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  • Wordstock 2015: Celebrating Reading from Picture Books to YA

    Even a steady rain and a new venue couldn't keep eager young readers, and their parents, away from Wordstock, Portland, Ore.'s annual book festival, held this year on November 7 in the Portland Art Museum.

  • It's Complicated: Panel of YA Novelists Swaps Secrets

    Three authors gathered for a panel at the New York Society Library in Manhattan to swap secrets, writing tips, and thoughts on social media to an audience of mostly teens.

  • What's Selling at Colgate Bookstore

    Kate Reynolds, general book buyer at the Colgate University Bookstore, talks about some of the titles she is currently selling, what she expects will be popular for holiday giving, and several early 2016 releases she’s looking forward to.

  • In Brief: November 12, 2015

    This week: activists swap big ideas; a beloved word game hits the stage; enthusiastic readers welcome a visiting author; authors tour for their paperback editions; kids' math books earn high marks; and an author's picture book goes on display.

  • Chen Bochui Picture Book Award Winners Announced in Shanghai

    Ahead of the Shanghai International Children's Book Fair, which runs November 13–15, the winners of the first Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Award were announced today at the Baoshan International Folk Arts Exposition.

  • Picture Books for Older Readers: A Panel Discussion

    A large audience gathered in Washington, D.C.’s Politics & Prose bookstore on November 8 for its third annual picture book panel – this time exploring the role of the picture book for older readers.

  • NYC Reads 365 Challenges New Yorkers to Read Daily

    On November 2, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and children's author Jon Scieszka visited P.S. 133 in Brooklyn to announce the kick-off NYC Reads 365, a citywide, multi-year literacy initiative to promote daily reading.

  • Children's Publishers Celebrate Halloween 2015

    Staffers at publishing houses across the country celebrated Halloween with themed parties, costume contests, and plenty of sugary revelry.

  • Penguin's 'Wicked Reads' Focuses on Spooky YA Titles

    "Wicked Reads: Devour Them Before They Devour You" reads the tagline for the recent Halloween-themed promotion spotlighting a roundup of scary YA books from Penguin Young Readers Group's various imprints.

  • In Brief: November 5, 2015

    This week, a dance school welcomes honored guests; a beloved author headlines in the Sunshine State; a YA author gets revved up for the release of her sequel; book awards celebrate South Asian diversity; a young writer wows his audience; and authors enjoy an intergalactic outing.

  • Latino Authors Weigh in on Reaching Readers: A NYPL Panel

    Latino authors gathered for a Halloween day discussion titled 'The Rise of Latino Literature for Youth' at the New York Public Library.

  • Quindaro Press Celebrates a Decade by Switching to YA

    Quindaro Press celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2014 by reinventing itself as a publisher of historical fiction and nonfiction for YA readers that emphasize social justice themes.

  • Lee & Low Partners with Simmons College to Create Diversity Scholarship

    Lee & Low Books has teamed up with the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College to offer a $100,000 scholarship fund to students of color entering graduate studies at the program.

  • We Need Diverse Books Teams Up with Scholastic Reading Clubs

    Nonprofit organization We Need Diverse Books has teamed up with Scholastic Reading Clubs to distribute a flyer to over 100,000 classrooms and 2.5 million students, promoting a list of 75 frontlist and backlist titles for fourth- to eighth-grade classrooms.

  • Children's Job Moves: October 2015

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

  • And to Think That I Saw It at Bank Street: Authors, Illustrators, and Educators Talk Kids' Books

    The Bank Street Book Fair, held at Bank Street College in upper Manhattan on October 24, offered a full day of incisive, humorous, and sometimes revelatory discussions.

  • Little, Brown and Lincoln Center Shine New Light on Story Hour

    On Halloween day, Manhattan's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts debuts a new genre of programming, which springs from its first-ever partnership with a children's publisher.

  • Diverse Books a Focal Point at SCIBA

    Independent booksellers, librarians, authors and members of the publishing community gathered for this year's Southern California Independent Booksellers Association show, basking in the warm outdoor setting courtesy of sunny Los Angeles.

  • Tilbury House Grows Children's List Under New Owners

    Two and a half years after Jonathan Eaton and Tristram Coburn purchased Tilbury House, the Maine-based press has begun to thrive.

  • In Brief: October 29, 2015

    This week, an author and performer are united against censorship; two award-winning authors share laughter and insights; authors are red carpet-ready at a gala event; authors gather round the campfire; publishing staff get in the spirit of Dia de Los Muertos; and a debut author raises her own readers.

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