Friday, March 27, 2015

Children's Book News with PW

Klutz Brand Inspires
'Amazingly Immature' Exhibit

The Klutz brand of book-based activity kits has long been a staple in the Children's Museum of Houston's gift shop. So when it came time to brainstorm for future events, the books inspired an exhibit. Buttressed by interactive activities in the museum and a social media campaign, Houston is just the first in the six-year, 15-city tour, click through for more inspired immaturity. more

Wimpy Kid #10 Will Release
Globally in November

Abrams has announced the publication date for the 10th volume in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, as well as the house's plans for an international release and author tour. Read on for more on the next Wimpy Kid installment. more

Gets Big Time Blurbs
In what would be an impressive debut for any author, young cartoonist Christine Mari Inzer’s first published graphic novel – a travelogue of her time in Japan – has received blurbs from acclaimed comics artists Jeff Smith, Lucy Knisley and Hope Larson

Spanish-Language Children's Bookstore
Opens in Los Angeles

Despite the statistics that 64.6% of children enrolled in public schools in L.A. are Latino, and with 57% of all California residents speaking a language other than English at home, two California residents were dismayed at the lack of a Spanish-language bookstore, and decided to start their own. Read more on how the owners are curating their stock and engaging with international publishers, local librarians, and teachers. more


From the ABA:
See the 2015 Indies Choice/E.B. White Read-Aloud Award finalists. Click here
From the New York Times:
YouTube’s popular Sunshine Girl comes to print. Click here
From Flavorwire:
Zoella's Clockwork Novels: Fanfiction, Ghostwriters, and the Bizarre, Automated Future of Publishing. Click here
From Stacked:
Appropriate YA Literature: A guest post by Elana K. Arnold. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
John Green's writing process? Use different keyboards. Click here
From Forbes:
Insurgent And Why Young Adult Novels Make Box Office Hits. Click here
From Digital Book World:
Picture Book Apps and the Case of the Vanishing Author. Click here
From the Belfast Telegraph:
Sam McBratney may have sold 30 million books worldwide, but the 72-year-old still craves anonymity. Click here
From the Detroit Metro Times:
Illustrator Carson Ellis on how not to over-think children's books. Click here
From Den of Geek:
Nine franchise-starting young adult films that struggled. Click here

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