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  • Four Questions for F.T. Lukens

    PW spoke with 'Spell Bound' author F.T. Lukens about their inventive worldbuilding, multifaceted characters, and the power of fantasy to make queer teens feel seen.

  • Obituary: Julie Anne Peters

    Award-winning author Julie Anne Peters, best known for her groundbreaking YA novels featuring complex LGBTQ+ characters navigating relationships and exploring issues of identity, died on March 21 following a long illness; she was 71.

  • Terms of Anthropomorphism: PW Talks with Katherine Applegate

    This year, Katherine Applegate will add four books to her oeuvre—three new titles and a paperback reprint of her 2017 middle grade novel 'Wishtree.'

  • Q & A with Nikki Shannon Smith

    We spoke with teacher and author Nikki Shannon Smith Smith about finding her voice, how her teaching and writing influence each other, and what fuels her writing for children of color, and all children.

  • In Conversation: Joy Harjo and Michaela Goade

    We asked former U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo and Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade to discuss their collaboration on 'Remember,' a picture book adaptation of Harjo's poem of the same name.

  • On Tour with Adam Rubin

    Author Adam Rubin went on tour recently to promote his new middle grade short story collection 'The Human Kaboom'; he traveled across eight states over the course of his two-week tour; we've rounded up the highlights.

  • A Busy Spring for M.T. Anderson

    In January, the National Book Award–winning author attended the Sundance debut of 'Landscape with Invisible Hand,' the film based on his 2017 novel; and in April, his next novel, 'Elf Dog and Owl Head,' comes out from Candlewick.

  • First Person: Remembering Michael Gruenbaum

    Liesa Abrams, v-p and editor-in-chief of Labyrinth Road, reflects on the powerful experience of working with the late Michael Gruenbaum on his Holocaust memoir.

  • Q & A with April Henry

    April Henry spoke with PW about her new YA mystery, 'Girl Forgotten,' the ethical dilemma of telling crime stories, and the perfect victim myth.

  • Ridiculous Magic: PW Talks with Stacey Lee

    The new middle grade fantasy Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies offers a mix of magic and Chinese folklore. (Sponsored)

  • Book Community Rallies Around Author After Disappointing Tour Event

    Jamar J. Perry shared how he transformed a disappointing tour experience into a positive one, with help from the children's book community.

  • The Serendipitous Collaboration of Peter H. Reynolds and Marc Colagiovanni

    We took a look at the story behind 'When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left,' a picture book by debut author Marc Colagiovanni, featuring art by celebrated picture book creator Peter H. Reynolds, whose collaboration sprung from a fortuitous introduction.

  • Q & A with Dan Nott

    In 'Hidden Systems,' comics creator Dan Nott looks under the ground and behind cinderblock walls to detect the wires behind our wi-fi and the pipes connecting our plumbing.

  • In Conversation: Linda Sue Park and Ellen Oh

    We asked Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and founder of the new Allida imprint, and Ellen Oh, co-founder of We Need Diverse Books, to discuss the impetus behind Allida and their work on its inaugural title.

  • Four Questions with Matt Tavares

    Matt Tavares's first middle-grade graphic novel, 'Hoops,' fictionalizes the real-life story of Judi Warren and the 1976 Warsaw High School girls' basketball team, which fought for gender equality as well as the state championship.

  • Q & A with Brittney Morris

    After the success of her previous novels 'The Cost of Knowing' and her YA debut 'Slay,' Brittney Morris brings readers a new tech-savvy adventure, 'The Jump.'

  • On Tour with James Ponti

    Last month, author James Ponti hit the road to celebrate the release of 'City of the Dead,' the fourth book in his middle grade City Spies series.

  • Q & A with Jade Adia

    We spoke with Jade Adia about her highly anticipated YA debut 'There Goes the Neighborhood,' which sold to Disney-Hyperion in a six-figure, seven-house auction.

  • Bologna 2023: Laurie Halse Anderson Wins Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

    American author Laurie Halse Anderson is the winner of the 2023 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest children’s book prize.

  • In Conversation: Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey

    We asked brothers and frequent collaborators Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey to discuss their creative process and the autobiographical elements in their new book, 'Heroes by a Hair,' kicking off their first series.

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