The imminent launch of an imprint from bestselling author Rick Riordan, the takedown of a dubious bestseller, and the discovery of a previously unpublished book by Maurice Sendak were among PW’s most-clicked stories about children’s and YA books in 2017. Here is our list of the top 10 articles, in ascending order of popularity.
Drawn from the pages of PW’s Spring Children’s Announcements Issue, these were our editors’ selections for 15 of the season’s eagerly awaited children’s and young adult books.
We asked a number of agents and scouts attending the Bologna Book Fair to talk about the trends they’d been noticing: in themes, in genres, and in international demand.
More than 160 children’s book authors and illustrators signed a letter to S&S CEO and president Carolyn Reidy, protesting the former Breitbart editor’s deal with Threshold Editions. S&S canceled the controversial book in February, resulting in a lawsuit against the publisher.
Here were our picks for the most notable and highly anticipated titles published this past season, culled from PW’s Fall Children’s Announcements issue.
John Green’s new YA novel—his first since the bestselling The Fault in Our Stars in 2011—was announced to great fanfare, with a first print run of 1.5 million copies from Penguin’s Dutton imprint.
From Kristin Cashore to Kate DiCamillo, Matt de la Peña and more, a look at some of the biggest children’s and YA books that were released in fall 2017.
A look ahead at some of the big titles for children and teens due out in the first half of 2018, from picture books to YA novels, in our exclusive roundup.
After a typewritten, unpublished manuscript was found in the late artist’s files last year, HarperCollins will publish Presto and Zesto in Limboland in fall 2018, complete with Sendak’s original illustrations.
Members of the YA writing community claimed that Lani Sarem’s Handbook for Mortals, which initially hit #1 on the New York Times’s YA bestseller list, charted because its sales were manipulated. The uproar led to the book being dropped from the newspaper’s list.
Yoon Ha Lee, Jennifer Cervantes, and Roshani Chokshi will be the first to publish novels with Rick Riordan Presents, Disney-Hyperion’s new mythology-based imprint, which launches in 2018.