Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Children's Book News with PW

Buongiorno, Bologna!
What's new at the 53rd annual Bologna Children's Book Fair, including new awards, a focus on digital media, and the Illustration Exhibition's 50th anniversary. more

Bologna 2016: Agents Talk Children's and YA Trends
We spoke with a number of Bologna-bound literary agents about the trends they’re seeing and the books they’re selling. What's big in YA around the world? What impact is the push for diversity having? Click through for agents' observations. more

'Busybody Nora' Celebrates 40 Years in Print
Four decades ago, Johanna Hurwitz, then a children's librarian and mother of two adolescents, drew from her own life to write her debut novel, Busybody Nora, introducing Nora and Teddy, two siblings living in a New York City apartment building. Originally published by Morrow Junior Books in March 1976, the novel has remained consistently in print; here we speak with the author about the evolution of this project, and the reasons for its longevity. more

First Second Launches Series of Science Comics
Graphic novel publisher First Second is kicking off a new line, Science Comics, aimed at middle-grade readers. The line launches in April with Dinosaurs by MK Reed and Joe Flood, and Coral Reefs by Maris Wicks. Jon Chad's Volcanoes is on deck for fall. Read on for more details on the series, which is the first editor-commissioned series at the imprint. more


From Vanity Fair:
In conversation with the editor of The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
Nine-Year-Old Girl in Bhopal, India Is Running a Library for Children Who Can't Read. Click here
From the Guardian:
The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlists have been announced. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
Paramount has dropped its distribution of The Little Prince a week before the U.S. release. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
Five New Young Adult Novels You Need to Read in the First Half of 2016. Click here
From Bustle:
10 Book Characters Who Shaped Your Identity. Click here
From the N.Y. Daily News:
Tuck Everlasting and an eternal question: Who on Broadway wants to live forever? Click here
From the Guardian:
Red Queen author Victoria Aveyard: "I love J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and George R.R. Martin to death and back." Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
Talk show host Stephen Colbert reunites with his elementary school teacher. Click here
From Deadline:
Freeform is developing a TV show based on Rhiannon Thomas's 2015 debut novel A Wicked Thing. Click here
From Hypable:
Four things Allegiant should change from the book (and four things it shouldn't). Click here
From the Reductress:
"And Now, I Shall Write a Children’s Book." Click here

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