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    Obituary: Julius Lester

    Award-winning author, educator, activist, and musician Julius Lester, known for a body of work focused on African-American culture, as well as for his fierce advocacy for books for black children by black creators, died on January 18 at the age of 78.

  • Industry News

    BookExpo Names 2018 Children's Breakfast Authors

    ReedPOP has announced the lineup for the 2018 Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, which will take place on June 1, at this year’s BookExpo in New York City.

  • Industry News

    'Jumanji' Rules the January Box Office

    The success of the most recent film in the Jumanji franchise, based on the picture book by Chris Van Allsburg, has come as a surprise.

  • Book News

    Junot Díaz Draws from Immigrant Experience in Debut Children's Book

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of books for adults is finally ending what he calls “the epoch of disappointment” by publishing his first children’s book, 'Islandborn.'

  • Book News

    On Tour with Holly Black

    This month, YA author Holly Black set out on a six-city tour in celebration of her new novel, 'The Cruel Prince,' which marks her return to the world of Faerie.

  • Book News

    Children's Authors and Books to Watch for at Winter Institute 13

    We’ve gathered a selection of children’s and YA authors to meet at this year’s Winter Institute, will take place January 22–25 in Memphis.

  • Book News

    New Kids' and YA Books: Week of January 22, 2018

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book biography about a football player who was also a gifted artist, and a frenetic and humorous science fiction MG novel.

  • Book News

    Rights Report: Week of January 15, 2018

    New deals this week for Lupita Nyong'o, Ibi Zoboi, Brandy Colbert, and more.

  • Book News

    The 'Treehouse' Series Has a Growth Spurt

    With two new Treehouse books due out in 2018, Australian author Andy Griffiths spoke with us about expanding his popular series for international readers.

  • Industry News

    Feminism and Feel-Good Stories: A Children's Holiday 2017 Sales Report

    Reports from around the country indicate a healthy season for children’s booksellers in particular, consistently citing sales hikes of 10% or more over the previous year.

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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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