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    HarperCollins to Launch Native-Focused Imprint

    HarperCollins Children's Books has announced the 2021 debut of Heartdrum, an imprint devoted to publishing books by Native creators, helmed by author Cynthia Leitich Smith, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation.

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    Success Stories at the 2019 Shanghai Children's Book Fair

    We asked exhibitors to share their experiences and talk about the offers they received at the recent Shanghai Children's Book Fair, where their booths and schedules were jam-packed.

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    Shanghai Children's Book Fair Gets Bigger and More Ambitious

    The mood of the exhibitors and visitors was sunny and positive at the seventh edition of the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair, which concluded its three-day run on November 17.

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    Four Questions for Vashti Harrison

    We spoke with Vashti Harrison about her new book for young readers, 'Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History,' the third volume in her illustrated nonfiction series about notable, often little-known figures in black history.

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    2020 Children's Book Week Plans Are Underway

    Following on the heels of the 100th anniversary celebration of Children's Book Week comes the preparation for next spring's program, which is slated for May 4–10.

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    Points of Sale: Helping General Booksellers Sell More Kids' Books

    Kate Reynolds, general book buyer at Colgate Bookstore in Hamilton, N.Y., has reorganized the store's children’s room and devoted a large section of the back wall to what she is calling “The Best of the Best,” in an effort to help families find the right books, particularly for the holidays.

  • Book News

    Rights Report: Week of November 18, 2019

    New deals for Barry Lyga, Ashley Elston, Shannon Gibney, and others.

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    B&N Cuts Freelance Writers from Its Teen and SFF Blogs

    On November 15, freelance writers for Barnes & Noble's Teen and Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blogs tweeted the news that they had been let go.

  • Authors

    Four Questions for B.J. Novak

    We spoke with comedian, actor, and author B.J. Novak about ‘My Book with No Pictures,’ an interactive companion to his bestselling ‘The Book with No Pictures.’

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    Documentary Celebrating Picture Books Turns to Kickstarter

    Emmy-nominated director and producer Joanna Rudnick believes so strongly in the power of picture books "to foster literacy and spark creativity" that she and her creative team are producing a feature-length documentary about them.

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Katie Green
British author-illustrator Katie Green discusses her graphic memoir ‘Lighter Than My Shadow,’ which traces her long struggle with and recovery from anorexia, as well as why telling the story visually was so important.
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