The launch of the 13th book in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling Wimpy Kid series, the industry’s reckoning with sexual harassment, and a Q&A with Scythe author Neal Shusterman were among PW’s most-clicked stories about children’s and YA books in 2018. Here is our list of the top 10 articles, in ascending order of popularity.
The 13th book in Jeff Kinney’s internationally bestselling middle grade series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, was released in October by Abrams’s Amulet imprint, to great fanfare. This fall, Kinney visited young readers in the U.S. and abroad in celebration of The Meltdown.
A number of editors, agents, booksellers, and librarians shared their views on everything from how they define middle grade to trends in the market and which new titles they are most excited about.
Drawn from PW’s Spring Children’s Announcements Issue, these were our editors’ selections for 18 of the season’s eagerly awaited children’s and young adult books.
Author and editor Leila Sales shared 10 things that authors wish their editors knew, and 10 things that editors wish their authors knew, as someone with experience on both sides of the publishing process.
A look ahead at some of the buzzworthy titles for children and teens due out in the first half of 2019, from picture books to YA novels, in our exclusive roundup.
From books by Yuyi Morales to Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson and more, a selection of some of the biggest children’s and YA titles that were released in fall 2018.
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.
Children’s publishing professionals reckon with the issue of sexual abuse and harassment.
The industry was shaken when the principal of Lupine Grove Creative, an agency specializing in children’s and YA authors, acted more like a literary grifter than a literary agent.
In 2016, Neal Shusterman released the Printz Honor-winning novel Scythe, first in his Arc of a Scythe series, in which technology has advanced to a point that death itself has all but ceased to be a concern. PW spoke with Shusterman about book two in his series, Thunderhead.