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  • Obituary: Zilpha Keatley Snyder

    Author Zilpha Keatley Snyder, who received three Newbery Honors for her middle-grade novels, including 'The Egypt Game,' has died. She was 87.

  • Candlewick to Publish New Kate DiCamillo Novel in Spring 2016

    On top of acting as the Library of Congress' 2014–2015 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and launching a new chapter book series, Kate DiCamillo has finished writing a new novel.

  • Four Questions for Garth Nix

    'Clariel' is the first novel about Garth Nix's Old Kingdom in more than a decade. It's a prequel set 600 years before the original trilogy, which helps to establish some of the background for the later books.

  • Q & A with Eugene Yelchin

    Eugene Yelchin's new book, 'Arcady's Goal,' is inspired by his father, a talented soccer player and coach during Stalin's reign.

  • The View from Mt. Olympus: Rick Riordan's Series Finale

    It's a week before the release of 'Blood of Olympus,' and the excitement is building: readers everywhere are eager to get their hands on the final installment in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series.

  • Tales from the Slush Pile – Archived!

    Tales from the Slush Pile, drawn by author-illustrator Ed Briant. Though the strip has been appearing weekly for the past nine years, we’ve had no index page for it until... now!

  • Q & A with Rick Yancey

    'The Infinite Sea' by Rick Yancey is one of the most anticipated sequels of the year, picking up where 'The 5th Wave' left off, and being published just as the film version of that book begins production.

  • More Mysteries from Pseudonymous Bosch

    Author Pseudonymous Bosch returns to bookshelves with 'Bad Magic,' the first title in a mystery-adventure trilogy that features Clay, the younger brother of Max-Ernest from the Secret books.

  • Q & A with Ben Tripp

    Ben Tripp, author of zombie novels and the son of illustrator Wallace Tripp has written a YA adventure novel, 'The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, A Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides.'

  • Q & A with Molly Idle

    In Molly Idle's 'Flora and the Penguin,' the sequel to 'Flora and the Flamingo,' Flora exchanges her bathing suit for ice skates and ruffles the feathers of a new avian friend.

  • Over the Reading Rainbow: PW Talks with LeVar Burton

    It was inevitable that LeVar Burton would move beyond promoting books written by others and write his own children's book.

  • Moose Gets on Paul O. Zelinsky's Back Once Again

    In honor of the comically strong-willed star of 'Z Is for Moose,' written by Kelly Bingham and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, Caldecott Medalist Zelinsky designed a Moose-inspired pattern.

  • Q & A with Gregory Maguire

    Gregory Maguire returns to children's literature with 'Egg & Spoon,' which stars two girls who team up with the witch Baba Yaga to save (Tsarist) Russia from global warming.

  • 'This Is Malala': PW Talks with Malala Yousafzai

    PW spoke with Malala Yousafzai when she was in New York to launch the young readers edition of her bestselling memoir, 'I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World.'

  • Caldecott Honoree Peter Brown Has a Novel Idea

    Role-reversal and topsy-turvy scenarios account for illustrator Peter Brown's first middle-grade novel: 'The Wild Robot,' which Little, Brown will publish in 2016.

  • Four Questions for Paul Fleischman

    Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman's 'Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines' is meant to help identify key environmental problems and show how to navigate and critically evaluate information.

  • Q & A with Jandy Nelson

    Jandy Nelson's 'I'll Give You the Sun' is a tale of tragic misunderstandings, betrayal, love, and loss, told from the alternating perspectives of teenage twins Noah and Jude.

  • Children's Authors at the Fall 2014 Regionals

    Here is a sampling of some of the many authors who will be at this season’s eight regionals.

  • 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.

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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