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  • Author Cornelia Funke Launches Own Publishing Company

    Bestselling children's author and illustrator Cornelia Funke, citing creative differences with her publisher and a growing wish for more artistic freedom, is starting her own press, called Breathing Books.

  • Sales Up for Children's Booksellers This Summer

    The summer was one of rediscovered classics, movie tie-ins, and backlist at indie bookstores across the country.

  • What's Selling at Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers

    Staffers recently wrapped up a busy summer at Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers in Farmington, Maine, where nearby lakes and mountains attract summer residents and vacationers. Owner Kenny Brechner shared news of what he and his staff are busily handselling in the early fall season.

  • 2015 NBA Longlist for Young People's Literature Announced

    The longlist was announced on Monday for the 2015 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. The finalists will be named on October 14; the winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York City on November 18.

  • In Profile: Children’s Author and Editor Leila Sales

    Leila Sales brings humor and confidence to both sides of the publishing process: as an editor at Viking Children's and as author of children's books, most recently 'Tonight the Streets Are Ours.'

  • 2015 National Book Festival in Photos

    The National Book Festival, now in its 15th year, was held Saturday, September 5, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

  • In Brief: September 10, 2015

    This week, a book festival gets photo bombed; two author-illustrators draw inspiration from their respective picture books; a writer honors a poet's legacy; and a book release event draws a packed house.

  • This Week in Children's Apps: September 7, 2015

    This week in children's apps features an interactive storybook in which Little Critter helps a puppy find a home.

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, a period when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the U.S. and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture.

  • In Brief: August 27, 2015

    This week, YA reigns in D.C., a hashtag contest invites fans to "take a bow," and readers gear up for school with ice-cream and a middle-grade author.

  • Author Solutions Case Ends With Settlement

    The closely-watched case against self-publishing service provider Author Solutions in New York is over, just weeks after a federal judge denied the case class action status.

  • Random House Queues Up Its 'First in Line' Program

    "Be the first to read the last line of the next big thing," invites a promo piece for First in Line, an initiative offering an early peek at new YA titles.

  • Hot Off the Presses: Week of August 24, 2015

    Hitting bookshelves this week are some picture books from bestselling pairings, the long-awaited second volume in a YA series, a buzzed middle-grade novel about a transgender girl, and plenty more.

  • In Brief: August 20, 2015

    This week, a picture book author’s tapestry honors a music legend; some popular crayons come home; an author (and dad) eases first-day school jitters; and young writers shine at a book club camp.

  • 'New York Times' Changes Children's Bestseller Lists

    Starting August 21, the 'New York Times' will tweak its children's bestseller lists, separating hardcover middle grade and young adult titles from paperback and e-book bestsellers.

  • This Week in Children's Apps: August 17, 2015

    This week in children's apps, an interactive story book encourages vocabulary building.

  • Josalyn Moran to Launch Imprint for Quarto USA

    Josalyn Moran, former executive at Barnes & Noble, Chronicle Books, and Albert Whitman, is starting a new imprint for Quarto Publishing Group USA, to be called Seagrass Press.

  • Macmillan's Novel Approach to Combating Childhood Hunger

    Katherine Applegate and Macmillan Children's Publishing Group are leveraging the theme of 'Crenshaw' for a worthy cause.

  • Find Waldo Local: Four Years of Searching

    For the fourth year in a row, the American Booksellers Association partnered with Candlewick Press to Find Waldo Local.

  • News from the North: August 2015

    In this edition of Canadian publishing news: seven simultaneously released books tell the stories of seven orphan girls; Mariko Tamaki's next YA novel features a girl with two moms; the creator of Scaredy Squirrel has a new standalone picture book; and a film-to-book adaptation follows a Chinese girl who helped to build Canada’s transcontinental railway.

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