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  • Q & A with Jerry Spinelli

    We spoke with Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli about his latest book for young readers, 'Dead Wednesday,' about a shy boy and a deceased girl whose stories collide during an annual middle-school ritual.

  • Zen and the Art of Children's Books: Spotlight on Mark Brown

    The author’s Zen Pig series shows children the importance of gratitude, presence, and compassion with clear writing and touching artwork. (Sponsored)

  • Indies Introduce Debut Authors

    At each Children’s Institute, a panel of booksellers presents its 10 favorite fall debuts, and each of the authors gives a reading. Here, the editors of this year’s picks discuss why they think their books were chosen.

  • Q & A with Divya Srinivasan

    Author-illustrator Divya Srinivasan spoke with PW about her new picture book, 'What I Am,' an uplifting tale with deeply personal origins.

  • 'A Radical Decision': David Wiesner on Wordless Picture Books

    "It's a radical decision not to use words," picture book creator David Wiesner told an online audience on July 22.

  • In Conversation: Kwame Mbalia and Lamar Giles

    We asked authors Kwame Mbalia and Lamar Giles to interview each other about their work on Mbalia's new middle grade anthology, 'Black Boy Joy.'

  • Q & A with Jeff Zentner

    PW spoke with the author about his mission to combat toxic masculinity through writing, the need for a more nuanced depiction of Appalachian people, and how his own journey to becoming a poet informed his new main character's story.

  • Q & A with John Parra

    We spoke with award-winning artist, designer, and children's book illustrator John Parra about how his experiences as a student and an instructor have left an imprint on his art, and how he hopes it inspires his readers to be creative.

  • Q & A with L.M. Elliott

    We spoke with author and former journalist L.M. Elliott about her latest historical YA novel, 'Walls,' which covers the 12 months leading to the building of the Berlin Wall.

  • Stacey Abrams to Publish Children's Debut with HarperCollins

    Former Georgia House minority leader, bestselling author, and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams is set to publish her first picture book, 'Stacey's Extraordinary Words,' on December 28 with HarperCollins Children's Books imprint Balzer + Bray.

  • Obituary: Floyd Cooper

    Award-winning author-illustrator Floyd Cooper, widely lauded for his evocative and luminous paintings depicting the African American experience, died on July 16 at age 65.

  • Reimagining a Classic: Spotlight on Joe Sutphin

    The bestselling illustrator has published a new version of the landmark children’s book Little Pilgrim’s Progress. (Sponsored)

  • Samira Ahmed: Telling the Stories of Revolutionary Girls

    Realistic YA novelist Samira Ahmed brings her focus on strong female characters to middle grade fantasy.

  • Obituary: Ann Rinaldi

    Author and journalist Ann Rinaldi, best known for her painstakingly researched YA historical fiction featuring female protagonists, died on July 1 in Branchburg, N.J.; she was 86.

  • Four Questions for Laura Silverman

    We spoke with author Laura Silverman, editor of 'Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunset and Sunrise,' a multi-genre YA anthology of short stories that each take place over the course of a single night.

  • Q & A with Elizabeth Lim

    We spoke with Elizabeth Lim about her new YA novel, ‘Six Crimson Cranes,’ a fairy tale retelling set in the world of her Blood of Stars duology.

  • Soapbox: A Hijabi Feminist and Other Impossibilities

    Nafiza Azad, author of the upcoming YA fantasy novel 'The Wild Ones,' reflects on her experience as a hijabi feminist and the importance of sisterhood in a girl's life.

  • Advocacy, Inclusion, and Options: Q & A with ALSC President Lucia M. Gonzalez

    Lucia M. Gonzalez, director of the North Miami (Fla.) Public Library and award-winning author, will begin her term as president of the Association for Library Service to Children at the close of the ALA annual conference, after a very nontraditional, pandemic-clouded year.

  • Q & A with Tammi Sauer

    We spoke with picture book author Tammi Sauer about the influence that her library and classroom experience has had on her writing, the publication of her 30th picture book, and more.

  • Spring 2021 Flying Starts: B.B. Alston

    B.B. Alston’s gamble paid off when he shared the concept for his debut middle-grade adventure, ‘Amari and the Night Brothers,’ via a Twitter pitch event.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Michael G. Long
Michael G. Long spoke with PW KidsCast about his new picture book, Three Lines in a Circle: The Exciting Life of the Peace Symbol, illustrated by Carlos Vélez, and the evolution of the peace movement.
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