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    On Tour with Stephan Pastis

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    In Brief: November 30, 2023

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    Five Trends in the Chinese Children's Book Market

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    YALLFest 2023 in Photos

    An estimated 20,000 readers gathered in Charleston, S.C., on November 10 and 11 for YALLFest, the annual festival celebrating literature for teens.

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    2023 Shanghai Children's Book Fair in Photos

    The fair celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, hosting 478 exhibitors from 25 countries and territories, including 127 from overseas, and 42,733 visitors—making CCBF the biggest event dedicated to kids' books and content in Asia.

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