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  • Emma Ledbetter Joins Abrams Children's Books

    Emma Ledbetter will be joining Abrams as editorial director, picture books, effective November 26.

  • Elizabeth Acevedo Wins 2018 NBA for Young People's Literature

    Upon receiving this year's National Book Award for Young People's Literature for her novel-in-verse, 'The Poet X,' Elizabeth Acevedo said, "Every single time I meet a reader who looks at me and says, ‘I have never seen my story until I read yours,’ I am reminded of why this matters."

  • 2018 National Book Awards for Young People's Literature in Photos

    On November 14, members of the book publishing community gathered at Cipriani Wall Street in lower Manhattan for the 69th National Book Awards.

  • In Brief: November 15, 2018

    This week, Jarrett J. Krosoczka and Jack Gantos share a stage; Elizabeth Verdick's characters are in tow; YA authors speak at the Portland Book Festival; and Sarai Gonzalez returns to her old school as a published author.

  • Literacy Spotlight: Children's Literacy Foundation

    We take a look inside the Children’s Literacy Foundation, which serves communities across rural Vermont and New Hampshire, with the goal of instilling a love of reading and writing in young people.

  • 100th Anniversary Plans for Children's Book Week Kick into High Gear

    In anticipation of the centennial observance of Children's Book Week, the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader have begun to lay out plans for a year-long campaign to commemorate the national literacy initiative.

  • Peachtree Publishers Acquired by Trustbridge

    Peachtree Publishers has announced that Trustbridge Global Media has acquired the Atlanta-based children's publishing company, as of November 7.

  • Bringing the 2018 National Book Awards to Teen Readers

    The five finalists for the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature spoke with nearly 500 students from New York City schools at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday, on the eve of the book award ceremony.

  • Hot Topics at the 2018 Shanghai Children's Book Fair

    It was a busy three-day China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair for overseas exhibitors looking to sell to the Chinese children's book market.

  • Shanghai Children's Book Fair Buoyed by Expanding Chinese Market

    With the BolognaFiere signing on as the co-organizer of the China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair starting this year, the sixth edition naturally came with several changes.

  • 2018 Texas Book Festival in Photos

    The 23nd annual Texas Book Festival took place on October 27–28 in Austin, drawing more than 40,000 book lovers and featuring more than 300 authors, including many acclaimed children's book creators; click through to see our selection of highlights.

  • Teen Spring Flings: Romance Novels 2019

    Here are five of the buzziest YA romance offerings pubbing this season.

  • On the Road with 'Wimpy Kid' Creator Jeff Kinney: 'The Meltdown' Tour

    On November 2, PW joined author-illustrator Jeff Kinney in Connecticut for a behind-the-scenes look at his tour and live performance for 'The Meltdown,' book 13 in his wildly popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

  • In Brief: November 8, 2018

    This week, authors Stuart Gibbs, Sarah Mlynowski, Leslie Margolis, and Maryrose Wood read aloud; the Rochester Children's Book Festival honors Jane Yolen; Phillip Hoose speaks at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis; Kheryn Callender and L.C. Rosen chat about love; rescue dogs visit Maria Gianferrari's book event; and Christmas comes early for Kidsreads.com prize winners.

  • PRH Co-Launches AR Children's Book App

    Penguin Random House has partnered with Inception, a technology company based in Tel Aviv, to create Bookful, a new platform offering augmented reality children’s books.

  • Children's Publishers Celebrate Halloween 2018

    Children's book publishers from coast to coast held parties as staffers donned costumes inspired by their favorite characters and books.

  • YouTube Sensation 'The Scottish Granny' Visits NYC for 'Wonky Donkey' Event

    YouTube star Janice Clark stopped by Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York City on November 1, to reprise her reading of 'The Wonky Donkey' by Craig Smith, illustrated by Katz Cowley.

  • Obituary: Kaylee N. Davis

    Longtime children's book marketing executive Kaylee N. Davis died on October 30 of complications from a recent surgery; she was 63.

  • Epic Reads Partners with Emma Roberts's Book Club on 'Why Not YA?'

    Epic Reads, HarperCollins's online community for YA lovers, is teaming up with Belletrist, the digital reading hub founded by actor Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss, to launch "Why Not YA?," a virtual book club devoted to teen lit.

  • In Brief: November 1, 2018

    This week, the New-York Historical Society talks Harry Potter; Selina Alko presents the ABCs of Brooklyn; author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin tours the U.S.; and Chana Stiefel parties with Animal Zombies.

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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