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  • Fall 2014 Flying Starts

    Four notable debuts from the fall season.

  • Fall 2014 Flying Starts: Chelsey Philpot

    Chelsey Philpot had many inspirations for Even in Paradise (Harper, Oct.), which tells the story of Charlotte Ryder, a girl changed irrevocably by the beguiling Julia Buchanan and her family.

  • Fall 2014 Flying Starts: Esther Ehrlich

    Stories have always been important to me,” says Esther Ehrlich.

  • Fall 2014 Flying Starts: Mike Curato

    At the 2012 SCBWI Midwinter Conference in New York City, two very big things happened to a fictional elephant named Elliot.

  • Fall 2014 Flying Starts: Atia Abawi

    Atia Abawi’s desire to be both a journalist and a novelist had early roots.

  • John Green Celebrates 10 Years of 'Looking for Alaska'

    It's often been said recently that author John Green is having a moment. But more accurately, he's been having quite a decade. Next month Dutton is marking the 10th-anniversary of his debut novel, 'Looking for Alaska.'

  • Obituary: Norman Bridwell

    Norman Bridwell, creator of more than 150 titles starring the iconic Clifford the Big Red Dog, died on Martha's Vineyard on Friday, December 12. He was 86.

  • Gayle Forman to Hit the Road—With a Little Help from Her Friends

    Between January 27 and February 6, YA author Gayle Forman will crisscross the country promoting her new novel, 'I Was Here,' on a tour with a rather unorthodox bent.

  • Q & A with Jennifer Niven

    In her first YA novel, 'All the Bright Places,' Jennifer Niven tackles heavy topics such as depression and suicide, but also romance and the many unsung wonders of the state of Indiana.

  • Q & A with Cynthia Weil

    Cynthia Weil's written her first YA novel, 'I'm Glad I Did' and she's enjoying seeing her emergence as a songwriter – and Carole King's best friend – come to life as a Broadway musical.

  • Veronica Roth's #AbnegationDonation Gives Books to Children in Need

    Bestselling author Veronica Roth is launching the #AbnegationDonation campaign, a fundraising effort in partnership with First Book.

  • Q & A with Nick Lake

    British author Nick Lake's latest novel, 'There Will Be Lies,' takes readers to the American Southwest.

  • Q & A with Frank Portman

    Frank Portman's guitar anti-hero, the girl-obsessed Tom Hellerman, returns for the second half of his sophomore year in 'King Dork Approximately.'

  • Four Questions for...Jacqueline Woodson

    The third time's a charm for Jacqueline Woodson, whose memoir written in verse about her 1960s-era childhood, 'Brown Girl Dreaming,' won the National Book Award in Young People's Literature last week

  • RoadsideYA Tour in Photos

    YA authors Julie Murphy, Katie Cotugno, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagen, and Natalie C. Parker ventured on a joint road trip book tour from October 22 – November 5 covering 3,600 miles and nine book events.

  • Obituary: R.A. Montgomery

    Author R.A. Montgomery, co-founder of the company that first published the popular Choose Your Own Adventure interactive book series in the 1970s, died on November 9. He was 78.

  • Bracken Joins Star Wars Saga Author Lineup

    Alexandra Bracken, author of the bestselling The Darkest Minds series, has signed on to write the first book in a new middle-grade Star Wars series for Disney.

  • High Schooler Mines Minecraft for Trilogy

    Sean Fay Wolfe, a high school senior in Rhode Island, is the self-published author of the Elementia Chronicles, a fan fiction trilogy based on the popular game, Minecraft.

  • A Lion-Sized Leap from Art Director to Author

    In spring 2016, Atheneum will publish Simon and Schuster art director Lucy Ruth Cummins debut solo picture book, 'A Hungry Lion: Or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals.'

  • Q & A with Robin LaFevers

    'Mortal Heart' is the final book in the Robin LaFevers's His Fair Assassin trilogy, which centers on the mysterious convent of St. Mortain in a gritty, carefully detailed alternate 15th-century Brittany.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Jon Scieszka
Jon Scieszka, the former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, talks about his science-themed middle-grade series, Frank Einstein, as well as his love of science growing up and how his years as a teacher have affected his work as an author.
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