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  • BEA 2015: Ben Hatke: His First for Early Readers

    Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it fueled the imagination of Ben Hatke, and sparked his graphic novel "Little Robot" (Roaring Brook/First Second, Sept.).

  • John Green to Crash Course Fans: 'Read Your Boring Textbooks'

    When John Green is asked if he's aware that high school students watch his Crash Course videos in lieu of reading textbooks, his response was adamant: "They should read their boring textbooks."

  • Jules Feiffer in Conversation with Neil Gaiman

    Jules Feiffer and Neil Gaiman, whose careers have spanned genres including writing for adults, children, and comics, spent an evening in conversation at the 92nd Y in New York City on May 14.

  • Jay Asher's '50 States Against Bullying' Tour in Photos

    Jay Asher, author of 'Thirteen Reasons Why,' the longtime bestseller that confronts the topics of teen suicide and bullying, took the book, and his message #ReasonsWhyYouMatter, on the road.

  • Q & A with Bruce Coville

    Bruce Coville, author of over 100 books for children, releases two new novels in June.

  • In Brief: May 7, 2015

    The week in photos from children's book events across the country.

  • Obituary: Marcia Brown

    Author-illustrator Marcia Brown, the much-lauded recipient of three Caldecott Medals and six Caldecott Honors, among other accolades, died on April 28. She was 96.

  • Jewell Parker Rhodes on Diversity and Character-Driven Stories

    Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes kept booksellers at Children’s Institute 3 spellbound during her closing keynote, about the next civil rights frontier: diversity.

  • Maryland Children’s Literature Festival Building Lifelong Readers

    On April 24 and 25, Frostburg, Md., hosted its 33rd annual Spring Festival of Children’s Literature.

  • In Brief: April 30, 2015

    This week, authors and indie booksellers “woof” it up in Massachusetts, readers enjoy an author visit for dessert; an author is “spied” in a not-so-incognito moment; and an illustrator imagines a different kind of tree “trunk."

  • Adrian Fogelin Moves On from Her Neighborhood Novels

    Adrian Fogelin's Neighborhood sequence draws to a close in 'Some Kind of Magic,' the sixth installment, which Peachtree is releasing this month.

  • Obituary: Jonathan Lanman

    Jonathan Lanman, longtime children's book editor and former v-p and editorial director at Atheneum Books for Young Readers, died on April 19. He was 62.

  • Q & A with Sarah Darer Littman

    In Sarah Darer Littman's latest YA novel, 'Backlash,' an online crush who isn't what he seems pushes a 15-year-old to the brink of self-destruction, and her former best friend documents her collapse on Facebook.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Robie H. Harris
Robie H. Harris discusses her picture book ‘Turtle and Me,’ about a boy and his well-loved stuffed turtle, as well as the importance of honesty and directness when writing for children.
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