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

    In our ongoing series, we continue to highlight some of the books this season that may not have gotten the attention they were due, including a number of spring's debuts.

  • Industry News

    In Support of Indie Bookstores, Dozens of Illustrators Send Art

    More than 50 of the nation’s leading illustrators have joined together, sending packages of art for free to independent bookstores, which the stores are then giving away to customers who place online orders.

  • Authors

    Q & A with Zoraida Córdova

    Zoraida Córdova spoke with us about her first foray into middle grade fiction, 'The Way to Rio Luna,' and writing about themes of isolation, hope, and family.

  • Authors

    Obituary: Karen Blumenthal

    Children's book author and journalist Karen Blumenthal, widely recognized for her works of narrative nonfiction addressing complicated subject matters, died on May 19 ; she was 61.

  • Industry News

    Candlewick Launches Online Summer 'Camp'

    Candlewick Press has launched a program for children and teens wondering what to do with their long summer days amid the pandemic.

  • Book News

    'Covid-19 Helpers' E-Book Wins Global Health Award

    Children's author Beth Bacon and illustrator Kary Lee sprang to action when they learned of the Emory Global Health Institute’s Covid-19 Children’s E-book Competition.

  • Book News

    New Kids' and YA Books: Week of May 25, 2020

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a light bulb who gets a chance at a great adventure, a middle grade novel set under the big top, and the launch of a YA series infused with West African mythology.

  • Industry News

    In Brief: May 21, 2020

    This week, Mark Oshiro, TJ Klune, and Lauren Shippen discuss mental health representation; Mari Mancusi and Henry Clark have a fiery launch; Andrea Beaty and David Roberts honor Iggy Day; and Barbara McClintock gives a fur-miliar nursery rhyme a facelift.

  • Industry News

    Restructuring at Simon & Schuster Children’s

    Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing will be reorganizing under two publishing entities: a trade publishing group and a new branded publishing team.

  • Authors

    Christian Robinson: Creating Art That Matters

    Author-illustrator Christian Robinson discusses his latest picture book, 'You Matter,' and his new video series called "Making Space," for kids and families who are sheltering in place.

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jorma Taccone
Jorma Taccone, member of The Lonely Island sketch comedy group, discusses his debut picture book, 'Little Fox and the Wild Imagination,' illustrated by Dan Santat.
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