Global Kids Connect & Children’s Starred Reviews Celebration

Global Kids Connect, a daylong conference presented by Publishers Weekly and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, is the only U.S. conference exclusively dedicated to international insights and global solutions for children’s publishers. Speakers include leading figures from companies such as Alloy Entertainment, Curtis Brown, Goodreads, the Gotham Group, HarperCollins, Random House, Wattpad, Workman, and Writers House. Capping the day is a celebration of the authors and illustrators whose books received starred reviews this year. Don’t miss it!

Dec. 7, 2016

Conference: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Celebration: 6–8 p.m.

New York City

Find complete details and tickets.

From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

Mark Richardson, publisher and founder of Dark Horse, takes readers inside one of the coolest books of the year: Moebius Library: The World of Edena, the first book in a series from the legendary French cartoonist Moebius.

Children’s Bookshelf

The story behind We’re All Wonders (Knopf), a forthcoming picture book by R.J. Palacio inspired by her hit middle grade novel, Wonder.

Booklife Report

How a self-published picture book became an in-flight entertainment option at Virgin Atlantic.


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On putting together a children’s reading list of books that spark empathy, community, and understanding.


Week Ahead

PW senior writer Andrew Albanese on the National Book Awards, and the AAP’s numbers for the first half of 2016 that show a dip in adult book sales but a gain in children’s.

More to Come

The More to Come crew weighs in on the significance of March: Book Three (Top Shelf) becoming the first graphic novel ever to win a National Book Award.


Jennifer Torres talks about Stef Soto, Taco Queen (Little, Brown), which follows a seventh grader as she deals with protective parents, friendship struggles, and her conflicted feelings about her father’s taco-truck business.

PW Radio

Steven Johnson discusses his new book, Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World (Riverhead).

The most-read review on last week was Take Heart, My Child by Ainsley Earhardt, with Kathryn Cristaldi, illus. by Jaime Kim (Aladdin).