Friday, December 20, 2013

It's a Wrap! PW Children's Bookshelf Year-End Roundup

Inside Stories About Memorable Books

We asked 20 prominent editors to tell us about a book they worked on at some point in their careers that still makes them proud. Read about Eric Carle's initial proposal for what became The Very Hungry Caterpillar; hear how the team at Delacorte was "instantly riveted" by Ann Brashares's manuscript for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; and much more. more

Can a Teen 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'
Put Finland on the YA Literary Map?

Finland, thus far relatively absent from the international Nordic mystery boom typified by Swedish author Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy and, more recently, the thrillers of Norwegian writer Jo Nesbø, may have found its entry point in a young adult series poised to obtain a similarly global reach. more

From Entertainment Weekly:
"One sick love story": talking about the tagline for the film The Fault in Our Stars. Click here

From the Associated Press:
"The elf is the bane of my December": Elf on the Shelf backlash. Click here

From Bustle:
The web site asks: Why does YA fiction need to be divided into genres at the bookstore? Click here

From Mashable:
The site names its 11 best YA books of 2013. Click here
From NPR:
A call for "wonderful YA novels that deal with race." Click here

From the Huffington Post:
Classic children's Christmas stories, updated for adults. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
A first look at the movie poster for The Fault in Our Stars, in theaters June 6, 2014. Click here

From Publishing Perspectives:
Nostalgia is driving a children's publishing boom in Poland. Click here

From Slate:
Bilbo Baggins Is a Girl: until children's books catch up to our daughters, rewrite them. Click here

From Paste:
How children's books transmit music history. Click here

From the L.A. Review of Books:
Beth Revis on writing science fiction for teens. Click here

From Tablet:
"Nancy Drew and the Case of the Politically Incorrect Children's Books." Click here

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