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  • Mo Willems's Busy, Busy Year

    2016 is shaping up to be a Mo-mentous year for the author-illustrator who brought us the Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie, and Knuffle Bunny.

  • Commemorating Ezra Jack Keats's Centennial

    The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation has organized an Ezra Jack Keats 100th Birthday Read-a-thon on March 11 at Books of Wonder in Manhattan.

  • Q & A with Meg Medina

    Meg Medina's new book, 'Burn Baby Burn,' tells the story of high school senior Nora Lopez and her struggles with family, money, love, and the question of what to do next, as well as what it was like to live in New York City in 1977.

  • Cinda Williams Chima Moves on to New Realms

    Though she wrapped up her Seven Realms series with 2012's 'The Crimson Crown,' Cinda Williams Chima has not left that fantasy world behind.

  • Jessica Ahlberg Adds to a Creative Family Legacy

    Jessica Ahlberg, daughter of author Allan Ahlberg and illustrator Janet Ahlberg, opens a new chapter in her publishing career with her first solo picture-book venture, 'Fairy Tales for Mr. Barker: A Peek-Through Story.'

  • Q & A with Tim Federle

    Tim Federle garnered acclaim for his middle-grade novels about Nate Foster, a Broadway child actor, but the first book he ever wrote was never published – until now.

  • Obituary: Louise Rennison

    British author and comedian Louise Rennison, whose books about teenager Georgia Nicolson were bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic, died on February 29; she was 64.

  • Brad Meltzer Named Literary Ambassador for Montage Hotels

    Montage Hotels & Resorts has tapped author Brad Meltzer to be its first Literary Ambassador.

  • Q & A with Cammie McGovern

    Cammie McGovern's new book, 'Just My Luck,' her first for middle-graders, features Benny, who is having a hard time with fourth grade and his father's illness.

  • Q & A with Tommy Wallach

    Tommy Wallach's latest novel, 'Thanks for the Trouble,' tells the story of a nonspeaking teen with a penchant for writing, who meets the enigmatic Zelda Toth and has his life changed forever.

  • HarperCollins Rolls Out New Margaret Wise Brown Line

    Margaret Wise Brown’s picture book legacy encompasses a number of titles – some never before published – that HarperCollins Children’s Book is polishing up, with new art, for today’s young readers.

  • When the News and Novels Collide: A YA Novelist Grapples with Publication Amid Tragedy

    Diana Renn, author of the YA novels 'Tokyo Heist' and 'Latitude Zero,' shares her experience releasing a new novel set in Turkey, amid the Syrian refugee crisis the nation is now facing.

  • Red Queen Rising: Victoria Aveyard’s Expanding YA Empire

    Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen series is on the rise, with a recent expansion of the initial three-book deal.

  • 'A Long Walk to Water' Sells 1M Copies

    To mark the millionth copy sold of Linda Sue Park’s 2010 novel A Long Walk to Water, publisher HMH will donate $15K to create wells in South Sudan.

  • Four Questions for… Ruta Sepetys

    PW spoke with Sepetys about her latest book, 'Salt to the Sea,' which chronicles four teens fleeing Prussia at the end of World War II and culminates in one of history's biggest and least-known maritime disasters.

  • Winter Institute 11: Kwame Alexander Becomes the 'Say Yes Guy' at the Show

    "I'm the 'say yes guy,' the inspiration guy," said Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medalist for 'The Crossover,' on the third and final day of WI 11 in Denver, at a breakfast keynote.

  • Four Questions for... Cassandra Clare

    The many fans of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series are counting down the days until the March 8 release of 'Lady Midnight,' the first book in a new series, The Dark Artifices.

  • Q & A with Marilyn Nelson

    Celebrated author and poet Marilyn Nelson's latest verse novel, 'American Ace,' chronicles one Italian-American man's discovery that his father was not really his father, and he was most likely the son of an African-American pilot in World War II.

  • HarperCollins Has Big Plans for Lauren Oliver

    'Delirium' author Lauren Oliver has some good news for her fans: 2016 promises even more books (and a film) on the way.

  • When They Got the Call: PW Speaks with the 2016 Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Winners

    PW spoke with the three big winners of the ALA's 2016 Youth Media Awards, about what they were doing when the committee called with the good news.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Ruth Chan
Debut author-illustrator Ruth Chan talks about her picture book, ‘Where’s the Party?’, about a cat named Georgie whose attempts to throw a party don’t go as planned, as well as her own path to becoming a children’s book artist.
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