Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Kwame Alexander: The 'Say Yes Guy' at Winter Institute 11
"I'm the 'say yes guy,' the inspiration guy," said Alexander, the Newbery Medalist for 'The Crossover,' at his Winter Institute breakfast keynote on the final day of Wi11 in Denver. more »

15 Righteous Comics About Rock 'N' Roll: Comics are particularly well-suited to capture the audicious image and aura of Rock ’n’ Roll. Here are 15 comics about both real and fictional bands, fans, gigs, and jams.

Diana Gabaldon/Poisoned Pen Name Writer in Residence
Little, Brown and Company author Michael Koryta was selected as the 2016 Diana Gabaldon/Poisoned Pen Writer in Residence in Scottsdale, Ariz. »

Rabe to Remain Bertelsmann CEO
The supervisory board of the parent company of Penguin Random House has renewed the contract of CEO Thomas Rabe for another five years. Rabe has been CEO since 2012.

10 Books for Harry Potter Fans: If you liked the magic in the Harry Potter series, then read these 10 books, including 'The Night Circus.'

A Book of 'Dad Poems': Three comedians are behind a coffee table book of "Dad poems" entitled 'Leaves of Grass I Trimmed With My Mower.'

'Jane Eyre' House to Lose Funding: In 2018, County officials will no longer support Wycoller Hall, Charlotte Brontë’s model for Mr. Rochester’s Ferndean Manor.

A Hong Kong Publisher's Warnings: Bao Pu, a publisher in Hong Kong, said that the freedom of expression in the territory is being increasingly threatened.

NYY Suing for Copyright Infringement: 'The New York Times' is suing over author David Shields' use of 64 thumb-nail sized photos of the paper's front pages.

Children's Books in the media:

From School Library Journal:
Book Publishing – from Executives to Reviewers – Is White and Female, Survey Finds. Click here
From the Associated Press:
Recent Controversies Spark Discussion About Slavery Books. Click here
From the National Coalition on Censorship:
A Birthday Cake for George Washington: The Problem with Banishing Books. Click here
From the Associated Press:
J.K. Rowling to Receive the PEN Award for Literary Service. Click here
From the Telegraph:
New picture book award launched in honor of U.K. publisher Klaus Flugge. Click here
From the Philly Voice:
An 11-year-old N.J. girl launches a book drive to collect books where black girls are the main characters. Click here
From Variety:
'Little House on the Prairie' Movie Is in the Works at Paramount. Click here
From the Guardian:
Frances Hardinge's novel The Lie Tree wins the U.K.'s Costa Book of the Year. Click here
From National Public Radio:
Teaching Kids About Slavery: Picture Books Struggle with the Task. Click here
From Scholastic:
Scholastic answers the statement from NCAC and PEN questioning its withdrawal of A Birthday Cake for George Washington. Click here
From the New York Times:
Where the Wild Things Aren't: Obstacles to a Sendak Museum. Click here
From Yahoo:
J.K. Rowling's magic touch sends Harry Potter book sales booming. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
Amy Poehler, Judy Blume, and Kate DiCamillo celebrate Beverly Cleary's 100th birthday with new forewords. Click here
From io9:
Minimalist editions of the Harry Potter books, created in Hungary. Click here

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