As the book publishing world takes a hit from the coronavirus outbreak, PW continues to provide coverage on industry updates as well as efforts by publishers, authors, booksellers, and more.


· How Kids' Lit Is Responding to the Coronavirus

· Authors’ Quarantine Stories

· Children's Books and Authors Affected by the Coronavirus

· Virtual Handselling: Recommendations from Children's Booksellers

· Bookselling in the Age of Covid-19

· Covid-19 Impact Listing: Cancellations, Closings, Policy Changes, and More

March 9

· Publishers' Pandemic Pastimes: March 9, 2021

March 4

· Kid Lit Community Rallies Against Anti-Asian Racism

February 12

· Keeping Connections with Young Readers: Bookselling in the Pandemic

· Indie Booksellers Launch Interactive Storytelling Site

January 14

· Children's Book Council Launches Series of Virtual Ed Talks

January 12, 2021

· Holiday Toy Drive Becomes Pandemic Book Drive

December 17, 2020

· Making Children's Books in the Covid-19 Era

· Angie Thomas Goes on Star-Studded Tour, Virtually

December 15

· Cover Reveal: 'Keeping the City Going' by Brian Floca

· The Virtual Author School Visit Evolves

· Author Presentations Go Digital

· Q & A with Children’s Librarian Julie Roach

December 10

· Sales Rep by Day, Mask-Maker by Night

December 3

· Authors' Quarantine Stories: Leslie Margolis

November 24

· Scholastic Book Fairs Revamps with New Options in Pandemic Era

November 19

· Jeff Kinney’s Drive-Thru Tour in Photos

· Bologna Fair Moves to June 2021

· Children's Publishers in California Provide an Escape

November 17

· The Hybrid Shanghai Children’s Book Fair Completes Run

November 5

· Children's Publishers Celebrate Halloween Online

November 3

· 2020 Children’s Book Week Wraps with Fall Celebration

October 29

· Rabbit hOle Weathers Pandemic by Building Staff, Exhibits

October 27

· Fierce Reads Presents First All-Virtual Tour

· 'Animal Crossing' Antics: Four Children’s Authors on Finding Community

October 22

· Middle Grade, Virtually

October 20

· Authors’ Quarantine Stories: Stephanie Lucianovic

October 15

· Authors' Quarantine Stories: Tara Altebrando

October 8

· Jeff Kinney Launches Drive-Thru Pool Party Tour

October 6

· Coronavirus Response: Celebrities Reading Kids’ Books

· Jumpstart's First Virtual Read for the Record Day

· Kelly Yang Shares Her 'Dream Big' Virtual Author Talk

September 29

· James Patterson Donates $2.5 Million in Support of Literacy During Covid-19

September 24

· Authors’ Quarantine Stories: Lisa Graff

September 22

· Pandemic Inspires YA Anthology

September 17

· World Kid Lit Month Kicks Off with Virtual Celebration

September 15

· A Lesson in Hope: Children’s Authors Who Are Teachers During Covid-19

· Krosoczka Launches Graphic Memoir and Web Series

· Time Loops and Multiverses: A Children’s and YA Book List

September 10

· 2020 Pandemic Novels for Young Readers

· Jordan Ifueko Embarks on Digital Tour

August 27

· Kwame Alexander Offers Digital Writing Series for Kids

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

August 20

· LeUyen Pham Celebrates Kindness in Covid-19 Picture Book

· Ruta Sepetys Supports Indies with Virtual Book Club Tour

· Wrestling with Covid-19 Restrictions: John Cena’s New Pre-Order Campaign

August 13

· Changing Jobs in the Age of Covid-19

· Picture Book Springs from Sibling’s Coronavirus Poem-Turned-Video

· Crayon Collection Hosts Livestream Kindness Event

August 11

· Sourcebooks to Release Sesame Street Picture Book, 'Heroes Wear Masks'

