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  • Classroom Library Awarded Contract with NYC Schools

    Classroom Library Company has been awarded a nearly $9 million contract with the New York City Department of Education’s Core Curriculum program for its 2015-2016 Classroom Libraries.

  • Where the Wild Books Are: A Day of Celebrating Foreign Picture Books

    International luminaries in the field of children’s picture books gathered at the New School’s Tishman auditorium in New York City on April 18 for a full day of presentations and discussions on the topic of international children’s books.

  • Caitlyn Dlouhy Gets Imprint at Atheneum

    Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing will launch a new imprint under Atheneum Books, called Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, helmed by the editor of the same name.

  • Children's Institute 3 in Photos

    Nearly 200 booksellers from across the country gathered in Pasadena, Calif., on April 19–21, for two days of educational programming, networking, and meeting with authors.

  • In Brief: April 23, 2015

    This week, authors and illustrators are honored in Minnesota and Mississippi; illustrators talk craft in Los Angeles; and the force is with a children's book artist in Anaheim.

  • CBC Helps Establish Prison Libraries

    The Children's Book Council is partnering with the unPrison Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and mentoring women in prison, while raising awareness of their families' needs.

  • Banned Books Week to Showcase YA

    This year's Banned Books Week, which runs Sept. 27–Oct. 3, will shine the spotlight on young adult books.

  • We Need Diverse Books Group Talks to MFA Students

    On April 15, authors and librarians affiliated with We Need Diverse Books addressed a room of MFA students to talk both about the state of diversity in publishing.

  • Lots to Do at Children's Institute

    Booksellers praised the first full day of programming, which included practical sessions, a tour of Vroman's, and signings with over 50 authors, as "fabulous" and "fantastic."

  • Wimpy Kid 'Bookseller' Opens Enthusiastic CI 3

    The sold-out conference featured the country's newest indie bookstore owner Jeff Kinney.

  • YALLWEST 2015: A Photo Essay

    This year marked the first YALLWEST, the West Coast counterpart of YALLFEST, held on April 11–12 at Santa Monica High School and Santa Monica Public Library.

  • AWP 2015 with Children's Publishers and Authors: A Photo Essay

    The Association of Writing Programs and Writers held its annual conference from April 9-11, and effectively took over the city of Minneapolis for four days.

  • Children's Print Book Sales Buck the Trend

    Children's print book sales around the world in the last couple of years have been nothing short of fantastic.

  • In Brief: April 16, 2015

    This week, middle-grade authors get cozy with some of their biggest fans; readers get a first look at a whale of a story; an Aussie author meets readers in the Lone Star State; students connect through reading; an author gets into character; and a book release party has artistic flair.

  • Kohl's Cares Picks the Steads

    Starting this week through June 27, Kohl’s Department Stores are featuring children’s books by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead.

  • David Fickling Books Joins Scholastic

    In May, the venerated editor and publisher of children's literature will release the first books under a new publishing partnership with Scholastic.

  • WNDB Tells AWP 2015: Write Diverse Books That Sell

    How writers can and should incorporate multicultural themes and characters into their work was the subject of a number of educational sessions that took place throughout AWP 2015.

  • TeenBookCon 2015: A Photo Essay

    YA authors hundreds of readers gathered in Houston, Tex. for a day packed with author talks, readings, panels, signings, and even a musical interlude.

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Hits the Road

    "The Very Big Wiggle Tour" stopped at bookstores across the country: beginning in San Carlos, Calif., and ending in Amherst, Mass., at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Robie H. Harris
Robie H. Harris discusses her picture book ‘Turtle and Me,’ about a boy and his well-loved stuffed turtle, as well as the importance of honesty and directness when writing for children.
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