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  • Children's Institute 3 in Photos

    Nearly 200 booksellers from across the country gathered in Pasadena, Calif., on April 19–21, for two days of educational programming, networking, and meeting with authors.

  • In Brief: April 23, 2015

    This week, authors and illustrators are honored in Minnesota and Mississippi; illustrators talk craft in Los Angeles; and the force is with a children's book artist in Anaheim.

  • CBC Helps Establish Prison Libraries

    The Children's Book Council is partnering with the unPrison Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and mentoring women in prison, while raising awareness of their families' needs.

  • Banned Books Week to Showcase YA

    This year's Banned Books Week, which runs Sept. 27–Oct. 3, will shine the spotlight on young adult books.

  • We Need Diverse Books Group Talks to MFA Students

    On April 15, authors and librarians affiliated with We Need Diverse Books addressed a room of MFA students to talk both about the state of diversity in publishing.

  • Lots to Do at Children's Institute

    Booksellers praised the first full day of programming, which included practical sessions, a tour of Vroman's, and signings with over 50 authors, as "fabulous" and "fantastic."

  • Wimpy Kid 'Bookseller' Opens Enthusiastic CI 3

    The sold-out conference featured the country's newest indie bookstore owner Jeff Kinney.

  • YALLWEST 2015: A Photo Essay

    This year marked the first YALLWEST, the West Coast counterpart of YALLFEST, held on April 11–12 at Santa Monica High School and Santa Monica Public Library.

  • AWP 2015 with Children's Publishers and Authors: A Photo Essay

    The Association of Writing Programs and Writers held its annual conference from April 9-11, and effectively took over the city of Minneapolis for four days.

  • Children's Print Book Sales Buck the Trend

    Children's print book sales around the world in the last couple of years have been nothing short of fantastic.

  • In Brief: April 16, 2015

    This week, middle-grade authors get cozy with some of their biggest fans; readers get a first look at a whale of a story; an Aussie author meets readers in the Lone Star State; students connect through reading; an author gets into character; and a book release party has artistic flair.

  • Kohl's Cares Picks the Steads

    Starting this week through June 27, Kohl’s Department Stores are featuring children’s books by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead.

  • David Fickling Books Joins Scholastic

    In May, the venerated editor and publisher of children's literature will release the first books under a new publishing partnership with Scholastic.

  • WNDB Tells AWP 2015: Write Diverse Books That Sell

    How writers can and should incorporate multicultural themes and characters into their work was the subject of a number of educational sessions that took place throughout AWP 2015.

  • TeenBookCon 2015: A Photo Essay

    YA authors hundreds of readers gathered in Houston, Tex. for a day packed with author talks, readings, panels, signings, and even a musical interlude.

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Hits the Road

    "The Very Big Wiggle Tour" stopped at bookstores across the country: beginning in San Carlos, Calif., and ending in Amherst, Mass., at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

  • CBC and WNDB Team Up for Publishing Internships

    We Need Diverse Books will partner with the Children's Book Council To offer educational programming to assist job-seekers in entering the publishing industry.

  • AWP 2015: The Art and Business of Writing Children's Books

    Although AWP 2015 focused on literature written for and by adults, children's authors held their own at the conference.

  • 10 Children’s Bookseller Challenges—And How Stores Solved Them: Children's Institute 2015

    Every day, children’s booksellers have to overcome hurdles to sell more books and increase foot traffic.

  • Bologna 2015: The Hunt for Something 'Special'

    At the 2015 Bologna Book Fair, publishers seemed to be seeking out books that would stand out from the pack, either because of an inventive format, narrative hook, or an element of diversity.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Meg Cabot
Meg Cabot talks about bringing her bestselling Princess Diaries series to a younger audience with ‘From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess,’ in which 12-year-old Olivia Harrison learns that she’s related to Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia.
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