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  • Q & A with Karen Foxlee

    Australian novelist Karen Foxlee's new quasi-fairy tale, "Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy," follows a girl on a quest within a fantastical and dangerous museum.

  • Q & A with Wendy McClure

    With "Wanderville," memoirist, editor, columnist and blogger Wendy McClure has donned yet another hat – children's novelist.

  • Kate DiCamillo To Add New Title: Ambassador

    Kate DiCamillo, the author of more than a dozen books, including the Newbery Medal–winning The Tale of Despereaux, will be named the country’s fourth national ambassador for young people’s literature at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on January 10. DiCamillo follows Walter Dean Myers, whose two-year term ended in December.

  • Fall 2013 Flying Starts

    Spotlights on five children's and YA authors who made notable debuts this fall.

  • Fall 2013 Flying Starts: Corey Ann Haydu

    Before "OCD Love Story" author Corey Ann Haydu was a writer, she was an actress, author's assistant, playwright, and intern at a literary agency.

  • Fall 2013 Flying Starts: Phoebe North

    "Sci-fi for teens," shouts the header of Phoebe North's Web site, making her intentions as a writer as clear as dilithium crystal. North has long been a fan of science fiction and fantasy, and contributes to the genre with her book "Starglass."

  • Fall 2013 Flying Starts: Rosy Lamb

    An accomplished sculptor and painter, Rosy Lamb has found a new vehicle for her artistic muse for her debut picture book, "Paul Meets Bernadette."

  • Fall 2013 Flying Starts: Carrie Mesrobian

    According to Carrie Mesrobian, just about everything about her debut novel, "Sex and Violence," came about by accident, or perhaps a better word would be serendipity.

  • Fall 2013 Flying Starts: Aaron Becker

    In Aaron Becker's wordless adventure, "Journey," the power of imagination and a red marker lead a lonely girl into a series of magical realms.

  • Fall 2013 Flying Starts: Sustaining Flight

    For more than a quarter of a century, PW has been looking at each season's crop of new children’s writers and 
illustrators and singling out those whose debut works were particularly noteworthy.

  • YA Author Ned Vizzini Dies at 32

    Ned Vizzini, a multi-talented writer celebrated for his young adult novels and television work, died on Thursday, December 19, in New York City, at the age of 32.

  • Obituary: Lila Perl

    Children's author Lila Perl, who earned warm praise and several awards in a career that produced more than 60 works of both fiction and nonfiction, has died. She was 92.

  • Q & A with Laurie Halse Anderson

    To write her latest YA novel, The Impossible Knife of Memory, Laurie Halse Anderson tapped into some dark corners of her past.

  • Q & A with Cokie Roberts

    Author and broadcast journalist Cokie Roberts has written her first children's book, Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies.

  • Barbara Park Remembered

    Author Barbara Park died on November 15 at age 66, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Here, some of those with whom she enjoyed lengthy professional and personal relationships pay tribute.

  • Q & A with Alison Lester

    In Sophie Scott Goes South, Alison Lester recreates her journey from Australia to Antarctica aboard the Aurora Australis through the diary entries of a fictional nine-year-old girl whose father is captain of the ship.

  • NBA Young People's Literature Medalist Cynthia Kadohata: On a Streak of 'Luck'

    Luck can be found in the title of Cynthia Kadohata's latest novel, The Thing About Luck, which has just won the 2013 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

  • Kinney and Pilkey Team Up for Scholastic Webcast

    Two bestselling children's book creators – Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney and Captain Underpants's Dav Pilkey – will star in a free live webcast on January 15.

  • Junie B. Jones Creator Barbara Park Dies at 66

    Children’s author Barbara Park, best-known as the creator of irrepressible kindergartner Junie B. Jones, died on Friday, November 15 after a long battle with cancer.

  • Jan Brett and Margaret Frith Mark 25 Years Together

    In an era when authors often publish with multiple houses and work with more than one editor, Margaret Frith's quarter-century of editing Jan Brett's picture books is a pleasant anomaly.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Peter Brown
Award-winning author-illustrator Peter Brown talks to PW KidsCast about his new picture book, 'My Teacher Is a Monster (No, I Am Not.),' testing out new styles of illustration, and what it was like to get a certain phone call from the Caldecott committee.
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