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    Christy Ottaviano Books Moves to Little, Brown

    Publisher Christy Ottaviano is taking her eponymous imprint from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; the imprint's first list at LBYR will debut in 2022.

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    Obituary: Virginia Buckley

    Eminent children's book editor Virginia Buckley, who guided numerous titles to awards and acclaim during a long and successful career, died peacefully at her home in Leonia, N.J. on October 21; she was 91.

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    Sterling Teen to Debut in Spring

    Sterling Publishing is poised to enter the YA market in spring 2021 with the launch of Sterling Teen, an imprint that will issue fiction across a spectrum of genres, as well as nonfiction.

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    In Conversation: Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige

    We asked authors Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige to interview each other about their new supernatural YA novel, ‘The Ravens.’

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    Rabbit hOle Weathers Pandemic by Building Staff, Exhibits

    The Rabbit hOle, the interactive and immersive museum of children's literature announced almost five years ago by former indie booksellers Pete Cowdin and Deb Pettid, is close to completion in North Kansas City, Mo; but the organization has had to pivot in response to the pandemic.

  • Book News

    New Kids' and YA Books: Week of November 2, 2020

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are a new retelling of "The Little Mermaid," a middle grade novel about a girl, her friend, and an organ transplant, and a YA novel about a perfectionist who gains supernatural powers.

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    Obituary: Randy Kessler

    Randy Kessler, national accounts manager at Scholastic, died unexpectedly on October 22 at the age of 50.

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    Fierce Reads Presents First All-Virtual Tour

    Macmillan's Fierce Reads community for YA readers has kicked off its latest season with a new twist befitting these pandemic times: an all-virtual lineup.

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    'Animal Crossing' Antics: Four Children's Authors on Finding Community

    In the face of ongoing Covid-19 social distancing restrictions, many people in the publishing industry are using the Animal Crossing game as a creative way to connect with colleagues, friends, and fans.

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    Magic Tree House Goes Graphic

    Fans of Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House can follow the adventures of its time-traveling protagonists in a new format next May, when Random House will publish 'Magic Tree House: The Graphic Novel: Dinosaurs Before Dark.'

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