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    Fall 2018 YA Spotlight: Teen Lit Reflects Wider World

    We asked a number of literary agents about the developments they’re seeing in YA content—from diverse contemporary rom-coms to stories tackling timely issues—and predictions for future growth in the category.

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    Tor Teen Marks 15-Year Milestone

    This fall, Tor Teen is celebrating the imprint’s 15th anniversary; we spoke with publisher Kathleen Doherty about the imprint's evolution and expansion.

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    Moving On Up: Spy School

    We spoke with Spy School author Stuart Gibbs about the latest book in his popular action-adventure series, which releases this month, and why the books appeal to middle grade readers.

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    Kickstarter for Third 'Rebel Girls' Brings in More Than $200K

    Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo of Timbuktu Labs recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for 'I Am a Rebel Girl: A Journal to Start Revolutions.'

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    Noteworthy Graphic Novel Sequels: October 2018

    Featuring witches, amulets, middle school crushes, and more, a number of graphic novel sequels hit the shelves this month.

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    MPIBA 2018: Children's Authors Speak of Changing Hearts and Minds

    That Mountain & Plains Independent Booksellers members are a close-knit community certainly was evident at this year's trade show in Denver, which took place October 11–13, featuring 85 authors, a majority of which were children’s authors.

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    Origin Stories: A Visit to 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic'

    In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,' the New-York Historical Society has just opened the British Library's exhibition, 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic'; click through to see our photo tour.

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    Q & A with Alan Gratz

    'Grenade' author Alan Gratz spoke with PW about the appeal of stories set during WWII, and his mission to write social thrillers for young readers.

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    Licensing Hotline: October 2018

    Read on to learn about Scholastic's acquisition of She-Ra and RWBY, Macmillan's new Odd Squad license, dolls and apparel featuring Joe Books' Disney Princess art, Bendon's upcoming coloring and activity titles tied to 'Llama Llama' and 'True and the Rainbow Kingdom,' and more.

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    In Brief: October 18, 2018

    This week, YA authors head to Pasadena; the Morristown Festival of Books draws a crowd; Candlewick staffers channel their inner Kate DiCamillo characters; YA nonfiction influences a theater production; author Aubre Andrus inspires readers to "change the world"; and psychologist Frank Sileo invites readers to meditate.

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 Katie Green
British author-illustrator Katie Green discusses her graphic memoir ‘Lighter Than My Shadow,’ which traces her long struggle with and recovery from anorexia, as well as why telling the story visually was so important.
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