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  • A New Book Club from John Green and Rosianna Halse Rojas

    Bestselling YA author and YouTube star John Green has brought two of his passions together in the launch of a new book club called Life's Library, which he recently announced on... YouTube.

  • Children's Booksellers Expand Horizons at SCIBA 2018

    At this year's Southern California Independent Booksellers Association fall trade show, held on the weekend of October 20–21, children's programs and conversations focused on ways to expand bookselling beyond the four walls of a bookstore.

  • Licensing Hotline: October 25, 2018

    Read on for news about Scholastic's Feisty Pets books, Ameet's Wizarding World license, IDW's 20th anniversary kick-off event highlighting key licenses, Ferly's global rights for Justin Time, and DC Entertainment's partnership with Rooster Teeth.

  • 2018 Tweens Read Festival in Photos

    We've gathered a selection of highlights from the eighth annual Tweens Read Festival, which took place on October 13 in Houston.

  • In Brief: October 25, 2018

    This week, Jason Reynolds chats with Jacqueline Woodson; Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson conclude their book tour; New Hampshire children's book creators meet up; a new exhibition opens at the Eric Carle Museum; Matthew Cordell crowns students; and the Simon & Schuster offices have a cuteness overload.

  • Fall 2018 YA Spotlight: Teen Lit Reflects Wider World

    We asked a number of literary agents about the developments they’re seeing in YA content—from diverse contemporary rom-coms to stories tackling timely issues—and predictions for future growth in the category.

  • Tor Teen Marks 15-Year Milestone

    This fall, Tor Teen is celebrating the imprint’s 15th anniversary; we spoke with publisher Kathleen Doherty about the imprint's evolution and expansion.

  • MPIBA 2018: Children's Authors Speak of Changing Hearts and Minds

    That Mountain & Plains Independent Booksellers members are a close-knit community certainly was evident at this year's trade show in Denver, which took place October 11–13, featuring 85 authors, a majority of which were children’s authors.

  • Origin Stories: A Visit to 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic'

    In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,' the New-York Historical Society has just opened the British Library's exhibition, 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic'; click through to see our photo tour.

  • Licensing Hotline: October 18, 2018

    Read on to learn about Scholastic's acquisition of She-Ra and RWBY, Macmillan's new Odd Squad license, dolls and apparel featuring Joe Books' Disney Princess art, Bendon's upcoming coloring and activity titles tied to 'Llama Llama' and 'True and the Rainbow Kingdom,' and more.

  • In Brief: October 18, 2018

    This week, YA authors head to Pasadena; the Morristown Festival of Books draws a crowd; Candlewick staffers channel their inner Kate DiCamillo characters; YA nonfiction influences a theater production; author Aubre Andrus inspires readers to "change the world"; and psychologist Frank Sileo invites readers to meditate.

  • Kid Lit Activism Continues with Focus on November 6

    The Kid Lit community, which consistently works to rally support for numerous causes it champions, has set its sights on the midterm elections.

  • Telgemeier Unveils Two Books, and More Kids' News from New York Comic Con

    This year's New York Comic Con featured one very big announcement in children's graphic novel news: the titles and release dates of Raina Telgemeier's next two books, 'Guts' and 'Share Your Smile.'

  • Heartland 2018: Laughter, Tears While Children's Authors Weave Tales

    There were plenty of opportunities for booksellers to hear authors speak about their lives and work at this year's Heartland Fall Forum, held October 3–5 in Minneapolis, in between attending the educational sessions in the Marriott Renaissance Hotel and the exhibit area in the Historic Union Depot's 19th-century train shed.

  • Heartland Fall Forum 2018: Regional Presses Upping Children's Offerings

    Booksellers and vendors at this year's Heartland Fall Forum, which took place October 3–5 in Minneapolis, remarked on the growing number of children’s books from regional presses not known for their children’s output.

  • Diversity and Deep Connections for Children's Authors, Editors, and Booksellers at NAIBA 2018

    During the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association's annual conference, which took place October 6–8 in Baltimore, children’s and YA authors and editors shared their efforts to deepen and widen readers’ access to diverse stories.

  • 2018 Texas Teen Book Festival in Photos

    PW gathered a selection of highlights from the 2018 Texas Teen Book Festival.

  • 2018 New York Comic Con in Photos

    See children's book-related highlights from this year's New York Comic Con, which took place October 4–7, drawing a record 250,000 attendees.

  • Hachette Goes All In on Fortnite

    Hachette U.K. has secured the global publishing rights to Fortnite, the hot video game of the moment.

  • 'Get Caught Reading' Campaign Revived by Every Child a Reader

    Every Child a Reader has announced the relaunch of the Get Caught Reading campaign, which provides educators and librarians with free posters to promote a love of learning through literacy.

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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