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  • Judy Blume on the Big Screen

    Next month two Judy Blume films will grace the screen, one based on a beloved novel and the other on Blume's own life and work.

  • Books for a Better Earth Bloom at Holiday House

    Holiday House is launching the Books for a Better Earth collection, focused on climate change solutions, scientific discovery, and youth in action.

  • National Poll Finds Americans Support Freedom to Read

    An annual survey conducted by Iowa's Grinnell College and Seltzer & Co. found that a majority of Americans support student access to a wide range of books in school libraries and more.

  • In Brief: March 23, 2023

    Recently authors saw their name in city lights, headed off on a book tour, and dressed as their characters for a school visit.

  • 2023 Walter Dean Myers Awards: Life Changing Literature and Book Bans

    The eighth annual ​Walter​ ​Awards ​Ceremony​ and Symposium took place as a hybrid event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C., and online on March 17.

  • Abrams Announces Award Highlighting Unpublished Marginalized Children's Authors

    Abrams has announced the inaugural Abrams Amplify Award, a contest created to "honor and uplift the voices of children's book creators from marginalized communities."

  • Licensing Hotline: March 2023

    Read on for news about Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing's Transformers books, HarperCollins's Magic Mixies books, Mango's inaugural Fay and Fluffy title, Scholastic joining the global Learn with Peppa program, a new licensing agent for Anboran, and more.

  • Jane O'Connor to Retire from Penguin

    Jane O'Connor, former president of mass market publishing at Putnam Books for Young Readers, and author of the Fancy Nancy picture books, has announced her retirement in April.

  • Myth and Middle Grade: Exploring the Books

    In these title close-ups, authors and editors share their thoughts on creating books within the burgeoning middle grade subgenre of mythology-inspired fantasy-adventures.

  • Myth and Middle Grade

    Middle grade fantasy surges—again—in the wake of Percy Jackson.

  • Transit Books Grows a Picture Book Imprint

    The Bay Area nonprofit publisher has diversified its global offerings with the picture books of Transit Children's Editions.

  • 2023 North Texas Teen Book Festival in Photos

    After two years of virtual and hybrid programming, the ninth annual North Texas Teen Book Festival returned in-person in Irving, Tex., on March 3 and 4., drawing approximately 10,000 attendees.

  • In Brief: March 16, 2023

    This month an author headed to Los Angeles to get into the Oscars spirit; picture book collaborators took their work on an international book tour; an artist created her own bookish window display; and a meteorologist-turned-author made a school visit.

  • Bologna 2023: Photos from the Fair

    Publishing professionals from around the globe gathered for the 60th Bologna Children's Book Fair; see our photo tour with highlights from the event.

  • Bank Street Launches Margaret Wise Brown Board Book Award

    The Center for Children's Literature at Bank Street College held a virtual event for the inaugural Margaret Wise Brown Board Book Award on March 9.

  • Making a Difference with Makerspaces

    Today libraries are many things to different people. As places for engaging storytimes, welcoming and safe havens, and labs for creativity, libraries help expand children's minds. We spoke with three librarians about how their makerspaces are sparking students' creativity and curiosity, and impacting lives.

  • Obituary: Ian Falconer

    Author-illustrator, fine artist, and designer Ian Falconer, best known as the creator of witty picture books about headstrong, precocious piglet Olivia, died on March 7. He was 63.

  • Bologna 2023: Sakana Sakatsuki's 'Planetarium Ghost Travel' Wins BolognaRagazzi Award for Comics

    Epic. Innovative. Intimate. Those were the adjectives used by the jury to describe Sakana Sakatsuki's 'Planetarium Ghost Travel,' which won the 2023 BolognaRagazzi Award for Comics in the Young Adult category.

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