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  • HMH Rolls Out 'Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition'

    Chris Van Allsburg’s 'The Polar Express,' which has enchanted children and adults for three decades, has a fresh new look on bookstore shelves this holiday season.

  • YA Debut Gets Six-Figure Deal, Sold to 16 Territories and Jerry Bruckheimer

    A six-figure deal for North American rights to 'The Cruelty' is the latest in a string of good things that have happened to Scott Bergstrom's debut novel in just the past month.

  • Numeroff, Munsinger, and Cleverkick Team Up for New Series

    "I've always wanted to publish a story about a service dog," said Laura Numeroff, who can now check off that box on her career wish list.

  • PW at the Movies: 'Mockingjay: Part Two'

    Two staffers in PW's children's department caught a screening of the final film in the Hunger Games series, 'Mockingjay: Part Two.'

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of November 23, 2015

    Hitting bookshelves next week are a picture book featuring a grumpy bear turned unwitting mother, a visually driven pseudo-Gothic middle grade story, and a novel in which two teens confront living in spite of familial terminal illness.

  • Rights Report: Week of November 16, 2015

    New deals for Kwame Alexander, Alexandra Christo, Elly Blake, Deborah Hopkinson, and Claudia Gray.

  • Latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid Debuts as Global Bestseller

    Following its simultaneous 90-country-wide global release, the 10th Wimpy Kid volume from Jeff Kinney, 'Old School,' has sold more than 1,000,000 copies in its first week.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of November 16, 2015

    Among the books hitting shelves next week are the conclusion to a high-octane YA thriller, an epistolary novel in which a schizophrenic boy reaches out to the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, and a Christmas picture book about unlikely friends, based on a true story.

  • Picture Book Parody Aims to Hypnotize Kids into Harvard

    For parents who don’t want their kids sleeping all night, but rather staying up studying, Penguin Young Readers Group is publishing a parody of 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep' early next year. 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Harvard' hops into bookstores in February.

  • A Three-Book Deal in Sheep's Clothing

    John Churchman was sure he had violated proper bookstore etiquette when he dropped in unannounced at his local bookstore with copies of 'The SheepOver,' the picture book he had recently published with his wife, Jennifer.

  • Dave Eggers Pens Picture Book on the Golden Gate Bridge

    Dave Eggers has lived in the Bay Area for long enough that stories about the Golden Gate Bridge were imprinted in his mind, but only recently did he learn the less well-known story of the multi-year discussion over the bridge's color.

  • Movie Alert: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2'

    The dystopian YA franchise that has made an indelible mark on popular culture has reached its final chapter with the release of Lionsgate's 'Mockingjay Part 2' on November 20.

  • Rights Report: Week of November 9, 2015

    New deals for Megan Miranda, Amy Ignatow, Catherine Hapka, Sarah Henning, and Michelle Cuevas.

  • Abrams Secures U.S. Rights to Finnish Trilogy

    Abrams has negotiated a six-figure deal for 'Maresi,' Finnish author Maria Turtschaninoff's award-winning YA novel.

  • Macmillan's 'Join the Resistance' Campaign Rallies Meyer's Troops

    'Winter,' the fifth and final book of Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles, is getting a big promotional push both online and off, between a social media campaign, bookstore displays, and a forthcoming 10-city tour.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of November 9, 2015

    A debut middle-grade novel takes a trip to the dark side of the circus, a bestselling YA series wraps uo, and a picture book answers the question: "Why is the Golden Gate Bridge orange?" in just some of the new books to hit shelves next week.

  • Grumpy Cat to Become a Golden Book

    Random House Children's Books has acquired the rights to the Internet meme Grumpy Cat for a series of three Golden Books.

  • After Long Gestation, Beach Lane Delivers 'Is Mommy?'

    The saga of 'Is Mommy?' began back in 2009, when poet Victoria Chang sent Allyn Johnston, the imprint's founder, a manuscript after hearing the editor speak at a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators event.

  • Rights Report: Week of November 2, 2015

    New deals for Scott Reintgen, Vivi Greene, Leah Rowan, Michelle Hodkin, Mitali Perkins, Obert Skye, and Andrew Clements.

  • Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Crazy Year

    We spoke with Jeff Kinney on the eve of the release of 'Old School,' the 10th Diary of a Wimpy Kid volume, and a world tour that will take him to 15 countries in 33 days,

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