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    Scholastic Bets on a Brazilian YA Book in Translation

    We spoke with editor Orlando Dos Reis about the journey that led him to acquire the debut novel by Brazilian writer Lucas Rocha, the story of two teen boys’ friendship following the discovery that one has contracted HIV.

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    Q & A with Brigid Kemmerer

    We spoke with Brigid Kemmerer about her new YA fantasy, ‘A Heart So Fierce and Broken,’ sequel to ‘A Curse So Dark and Lonely.’

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    Literacy Spotlight: Bernie's Book Bank Enriches Chicagoland Children

    We take a look at Bernie’s Book Bank, the literacy nonprofit organization founded by Brian Floriani in December 2009, which distributes books to underserved children in the six-county Chicago metro area.

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    Beanstack and PRH Issue Winter Reading Challenge

    For the third year in a row, Random House Children's Books and Penguin Young Readers will sponsor the Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge, set to kick off in schools and public libraries nationwide on January 1.

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    Rights Report: Week of December 9, 2019

    New deals for Mindy McGinnis, Kathleen Peacock, G.F. Miller, and others.

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    Putnam Wins YA Author Ellen Hopkins's Middle Grade Debut at Auction

    YA novelist Ellen Hopkins, known for her gritty stories in verse about tough topics, will make her debut for middle-grade readers next year after signing a two-book deal with Stacey Barney at Putnam.

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    Children's Book Sales Up During Busy Holiday Weekend

    Unsurprisingly, it was the classics, as well as the latest releases in beloved series, that drove sales for children’s books during the weekend following Thanksgiving, which traditionally kicks off the holiday season.

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    Clifford Starts a New TV Adventure

    Scholastic Entertainment is debuting a brand-new 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' TV series, based on the Norman Bridwell books.

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    2019 Miami Book Fair in Photos

    The 36th edition of the Miami Book Fair International took place November 17–24 and brought together hundreds of authors—including a number of acclaimed children's and YA writers.

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    On Tour with Jeff Kinney for Wimpy Kid #14

    Jeff Kinney, creator of the ultra-popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, recently embarked on a bus tour of the Midwest for the release of book 14, 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball.'

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Simmons University
Representatives from Simmons University’s Center for the Study of Children’s Literature in Boston discuss the program and the joys of studying children’s books from a literary and historical perspective.
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