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  • Fall 2019 Middle Grade Spotlight

  • Middle Grade Marketing Then and Now

    Publishers provide some historical perspective on how promotional efforts have evolved in the digital era.

  • Author-Tested Middle Grade Marketing Tips

    Though marketing departments do great work launching middle grade books out into the world, their job ideally includes a strong partnership with the authors whose titles they are promoting. For their part, middle grade authors quickly learn that they play a big role in inspiring readers, and that self-marketing is part of getting through to those readers and building a successful writing career.

  • Taking Middle Grade to Market

    With an increasing number of books for the middle grade audience in the pipeline, publishers share their strategies for capturing the interest of preteens.

  • Scholastic and The Dodo Pair for Children's Nonfiction

    Scholastic has secured the rights to publish children's nonfiction titles tied to The Dodo, a media brand for animal lovers.

  • Abrams to Launch Hasbro's Cubby Hill Brand

    The brand's debut will be in the form of a jacketed hardcover picture book called 'The Welcome Wagon: A Cubby Hill Tale,' written and illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld.

  • Book Drive for Border Kids Kicks Off

    A group of concerned citizens in Minnesota is launching a charitable book drive to benefit refugee children more than 1,000 miles away at the Mexican border.

  • 2019 National Book Festival in Photos

    Tens of thousands of book lovers of all ages turned out for the 19th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, which took place August 31 in Washington, D.C.

  • In Brief: September 12, 2019

    This week, Sandra Boynton's pajama party is no snooze; Lindsay Lackey brings a reptilian friend on her debut tour; Holly McGhee and Pascal Lemaître inspire kids to listen up in New Jersey; and Bao Phi's second picture book gets off on the right foot.

  • Margaret Anastas to Helm New Imprint at Viking Children's

    The HarperCollins Children's editorial director will join Viking Children’s Books next month, where she will launch an as-yet-unnamed imprint dedicated to publishing commercial picture books and picture book franchises.

  • 2019 Decatur Book Festival in Photos

    The 14th annual AJC Decatur Book Festival took place August 30–September 1 in Decatur, Ga, bringing together more than 250 authors, including a number of children's and YA writers.

  • Licensing Hotline: September 2019

    Read on for news about Baby Shark in North America; Running Press's new Baby Rocker board book series; a new in-world cookbook tied to the just-opened Star Wars theme park attraction; and more.

  • Author-Illustrator David Kirk Launches Pipweasel Publishing

    Author-illustrator David Kirk, best known for his Miss Spider series of 23 books, has decided to break free from corporate publishing and be his own boss.

  • Author Julia Watts Disinvited from Teen Lit Festival

    YA author Julia Watts has been removed from the slate of authors participating in LitUp, a teen literary festival sponsored by the Knox County (Tenn.) Public Library, after a member of the organizing committee expressed concerns that she has also written erotica.

  • Magic Cat Imprint Joins Abrams Family

    Abrams will welcome a new children's imprint in fall 2020, when the company becomes the North American publisher of Magic Cat, an independent, London-based publishing house recently founded by Rachel Williams and Jenny Broom.

  • 2019 Beijing International Book Fair in Photos

    The Beijing International Book Fair, held August 21–25, hosted more than 2,600 exhibitors (of which 1,600 came from overseas) and more than 300,000 attendees.

  • In Brief: September 5, 2019

    This week, Kwame Alexander and Jason Reynolds journey to Scotland; it's hammer time for David Shannon; CBC Diversity and Candlewick gather in Boston; and Tracy Banghart has a royal book launch.

  • Children's Job Moves: August 2019

    Job moves in children's publishing during August, 2019.

  • Bologna’s Moscow Debut to Seed New Fair

    The Bologna Children’s Book Fair has organized a new professional program focused on children’s books for the Moscow International Book Fair, taking place September 4–8.

  • Beijing 2019: Continued Focus on Children’s Content in Print and Digital

    The Beijing International Children's Book Fair, occupying a full hall and running concurrently with the much larger Beijing International Book Fair, is back for a second year with an emphasis on children’s content and licensing.

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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