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  • S&S to Launch Two Graphic Novel Lines for Young Readers

    Little Simon Graphic Novels, created for readers ages five to nine, will roll out in February 2021 under the Little Simon chapter-book imprint, and Ready-to-Read Graphics will debut next summer.

  • TV Alert: 'Doug Unplugs'

    We spoke with author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino about the latest adaptation of his picture books: 'Doug Unplugs,' a seven-episode show from DreamWorks Animation releasing on the AppleTV+ platform this month.

  • Scholastic Book Fairs Revamps with New Options in Pandemic Era

    Scholastic Book Fairs has charted a new course by offering a series of redesigned book fair options to meet customers’ needs amid Covid-19 restrictions.

  • Phoenix International Debuts School and Library Imprint

    Phoenix International Publications is launching Sequoia Kids Media, a new imprint targeting the school and library market.

  • OverDrive's Libby App Features NBA Finalists

    In an effort to make the finalists for this year's National Book Award accessible to readers, OverDrive has created an e-book collection featuring shortlisted titles, available for free via its Libby app.

  • In Brief: November 19, 2020

    This week, Chloe Gong launches a 'delight' of a debut; Jason Naylor unveils a colorful surprise; Scholastic Press authors gather for a heart-to-heart; and Marissa Meyer is a Karma Chameleon.

  • Kacen Callender Wins 2020 NBA for Young People's Literature

    Accepting the award for their novel 'King and the Dragonflies,' Kacen Callender said, "Young people already have changed the world in so many ways, and it’s an honor and a privilege to be given the platform and the opportunity to help in their guidance through the magic of story.”

  • 2020 NBA Teen Press Conference: Personal Significance and Writing as Activism

    Presented virtually on Monday, November 16, the annual Teen Press Conference, held two days before the 2020 National Book Awards ceremony, looked slightly different this year.

  • Authors Demand Better Treatment from Albert Whitman & Co.

    The children's book publisher has come under fire from some of its authors and their agents, who allege that the company has treated them cavalierly for years with late royalty payments and incorrect statements.

  • DK to Partner with the Met

    DK and the Metropolitan Museum of Art have announced a strategic partnership to launch a line of children's books that will encompass art, history, and culture—the worlds curated by the museum.

  • Children's Publishers in California Provide an Escape

    As schools, libraries, and bookstores closed around the country this spring, California children’s publishers responded with a bevy of new books and virtual experiences to help families cope.

  • 2020 CBC Diversity Awards: 'Experience, Strength, and Hope'

    Members of the children's book community gathered virtually on November 5 to celebrate the Children's Book Council's third annual CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Awards.

  • Reading with Olympia: Olympia Pats the Bunny!

    Former publisher Betsy Groban reflects on the joys of storytime with her baby granddaughter, Olympia, in our continuing series.

  • Imagine & Wonder Takes Flight Next Spring

    "Expanding Minds" is the tag line selected by Imagine & Wonder, a boutique New York publisher set to release its debut books in February 2021.

  • Expect the Unexpected from Enchanted Lion’s 'Unruly' Imprint

    After publishing children's books, many in translation, for more than 15 years, Enchanted Lion has announced the spring 2021 debut of Unruly, an imprint dedicated to the expansion of the picture book format to more experimental visual territory and to older age groups.

  • TV Alert: 'Alex Rider'

    On November 13, British writer Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling YA thriller series, Alex Rider, will expand to include an eight-episode show, released on Amazon’s free streaming service IMDb TV.

  • Licensing Hotline: November 2020

    Read on for news about Running Press's Crayola-themed books, Sesame Street titles tied to current events, Bookful's new deal with Mattel, King Features' expansion of Moomin representation rights, new apparel for birthday girl Maisy, and more.

  • YA Nonfiction Takes Teen Readers Seriously

    In new nonfiction for teens, publishers see readers who can change the world.

  • Little Genius Books to Launch in Spring 2021

    Board books, picture books, activity books, and novelty books are among the formats that will be released by Little Genius Books, an independent children's publisher that will roll out its debut titles next April.

  • Children's Publishers Celebrate Halloween Online

    While in-person celebrations were on hold this year, several children's book publishers held virtual parties as staffers showed off costumes inspired by favorite characters and books.

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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