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  • HarperCollins Launches Quill Tree Imprint

    HarperCollins Children's Books is expanding with a new imprint for young readers, Quill Tree Books, to be helmed by Rosemary Brosnan.

  • Movie Alert: 'Dolittle'

    Based on the 1923 Newbery Medal-winning novel 'The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle,' Universal Pictures' $175 million adaptation called 'Dolittle' will sail into movie theaters on January 17.

  • In Brief: January 16, 2020

    This week, Wendy Lamb gets fêted as she steps down from her eponymous imprint; Dan Santat and Cecil Castellucci talk plainly; Tiffany Jewell celebrates her debut workbook; and Karen McManus has a Power-ful launch.

  • San Diego Zoo Press Fosters Care and Conservation

    We take an inside look at San Diego Zoo Global Press, the book publishing division of the San Diego Zoo.

  • Jason Reynolds Named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

    We spoke with Reynolds about his plans to focus on empowering young people in small-town America with a platform he is calling 'Grab the Mic: Tell Your Story.'

  • In Brief: January 9, 2020

    This week, Kwame Alexander speaks in Istanbul; Monica Hesse dines in D.C.; Matt Tavares signs books in Massachusetts; and New York elementary schoolers get inspired by Michelle Edwards.

  • IDW and Smithsonian Partner for Illustrated Books

    IDW Publishing has secured global rights to publish illustrated books, primarily graphic novels but also other formats such as coloring and picture books, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution.

  • Obituary: Clay Winters

    Longtime publishing executive Clay Winters, former president of the Putnam & Grosset Group and co-founder of Boyds Mills Press, died on December 22; he was 85.

  • Sourcebooks Acquires Dawn Publications

    Sourcebooks has acquired Dawn Publications, a 40-year-old publisher of nature and environmental titles for children.

  • Children's Job Moves: December 2019

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

  • PW’s Most-Read Children’s and YA Stories of 2019

    Canceled YA books and an interview with a 'Jeopardy!' champion on his children’s book strategy were among PW’s most-clicked stories about kids’ and YA books in 2019.

  • In Brief: December 19, 2019

    This week, contemporary illustrators look back on their childhood art in a new exhibit; Tochi Onyebuchi and Dhonielle Clayton stop by the NYPL’s Schomburg Center; Scholastic’s publicity team wraps for a good cause; Miss New Mexico Teen meets her picture book heroine, Jan Brett; Luke Flowers and a familiar guest visit a Colorado Barnes & Noble; and Vashti Harrison talks veggies.

  • The 'Crayons' Hit the Road

    This holiday season brings a new installment in author Drew Daywalt and illustrator Oliver Jeffers's bestselling picture book series, 'The Crayons' Christmas' (Penguin Workshop, Oct.). To commemorate the occasion, Esteban the Magnificent, one of the stars of the book, took a tour of independent bookstores, visiting story times, school events, and a Nordic-inspired JuleFest.

  • inQluded Offers Writing Platform for LGBTQ POC Youth

    Launched in fall 2018, inQluded is an online literary journal and event series that provides a space for young queer, trans, and intersex black and Indigenous writers of color; we spoke with founder medina about the mission behind inQluded.

  • Licensing Hotline: December 2019

    Read on for news of the latest licensed publishing programs from Random House Children’s Books, including a tie-in to the Disney/Pixar movie 'Onward,' and more.

  • DC Books for Young Readers Launches First Original IP Titles

    In 2020, DC Books for Young Readers is releasing three middle-grade titles based on original intellectual property, marking the first time the imprint has published books not tied to its famous DC Comics superheroes.

  • New Agency Promotes African Writers for Youth

    Launched earlier this year by two longtime children's publishing professionals, Accord Literary represents Africa-based writers of middle-grade and YA fiction with a goal of reaching young readers around the world.

  • In Brief: December 12, 2019

    This week, Kate's Kid Book Bash honors author Kate Dopirak; Holly Black is the queen of the fall tour; YA authors have an "epic" panel; and Charlie Mylie has a gouda launch party.

  • Literacy Spotlight: Bernie's Book Bank Enriches Chicagoland Children

    We take a look at Bernie’s Book Bank, the literacy nonprofit organization founded by Brian Floriani in December 2009, which distributes books to underserved children in the six-county Chicago metro area.

  • Beanstack and PRH Issue Winter Reading Challenge

    For the third year in a row, Random House Children's Books and Penguin Young Readers will sponsor the Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge, set to kick off in schools and public libraries nationwide on January 1.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Simmons University
Representatives from Simmons University’s Center for the Study of Children’s Literature in Boston discuss the program and the joys of studying children’s books from a literary and historical perspective.
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