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  • Remembering George Nicholson

    Friends, authors, and former colleagues pay tribute to the beloved agent and publisher, who died on February 3 at 77.

  • SCBWI 2015 Winter Conference: 'Write It, Enjoy It, Believe in It'

    This year's winter conference featured speeches; craft sessions ranging from writing diverse characters, writing for middle grade audiences, and creating picture book art; and opportunities to network, meet authors and get books signed.

  • Egmont USA: What Comes Next?

    In the wake of Egmont's January 21 announcement that it would be shuttering its U.S. offices, PW gets word on what lies ahead for staff members and authors.

  • Wi10: Booksellers Discuss Walking Their Talk About Diversity

    The importance of diversity in the book industry was a hot topic at Winter Institute.

  • Winter Institute 10: Children's Book Highlights in Photos

    Five hundred booksellers gathered at the historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., from February 8–11 for Winter Institute 10.

  • Collaborating Couples: A NYPL Panel

    The New York Public Library panel featured married couples who also work as author-illustrator teams.

  • In Brief: February 12

    This week, a middle-grade author celebrates a big win; children's authors and illustrators convene to recognize great books; actors-turned-authors deliver a lively performance; a publishing house and guests celebrate upcoming releases; an author dresses up his book tour; and an author has a big night out with friends and colleagues.

  • Children's Books Hot Off the Press: Week of Feb. 16

    Social circles, sports, and a souped-up Sherlock Holmes are just some of the noteworthy books hitting the shelves next week.

  • Quarto USA Ramps Up Its Children’s Publishing

    The U.S. publishing arm of the U.K.-based publishing group, is expanding its children's list.

  • Small But Mighty Presses Prevail at ALA Awards

    Small presses were also more prominent than ever before at the awards ceremony.

  • Q&A with Strand Book Store Children's Buyer Stella Williams

    Bookseller Stella Williams tells PW about working at the New York City's famed Strand Book Store, and the plans to grow the store's children's department.

  • In Brief: February 5

    This week, a photographer-turned-author (and two well-dressed Weimaraners) bring hope to kids in a hospital; the latest in a middle-grade series is feted; fans "bring their Sparkle" to a bookstore event; friends and fellow writers celebrate one of their own; and an author makes a "stop" in Seattle.

  • Comic Book Stores to Launch Children's Book Week with a Bang

    On May 2, more than 2000 specialty comic book stores will give away two million comics to young readers to mark Free Comic Book Day, a festive early kick-off to Children's Book Week.

  • G&D Vintage Mines Tried and True Backlist

    The revived picture books are being plucked from a cache of some 200 titles, many created by classic children's book luminaries.

  • George McHugh Nicholson, 1937–2015

    The esteemed literary agent and innovative publishing executive died February 3 in New York City. He was 77.

  • Alexander, Santat, Nelson Win Newbery, Caldecott, Printz

    Kwame Alexander has won the 2015 Newbery Medal for 'The Crossover'; Dan Santat has won the 2015 Caldecott Medal for 'The Adventures of Beekle'; and Jandy Nelson has won the 2015 Printz Award for 'I’ll Give You the Sun.'

  • CBC and ECAR Revamp Children's Choice Awards

    A change in the selection process and awards for the Children's Choice Book Awards comes on the heels of a controversy that flared up last year.

  • In Brief: January 29

    This week, a picture book parody gets a hip release party; a classic children's novel turns 40; YA authors gather in the Southwest; an author takes part in a reading marathon; and Where's Waldo Local returns this summer with a new surprise.

  • Journeys Through Bookland: A Grolier Club Colloquium

    Eager bibliophiles – many visiting from out of town or state – enjoyed a colloquium held in conjunction with the Grolier Club's current exhibition, 'One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature.'

  • National Readathon Day on Saturday

    January 24 marks the first National Readathon Day to raise money for Nat'l Book Foundation's reading programs.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with David J. Smith
Author David J. Smith talks about his new picture book, 'If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers,’ which uses everyday examples and analogies to help children gain a better understanding of hard-to-grasp concepts like the size of the galaxy or the span of human history.
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