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  • MPIBA 2014's Children's Breakfast: Memories Inspire Authors

    The 2014 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers trade show kicked off with a memorable Children's Author and Illustrator breakfast.

  • Feting the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Winners

    At BEA, the winners of the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, which have been presented annually since 1967, were announced. But the annual awards ceremony took place last week on Friday, October 10, at Simmons College in Boston, Mass., which is also the site of the new home for the 'Horn Book.'

  • In Brief: October 16

    This week, an author-illustrator's interactive book tour generates some masterpieces; an author and exhibitor makes news at Frankfurt; an author and friends go on "record"; "Fierce" authors zero in on their prey (aka, cake); an alphabet book launch draws a multigenerational crowd; and preschoolers enjoy "pumpkin time" with a visiting author.

  • Licensing Hotline: October 16

    Simon & Schuster has secured the rights to produce Ready to Read books in North America based on the preschool series 'Doozers,' licensed by the Jim Henson Company.

  • Finalists for 2014 NBA in Young People's Literature Announced

    The National Book Foundation narrowed its longlist down to five finalists for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

  • AwesomenessTV Launches YA Book Imprint

    AwesomenessTV, a media venture that produces teen-oriented series for YouTube, is launching Awesomeness Ink, a YA book imprint.

  • No Shortage of Kids' Comics at New York Comic Con

    Remember when comics grew up and got serious? Publishers have come full circle and now cater to young readers with new comics and graphic novels and tie-ins to old favorites.

  • Icelandic Publisher Edda Launches U.S. Division

    The Icelandic publishing company Edda Nordic Ltd., which has been licensing books, magazines, and book clubs from Disney for nearly three decades in its home territory, has opened a North American division.

  • Heartland 2014 Works Its Magic on Children's Booksellers

    The Heartland Fall Forum program this year featured a quote by Stephen King, "Books are a uniquely portable magic." Magic certainly infused the third joint MIBA and GLIBA trade show, held in Minneapolis from September 30–October 2.

  • In Brief: October 9

    This week, a festival ends as an author's U.K. tour begins; a celebrity author visits the Tri-State area; 'dorks' get their day in D.C.; and an author gets up close and personal with an aptly named chicken.

  • Writing Native Lives in YA: A NYPL Panel Discussion

    Two young adult authors and their editors gathered for a discussion about representations of Native American characters and authors in YA literature at the New York Public Library

  • Wimpy Kid Series to Hit 150M in Print

    With the November 4 publication of the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, 'The Long Haul,' Jeff Kinney's series will surpass 150 million copies in print worldwide.

  • 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.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Patrick Jennings
Patrick Jennings talks to PW KidsCast about his latest book, 'Guinea Dog 3,' as well as why he feels right at home writing for middle-graders and what other animal-themed adventures he has in store for readers.
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