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    YALLWEST 2015: A Photo Essay

    This year marked the first YALLWEST, the West Coast counterpart of YALLFEST, held on April 11–12 at Santa Monica High School and Santa Monica Public Library.

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    AWP 2015 with Children's Publishers and Authors: A Photo Essay

    The Association of Writing Programs and Writers held its annual conference from April 9-11, and effectively took over the city of Minneapolis for four days.

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    Children's Print Book Sales Buck the Trend

    Children's print book sales around the world in the last couple of years have been nothing short of fantastic.

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    Q & A with Sarah Darer Littman

    In Sarah Darer Littman's latest YA novel, 'Backlash,' an online crush who isn't what he seems pushes a 15-year-old to the brink of self-destruction, and her former best friend documents her collapse on Facebook.

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    In Brief: April 16, 2015

    This week, middle-grade authors get cozy with some of their biggest fans; readers get a first look at a whale of a story; an Aussie author meets readers in the Lone Star State; students connect through reading; an author gets into character; and a book release party has artistic flair.

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    Hot Off the Presses: Week of April 20, 2015

    A range of new books to hit shelves next week.

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    Kohl's Cares Picks the Steads

    Starting this week through June 27, Kohl’s Department Stores are featuring children’s books by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead.

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    David Fickling Books Joins Scholastic

    In May, the venerated editor and publisher of children's literature will release the first books under a new publishing partnership with Scholastic.

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    WNDB Tells AWP 2015: Write Diverse Books That Sell

    How writers can and should incorporate multicultural themes and characters into their work was the subject of a number of educational sessions that took place throughout AWP 2015.

  • Authors

    Q & A with Melissa Marr

    Melissa Marr recently created her very first picture book, 'Bunny Roo, I Love You,' for a very special audience: her adopted son Kaden, who was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome.

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Lane Smith
Lane Smith, the author and artist behind numerous award-winning picture books, talks to PW KidsCast about his first novel, ‘Return to Augie Hobble,’ as well as the unsung work of a book designer and the way death tends to pop up in his books.
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