Friday, March 11, 2016

Children's Book News with PW

Mo Willems’s Busy Year Ahead,
Plus a Cover Reveal

Get a first look at Mo Willems's forthcoming picture book, Nanette's Baguette, and catch up on all the new projects the author-illustrator has in store this year, including his new choice of medium, and Elephant and Piggie's retirement plans. more

Commemorating Ezra Jack Keats's Centennial
Ezra Jack Keats broke ground in children’s literature with his picture books featuring young protagonists of color in urban settings. In addition to his impressive canon, Keats's legacy endures through the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which has organized an Ezra Jack Keats 100th Birthday Read-a-thon, featuring a number of prominent authors and artists. more

Wimpy Kid #11 to Hit Shelves This November
The next installment in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling illustrated middle grade series will go on sale in the U.S. and in 20 countries around the world on November 1, 2016. We have more details on the book's release, and some 'Wimpy' projects that are in the works. more


From Refinery29:
J.K. Rowling's New Story and Cultural Appropriation. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
The Book Thief author Markus Zusak reflects on his novel's legacy 10 years later. Click here
From the Bookseller:
Shortlist announced for the U.K.'s 2016 YA Book Prize. Click here
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg in Talks to Produce Live-Action 'Where's Waldo? for MGM. Click here
From Book Riot:
To Ramona Quimby, with Love. Click here
From the Guardian:
Toxic love: YA's bad boys need to stay between the covers. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
Why I Decided to Write a Book at Age 16. Click here
From the Atlantic:
The Wildest Rumpus: Maurice Sendak and the Art of Death. Click here
From the Chicago Tribune:
Carole Boston Weatherford's NAACP Image Award is a win for Chicago publisher. Click here
From the Bookseller:
The Irish children's book awards shortlist is revealed. Click here
From Slate:
5 Kids' Books Seth Rogen Should Produce as Live-Action Films Instead of Where's Waldo?. Click here
From the Guardian:
Top 10 invented worlds in teen books. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
Curious George Learns About Ramadan from a Muslim Friend. Click here
From BookRiot:
50 of the Best Heroines from Middle Grade Books. Click here

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