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  • In Conversation: Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright

    We asked Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright to interview each other about their collaboration on 'Twins,' a graphic novel that follows identical twins Francine and Maureen as they transition into middle school.

  • Four Questions for Sherri Duskey Rinker

    We spoke with 'Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site' author Sherri Duskey Rinker about 'Revver the Speedway Squirrel,' her middle grade debut.

  • PW Talks with the Renegades of Middle Grade

    Authors James Ponti and Stuart Gibbs shared the backstory of their new website, which helps middle grade readers connect with their favorite authors.

  • Q & A with Juleah del Rosario

    Juleah del Rosario is an acquisitions librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder, and the author of YA novels '500 Words or Less' and 'Turtle Under Ice.' By day she acquires titles and other materials for students and professors, and by night (and weekends) she writes titles in verse for YA readers. PW spoke with del Rosario about her dual roles as a librarian and an author, the places they intersect and influence each other, and how her love of turtles surfaced in her latest novel.

  • Kelly Yang Shares Her 'Dream Big' Virtual Author Talk

    With the shift toward remote learning for children across the country, author visits to schools and libraries have been sidelined for the foreseeable future. To keep students engaged and interested in reading and writing, middle grade and YA novelist Kelly Yang has created a virtual talk about her experience as an author. After receiving numerous requests from interested schools, she decided to make her presentation free of charge. The program coincides with the launch of her latest middle-grade novel, 'Three Keys' (Scholastic Press, Sept.), the follow-up to her 2019 Asian Pacific American Award for Literature winner, 'Front Desk.'

  • Authors' Quarantine Stories: Lisa Graff

    Continuing our series, Lisa Graff, author of the picture book 'Wonderful You' and more than 10 books for middle grade readers, shares her experience contracting and coping with Covid-19 and taking comfort in family and books.

  • Q & A with Matthew Reinhart

    We spoke with paper engineer Matthew Reinhart about his first series of pop-ups for preschoolers, Pop Magic.

  • Obituary: Sam McBratney

    Irish children's author Sam McBratney, most widely known for the classic, bestselling picture book 'Guess How Much I Love You,' died on September 18; he was 77.

  • Remembering Tomie dePaola

    Marking what would have been his 86th birthday, family, friends, and colleagues honored the late author-illustrator Tomie dePaola during a digital memorial service on September 15.

  • Four Questions for Tom Lichtenheld

    We spoke with Tom Lichtenheld about 'Moo-Moo, I Love You!,' his final book with friend Amy Krouse Rosenthal, which he completed after she died in 2017.

  • Cover Reveal: Krosoczka Launches Graphic Memoir and Web Series

    National Book Award finalist Jarrett Krosoczka returns to his adolescence in 'Sunshine,' his second graphic memoir for teens, the cover of which is revealed here.

  • A Lesson in Hope: Children's Authors Who Are Teachers During Covid-19

    We asked a number of authors who are also teachers how they are adapting and maintaining optimism amid the pandemic.

  • Q & A with Amy Timberlake

    Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake introduces a pair of unlikely animal roommates in her latest book, 'Skunk and Badger,' a middle-grade novel illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen.

  • Q & A with Corinne Duyvis

    Corinne Duyvis spoke with us about her new YA novel, 'The Art of Saving the World,' LGBTQIA+ representation, and the impact of the #OwnVoices hashtag that she coined five years ago.

  • In Conversation: Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

    We asked husband-and-wife collaborators Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney to interview each other about their latest book, 'Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It,' the cross-generational story of a Black family.

  • The World of Dav Pilkey: Reigning Dogs and Cats

    We took a peek at what’s coming from Pilkey—which includes a graphic novel series launch and a new Dog Man caper, the title of which is revealed here.

  • Q & A with Amra Sabic-El-Rayess

    Sabic-El-Rayess spoke with PW about 'The Cat I Never Named,' her story of surviving ethnic cleansing during the 1990s in war-torn Bosnia.

  • Jordan Ifueko Embarks on a Virtual Tour

    Author Jordan Ifueko recently launched a digital tour for her first YA fantasy novel, 'Raybearer.'

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jimmy Dunne
Songwriter-turned-author Jimmy Dunne shares his debut picture book, 'The Shepherd's Story,' a new take on the nativity tale, illustrated by Ivan Kravets.
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