Wednesday, October 30, 2013

PW Children's Bookshelf

From the New York Times:
"Getting into the mind of a teenager changed the life of this grown-up": Eliot Schrefer on writing for young people. Click here

Also from the Times:
A library of classics, edited for the teething set. Click here

From the Bookseller:
Social media like Twitter, Tumblr, and other platforms are boosting sales of YA books. Click here

From the Daily Mail:
"I was as poor as it's possible to be.... Now I am able to give": A quote from J.K. Rowling, in a new interview. Click here 

From Entertainment Weekly:
Katie Holmes has just joined Twitter, and her first tweet is a photo of herself with the rest of the cast of The Giver, shooting in South Africa. Click here

From NPR:
A profile of Women and Children First, the Chicago indie with a strong line of children's books, as the owners prepare to retire. Click here

From the Millions:
Five series you probably missed as a child but should read as an adult. Click here
From Macleans:
"There are lessons and hope in kids' books": why adults are turning to children's books in stressful times. Click here

From Mashable:
Swoon Reads is The X Factor of e-book publishing. Click here

From the Globe and Mail:
American Girl is expanding into Canada through a partnership with Indigo Books & Music. Click here

From the Telegraph:
His work may be full of trolls, magic and dragons, but Terry Pratchett doesn’t shy away from life’s "depressing stuff." Click here

From Kidscreen:
Mattel's Ever After High, a multiplatform line that includes a novel by Shannon Hale, has launched in 14 countries, with rollout to more than 30 in 2014. Click here

From Deadline:
DreamWorks has acquired Betty Cornell's Glamour Guide for Teens and a second book by 15-year-old Maya Van Wagenen. Click here

From Apartment Therapy:
The Web site names "20 of the most beautiful children’s books in the world." Click here

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