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  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of October 22, 2018

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book about immigration, a middle grade science-filled space romp, and a YA novel that melds history and magic.

  • Norton Signs Graphic Memoir by Olympic Protest Hero Tommie Smith

    In an announcement timed to coincide with his historic protest at the Olympic games 50 years ago, Norton Young Readers unveiled plans to publish a graphic memoir by 1968 Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith, to be co-written by Derrick Barnes, an award-winning writer for young readers.

  • Rights Report: Week of October 15, 2018

    New deals for Tara O'Connor, Eva Gibson, Wendelin Van Draanen, and others.

  • Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Gift Books for Younger Readers

    We recommend books for kids of all ages.

  • Knopf to Publish New Book by Christopher Paolini

    Random House Children's Books US and Penguin Random House Children's UK have announced plans to publish a new book of short stories by Christopher Paolini, bestselling fantasy author of the Inheritance Cycle.

  • Cover Reveal: 'How to Read a Book'

    We spoke with author Kwame Alexander and illustrator Melissa Sweet about their forthcoming picture book, 'How to Read a Book,' a celebration of literacy, the cover of which is revealed here for the first time.

  • Noteworthy Middle Grade and YA Sequels: October 2018

    Whether realistic fiction or epic fantasies, sequels being published this month feature the return of beloved characters and the promise of new adventures.

  • Rights Report: Week of October 8, 2018

    New deals for Raina Telgemeier, Kat Ellis, Scott Reintgen, and others.

  • New Kids’ and YA Books: Week of October 15, 2018

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a girl who wants to stay awake forever, a Christmas fairy tale by a TV celebrity and his husband, and a middle grade novel about the summer adventures of three boys in small-town Indiana.

  • Free Spirit Celebrates 35 Years

    As Free Spirit Publishing marks its anniversary in 2018, its mission—creating self-help books for young readers—remains constant, even as its target audience has expanded.

  • Movie Alert: 'The Hate U Give'

    A timely novel about racism and police brutality becomes a timely film, with the October 19 release of 'The Hate U Give,' based on Angie Thomas’s debut novel of the same name.

  • New Kids’ and YA Books: Week of October 8, 2018

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are a YA graphic memoir about a family’s struggle with addiction, a middle grade novel in which an overachiever follows her cryptozoologist mother, and a YA novel about two very different boys falling in love.

  • Scholastic Ups Print Run for 'The Wonky Donkey'

    In the two weeks since the 'The Wonky Donkey' reprinting was announced—after a YouTube video featuring the picture book went viral—Scholastic has increased the print quantity to 500,000 copies, based on pre-orders.

  • Abrams Brings Back Rosie Revere in New Series

    Engineer Rosie Revere, architect Iggy Peck, and scientist Ada Twist return in The Questioneers, a new chapter book series by Andrea Beaty, and illustrated by David Roberts.

  • It’s Alive! Again! Frankenstein Reimagined

    In this roundup, we gather a selection of books for young readers being published in this bicentennial year of Mary Shelley’s 'Frankenstein.'

  • New Kids’ and YA Books: Week of October 1, 2018

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book where the action takes place along the book’s gutter, a middle grade adventure novel inspired by fantasy stories, and a YA novel set in a dried-up dystopian southern California.

  • Tanglewood Celebrates 25 Years of 'The Kissing Hand'

    We spoke with author Audrey Penn about reaching a publishing milestone, and why her picture book continues to ease separation anxiety of children.

  • 'We Rise, We Resist' Launch in Photos

    Random House Children’s Books and Just Us Books celebrated the launch of Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson’s middle grade anthology, 'We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices,' at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem on September 6.

  • Top 10 Challenged Books of 2017

    In an effort to get the word out about censorship during Banned Books Week, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom has unveiled its annual list of the most frequently challenged books.

  • Meg Medina Revisits Middle School in New Novel

    Cuban-American author Meg Medina's latest book from Candlewick, 'Merci Suárez Changes Gears,' is her first middle grade novel since her 2008 debut children’s book, 'Milagros: Girl from Away.'

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Katie Green
British author-illustrator Katie Green discusses her graphic memoir ‘Lighter Than My Shadow,’ which traces her long struggle with and recovery from anorexia, as well as why telling the story visually was so important.
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