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  • Q & A with Gill Lewis

    Veterinarian-turned-children’s author Gill Lewis has long been interested in exploring her place in the natural world. Her latest novel, 'Gorilla Dawn', transports young readers to the jungles of central Africa.

  • Q & A with Jeff Giles

    Former 'EW' editeor Jeff Giles has just written his first novel, 'The Edge of Everything'; we spoke to him about making his YA debut.

  • Survival Stories: Sara Zarr

    Young adult author Sara Zarr mines her childhood for a novel about sisters tested by poverty.

  • What Children's Authors and Artists Wrote and Drew When They Were Young

    In a book due out from Atheneum this July, a number of children’s book creators recall their youthful creative efforts. Their entries were collected and edited by author Elissa Brent Weissman, and we present a selection of them here.

  • Q & A with Marissa Meyer

    We speak with Marissa Meyer about her new graphic novel, 'Wires and Nerve,' which returns Meyer’s fans to the world of the Lunar Chronicles.

  • In Brief: January 26, 2017

    This week, marchers from the children’s book world put a kid lit-inspired spin on protest marches, Kwame Alexander met with fellow authors at ALA; and Peachtree Publishers celebrated a milestone.

  • 'A Very Incredible Day': Javaka Steptoe on His 2017 Caldecott Medal

    “This has been a very incredible day,” said Javaka Steptoe, referring to the hours following the announcement that he had won the 2017 Caldecott Medal.

  • 'Completely Gobsmacked': Kelly Barnhill on Her 2017 Newbery Medal

    Kelly Barnhill was "dead to the world" when her cell phone rang very early Monday morning.

  • Four Questions for Adam Silvera

    Adam Silvera spoke with PW about his second novel, 'History Is All You Left Me,' which centers on two highly emotional subjects: first love and young death.

  • In Brief: January 19, 2017

    This week, D.C. kids get the Dork Diaries treatment; Adam Silvera welcomes a special guest to his book release; Ruby Shamir celebrates America’s past First Ladies; Jerry Spinelli is on the radio; and a publishing staffer passes a milestone.

  • Four Questions for Veronica Roth

    We spoke with 'Divergent' author Veronica Roth, whose latest book, 'Carve the Mark,' will be released worldwide in 33 languages on January 17.

  • Obituary: Paul Goble

    Caldecott-winning children’s author-illustrator Paul Goble, widely known for his picture books inspired by Native American culture and lore, died on January 5 at age 83.

  • Obituary: Marilyn Sachs

    Marilyn Sachs, groundbreaking author of titles in the early wave of realistic fiction for middle grade and YA readers, and a progressive social and political activist, died on December 28. She was 89.

  • Children’s Publishers Choose Their Favorite Reads of 2016

    We asked staffers at children’s publishing houses to tell us about their favorite children’s book they read this year and how they discovered it.

  • Milestones: Sarah Mlynowski

    Sarah Mlynowski is currently marking a dual milestone: her Whatever After series has topped five million copies in print and has entered double digits in title count.

  • Fall 2016 Flying Starts: Traci Chee

    "The Reader" (Putnam, Sept.) is both Traci Chee’s first published work and her first attempt at writing a novel.

  • Fall 2016 Flying Starts: Jessica Cluess

    Frank Herbert’s "Dune" came into Jessica Cluess’s life at a pivotal point.

  • Fall 2016 Flying Starts: M-E Girard

    M-E Girard has spent a lot of time thinking about gender stereotypes.

  • Fall 2016 Flying Starts: Audrey Coulthurst

    If there’s such a thing as a straightforward path to becoming a writer, Audrey Coulthurst didn’t take it.

  • Fall 2016 Flying Starts: Martin Stewart

    Martin Stewart, aspiring novelist and full-time Scottish schoolteacher, had a literary agent and a manuscript that numerous editors agreed was superbly written, but probably not right for middle grade readers.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Taran Matharu
Taran Matharu talks about the third book in his Summoners series, ’The Battlemage,’ about an orphan boy who discovers an ability to summon demons, and about the role that NaNoWriMo and Wattpad played in the origins of the series.
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