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    Four Questions for Elizabeth Bluemle and Josie Leavitt

    On Small Business Saturday, Josie Leavitt and Elizabeth Bluemle celebrated the 20th anniversary of The Flying Pig Bookstore.

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    Q & A with Lois Ehlert

    At 82, picture-book creator Lois Ehlert continues to enrich her oeuvre, which encompasses 38 titles, 28 of which she both wrote and illustrated. We spoke with Ehlert about her career steps – and about reaching this latest rung on her creative ladder.

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    A year ago, two published poets who met as graduate students – Chad Reynolds and Alexis Orgera, – launched children's publisher Penny Candy Books to, they declared, “make a difference."

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    In Brief: December 1, 2016

    This week, Andrea Davis Pinkney celebrates her new book and Ezra Jack Keats; a singer who inspired a classic song – and now book – returns to the stage; John Coy lives the Gap Life; and author Carol Weston goes all out for Small Business Saturday.

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    New Kids’ and YA Books: Week of December 5, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a hedgehog seeking a “friend ship,” a middle grade adventure story set in the skies, and a YA adaptation of a nonfiction book about little-known NASA mathematicians.

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    2017 Sendak Fellows Announced

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    Macmillan Children’s Publishing Expands E-book Lending

    Macmillan Children's Publishing Group will now offer all frontlist e-books for library lending on the same day they go on sale in the retail market.

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    The Booming Rights Scene for Children's Books in China

    China’s children's book market is on a roll, and there is no stopping the momentum any time soon. That was the consensus of those visiting the recent China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair.

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    Scholastic Rolls Out StoryPlay Line

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