Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Children's Books Roundup with PW

The Wordless Picture Book: A Panel Discussion at Politics and Prose
Unseasonable cold and rain in Washington, D.C., did not deter a faithful crowd of children's literature enthusiasts from attending Politics and Prose's fourth annual picture book panel, held on Sunday, May 1. Panelists included moderator Allyn Johnston, v-p and publisher of Beach Lane Books; and the authors and illustrators Henry Cole, Raúl Colón, Marla Frazee, Stephen Savage, and David Wiesner. more

Valuing 'Reading Over Parking'
"We hear all these stories about kids aren't reading and people don't care. They do care," Sara Hines, co-owner of Eight Cousins bookstore in Falmouth, Mass., told PW. She's learned just how much, ever since the Cape Cod town's Board of Selectmen voted to turn down her request for the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip Bus to park in front of her store this summer. Read how the community is coming together to change the Board's mind. more

From Variety:
Stephenie Meyer Adapting YA Book Franchise Anna Dressed in Blood. Click here
From the Guardian:
J.K. Rowling apologizes for killing off Remus Lupin. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
Rick Riordan previews his new Magnus Chase: The Hammer of Thor. Click here
From the Atlantic:
What Choose Your Own Adventure Books Teach Children About Decision-Making. Click here
From the New York Times:
There's Little Sugarcoating in Hans Christian Andersen Medalist Cao Wenxuan's Children's Books. Click here
From Vulture:
Author Maggie Stiefvater on Why YA Is a "Bullshit Label." Click here
From the Capital Journal:
The SD Historical Society Press ready to sell the first translation rights to Pioneer Girl. Click here
From New York:
VR Bedtime-Story App for Kids Seems Like a Really Bad Idea. Click here
From PopCrush:
10 Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of May 2016. Click here
From Hypable:
Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman talk about their new Andromeda Cycle. Click here
From Hypable:
J.K. Rowling plans to take Harry Potter and the Cursed Child abroad. Click here
From the Guardian:
Tolkien annotated Middle-Earth map is acquired by the Bodleian Library. Click here
From KCUR:
Inside The Rabbit Hole, Kansas City's New Children's Book "Explorastorium." Click here
From the NYT Book Review:
One dad humorously recounts the soporific power of The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep. Click here
From the Daily Beast:
The web site asks: Is It Time to Forgive Rudyard Kipling? Click here
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Dylan O’Brien's Injuries Force Maze Runner Sequel to Extend Production Shutdown. Click here
From Bustle:
14 Baby Names from YA Books That Aren't Katniss or Bella. Click here
From Mental Floss:
14 Larger-Than-Life Facts About James and the Giant Peach. Click here

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