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  • A Slightly Peculiar Tour for Ransom Riggs

    Ransom Riggs is tapping friends and family members to join him on his forthcoming "Library of Souls #StayPeculiar" tour, to promote the third volume of his Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series.

  • Q & A with Erin Bow

    In 'The Scorpion Rules,' Erin Bow envisions a world four centuries from now, in which civilization has fractured into many smaller territories, where peace is maintained by Talis, a ruthless AI.

  • Four Questions for...Judd Winick

    Known as a cast member on 'The Real World' in 1994, Judd Winick has also had a storied career in comics and television. Releasing on September 1 is the inaugural volume in a new children's graphic novel series, Hilo.

  • Four Questions for...April Genevieve Tucholke

    The YA author has curated a selection of horror stories entitled Slasher Girls and Monster Boys, which is being released this week.

  • Q & A with Erin Bowman

    Erin Bowman had always dreamed of writing her own western novel, but it wasn't until her husband regaled her with the legend of the Lost Dutchman mine in the aptly named Superstition Mountains that she found the spark for 'Vengeance Road.'

  • Obituary: Ann McGovern

    Prolific children’s author, collage artist, and world traveler Ann McGovern died on Saturday, August 8, at her home in New York City. She was 85.

  • Q & A with Ursula Vernon

    Ursula Vernon has a new series debuting this month, Hamster Princess, starting with 'Harriet the Invincible,' and her first standalone novel, 'Castle Hangnail.'

  • Q & A with Alison McGhee

    Alison McGhee's most recent book, 'Firefly Hollow,' is a middle-grade novel about a lonely boy and a vole, cricket, and firefly, kindred restless spirits who first find each other – and then try to find where they belong.

  • Mélanie Watt’s 'Bug in a Vacuum'

    The author of popular series starring Scaredy Squirrel and Chester the cat, Mélanie Watt showcases a considerably smaller creature in 'Bug in a Vacuum,' due out next month from Tundra Books.

  • Q & A with Patrice Kindl

    Set a year after the events in Patrice Kindl's beguiling 'Keeping the Castle,' 'A School for Brides' has opened in the same damp hamlet of Lesser Hoo.

  • M.T. Anderson Writes History... in Four Movements

    What would inspire a novelist whose young adult fiction has won the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and two Printz Honors to take on the history of the Russian revolution and a composer at work during the siege of Leningrad?

  • Q & A with Abby Hanlon

    First-grader Dory makes an actual friend in a Abby Hanlon's 'Dory and the Real True Friend,' the sequel to last fall's 'Dory Fantasmagory.'

  • Two Authors Confront Race Issues in New YA Novel

    When Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely sat down for a beer last year, tackling one of our nation's most deeply entrenched problems was not at the top of their agenda.

  • From Reading to Wearing: Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Book Jacket Jacket

    Author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal gives new meaning to the term "face out," when it comes to maximizing the chances of consumers seeing her book covers prominently displayed.

  • Four Questions for...Antoinette Portis

    Antoinette Portis's 'Wait,' is an affectionate look at a mother who's in a hurry and a toddler who says "Wait!"

  • Rosie Rowell Wins 2015 Branford Boase Award

    Debut author Rosie Rowell and her editor Emily Thomas were announced as the winners of the 2015 Branford Boase Award for 'Leopold Blue' at an award ceremony July 9 at Walker Books in London.

  • Four Questions for...Jacqueline Kelly

    It’s been six years since Jacqueline Kelly's first novel, 'The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate,' burst on the scene, but now to the relief of her many fans, Calpurnia reappears in a sequel.

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: Jessixa Bagley

    The story of a beaver who casts driftwood boats to sea for his absent father came to author-illustrator Jessixa Bagley in a “lightning bolt” of inspiration.

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: Meg Hunt

    When Chronicle Children’s Books design director Kristine Brogno called artist Meg Hunt in June 2013 to ask whether she wanted to illustrate "Interstellar Cinderella," written by Deborah Underwood, Hunt was delighted.

  • Spring 2015 Flying Starts: David Arnold

    After years as a freelance musician, becoming a stay-at-home dad afforded David Arnold, author of "Mosquitoland" (Viking, Mar.), time to agonize over what direction he wanted to take his career.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with R.L. Stine and Marc Brown
R.L. Stine and Marc Brown talk about their creepy new picture book, ‘The Little Shop of Monsters,’ and about why the project felt like a departure for both of them.
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