Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Children's Books Roundup with PW

Facts & Figures 2015: For Children's Books, Popular Franchises Dominate
From movie tie-ins to old favorites, our 2015 Facts and Figures compilation of children’s bestsellers reveals a wide range of titles, not dominated by one franchise as in many previous years. Here we compile the books that sold more than 100,000 copies in four categories: Hardcover Frontlist, Paperback Frontlist, Hardcover Backlist, and Paperback Backlist. more

Hardcover Frontlist
The category is dominated by the usual suspects of big franchises (Frozen, Minecraft, Descendants), a new Dr. Seuss title, media personalities (Jimmy Fallon, Bill O’Reilly, and Rush Limbaugh), and some kid and teen favorite authors, like Victoria Aveyard, R.J. Palacio, and Kiera Cass. more

Paperback Frontlist
The 2013 Newbery winner was on the top of this list, followed by a raft of books tying in with recent movies, including Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, The 5th Wave, Max, Frozen, Minions, Insurgent, and Inside Out. more


From the Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix Picks Up The Little Prince from Paramount. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
What J.K. Rowling's New Story Can Teach Us About Cultural Appropriation. Click here
From Forbes:
At Inaugural Walter Award, Honorees Ask Industry to Make Change Happen and Encourage Diverse Readers. Click here
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Naomi Watts, Jessica Lange to Star in The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
Here's What Happened When Lin-Manuel Miranda Asked Emma Watson to Sort Hamilton into Hogwarts Houses. Click here
From the Guardian:
Harry Potter made me read with a sense of wonder instead of a critical eye. Click here
From Variety:
A Chronicles of Prydain Movie Is in the Works at Disney. Click here
From Hypable:
J.K. Rowling's political fairytale for children has been put on hold and may never be published. Click here
From the Independent:
Watership Down author Richard Adams plans to release his first picture book. Click here
From Variety:
Canvas Media Studios Options Four Young Adult Novels for Digital Series. Click here
From the Guardian:
Thousands of U.K. authors will be getting extra library payments over the next week after an accounting error was found. Click here
From the Los Angeles Times:
Are we witnessing the death of young-adult dystopia at the movies? Click here

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