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  • Four Questions for Paula Yoo

    Author and screenwriter Paula Yoo spoke with us about her new nonfiction book for young readers, ‘From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement,’ and how it resonates with current events.

  • LGBTQ Kids’ Books 2021: Q & A with Margot Wood

    We spoke with Margot Wood, founder of HarperCollins’s Epic Reads community for YA readers, about her Austen-inspired debut novel, 'Fresh.'

  • LGBTQ Kids’ Books 2021: Q & A with Katherine Locke

    In 'What Are Your Words? A Book About Pronouns,' Katherine Locke and illustrator Anne Passchier follow a child named Ari as they learn about identity and the many ways people describe themselves.

  • Paper Chase

    Caldecott Honor-winning artist Elisha Cooper reflects on the frustrating, and ultimately humbling, experience of creating the art for his new picture book 'Yes & No.'

  • Q & A with Goldy Moldavsky

    PW spoke with Goldy Moldavsky about her new YA horror novel, 'The Mary Shelley Club,' and the origins of her love for scream-worthy stories.

  • Four Questions for Sabina Khan

    Sabina Khan's new book, 'Zara Hossain Is Here,' which features a Muslim teenage girl living a cross-cultural life in the United States, was inspired by Khan's family's own experience as immigrants.

  • Jason Reynolds Embarks on Second National Ambassador Tour This Spring

    Acclaimed author Jason Reynolds will set out on his second two-week virtual tour this spring as National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

  • Four Questions for Jon Klassen

    PW spoke with Caldecott Medalist Klassen about his new book, 'The Rock from the Sky,' deadpan humor, and picture books as theater.

  • For Julie Berry, A Homecoming and a Bookstore of Her Own

    We spoke with 'The Lovely War' author Julie Berry, who has purchased a bookstore in her childhood hometown of Medina, N.Y.

  • Obituary: Norma Jean Sawicki

    Longtime children's book editor Norma Jean Sawicki died on March 4 at her home in Manhattan; she was 78.

  • Q & A with Raphael Simon

    After writing nearly a dozen books under the pen name of Pseudonymous Bosch, Raphael Simon has stepped out of the shadows to write his own middle grade adventure, 'The Anti-Book.'

  • Obituary: Beverly Cleary

    Children’s author Beverly Cleary, whose stories featuring such endearing and enduring characters as Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins elevated her to iconic status, died on March 25 at 104.

  • Q & A with Kevin Henkes

    We interviewed author-illustrator Kevin Henkes about his latest middle grade book, 'Billy Miller Makes a Wish,' a follow-up to the Newbery Honor-winning 'The Year of Billy Miller.'

  • Obituary: Ann K. Beneduce

    Children's editor Ann K. Beneduce, who launched the careers of Eric Carle and many other authors and illustrators, died on March 18 at 102.

  • Four Questions for Ambreen Tariq

    We spoke with Ambreen Tariq, founder of @BrownPeopleCamping, about her debut picture book, 'Fatima's Great Outdoors,' and encouraging people of color to explore nature.

  • Q & A with Aisha Saeed

    PW spoke with Pakistani American author Aisha Saeed about how her early experiences and teaching background have allowed her to tell her own stories, to create diverse characters, and to take down stereotypes.

  • In Conversation with Lisa Wheeler and Loren Long

    We asked author Lisa Wheeler and illustrator Loren Long to interview each other about the personal connections and artistic influences that served as the foundation for their new picture book, 'Someone Builds the Dream.'

  • Four Questions for Raffi

    PW spoke with Canadian songwriter Raffi about his new wave of board books, and about the Raffi Foundation for Child Honouring, which is dedicated to creating a humane and sustainable world by addressing the universal needs of children.

  • Obituary: Joan Walsh Anglund

    Children's book creator Joan Walsh Anglund, widely known for her instantly recognizable images of sweet-faced, dot-eyed children, died on March 9; she was 95.

  • In Conversation: Andrea Wang and Jason Chin

    We asked author Andrea Wang and illustrator Jason Chin to interview each other about their collaborative process and personal connections to their new picture book, 'Watercress.'

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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