August 4

· Brooklyn Bookstores Debut PowerHouse Kids Lit Camp

July 31

· Keeping a Connection to Your Library

July 30

· Stephenie Meyer to Embark on Pandemic Book Tour

July 28

· Coronavirus Poem Goes From Facebook Post to Picture Book

· 'Frederick': A Mouse with a Message

July 27

· Follett Book eFairs and Nonprofits Team Up for Summer Reading

July 24

· Pandemic Success Highlights Rockridge Press’s Data-Driven Strategy

July 23

· Jeff Kinney on His In-Person Indie Bookstore Tour

July 21

· Children’s Institute Proves Success of Digital Education for ABA

· Kidlit Distancing Socials Connect Community Through Weekly Webcasts

July 20

· 2020 NYT/NYPL Best Illustrated Awards Canceled

July 17

· Children’s Booksellers Plan for an Uncertain Fall

July 16

· KidLit TV Launches At Home Edition

July 9

· Facebook Watch Offers Virtual Visits from Authors

· Coronavirus Shutters Longtime NYC Children’s Bookstore, Bank Street

· 'Rebel Girls' Coauthor Launching Book & Media Company

July 7

· Highlights from 2020 Licensing Week Virtual

July 3

· Children’s Institute 2020: A Virtual Conference

· Children’s Institute 2020: Big Kids' Books for Summer/Fall

· Children’s Institute 2020: Covid and Protests Shape Booksellers’ Futures

June 30

· #KidlitForMasks Spreads Awareness

· UN Publishes Coronavirus Picture Book by Intern

· A Picture Book to Praise Essential Workers

June 25

· RH Releases Picture Book to Benefit Communities Affected by Covid

· PBS Kids Partners with Little Free Library for Summer Story Times

June 23

· Candlewick’s Find Waldo Celebration Adapts Amid Coronavirus

· Authors’ Quarantine Stories: Carson Ellis

June 18

· Libraries Adapt Quickly to Launch Summer Reading Programs

· Authors' Quarantine Stories: Padma Venkatraman

June 16

· Authors' Quarantine Stories: Lisa Yee

June 15

· Six Publishers Plan Indie Shindig

June 11

· In Conversation: Aminah Mae Safi and April Poole

· Debut Book Launch Celebrates 'Some Book News'

· Katherine Paterson Dreams Up New Story for Online Readers

· Kristen Bell, Benjamin Hart, and Jeff Kinney Talk 'Purple People'

June 5

· Pandemic Progress Report

June 4

· We Need Diverse Books Steps Up to Help KidLit Community

· Kids Authors Go Digital: Graduation and Commencement

· Mac Barnett’s Instagram Labor of Love

· LBYR Matching Todd Parr Book Sales with Donations

May 27

· BookExpo 2020: Tuning in to Children's Book Coverage

May 26

· J.K. Rowling Releases First Serialization of New Story Online

May 21

· Candlewick Launches Online Summer ‘Camp’

· Beth Bacon’s ‘Covid-19 Helpers’ E-Book Wins Global Health Award

· In Support of Indie Bookstores, Dozens of Illustrators Send Art

· Debut Children's Books and Authors Affected by the Coronavirus: May 21, 2020

· ABA Children's Institute Goes Virtual

May 19

· Christian Robinson: Creating Art That Matters

· More Mondays with Michelle Obama

· Free 'Bad Kitty' Coloring Book Teaches Readers to Wash Their Paws

· 'James and the Giant Peach' Reading Raises Funds for Global Health Initiative

May 16

· YA Authors Move Online

May 15

· Soapbox: “When It Comes to Online Events, It's Time for Bookstores to Go Wild” by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

May 14

· Adaptation, the Amazon Problem, and Future Trends: A Bologna 2020 Panel

· A Virtual Bologna: One Agent's Experience

· The Bookcoin: A New Way to Buy Children’s Books in Italy

May 12

· 2020 Children's Book Week Recap

May 8

· Bologna's Virtual Fair Draws 60,000 Online Visitors

May 7

· Everywhere Book Fest in Photos

· Working from Home: An Editor’s Tale

May 5

· Launching a Pandemic Novel—Into a Pandemic

· Upcoming Random House Book Celebrates Essential Workers

· Canadians Create Safe Spaces with Words

April 30

· Children's Books: What's Selling in the Mass Channels?

· Debut Children's Books and Authors Affected by the Coronavirus

· Virtual Handselling: Recommendations from Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C.

· 'Oh, the Places You'll Go!' Virtual Graduation Party

· YALLSTAYHOME Festival in Photos

April 28

· Library Programming for Teens Goes Virtual During Covid-19

· Bookselling in the Age of Covid-19: Shipping Tips, Book Boxes, and Giving Back

April 27

· B&N Launches National Children’s Short Story Contest

April 24

· U.K. Demand Prompts U.S. Edition of 'I Don’t Want to Wash My Hands!'

