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  • Children's Job Moves: July 2015

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

  • Cottage Door Press Opens for Business

    Last summer, former president of Publications International Richard Maddrell launched Cottage Door Press, which specializes in books for ages up to three.

  • In Brief: July 23, 2015

    This week, an author shares some of his "favorite things" on YouTube; an author and a YA book enthusiast get crafty; it's a "seashell day" at a Florida bookstore; and romance writers and fans convene in NYC.

  • St. Paul Saints Go to Bat for Literacy

    St. Paul Saints games don't simply provide fans with an opportunity to watch minor-league professional baseball. Parents and children also get the opportunity to see local children’s authors and illustrators read and create art in front of them.

  • Is Children's Nonfiction Having Its Moment?

    The popularity of gaming guides and narrative nonfiction that aligns with the Common Core State Standards have given children’s nonfiction publishing a significant uptick.

  • The Enterprise Behind Dr. Seuss

    Go behind the scenes for the discovery of the new Dr. Seuss book, and the group keeping the author's brand thriving.

  • What Children's Publishers Read at Home with Kids

    We asked children’s publishers to tell us about a book they’d especially enjoyed reading with a child in their lives.

  • In Brief: July 16, 2015

    This week, an author and illustrator go undercover; "gleeful" fans come out to meet an author; an au-thor is honored with her very own day; and an author and illustrator meet for the first time at a festive occasion.

  • 150 Years Down the Rabbit Hole: A Tour of the Morgan Library Exhibition

    With arguable similarities between the looking-glass world of New York City and Wonderland, Manhattan is a fitting location for an exhibition honoring the 150-year anniversary of Lewis Carroll's classic children's fantasy story.

  • Lost My Name Transforms Customized Kids’ Books

    Launched after a cofounder became dissatisfied with a personalized book he bought for his daughter, Lost My Name is a U.K. publishing startup that uses technology to create personalized physical picture books.

  • In Brief: July 9, 2015

    An author celebrates his book launch in Brooklyn; educators, librarians, and authors nerd out; two publishing luminaries are honored on the eve of their retirements; and an author's book is bottled and served.

  • The Changing World of Licensed Publishing

    Film and television properties continue to generate buzz on the show floor at Licensing Expo, held last month in Las Vegas. But a popular entertainment property, on its own, is often no longer enough to drive licensed publishing success.

  • What's New for This Year's Shanghai Children's Book Fair?

    With the third China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair four months away, the fair organizers have been busy expanding the program to reflect a growing Chinese market for international titles.

  • Spanish-Language Books: Looking for Answers in a Growing Market

    On June 18, I hosted a PW webinar called “Spanish-Language Books in the U.S.” that generated a number of questions from publishers, booksellers, and librarians.

  • ALA 2015 in Photos

    Librarians and other book enthusiasts gathered in San Francisco June 25–30; see our photos of some of the authors in attendance.

  • Licensing Hotline: July 2

    Candlewick Entertainment is publishing four tie-in titles – a novel, two early readers, and a board book – linked to 'Shaun the Sheep: The Movie,' produced by Aardman Animations and being released by Lionsgate on August 5.

  • In Brief: July 2, 2015

    This week, the Wimpy Kid travels to the Vatican; police officers – and the inspirations behind two middle-grade characters – head to the library; a publisher's softball team is a hit; an author and illustrator receive an honor; and writers talk shop in Wyoming.

  • We Need Diverse Books Announces Appointments

    We Need Diverse Books, the grassroots organization-cum-nonprofit that emerged one year ago on the eve of the debut BookCon fan fest, continues to tweak its organizational structure.

  • Children's Job Moves: June 2015

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

  • Summer 2015: Blue Skies and Strong Sales Ahead for Children's Booksellers

    For the first time in several seasons, neither the YA category nor John Green topped the list of potential bestsellers in PW's annual start-of-summer survey of two dozen general and children’s specialty bookstores.

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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