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  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of August 11, 2015

    Hitting bookshelves next week are Halloween picture books from bestselling authors, a YA novel that addresses love beyond racial bounds, a paranormal romance, a middle-grade novel that plays possum, and a novel in which a teen attempts the impossible.

  • Rights Report: Week of August 3, 2015

    New deals for Roxane Gay, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, and Chad J. Thompson.

  • 'What Pet Should I Get?' Sells 200K in First Week

    The new Seuss title is the fastest-selling picture book in Random House Children’s Books history, and across all picture-book titles this year.

  • Chronicle Builds Publishing Program Around 'Construction Site'

    Chronicle Books is expanding its publishing program for 'Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site' and 'Steam Train, Dream Train,' with a total of 11 new books and gifts planned for release from spring 2016 through fall 2018.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of August 3, 2015

    Among the titles hitting bookshelves next week are a metafictive picture book, a middle grade novel set amidst a plague-ridden 1920s San Francisco, an illustrated look at Hurricane Katrina, two YA novels that look at unexpected loves, a dystopian YA from a trio of authors, and the latest from two Newbery Medalists.

  • The Most Anticipated Children’s and YA Books of Fall 2015

    The big children's books of the season.

  • Rights Report: Week of July 27, 2015

    New deals for Andrew McCarthy, Paul Acampora, Sherri Winston, Fred Koehler, Jennifer Sattler, and Rebecca Petruck.

  • Seven Stories Board Books Address Social Justice

    "C is for Co-op….G is for Grassroots....J is for Justice!..." These are the lead-ins to three of the 26 entries in A Is for Activist, an alphabet board book featuring a multicultural cast of children and adults.

  • Selznick's 'The Marvels' Offers New Hybrid of Pictures and Prose

    Caldecott-winning author Brian Selznick presents a new take on his multi-dimensioned storytelling technique in 'The Marvels,' which balances two stories.

  • A Graduation for 'The School for Good and Evil'

    Soman Chainani wraps up his School for Good and Evil trilogy, which began in 2013, with 'The Last Ever After.'

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of July 27, 2015

    Hitting bookshelves next week are a new installment in a dark YA fantasy series, an animal abecedarian picture book, a YA survival story on the high seas, the much-anticipated and newly-discovered picture book from a beloved author, and the first in a new Minecraft fiction series.

  • Galley Talk: 'Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco'

    What if characters like Junie B. Jones and Ramona Quimby had been Mexican-American girls with concerns about immigration, culture, and language?

  • Spring 2016 Children's Sneak Previews

    A look ahead at the children's and YA books due out next spring.

  • Peg + Cat: Making Math Cool

    When Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson pitched their math-focused preschool TV series 'Peg + Cat' to PBS Kids, their goal was to integrate math principles seamlessly into the fabric of the show.

  • Rights Report: Week of July 20, 2015

    New deals for Naama Bloom, E.D. Baker, Tommy Wallach, Ginger Rue, Josh Schneider, and Meghan McCarthy.

  • Cover Reveal: 'Salt to the Sea' by Ruta Sepetys

    PW spoke with Ruta Sepetys's about her new historical novel, 'Salt to the Sea,' a follow-up to her acclaimed 2011 debut, 'Between Shades of Gray.'

  • Two Authors Confront Race Issues in New YA Novel

    When Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely sat down for a beer last year, tackling one of our nation's most deeply entrenched problems was not at the top of their agenda.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of July 20, 2015

    Titles going on sale next week herald the start of the fall season, with several Halloween-themed picture books featuring that feature bestselling characters, the conclusion of a middle-grade series about the battle between good and evil, and a new installment for a dystopian YA trilogy gains a new installment.

  • This Week in Children's Apps: July 13, 2015

    This week in apps, an interactive version of a Seuss classic reinforces literacy skills.

  • Rights Report: Week of July 13, 2015

    New deals for Cora Carmack, Sarah Aronson, Sarah Mlynowski, Matthew Cordell, Sara O'Leary, and Kenard Pak.

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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