· Random House Launches Virtual 'Magic Tree House' Program

April 23

· Bologna Virtual Fair Releases Schedule, Opens Registrations

· Children’s Publishers on Working from Home

· MacKids Streaming Schoolhouse to Offer Author-Led Classes

· Kerlan Collection Hosts #OperationReadAloud

· Gotham Group Joins Nonprofits to Provide Kids’ Content During Pandemic

· Riordan to Match Up to $100,000 in Donations to #SaveIndieBookstores

April 22

· Craft, DIY, and Activity Books Buoy Publishers During Coronavirus

April 21

· Virtual Handselling: Recommendations from 57th Street Books in Chicago

· Andrea Beaty Launches Questioneers Challenge

· Michelle Obama Hosts Storytimes with PRH and PBS Kids

· Kids’ Authors Go Digital: April 21, 2020

April 16

· Learning at Home in the Age of Covid-19

· With School Closures, Book Fairs Go Online

· Children's Books and Authors Affected by the Coronavirus: April 16, 2020

· New Podcast Welcomes Readers to Julie Andrews’s Library

· Free Coronavirus Picture E-Book Finds Eager Readers

· YA Author Launches ‘Black Girls with Magic & Books’ Online Book Club

April 14

· Sendak Foundation and NYFA Create Relief Fund for Picture Book Creators

· We Need Diverse Books Launches Emergency Fund

· Bookselling in the Age of Covid-19: Promoting Literacy, Going Social, and Bundling Up

· Curious George Challenge Inspires Creativity

· Sharjah to Host Virtual Reading Festival in May

· BookExpo, BookCon 2020 Events Canceled

April 9

· Video Series from National Ambassador Jason Reynolds Amplifies Children’s Imaginations

· Virtual Handselling: Recommendations from Bookshop Santa Cruz Head Children’s Buyer

· #AuthorsTakeAction, Authors Save Lives

· R.J. Julia Saves Staff by Giving Away $150,000 in Books

April 7

· 2020 Children’s Book Week Moves to New Format Amid Pandemic

· Bookselling in the Age of Covid-19: How Kids’ Bookstores Support Literacy, and Each Other, in a Time of Crisis

· Booksellers Hand-Deliver Books to Community Kids

· #TweetBookCon Steps in for TeenBookCon

· International Unicorn Day Online Festival Debuts

· Licensed Publishing in the Covid-19 Era

April 6

· Worldreader Helps Educate Vulnerable About Coronavirus

April 2

· ABA Moves Children’s Institute to 2021

· Dav Pilkey Announces New Graphic Novel Series

· Cover to Cover Mixes Window Displays, Technology, for Sales

· Families Turn to Activity-Based Entertainment During Covid Crisis

· IPA, WHO, and UNICEF Offer Online Reading Series

March 31

· Bologna to Launch Virtual Fair, Rights Platform

· Going Big During Covid-19: How Bookstores Are Connecting with Customers

· Indie Bookstore Partners with Nonprofit to Give Hundreds of Books to Atlanta Youth

· Children's Books and Authors Affected by the Coronavirus: March 31, 2020

March 30

· Dav Pilkey to Launch Online Series

March 26

· Children's Books and Authors Affected by the Coronavirus: March 26, 2020

· Virtual Handselling: Recommendations from Book Passage’s Children’s Buyer

· DC Kids Camp Engages Children at Home

March 25

· Scholastic Starts Temporary Staffing Reductions

March 24

· Children’s Books and Games on the Rise During Covid-19

· Children's Publishers Relax Fair Use Policies

· Latina Kids’ Lit Authors Launch Digital Writers Series

· ‘SCBWI Connects’ Amid Coronavirus Crisis

· As Coronavirus Spreads, Publishers Struggle with When, and How, to Move Pub Dates

March 22

· Ingram Vows to Defend Industry Through Crisis

March 19

· Smaller Children’s Publishers Adapting Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

· Scholastic Launches First Digital Book Fest for This Friday

March 17

· Children's Booksellers Step Up for Anxious Readers

· Authors Launch Digital Children's Book Festival

· Children's Authors Boost One Another on Twitter

· Abrams Delays New Jeff Kinney Release

· Macmillan Abandons Library E-book Embargo

March 13

· In Wake of Pandemic, the 2020 Texas Library Association Annual Conference Moves Online

March 12

· Bookstores, Children's Authors Respond as Coronavirus Impact Grows

· 10 Ways to Support Your Indie Bookstore Through Coronavirus and Beyond

· 2020 Texas Library Association Annual Conference Is Canceled

March 11

· Bologna Children's Book Fair Has Been Canceled

March 9

· PRH Pulls Out of Bologna Book Fair

· S&S Pulls Out of Bologna, Fair Offers Refunds

February 28

· What the New Coronavirus Means for Publishing

February 24–25

· Publishers, Agents Scramble to Reschedule Bologna

· Bologna Book Fair Moves to May Due to Coronavirus

· Coronavirus: The Latest Challenge for Toy Makers—and Publishers