were from small presses, they all made a big impression on the audience.

  • Peeko Press Launches at BEA

    Peeko Press, a publisher of illustrated hardcover storybooks, is making its debut at BEA this week, where it will introduce its first four titles.

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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