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    Holiday House and Project HOPE Partner to Celebrate 'And Then Came Hope'

    Stephen Savage's latest picture book, And Then Came Hope, tells a story based on a 20th-century American hospital ship, which resonates during the pandemic era; to elevate the topic of child wellness, the publisher is partnering with Project HOPE, a global health and humanitarian organization.

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    Deb Caletti on the Practical Magic of Research

    Deb Caletti, the author of many novels for adults and teens, describes the vital role of research in her writing process.

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    'Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon' Is Jumpstart's 2021 Read for the Record Pick

    Jumpstart, an organization that provides high-quality educational opportunities to all young children in an effort to break the cycle of poverty, has selected Kat Zhang's 'Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon' as the featured title of its annual literacy campaign, Read for the Record.

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    Q & A with Emiko Jean

    We spoke with Emiko Jean about the inspiration for her new YA novel, 'Tokyo Ever After,' genre switching, and identity.

  • Industry News

    Obituary: Arnold Adoff

    Children's poet, author, and anthologist Arnold Adoff, widely noted for his inventive poetry style and for depicting African American experiences in his work, died on May 7; he was 85 years old.

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    New Kids' and YA Books: Week of May 17, 2021

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a yeti who rediscovers himself, a middle grade mystery novel that gets metafictional, a YA novel about a post-apocalyptic enclave on a gargantuan jellyfish.

  • Industry News

    In Brief: May 13, 2021

    This week, Asha Bromfield celebrates her debut; second graders observe Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month; and Scholastic authors have a fantastical panel.

  • Industry News

    American Girl Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Random House Publishing Program

    Random House Books for Young Readers is launching a new American Girl publishing program in the U.S. and Canada.

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    Cover Reveal: 'Coming Up Cuban' by Sonia Manzano

    Although Emmy Award-winner and Pura Belpré Honoree Sonia Manzano retired from her celebrated role as Maria on 'Sesame Street' back in 2015, her role as a children's book author is still going strong; click through for an exclusive first look at her forthcoming historical middle-grade novel.

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    Q & A with Nicole Melleby

    Nicole Melleby's latest novel, 'How to Become a Planet,' tells the story of 12-year-old Pluto, who has just been diagnosed with depression and anxiety, and her tentative journey navigating her mental health and her crush on new friend Fallon.

Tales from the Slush Pile
"Tales from the Slush Pile" is an original comic by Edward Briant that follows the trials and tribulations of a children's book writer and his friends. Click through to see all previous Slush Pile comic strips.
PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jimmy Dunne
Songwriter-turned-author Jimmy Dunne shares his debut picture book, 'The Shepherd's Story,' a new take on the nativity tale, illustrated by Ivan Kravets.
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