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  • The Golden Age of Picture Books: An ABPA Panel

    According to children's book professionals who gathered for a panel in Manhattan on March 4, "the golden age of picture books" is happening right now.

  • 90 Second Newbery: A Film Festival by and for Young Readers

    The festival featured 19 films, and was hosted by Kennedy and 'Wolfie the Bunny' author Ame Dyckman. Many of the represented filmmakers and their families were in attendance.

  • What U.S. Agencies Will Be Selling at Bologna

    For those attending the 52nd annual Bologna Children's Book Fair, there’s plenty happening in addition to the usual round of rights appointments.

  • A Lively Book Launch for Gayle Forman and Friends

    Authors Gayle Forman, Libba Bray, and E. Lockhart joined forces for a launch of Forman's 'I Was Here' at Housing Works Bookstore Café on February 27.

  • City Lights Publishes First Children's Book

    The San Francisco-based publisher is celebrating its 60th anniversary with its first children's book, 'Rad American Women A-Z.'

  • In Brief: March 5

    This week, a bookstore wins a visit from guest authors; insiders talk shop about children’s book adaptations; co-authors hit the road; an author's book has its theatrical debut; and an industry vet retires.

  • Wide Eyed Editions Sets Sights on U.S. Market

    The Quarto Group is charting a new course this August with the launch of Wide Eyed Editions, a visually driven nonfiction imprint that will publish 10 titles next season.

  • What's Selling at the Bookloft

    From snowy Great Barrington, Mass., in the Berkshire Mountains, bookseller Lauren Losaw talked about what she's been recommending to customers for fireside reading.

  • Egmont USA Authors Respond to Joining Lerner Publishing Group

    Egmont USA authors were uniformly excited and relieved by the news that Lerner Publishing Group will acquire Egmont USA's final list.

  • News from the North: February 2015

    This roundup of the latest in Canadian publishing news features one press instilling a love of reading through a wordless story, another increasing diversity in books, and a silver anniversary for a bald cartoon toddler.

  • In Brief: February 26, 2015

    This week, an author promotes her debut in the Midwest; a storied $5 bill winds up in an author’s hands; booksellers gather to talk shop; and fans come out of the 'woodwork' for an activity-filled book release.

  • Children's Job Moves: February 2015

    New job announcements in children's publishing for February 2015.

  • Hollins Launches Margaret Wise Brown Prize

    Beginning in 2016, Hollins University in Roanoke, Va., will annually award the author of the best text for a picture book published the previous year.

  • Lerner Acquires Egmont USA Titles

    Under the deal, Lerner will fold the Egmont USA titles into different imprints including Carolrhoda Books, Carolrhoda Lab, Darby Creek, and Millbrook Press.

  • Interlude Press Launches YA Imprint

    Interlude Press is launching Duet, a young adult fiction imprint representing LGBTQ characters with two inaugural titles in June.

  • SCBWI Debuts Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award

    The award will recognize and encourage the publication of a book of poetry or anthology for children and/or young adults and will be awarded to an SCBWI member every three years.

  • Disney's Digital Strategy Stresses Personalization, Sharing

    "It's all storytelling," says Andrew Sugerman, executive v-p of Disney Publishing Worldwide, who spoke about the interrelationship between print and digital formats.

  • 2015 Pannell Award Nominees Announced

    The annual award recognizing bookstores that encourage children's interest in books has announced this year's finalists.

  • Continuing the Conversation: Authors, Illustrators, and Editors Talk Diversity

    Supplying books by, for, and about individuals from diverse backgrounds was discussed during a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators panel in February.

  • Children's Choice Book Award Finalists Announced

    The finalists for this year's Children's Choice Book Awards have been announced, in seven categories, which young readers across the country will vote for online from Tuesday, March 17through Sunday, May 3.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Billy Steers
Billy Steers, creator of the Tractor Mac picture books, discusses the 2015 relaunch of his series with Macmillan, as well as the brand-new adventures that await the anthropomorphic tractor and his friends.
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