Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Children's Book News with PW

Kwame Alexander Named Inaugural
Bank Street Writer in Residence

The Bank Street School for Children has announced that 2015 Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander will be its inaugural Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence. As Resident, Alexander will work with the school's nine- and 10-year-olds on their poetry curriculum for six weeks, from early April through mid-May. more

From the Guardian:
Louise O’Neill's debut Only Ever Yours wins The Bookseller’s inaugural prize for a YA novel. Click here
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Insurgent Opens to $101 Million Globally. Click here
From Hypable:
Author John Green and actress Halston Sage discuss the Paper Towns adaptation. Click here
From School Library Journal:
Clean Reader App Makes Ebooks Profanity Free. Click here
From the New York Times:
New Documentary Shines a Light on the Artist Who Drew Eloise. Click here
From WBUR:
Dr. Seuss Museum—The First in the World—Is Coming to His Hometown, Springfield. Click here
From the New York Times:
What Not to Worry About in Teaching Young Children to Read. Click here
From the Guardian:
The Best Eight YA Books – And Why Grownups Should Read Them, Too. Click here
From the Telegraph:
How to write a dystopian YA novel in 10 easy steps. Click here
From Deadline:
MGM buys film rights to Michaela DePrince's memoir Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina. Click here
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Insurgent: What the Critics Are Saying. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
John Green Explains How Paper Towns Resembles His Own Teen Years. Click here
From the S.F. Examiner:
Police, bookstore team up to create a new children's library. Click here
From BRW:
Children's books could save the Australian independent bookstore. Click here
From the Guardian:
Alice in Wonderland – what does it all mean? Five of the most popular theories. Click here
From the Guardian:
My inspiration: Alice Hoffman on P.L. Travers's Mary Poppins. Click here
From Brain Pickings:
Seven Unusual and Wonderful Books That Help Children Grieve and Make Sense of Death. Click here
From Mashable:
Eight diverse fairy tales worthy of Hollywood adaptations. Click here

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