Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Children's Books Roundup with PW including Bologna Book Fair Report

Bologna 2016: Wrapping Up a
Quietly Busy Fair

Some Bologna Book Fairs have a major book everyone is talking about, or a trend that almost everyone seems to interested in. But for perhaps the third year running, this year's fair appeared to be quietly and steadily productive, helping to lay groundwork for forthcoming deals, with interests and needs varying publisher by publisher and territory by territory. Read on for international agents and publishers' thoughts on the fair. more

In Digital Hall, Kids' App Developers Talk Discoverability and Other Challenges
Among exhibitors in the new Digital Hall of this year's Bologna Children's Book Fair were a score of digital service providers, companies offering software solutions, and independent producers. We have more from the participants about what’s top-of-mind in the tech sphere. more


From the Associated Press:
The Holy Bible has made this year's list of the most challenged books in libraries. Click here
From Deadline:
Jack Thorne to Adapt Philip Pullman's Epic Trilogy His Dark Materials. Click here
From GalleyCat:
Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts Teaser. Click here
From Empire:
The A Monster Calls movie gets a new trailer. Click here
From NPR:
Make Way for Celebration: These Ducklings Are Turning 75. Click here
From Good E-reader:
80% of U.S. schools use e-books or digital textbooks. Click here
From Book Riot:
100 Awesome Things About Beverly Cleary on Her 100th Birthday. Click here
From the Telegraph:
How a British surveillance agency was called in to keep Harry Potter under wraps. Click here
From the Guardian:
Why writing diverse children’s books is tough, by author Ross Montgomery. Click here
From USA Today:
The new trailer for Steven Spielberg's The BFG. Click here
From the Bookseller:
A U.K. TV deal for Louise O'Neill's Asking for It. Click here
From the Washington Post:
Paddington Bear illustrator Peggy Fortnum dies at 96. Click here
From the Bookseller:
Philip Pullman urges publishers to examine their role. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
What Would It Be Like If Stephen King Wrote Children's Books? Click here

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