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  • HMH Celebrates Hobbit Day with Fanfare

    Today is September 22, which J.R.R. Tolkien devotees know as Hobbit Day, commemorating the shared birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' fame. HMH released its first edition of 'The Hobbit' in 1938, and is going the distance to help fans participate in this annual fete.

  • Building Bridges: The Art of Children's Book Translation

    We spoke with 10 acclaimed translators about the unique challenges and rewards of adapting international children's books for English-speaking readers.

  • 2020 CBC Diversity Award Winners Announced

    The Children's Book Council has revealed the winners of its third annual CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Awards.

  • World Kid Lit Month Kicks Off with Virtual Celebration

    This September, the annual celebration of children's books in translation pivoted to an online format amid the pandemic, which includes two Zoom panels and other programming.

  • In Brief: September 17, 2020

    This week, Tracy Deonn has a "legendary" launch; Scholastic authors partake in a virtual panel on reality; Lilliam Rivera Zooms into The Lit. Bar for a time-honored tradition; and Alex London takes drawing lessons from Marie Lu.

  • 2020 NBA Longlist for Young People’s Literature Announced

    The National Book Foundation has announced the 2020 National Book Award longlist for Young People’s Literature.

  • Inspiration and Process: A Picture Book Panel

    On September 8, the North Texas Teen Book Festival virtually hosted the "Picture Our World Author Panel" on YouTube.

  • In Brief: September 10, 2020

    This week, the Zhou brothers launch their picture book biography; Olivia A. Cole speaks up about speaking out; Kevin Sherry, Jess Keating, and Katy Farina participate in a Graphix Zoom panel; and Little Free Library and Literati team up for a literary collaboration.

  • Children's Job Moves: August 2020

    Job moves in children's publishing during August 2020.

  • Brown Bookshelf Issues Call to Action on Diversity

    The Brown Bookshelf has issued a call to action demanding that the children’s book community “assess and change traditional practices that marginalize the work of Black children’s literature creatives.”

  • Kwame Alexander Offers Digital Writing Series for Kids

    Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander has partnered with education technology innovator Age of Learning to launch WordPlay, a video series that provides elementary schoolers a "master class" in story writing.

  • Book Your Summer Live Festival: SFF Authors in Conversation

    The “SFF Authors in Conversation” panel, which took place as part of the Book Your Summer Live event, brought together speculative fiction authors for young readers and adults.

  • Book Your Summer Live Festival: Chills and Thrills in YA Books

    On August 21–22, Penguin Random House hosted Book Your Summer Live, a free virtual literary festival featuring both children's and adult authors.

  • Libraries Employ Low-Tech Programming to Engage Children and Families

    In the place of their standard programming, libraries have been exploring and revisiting low-tech options to keep connected with their communities during the pandemic.

  • Cottage Door Partners with Jane Goodall Institute for Children's Book Series

    Next spring, Cottage Door Press will debut a book series for children up to 5, in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute.

  • In Brief: August 27, 2020

    This week, Scholastic authors talk romance; Don Tate celebrates a significant historical figure; Angie Thomas, Nic Stone, Kimberly Jones, and Christina Hammonds Reed have a heart-to-heart; and Alice McGinty and Alan Havis take a coastal journey.

  • Licensing Hotline: August 2020

    Read on for news about Lego's partnership with Unbound, recent consumer products initiatives from Dr. Seuss Enterprises, PaperCutz's seasonal specials tied to Nickelodeon's 'The Loud House,' and more.

  • News from the North: August 2020

    Read about PRH Canada's program encouraging kids to read books by Black authors; a fundraiser for the International Board on Books for Young People; and more developments in Canadian children's publishing.

  • Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Offers Free SEL Course

    To help educators and their students during the pandemic, the center will offer a free virtual social emotional learning course to all Connecticut school staff working in any preK–12 school setting.

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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