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  • Movie Alert: 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark'

    Nostalgic adults can revisit Alvin Schwartz's classic 1981 horror anthology, 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,' with the upcoming film adaptation, directed by André Øvredal and co-written and produced with Guillermo del Toro.

  • Children’s Institute 7 Costume Party: A Photo Essay

    This year's Children’s Institute kicked off with a Welcome Reception and Children’s Book Character Costume Party, in which booksellers and authors showcased their creativity and love of children’s literature.

  • Children’s Institute 7 in Photos

    The American Booksellers Association’s seventh Children’s Institute, held in Pittsburgh from June 26–28, brought together 330 booksellers from 230 independent bookstores across the country.

  • Bookselling Tips from Children’s Institute 2019

    The ABA’s seventh Children’s Institute, which took place June 26–28 in Pittsburgh, featured a number of educational panels and roundtables on the day-to-day business of children’s bookselling.

  • Van Straaten Leaves Scholastic for Sweet Home Chicago

    Tracy van Straaten, Scholastic’s longtime head of publicity, is leaving the company on July 12 to launch a boutique public relations and consulting agency in her hometown of Chicago.

  • ALA Annual 2019 in Photos

    See our photo essay from the American Library Association’s Annual Conference, which took place June 20–25 in Washington, D.C., and drew together librarians, educators, authors, illustrators, and publishers.

  • Authors Share Their ALA Survival Tips: A Photo Essay

    We asked some of children’s literature’s top talent for their tips on how to make the most of a demanding weekend of meeting and greeting at ALA Annual.

  • Rebel Girls Brand Launches Imprint and Chapter Book Series

    Timbuktu Labs, marketer of the Rebel Girls publishing and media franchise, is expanding its brand, launching a Rebel Girls imprint and a chapter book series.

  • Licensing Hotline: July 2019

    See news about YouTube star Blippi's new books, Candlewick’s Gigantosaurus tie-ins, an expansion of Clue publishing, the addition of licensed titles to Penguin’s Who HQ franchise, a new brand-extension program for Rebel Girls, and the relaunch of the Junior Elf brand.

  • Obituary: Pat Buckley

    Patricia "Pat" Buckley, the longtime director of subsidiary rights at Macmillan, then HarperCollins Children's Books, died on June 19 in Austin, Tex.; she was 84.

  • Ann Patchett Shares Story of Illiteracy with Booksellers

    Novelist-turned-bookstore owner Ann Patchett reserved a special tale for booksellers in attendance for her opening remarks at the American Booksellers Association’s seventh Children’s Institute.

  • Books for Africa Sends 300,000 Barefoot Books to Mozambique

    As part of a new initiative, Books for Africa is partnering with Barefoot Books to distribute 300,000 of the publisher's Portuguese-language titles to AIDS orphans and their caregivers in Mozambique.

  • Points of Sale: Getting Physical with Inclusivity

  • Children’s Institute Rises to New Heights

    At the American Booksellers Association’s seventh Children’s Institute, one thing was clear: the annual conference has become the most important event of its kind in America today.

  • Booksellers Challenge Leadership at Children’s Institute Town Hall

    The first bookseller town hall at an American Booksellers Association ABC Children’s Institute became a wrenching and sometimes contentious conversation on June 27 in Pittsburgh.

  • Literary Organization Pairs Seasoned Editors with Diverse Writers

    Now in its second year of sponsoring a mentorship program for diverse writers, The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary has selected three children’s writers to partner with editors from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers to revise and fine-tune their manuscripts.

  • In Brief: June 20, 2019

    This week, Peter Sís goes on a picture book odyssey; a pouty fish finds a reason to smile; Drag Queen Story Hour celebrates Pride Month; author Ellen Goodlett concludes her YA duology; the Jewish community commemorates Anne Frank; and canine heroes enter the spotlight.

  • Children’s Institute 7 Preview

  • CI7: Authors and Illustrators to Meet

    Close to 70 children’s book creators will be at Children's Institute to meet with booksellers at educational sessions, signings, and receptions.

  • CI7: Children’s Book Cancelations

    Booksellers weigh in on the controversial issue of publishers postponing and pulling books in response to criticism.

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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