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    New and Noteworthy Kids' and YA Books: July 2021

    New books hitting shelves this month include a picture book from wellness expert Mallika Chopra, a middle grade tale exploring the importance of family legacy, a contemporary YA romance set in Seoul, and more.

  • Industry News

    The Not-So-Lazy Hazy Days of Summer: Planning for the New School Year

    PW spoke with five educators about some of their big plans and high hopes for the school year that's right around the corner, amid the lingering uncertainty of the pandemic.

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    Scholastic to Host Free Virtual Event for Families

    Kids and caregivers who have been missing some of the typical opportunities to engage with books and come face-to-face with authors this past year are in luck: on July 31, Scholastic is presenting its first-ever Family Book Fest.

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    Back to School Books for Fall 2021

    The return to school is almost upon us and with it comes excitement (seeing old friends! making new friends!) and anxiety (especially following more than a year of pandemic disruptions). We've compiled a list of some back-to-school stories to help ease those first-day jitters.

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    Q & A with John Parra

    We spoke with award-winning artist, designer, and children's book illustrator John Parra about how his experiences as a student and an instructor have left an imprint on his art, and how he hopes it inspires his readers to be creative.

  • Book News

    Pandemic Missed Connections

    We asked children's and YA editors to tell us about a book of theirs, published during the pandemic, that they wish had gotten more love.

  • Book News

    New Kids' and YA Books: Week of July 26, 2021

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book about the community that forms in a train dining car, a middle grade novel about a boy and his pilot grandfather, a YA horror novel set in Tennessee, and more.

  • Book News

    Kwame Alexander Moves to LBYR

    Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander has signed a multi-book deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, which includes a middle grade trilogy called The Door of No Return, as well as a chapter book and a picture book.

  • Industry News

    Margaret Raymo to Join Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has announced that publishing veteran Margaret Raymo will join the company as executive editor, effective September 7.

  • Industry News

    Voicing Support for Diversity and Reorganization, SCBWI Director Announces Retirement Amid Controversy

    Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators executive director Lin Oliver told summer conference faculty in a July 19 email that she will retire at the end of this year, and that she supports widening calls for change from within the organization's ranks.

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Michael G. Long
Michael G. Long spoke with PW KidsCast about his new picture book, Three Lines in a Circle: The Exciting Life of the Peace Symbol, illustrated by Carlos Vélez, and the evolution of the peace movement.
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