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  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of July 6, 2015

    Hitting bookshelves next week are a new "tail" from a bestselling author, a collection of animal pictures ranging from wild to domestic, a high fantasy YA and contemporary realistic romance, a picture book following a family on an evening journey, the return of an award-winning middle grade heroine, and two fractured fairy tales for middle graders.

  • Teen's Self-Published Book on Bullying Picked Up by Scholastic

    When Aija Mayrock self-published 'The Survival Guide to Bullying,' she didn't know at the time that it would not only attract the attention of kids across America, but of publishers as well.

  • Rights Report: Week of June 29, 2015

    New deals for Aditi Khorana Noelle Stevenson & Todd Casey, Andrew Lane, Bethany Wiggins, Jennifer Rush, and Jacob Sager Weinstein.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of June 29, 2015

    Books hitting shelves next week include nonfiction for teens from an award-winning author, three picture books, the follow-up to a bestselling middle-grade series, the latest from a classic children's author, a teen's take on bullying, and a YA that melds realism and fantasy.

  • 'Book Scavenger' Has Readers on the Hunt

    As ALA approaches in San Francisco, Macmillan is rolling out a unique marketing campaign to draw attention to Jennifer Chambliss Bertman's debut middle grade novel 'Book Scavenger.'

  • Rights Report: Week of June 22, 2015

    New deals for Tara Sim, Sherman Alexie & Yuyi Morales, Aisha Saeed, Frank L. Cole, Jennifer Roy, and Sherri Duskey Rinker.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of June 22, 2015

    Hitting bookshelves next week are some familiar characters in early reader formats, the latest middle grade for reluctant readers by a bestselling author, a gritty realistic YA novel, a trip to a weird school, high fantasy adventures for teens, and nonfiction from notable authors.

  • Galley Talk: 'The Accident Season'

    Amy Oelkers, events and marketing manager for Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, Minn., recommends 'The Accident Season' a debut novel from Irish author Moïra Fowley-Doyle, pitched as a cross between 'We Were Liars' and 'How I Live Now.'

  • New Series from ‘Dork Diaries’ Author Rachel Renée Russell

    On the heels of her bestselling Dork Diaries books—the series boasts 20 million copies in print worldwide—Rachel Renée Russell is preparing to launch the Misadventures of Max Crumbly, a new series from Aladdin Books.

  • Cover Reveal: 'Pax'

    The title character of Sara Pennypacker's forthcoming novel, 'Pax,' takes center stage on the cover, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen and just revealed by HarperCollins.

  • Movie Alert: 'Paper Towns'

    For Nerdfighters everywhere, the countdown commences. Paper Towns, the second film adaptation inspired by a John Green novel (following The Fault in Our Stars) will hit movie theaters on July 24.

  • Rights Report: Week of June 15, 2015

    New deals for Emma Donoghue, Alicia Williams, Ally Condie, Alison McGhee, Andrew Shvarts, Erica S. Perl, and Bryce Moore.

  • A Father's Day Nod to 'Guess How Much I Love You'

    Candlewick and United Through Reading are celebrating Father's Day this year with a campaign centered on 'Guess How Much I Love You,' which in turn is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of June 15, 2015

    Among books hitting the shelves next week are new middle grade adventures, continuations of existing series, the return of some classic authors, a picture book featuring sisterly love, and two YA novels dealing with trauma and mental illness.

  • Book-Based Summer Movies

    A crop of new YA movie adaptations is coming to theaters this summer.

  • Kersten Hamilton's 'Yellow Copter' Takes Flight

    Kersten Hamilton and Valeria Petrone's still-chugging 'Red Truck' now has a whirling companion: 'Yellow Copter.'

  • Galley Talk: 'Trouble Is a Friend of Mine'

    For those in search of trouble or just a fun summer read, children's bookseller Amy Brabenec at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Mass., is looking forward to handselling Stephanie Tromly's debut novel 'Trouble Is a Friend of Mine,' due out in August.

  • Rights Report: Week of June 8, 2015

    New deals for Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely, Felix Kjellberg, A.S. King, Laurel Snyder, Josh Funk, and James Hannibal.

  • Vt. Author Teams Up with Local Bookstores to Promote Serial E-novel

    When children's author Michael Daley decided to self-publish his YA race car thriller as a six-installment serial, he turned to area bookstores for help.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of June 8

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book from a popular comedian, the first YA novel from an bestselling adult author, a companion to a dystopian series, a history book for young readers from a TV pundit, and a new novella set in an Old Kingdom.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with R.L. Stine and Marc Brown
R.L. Stine and Marc Brown talk about their creepy new picture book, ‘The Little Shop of Monsters,’ and about why the project felt like a departure for both of them.
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