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    Two YA Authors Tweet Mutual Interests into Six-Figure Deal

    What began as a casual Twitter conversation between two long-time friends has become a hot property that recently sold at auction in a six-figure deal.

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    News from the North: July 2016

    In this roundup of Canadian children's publishing news: webcomic creator Kate Beaton has a second picture book this fall; Canada's most famous astronaut writes about his childhood fear of the dark; an 18-year-old turns her journal entries into a novel about struggling with anorexia; and a board book by two Native creators will tug at parents' heartstrings.

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    Children's Book Reissues: Spring and Summer 2016

    Here we offer a roundup of some noteworthy children's books making their way back into print. Represented among this crop are one of Philip Pullman’s boyhood favorites, Caldecott Medalist Roger Duvoisin, and a classic text on picture books.

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    Rights Report: Week of July 25, 2016

    New books from MarcyKate Connolly, Amy Spalding, Judy Sierra, and several debut writers.

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    Harry Potter and the Return of the Bookselling Frenzy

    Harry Potter fans, booksellers, and librarians are getting ready to party like it's 2007: Scholastic is prepping to release 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two' on July 31.

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    Unnamed Press Expands into YA

    Michael J. Seidlinger's 'Falter Kingdom' is poised to become Unnamed Press's first foray into the teen genre, in yet another leap of faith for an indie publisher that has rapidly grown an eclectic catalogue.

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    Jackie Engel Named V-P and Associate Publisher at LBYR

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has named Jackie Engel v-p and associate publisher, effective August 1, replacing former deputy publisher Andrew Smith.

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    Insight Editions 'Models' New DIY Line with IncrediBuilds

    Insight Editions, known for lavish, interactive illustrated and collectible books inspired by film and pop culture, is extending its brand with a new line of model-building sets for kids called IncrediBuilds.

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    Chronicle Signs Annie Barrows's Debut Picture Book

    Annie Barrows leaps into the picture-book arena with 'John Marco,' the story of the youngest brother in a large family who struggles to make himself heard.

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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.

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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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