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  • Book Benches Charm Londoners

    Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere' is the final entry for Books About Town, a trail of highly decorated, book-themed benches that have been much enjoyed around London since July.

  • NEIBA 2014: A Show of Enthusiasm from Children's Booksellers

    "Attendance was up; the mood was way up," said New England Independent Booksellers Association executive director Steve Fischer, describing the group's 41st annual fall gathering that took place on Sept. 30–Oct. 2.

  • PNBA 2014: Books for 'Our Bravest Readers'

    Enthusiasm for this season's children's and YA hot titles was palpable at the annual PNBA tradeshow, held September 26-28 in Tacoma, Wash.

  • In Brief: October 2

    This week, two fall book festivals draw big crowds; an author kicks off a galactic book tour; and a picture book launch doubles as a celebration of reading.

  • Middle-Graders Bond Over Books at Tweens Read Book Festival

    The fourth annual Tweens Read Book Festival was held on September 27 at South Houston High School in Pasadena, Tex.

  • Egmont Selling U.S. Division

    Danish publishing giant Egmont Publishing has announced that it is looking to sell its American division, Egmont USA.

  • Children's Job Moves: September 2014

    New job announcements in children's publishing for September 2014.

  • Smells Like Teen Imprint

    In the past five years, more than a dozen new imprints devoted to publishing novels for young adults have opened shop.

  • New YA-Only Imprints Seek to Make Their Mark

    In recent years, more than a dozen imprints dedicated to publishing specifically for teen readers have emerged, and PW spoke with a number of their publishers.

  • Western Great Lakes: All in the Family

    The western Great Lakes region is home to a number of high-profile children’s book publishers, including American Girl, headquartered in Middleton, Wis., a Madison suburb, and Albert Whitman & Company, in Park Ridge, Ill., a Chicago suburb.

  • NAIBA 2014: Discovering Children's Books

    Children's books were front and center at this year's "Discovery" conference held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Va., September 19–21.

  • In Brief: September 25

    This week, anthology contributors unleash their inner beasts; a "lowly" worm gets his day; an author and illustrator cry "wolfie" at a Book Fest; authors and illustrators give a hand to California educators; and a debut author reads to fans.

  • Hachette U.K. Creates Unified Children's Division

    Hachette U.K. has consolidated all of its children's publishing into a single division, to be headed by Hilary Murray Hill, who will join in January from Egmont as Hachette Children's Group CEO.

  • Utah's Children's Authors Build a Community

    According to Shannon Hale, the high numbers of children’s book authors and illustrators from Utah that has emerged in the past decade is the result of a close-knit community of writers.

  • The Art of 'Awakening Young Minds': The 2014 Eric Carle Honors

    Publishers, picture book authors, artists, and advocates gathered on September 18 to celebrate eminent figures in the world of picture books and children's literacy during the 2014 Carle Honors.

  • SIBA Talks Up the Importance of Children's Books

    This past weekend in Norfolk, Va., the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance group tempted attending booksellers, authors, and vendors to "fall in love" with this year's newly renamed "discovery" show.

  • Fresh Takes: Canadian Publishing 2014

    Some of the highlights from this season are books that come at their subjects from fresh, unusual, or downright quirky angles.

  • Diversity North: Canadian Publishing 2014

    Calls for more diversity in books this year have echoed north into Canada.

  • Discussing the Power of Play at the CBC Annual Meeting

    The Children's Book Council's annual meeting, held at the City College Graduate Center on September 17, was particularly notable this year, as it marked the final meeting of Robin Adelson’s tenure as executive director of the CBC.

  • SCBWI MidSouth 2014 Connects Authors and Illustrators

    For the sixth year in a row, SCBWI's MidSouth conference sold out as it drew 215 authors and illustrators from as far away as Texas and Ohio.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with John Rocco
John Rocco talks about the autobiographical origins of his new picture book, 'Blizzard,' as well as what it's been like to be involved with the Percy Jackson franchise and to get a call from the Caldecott committee.
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