Friday, October 30, 2015

Children's Book News with PW

N.Y. Times' Announces Best Illustrated Children's Books
The New York Times has announced its 10 Best Illustrated List for books published in 2015. Maria Russo, children's books editor for the Times, convened this year's panel of three judges: illustrator Frank Viva, teacher Monica Edinger, and journalist

Shine New Light on Story Hour
On Halloween day, Manhattan's Lincoln Center debuts a new genre of programming, which springs from its first-ever partnership with a children's publisher – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Called LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium, the collaborative venture offers free monthly events showcasing children’s book authors and illustrators. Headlining the inaugural program are R.L. Stine and Marc Brown, with their picture book The Little Shop of Monsters. more

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. The speakers included middle-grade, YA, and picture book authors and illustrators, whose work spans multiple genres. more

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. more  

From the Wrap:
Selena Gomez's 13 Reasons Why Given Series Order at Netflix. Click here
From Forbes:
Author Jeff Kinney Has Sold a Lot of Wimpy Kid Books – Can He Run a Bookstore? Click here
From Publishing Perspectives:
The Latest Trends in YA Publishing. Click here
From the Toast:
A Harry Potter Where Hermione Doesn’t Do Anyone’s Homework for Them. Click here
From NPR:
Rinse, Spin, Read to Kids: A Mashup of Laundromat and Library. Click here
From the Houston Chronicle:
Why Americans Love Little Golden Books. Click here
From NPR:
A New Alcott Emerges From The Annotated Little Women. Click here
From Brightly:
Inspiring Books on Autism for Kids, Tweens, and Teens. Click here
From the Irish News:
Irish children's authors pair up in new friendship tale.
From Deadline:
YA Novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Bought by Fox 2000. Click here
From the Associated Press:
Laura Bush and Her Daughter Jenna Are Co-Writing a Children's Book. Click here
From Time:
The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015. Click here
From the Guardian:
Frances Hardinge's Cuckoo Song casts a spell over the British Fantasy awards. Click here
From Slate:
R.L. Stine: How Horror for Adults Is Different from Horror for Kids. Click here
From Quill & Quire:
The golden age of Canadian picture books. Click here
From the Los Angeles Times:
A Winnie the Pooh and Piglet illustration comes up for auction. Click here
From Kidscreen:
DC Super Hero Girls novels line up author, launch date. Click here
From BookRiot:
Incredible Literary Jack O'Lanterns. Click here

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