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  • Q & A with Kelly Barnhill

    In Kelly Barnhill's "The Witch's Boy," magic links the fates of Ned, who lives under the burden of being the "wrong boy" rescued while his twin brother drowned, and Áine, the daughter of a bandit king.

  • Obituary: L.A. Meyer

    L.A. (Louis) Meyer, creator of the swashbuckling Bloody Jack adventure series starring intrepid Mary "Jacky" Faber, died on July 29 in Ellsworth, Maine, of complications from Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 71.

  • Q & A with Anthony Browne

    In his latest book, "What If…?," Anthony Browne probes childhood experiences with remarkable nuance and complexity.

  • Bob Staake, TV Star

    If you've turned on the TV in recent days, chances are good that you have seen author-illustrator Bob Staake starring in a new commercial for Intel.

  • Yuyi Morales: PW Talks with the Award-Winning Illustrator

    Illustrator Morales has won the Pura Belpré Award an unprecedented four times. Her next book is a picture-book biography of Frida Kahlo.

  • Q & A with Miranda Kenneally

    Miranda Kenneally's "Breathe, Annie, Breathe," Annie Winters, a newly graduated senior whose boyfriend has recently died decides to train a marathon in his honor despite a deep-seated aversion to running.

  • Q & A with Emily Arnold McCully

    Emily Arnold McCully talks about writing her first YA biography, "Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business – And Won!," and why Tarbell's groundbreaking journalism remains relevant today.

  • Obituary: Walter Dean Myers

    Walter Dean Myers, the award-winning children's author best known for his many novels that portray the often difficult life experiences of young African-Americans, died on July 1 following a brief illness. He was 76.

  • YA Writers Launch Writing Contest Via Wattpad

    The Freshman Fifteens, a group of 15 authors publishing debut YA novels in 2015, are teaming with online writing community Wattpad to organize a writing and mentoring contest that opened for entries on June 30.

  • Spring 2014 Flying Starts

    Six authors with notable spring debuts.

  • Spring 2014 Flying Starts: J.A. White

    In the dark world of The Thickety: A Path Begins (HarperCollins/Tegen, May), 12-year-old Kara’s mother has been executed for the ultimate sin—magic—and Kara lives a precarious life as a suspected witch.

  • Spring 2014 Flying Starts: S.E. Grove

    Several years ago, when Sylvia Grove was working on her doctoral dissertation on early Central American History, she needed something else to do to keep her from obsessing over it.

  • Spring 2014 Flying Starts: Leslye Walton

    If you were to ask Leslye Walton about her approach to becoming an author, her reply would probably involve the phrase, “Well, we’ll see.”

  • Spring 2014 Flying Starts: Kate Samworth

    Audubon Park in New Orleans was a favorite haunt of painter Kate Samworth, the creator of Aviary Wonders Inc. (Clarion, Mar.).

  • Spring 2014 Flying Starts: Brandy Colbert

    In July 2011, three days after being laid off from a job in Chicago, Brandy Colbert got the call she’d been waiting for—Tina Wexler of ICM was on the line, offering to be her literary agent, representing the novel that would become her YA debut.

  • Spring 2014 Flying Starts: Anne Blankman

    While on maternity leave in 2010, Anne Blankman, a public librarian in York County, Va., found herself craving a particular kind of read.

  • Obituary: Nancy Garden

    Author and activist Nancy Garden, most widely known for her groundbreaking YA novel "Annie on My Mind" died on June 23 of a heart attack. She was 76.

  • Chris Weitz Takes On New Role as YA Author

    Only teens survive the mysterious illness that wipes out most of the population of a post-apocalyptic New York City in "The Young World," the first installment of a YA trilogy by film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor Chris Weitz.

  • James Patterson Donates Books to NYC Middle Graders

    Reaffirming his advocacy of children's literacy, James Patterson announced on Monday that he is offering every sixth grader in the New York City public school system a free copy of "Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life."

  • Great Expectations: An Interactive Workshop with Richard Peck

    Veteran children's book author Richard Peck offered candid insight into the writing process during a workshop held June 10 at the Anthroposophical Society in New York City.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with John Rocco
John Rocco talks about the autobiographical origins of his new picture book, 'Blizzard,' as well as what it's been like to be involved with the Percy Jackson franchise and to get a call from the Caldecott committee.
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