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    Four Questions for B.J. Novak

    We spoke with comedian, actor, and author B.J. Novak about ‘My Book with No Pictures,’ an interactive companion to his bestselling ‘The Book with No Pictures.’

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    Documentary Celebrating Picture Books Turns to Kickstarter

    Emmy-nominated director and producer Joanna Rudnick believes so strongly in the power of picture books "to foster literacy and spark creativity" that she and her creative team are producing a feature-length documentary about them.

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    Ahmadi's 2020 YA Novel Is His Most Personal Yet

    We spoke with author Ahmadi and his publishing team about tackling timely issues relating to prejudice and immigration in his forthcoming #OwnVoices novel.

  • Book News

    Children's and Young Adult Reissues: Fall/Winter 2019

    Read on to rediscover a Finnish fairy tale, a fact-filled volume about Christmas trees, a big collection of Doctor Dolittle stories, and more.

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    Category Snapshot: The Benefits of the Board Book Boom

    For the fifth year in a row, NPD reports a year-over-year increase in children's board book sales, and data for 2019 shows they are on track to surpass last year's numbers once again.

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    In Brief: November 14, 2019

    This week, Angie Thomas addresses a crowd at the Brooklyn Public Library; Odd Dot employees face a fun night; Christian Robinson has a serendipitous reunion; Matt Holm poses with a brave knight; Brittney Morris makes an appearance in Jackson, Miss.; and Stephen Shaskan and Trisha Speed Shaskan travel across Minnesota for a comic creation workshop.

  • Book News

    New Kids' and YA Books: Week of November 18, 2019

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a little mole's snowy imaginary friend, a picture book biography of C.S. Lewis and the origins of his Narnia series, and a YA novel about a girl and the artificial intelligence that loves her.

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    Adam Rex and Laurie Keller Explore Pluto's Plight

    In author Adam Rex and illustrator Laurie Keller's 'Pluto Gets the Call,' Pluto embarks on a fact-filled romp through the solar system to find out why he's been stripped of his planethood.

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    Jules Feiffer Writes Picture Book Sequel After Two Decades

    Twenty years after his debut in 'Bark, George,' Jules Feiffer's lovable pup will return next year in a sequel, 'Smart George,' to be published by Michael di Capua Books.

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    2019 Texas Book Festival in Photos

    The 24th annual Texas Book Festival took place on October 26–27 in Austin, drawing approximately 50,000 book lovers and featuring more than 250 authors, including many acclaimed children's book creators.

Tales from the Slush Pile
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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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